Community: Portland, Oregon
Must Eat: Saylers Old Country Kitchen, Burgerville, WingStop, Stanich's
Watering Hole: Beer Mongers, Double Mountain Brewery, Dave N Busters, Zoiglhaus Brewing
Must See: Portland Water Front
Best Golf: Eastmoreland Golf Course
Paper: The Oregonian
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. Roughly 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area. Named after Portland, Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a major force in the city's early economy.
Portland is frequently recognized as one of the world's most environmentally conscious cities because of its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and over 10,000 acres of public parks. Its climate is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. This climate is ideal for growing roses, and Portland has been called the "City of Roses" for over a century."Keep Portland Weird" is an unofficial slogan for the city.