Call it what you want – PDX, P-town, Stumptown, City of Roses, Bridge City or Beervana – Portland positively rocks. It’s a city with a vibrant downtown, pretty residential neighborhoods, ultragreen ambitions and zany characters. Here liberal idealists outnumber conservative stogies, Gortex jackets are acceptable in fine restaurants and everyone supports countless brewpubs, coffeehouses, knitting circles, lesbian potlucks and book clubs. Portland is an up-and-coming destination that has finally found itself, and an appealing, can’t-miss stop on your adventures in the Pacific Northwest.
Best places to stay in Portland
Top 10 reasons to visit Portland, Oregon
One of the world's great towns for beer, weirdness, cheap food, funky neighbourhoods, forest hikes and much more, Portland is the kind of city you visit for two days and then move to. Endlessly entertaining and intriguing, it's easily walked and explored by bike and most locals will tell you the famous rain is merely a bonus...
Portland destination guides
Beer, coffee, wine and spirits of the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwesterners like to say that surviving the long, gray, rainy winters hinges on two things: beer and coffee...
Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls
On this full-day tour, you’ll see the best of the Portland area including downtown's Pioneer Square, the famous food carts, eclectic neighborhoods and the beautiful waterfalls of Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Along the way, learn about Portland’s interesting history and modern-day culture from your guide.
San Francisco to Seattle
From the undulating roads of San Francisco, travel through Eugene and visit Mt St Helens volcano. Get active rafting, biking and hiking (or shopping) in Bend before hitting up the hippest cafes and restaurants in quirky Seattle.
If cities had faces, we’d make out with these places
I’m no objectum sexual, a person with 'pronounced emotional and often romantic desire towards particular inanimate objects', like newlywed Erika Eiffel who changed her name and held a commitment ceremony with the Paris landmark a few years back...