PLACES, THINGS, STORIES AND PEOPLE
There's so much going on in Portland! Explore some of our favorite things through this handy guide.
Melting Pot Is More than a Metaphor in Portland In a city of experimenters, artists, and free-thinkers, where cultural and culinary influences from around the globe have converged to mingle and blend, food is an essential part of the Portland experience. Endless combinations of every world cuisine are here for you to sample and explore, […]
Navigate Portland Part of getting around any city is understanding how it is laid out. The Portland area is intrinsically navigable, designed to be easy to get around. The city is divided into quadrants. The Willamette River (it’s “will-am-mette, dammit!) divides the city into east and west halves. Burnside Street (or, just “Burnside”) divides it […]
Keeping it Weird Portland is a place at the end of the road. . . literally. The Oregon Trail that brought so many across the western wilds reached its end not too far away. For more than 150 years, folks have journeyed to Portland in order to redefine themselves, discover a new path, to find […]
Each of Portland’s unique neighborhoods has a story to tell, and a one-of-a-kind flavor that is special to each quadrant. Let our guide to all of Portland’s hidden treasures lead you on a scavenger hunt to discover all that is natural, exciting, and weird in the City of Roses.
The natural beauty of Portland is on display in our many great parks and geographical features, unique to our little slice of the northwest.
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