We don’t mean to sound full of ourselves, but we happen to believe we live in the best city in the world. We think the catchphrase “Keep Portland Weird” is a testament to our town’s individual, unique style and a relaxed vibe that tends to go with the flow and steadfastly support local businesses and artists. We love straddling the best of two worlds—a thriving urban HQ and a gateway to the great outdoors, found in our mighty Northwest backyard. We suggest arriving hungry and thirsty; you’ll no doubt want to explore Portland’s omnipresent microbreweries, distilleries, coffee shops, food trucks and—of course—that beloved Voodoo Donuts with the mile-long queue. Wander Tom McCall Waterfront Park or stop by the International Rose Test Garden, and refuel on the city’s countless trails that prove perfect for bikers, runners and casual strollers, too. Wile away an afternoon in Powell's City Books, shop till you drop in our tax-free haven, head to nearby ski slopes (in winter), partake in abundant water activities (in summer), and check out fun-fueled festivals (Rose Festival, Blues Festival, etc.) that enliven the city throughout the calendar year.
Step out and stroll through the Central Business District or hop on the Streetcar and see the rest of the city.
Being steps away from the Williamette River entails some in water activities and beautiful views.
Portland State University
Just short of a mile, is the 50 acre university listed as one the nation’s “most innovative” schools.
The festivities must commence at Tom McCall Waterfront. Take a glimpse into what events are happening.