Welcome to Portland
Portland, Oregon is a seaport located in the Willamette Valley at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. And yes, it is named after Portland, Maine. Over 60 % of Oregon’s population lives within the Portland Metropolitan area. The city has population of over 600,000.
Beginning in 60s, Portland became noted for its liberal values, and the city has earned a reputation as a bastion of counterculture. Portland ranks as some of the most popular American city, based on where people want to live.
The city government is notable for its land-use planning and investment in public transportation (not a given fact in the USA). Portland is frequently recognized as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities. It is known for high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and over 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of public parks. Contrary to Austin, whose slogan Portland has “copied” ” (Keep Portland Weird), Portland’s climate is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Portland has been called the “City of Roses” for over a century.