Why Portland


“I especially enjoy long bike rides with friends all over the Willamette Valley.”


I have been living in Portland for 19 years; it is definitely my home. It is amazing to live in the trees close to Forest Park, while also only being three miles from my town. My favorite place is our waterfront; hiking or running around the loops and bridges and crossing the Tillicum Bridge is particularly fun. I especially enjoy long bikes rides with friends all over the Willamette Valley. Nothing makes me happier than road riding through farmland and urban bike trails; all within minutes of our town.

“There’s never a shortage of events to attend.”


There’s never a shortage of events to attend in Portland and I love that! The Moda Center is awesome to attend a Trail Blazer’s game or see a big name in concert. The Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park hosts frequent festivals, concerts and the eclectic Saturday Market. My favorite festival is the Oregon Brewers Festival where you can sip more than 80 independent craft beers! And being a theater lover, I can’t forget the beautiful Keller Auditorium downtown where you can see Broadway productions, ballets, operas, comedians and more. Rip City baby!

“There’s certainly no shortage of parks or trails to explore.”


My favorite thing about Portland is how accessible it is to nature. Home to the largest urban forest in the United States, there is certainly no shortage of parks and trails to explore. Within 10 minutes of walking out of my house, I can be trail running through vast amounts of greenery, picnicking in a park with live music, or kayaking out on the Willamette River.

“Portland is a food haven for many a foodie- myself included.”


The Portland food scene is hard to match and makes headlines all over the world! With some of the top restaurants in the country, Portland is a food haven for many a foodie- myself included. Don’t forget our thriving food cart scene which draws attention from all over the world with the eclectic, locally sourced and affordable fare. If you’re more interested in home cooking, Portland also has 40+ urban farmers markets to choose from, making quality healthy food more accessible to all of our city’s inhabitants and supporting our local farmers.



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