Portland is always on the move. The vibrant metropolitan area in northern Oregon is the most populous city, although Salem is the state capital. The City of Roses offers Oregon’s only international airport and has a large port. Many visitors like to start their Oregon stay in the City of Roses. The Willamette River flows through Portland – numerous bridges connect the six “quadrants” and have given Portland the nickname Bridgetown for decades.
Portland invites old and young, artists and literati as well as connoisseurs and beer lovers. A few days in Portland can be filled with a variety of activities to get to know the city with all its charm. Washington Park invites you to take an extensive walk with a view of the city. And if you want to end the evening on a social note, you’ll feel at home in one of the countless pubs, restaurants and bars in the Pearl District.
- General info, activities and background information can be found here.
- An online travel guide can be found here.
- A travel blog post about Portland can be found here.
From Portland you can easily reach the Northern Coast, the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood. Portland’s surroundings offer many possibilities for excursions on foot, by bike or for a few days by car. No matter where you go, there is good food and drink, laughter and plenty to do. In Portland, you have both in close proximity: big city life and culture as well as short distances into Oregon’s diverse nature. More information about the regions of Oregon can be found here on the next pages.