If there is one thing that we value in this part of the world, it’s nature. Throughout our history, this area has prized the outdoors, and that’s evident in the sheer number of parks you’ll find here. Some say that Portland is the only urban area that has more park space than parking spaces, and that may be true. From vast nature reserves to quaint community parks, you’ll find that throughout Oregon the outdoors is in no short supply!
Aside from the natural splendor, there are may features of our communities that help make them so unique. From our hip coffee hangouts and artistic districts to our history of fine craft brewing and world-class wines, there's something for everyone.
The Pearl District
One of the most unique areas in Portland is the Pearl District, just a short walk from downtown.
One of the first things visitors to Portland are likely to notice is the number of brewpubs scattered throughout the city. Portland has more brewpubs per capita than any other city in North America, helping the city earn a reputation as the unofficial beer capital of the world.
Oregon wines are recognized throughout the world as some of the finest. When it comes to wine, place matters, and we think there is no better place that right here.
No longer a Portland secret, Powell's has earned a reputation as a book lover's paradise. The flagship store, Powell's City of Books, occupies three floors of an entire city block.