Why We Love It
Portland prides itself on many “bests”: coffee, beer, nature, food, soccer, and the love of local is strong in the City of Roses. As one of the most walkable cities in America, each of Portland’s six “quadrants” boasts its own unique character and a distinct sense of community and shopping experience. Many of these stores support other local artisans and focus on sustainable and quality-made products. From the charming shops in Nob Hill, the bustling blocks of indie retailers in the Hawthorne neighborhood, to the vibrancy of Mississippi, visitors and residents alike can always find something new to see, eat, drink or buy! Portland Locals know the fixed bike-riding hipsters, indie spirits, outdoorsy neighbors, progressive attitude, and eccentric characters are the soul of the city and are what give it its off-beat charm.
- Portland is home to more breweries than any other city on earth.
- Portland is ranked as the best city in America for vegans and vegetarians.
- Portland is home to the largest urban forest in the country.