|Photo Credit: Portland Oregon Visitors
Portland is a city green with growth, from its emphasis on green
spaces and buildings to the capital brought in by hi-tech firms
and other emerging business sectors.
It's a city known for both its relaxed pace as well as its love
for the outdoors and the environment. Majestic Mt. Hood, part of
the Cascade mountain range, defines the background of the city.
Known as "The Rose City," Portland boasts more than 37,000
acres of local parks and gardens, including Mill Ends Park, the
world's smallest park at 24 inches.
Portland's vision emphasizes "vibrant, diverse neighborhoods"
that are embodied in the many art galleries, theaters, and coffeehouses
that give the city its personality. Portland is also home to professional
sports teams, more than 25 craft breweries, and a downtown MAX light
rail system that eliminates 21.7 million car trips each year.
With approximately 2 million citizens, Portland today is a far
cry from the land Lewis and Clark discovered at the end of their
epic journey 200 years ago. Yet, with the city's surrounding rivers,
forests, and mountains and emphasis on sustainability, it's still
a place that draws people for its offer of a better quality of life.
To learn more about what there is to see and do in Portland, visit
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