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Portland is a fascinating “green” city that welcomes anyone and everyone. It truly is a community for all ages. The city is proof that many generations have worked and lived together with the emphasis put on the environment’s health, and the cultural progress of its people.
My perfect weekend would start with a dip at Washougal River, followed by a delicious donut at Blue Star Donuts. I would finish the day in Downtown Portland shopping at Nob Hill or Pearl District for vintage apparel. Salt & Straw is always unveiling new ice cream flavors and I would stop by one of Portland’s microbreweries.
I wish I had visited the Portland Art Museum that owns the city's largest art collection and presents a variety of touring exhibitions each year; it has become one of the US’ 25 largest museums. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is contains a variety of hands-on exhibits covering the physical sciences, life science, earth science, technology, astronomy, and early childhood education.
Portland is noted for its public transportation networks and efficient land-use planning; it is recognized as one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the world. For more than a century, Portland has been known as the "City of Roses"; with a climate marked by both warm, dry summers and wet, cool-to-chilly winter days, the city is ideal for growing roses.
Spring and fall can bring rather unpredictable weather including warm spells that send temperatures surging above 80 °F, where cold snaps plunge the daytime temperatures into the 40s °F, and thunderstorms.
In Portland’s central city, there are 9,700 metered parking spaces and the city owns six downtown Smart Park garages with nearly 4,000 public spaces. Additional privately owned parking lots with varying daily, hourly, evening and weekend rates can be found throughout the central city.
Portland was founded in 1845 and incorporated in 1851. Portland's location, with access both to the Pacific Ocean via the Willamette and the Columbia rivers and to the agricultural Tualatin through a canyon in the West Hills, gave it an advantage over nearby ports, and it grew very quickly. It remained the major port in the Pacific Northwest for much of the 19th century.
Like many major cities, Portland has had its bout of thefts and burglaries. However, the city’s police department is a dedicated task force that works hard to keep the residents informed and safe.
Portland has a growing restaurant scene was recognized by the Food Network Awards as their "Delicious Destination of the Year”. Portland also has a vibrant music scene that has been in the spotlight for decades. The city has a range of classical performing arts institutions and also hosts the world's only HP Lovecraft Film Festival at the Hollywood Theatre. Portland is home to a diverse array of artists and arts organizations, and was named in 2006 by American Style magazine as the tenth best Big City Arts Destination in the US.
Portland's location, tight-knit community feel, vibrant musical and arts scene, are just bonuses of living in Portland. The city is also beneficial for several industries; relatively low energy cost, accessible resources, large marine shipping facilities, and both west coast intercontinental railroads are all economic advantages.
Portland’s MAX Light Rail is an efficient light-rail system connecting the metro area and downtown core. The TriMet bus system covers the city and its suburbs. Interstate 84 originates at I-5 in Portland’s east side and continues to Portland International Airport. Portland’s bike lanes and gentle slopes, plus Bicycle Transportation Alliance, has made Portland one of America’s most bikeable cities.
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