Portland and Oregon
The Rose City. Bridgetown. Stumptown. Rip City. Beervana. Weird. However you describe it, Portland is a great place to be.
With a metro population of 2.4 million, Portland is the 25th largest city in the United States and the second largest in the Pacific Northwest behind Seattle. In addition to Fortune 500 businesses like Nike, Intel, and adidas, Portland also hosts myriad tech, creative, and outdoor/footwear companies.
You'll find an abundance of great restaurants, coffeehouses, and microbreweries. Whether it's music, arts, museums, theater, or historic sites there are a wide variety of cultural opportunities.
For sports enthusiasts, Portland is home to the Portland Trailblazers (NBA), the Portland Thorns (professional women's soccer), and the Portland Timbers (professional men's soccer). If you enjoy the outdoors, you'll love it here. Just minutes from downtown, Forest Park alone boasts 80 miles of trails and you'll find world-class hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, fishing . . . all within a short reach.
You'll never tire of exploring Oregon. Sit on a quiet beach or row into a bay to catch dungeness crabs. Climb, hike, ski, or snowshoe in the Cascades. Drink great wine in the Willamette Valley. Pick berries and apples in the Hood River Valley. Fish or white water raft on the Deschutes. Watch amazing plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The options are endless.