Howard Hardee

Positioned near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, Portland is an urban jewel surrounded by towering evergreen trees. A major hub in the Pacific Northwest and by far the most populous metropolitan area in Oregon, the City of Roses was a hard-edged port and lumber town at the turn of the 20th century. It became a stronghold for the progressive countercultural movement during the 1960s and remains a vibrantly artistic and culturally expressive community to this day. Portland is also one of the most walkable and bikeable cities in the U.S., offering easy access to an amazing array of coffee shops, restaurants, brewpubs, farmers’ markets, theaters and music venues.