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Location: Portland, OR US
Website: http://pinterest.com/thecityofroses/


Portland, Or Maybe you've heard that the city of Portland, Oregon, has been proclaimed North America's "Best Big City. Heart-stopping & simply breathtaking cityscape Portland is situated in a magnificent setting between the sparkling waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Portland has been referred to as the most environmentally friendly or "green" city in the United States, and the 2nd most in the world. An unrivaled number of open spaces (37,000 acres) & 200 parks which amount to 10,763 acres. No city of comparable size offer locals a better combination of clean air, water, and an all-around healthy environment than Portland in a report from the Earth Day Network. Only 70 miles from the Pacific Ocean with 363 miles of spectacular beaches and dunes. Only 50 miles from majestic Mt. Hood with four ski resorts. Hiking, mountain biking, windsurfing, boating of all types, wildlife watching, birding, wildflower viewing, photography, picnicking, rock climbing and fishing are just a few of the many attractions awaiting you. Bicycling magazine recently ranked Portland the United States top cycling city two years running."Best Running City in America" Runners World. More than 150 art galleries and numerous museums. Nightlife in Portland is excellent and varied. Lively music, modern dance, ballet, Shakespeare, world class performances of the internationally-known Oregon Symphony & Broadway musicals. With an exciting blend of historic and modern architecture, artists of all kinds make their home here. Portland arts and culture scene is exploding with galleries popping up on both sides of the river.Portland has evolved into a culinary adventure. Restaurants, emerging neighborhoods, markets, cooking schools, and nearby wineries, there are more than 20 breweries in the metro area.Here in Portland, you'll find everything you expect in world-class shopping - except (no sales tax) "Fiercely loyal and intensely independent citizens a dynamic city unlike any other".