tram, which was constructed in 2005 to
better serve the growing campus.
Portland is home to some of the region’s
top ranked hospitals and medical facilities.
OHSU is not only a top-rated medical
university, it’s also a trusted and respected
hospital, serving the residents of Portland.
It ranks number one in the city for general
medical and surgical care.
Providence Portland Medical Center is
another regionally ranked option with
medical and surgical services that almost
Other top-ranked hospitals in the region
include Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside
Medical Center, Providence St. Vincent
Medical Center, and Providence Portland
Portland is known to attract a creative crowd,
and the thriving cultural scene reflects the
population’s interest in fine art, film, music,
dance, and more.
The Portland Art Museum lies at the center
of the city’s cultural district. It features strong
Native American and Northwest collections, complemented by major exhibitions
from internationally acclaimed artists. The
two buildings that make up the museum are
separated by a public sculpture garden.
An alternative museum experience can be
had at The Portland Art Museum on Fridays
after 5PM. These evenings offer a more
social adventure, with interactive exhibits
Movie lovers will find plenty of places to
watch a flick in Portland, but the experience
begins before the movies starts at many neigh-
borhood theaters where food and drinks are
served in ornate and historical settings. The
Hollywood Theater is the perfect example.
The intricate facade was designed after
the Baths of Carcalla (the second largest
Roman public baths), and the space is now
owned by a nonprofit that aims to connect
the local community to the art of film, while
preserving this historical landmark.
Portland also hosts over twenty film festi-
vals each year, including the Portland
International Film Festival, which attracts
over 38,000 attendees to view over 140
films, as well as Portland Women’s Film
Festival, Portland Queer Documentary
Film festival, and even one for fake films,
Off the screen and onto the stage, you’ll
find a thriving theater scene in Portland.
If you’re looking to catch a play, you can
choose from world-class shows at large
theaters downtown, or smaller, indepen-
dent companies who experiment with new
talent and creative risks.