DINING AND SHOPPING
Portlanders like their food and drink locally
sourced and artfully prepared, supporting one
of the most impressive craft movements in the
country. Rising-star chefs and foodies all make
their way here, and the city has developed
a reputation for particular palates regarding
quality and creativity.
Portland boasts a bountiful harvest, year-round, thanks to our temperate climate and
steady rainfall, making it merely common
sense to enjoy all that is local on our plates.
Top-rated restaurants like Le Pigeon, Beast,
Ox, and Ned Ludd all pride themselves
on creative executions with sustainable
You’ll also find impressive diversity with international menus, particularly when it comes to
Asian and Mediterranean fare.
Great food and great beer go hand-in-hand in
Portland — affectionately dubbed “Beervana”
by the craft beer enthusiasts. Portland boasts
more craft brewers per capita than any other
place on Earth. Bridgeport Brewing, Widmer
Brothers Brewing, McMenamins, Full Sail
Brewing Co., and Deschutes Brewery are all
pioneers in the craft brewing scene, and they
all call Oregon home.
Shopping in Portland is a great way to burn
off those inevitable calories you’ve racked
up while enjoying all the great food and
drink. Portland offers a diverse range of
retail options, from high-end, well-known
chains, to the locally-made and bizarre.
Downtown Portland has an array of big
names likes Nordstrom, Apple, and Louis
Vuitton, and it’s easy to hit them all in the
one-square mile of small, city blocks. The
Pearl, just a few blocks northwest of Downtown Portland offers boutique shopping, as
well as favorites like Anthropologie, Title
Nine, and Patagonia.
The Portland Saturday Market is the place
to buy hand-made souvenirs and trinkets,
every Saturday and Sunday along the down-
town waterfront. It’s the largest arts and
crafts fair in the United States, so you’re sure
to find something unique.
Once upon a time, Portland was a lumber
town. When the city was developed, the
stumps of the abundant trees that had to
be cleared were left in the city, and people
would jump from stump to stump when it
rained, earning the city yet another nickname — “Stumptown”.
Lumber no longer dominates the Portland
economy, which has since become a hotbed
of activity for tech startups, with a long
standing history of high tech industries.
Portland has become a more affordable
alternative to San Francisco and Seattle, and
many entrepreneurs are building a vibrant
and accessible tech scene here.
About 5% of people working in Portland
are employed in the General Medical and
Surgical Hospital industries, making it the
most prevalent employment sector.
Portland International Airport, or PDX, is a
short drive from most of the city, and easily
accessible by public transportation, making
it simple to commute in and out of Portland
for business. In 2015, Portland International
Airport was ranked the No. 1 domestic
airport in a survey of readers of Travel +
Leisure magazine for the third year in row,
and locals will brag that it can’t be beat.
WELCOME TO STUMPTOWN
Frequently topping lists of best places to
live, Portland is a city that people love to talk
about. But to really grasp the unique charm
of this place, you have to walk its streets, eat
its food, drinks its beer, escape its boundaries
for outdoor adventures, and get lost in all
that Portland has to offer. Residents have the
opportunity to dig even deeper, experiencing
the tight-knit communities that make this city
so livable and welcoming.
So bring your bike, your energy, your appetite,
and your smiles. The greater Portland area
always has room for more people who will
become passionate about calling this region
home. If you’re about to become one of them,
welcome to Portland! l
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IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN PORTLAND AND THE PEARL DISTRICT
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