Portland also hosts over twenty film festivals each year, including the Portland
International Film Festival, which attracts
over 35,000 attendees to view over 100
movies, as well as Portland Women’s Film
Festival, Portland Queer Documentary
Film festival, and even one for fake films,
called Faux Film Festival, which occurs
around April Fool’s Day each year.
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, independent companies who experiment with new
talent and creative risks.
There’s no shortage of music either, with a
variety of venues for nearly every neighborhood. The Doug Fir Lounge is a nationally
recognized spot for catching big-name indie
acts and smaller, locals bands with a
log-cabin-of-the-future style decor. The
artsy crowd will surely be busy in Portland,
but we don’t forget the sports fans either.
While Portland is missing a few of the
major leagues like baseball and football,
the teams we do have are supported with
passionate dedication. Soccer has risen in
popularity here, faster than most Amer-
ican cities, and our Timbers Army is one
of the most rambunctious fan sections
you’ll find, and with good reason. Our
Portland Timbers are the 2015 MLS Cup
Champions. We also love our basketball,
cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers.
Portland’s dedication to the Trail Blazers
was made official in 1995 when the city set
the record for consecutive sold out home
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
“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. ”