One of the easiest cities in the country in
which to spend time outdoors, Portland
boasts plenty of hiking, climbing, mountain
biking, skiing, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking, snowboarding, camping and just about
anything else you can think of, all within a
couple of hours drive in any direction.
Often referred to as “America’s most European city” and named the #1 Greenest City
in America by Travel and Leisure for 2015,
Stumptown blends its hyper-mindful brand
of environmentalism with top notch sustainable eating, an excellent mass transit system,
a passion for cycling, and a deep love of
Portland is a walker’s delight and rocks a
progressive vibe, celebrating the arts, count-er-culture, and a discerning palate. Artisan
coffee, beer, wine and spirits abound, as does
a zeal for all things DIY, with boutiques,
stands, and carts boasting handmade clothes,
crafts, zines, and even furniture. Get your
eat on and pick up some farm fresh produce
and free range meat and dairy, as you stroll
through one of Portland’s many neighborhood farmers markets or stretch your legs
while you take in Portland’s vibrant art scene
at First (or Last) Thursday’s art walks.
Whether you’re walking, biking (Portland’s
ranked the #3 Most Bike-Friendly City, just
behind Minneapolis and San Francisco,
according to Walk Score®), or simply using
Portland’s renowned mass transit system
(ranked #1 Mass Transit System in America
by Smart Asset), you’ll find it’s easy to
get around all five of Portland’s fabulous
quadrants – and without the use of your
car. Which might just be one of the reasons
Forbes named Portland one of America’s
10 Healthiest Cities and Sunset Magazine
named it The Best Place to Ditch Your Car.
Love to commune with nature? With
17,000 acres of regional parks and natural
areas, you can spread out and take advantage of all Bridgetown’s big backyard has
If there’s one thing Portlanders know how to do – it’s play.
With so much to do, see, and be a part of in the Portland metro
area, no Portlander has ever let a little thing like rain stop them.
Especially when there are year round opportunities to explore
the resplendent beauty of Oregon’s mountains, rivers, waterfalls,
beaches, lush wine country, and even desert – all just a short drive
from the bustling metropolitan area.
LEISURE & recreation