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 5 with an entrance fee of
just $5. These evenings offer a more social
adventure, with interactive exhibits and
Movie lovers will find plenty of places to
watch a flick in Portland, but the experience begins before the movies starts at many
neighborhood 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 festivals
each year, including the Portland Interna-
tional 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.
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.