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
Portland, 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.
4.9% 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 2013, Travel + Leisure
Magazine named PDX the best airport in
the country, and locals will still 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!