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    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 90%
    Local Culture
  • 87%
    Foodies
  • 79%
    Family Travelers
  • 79%
    Green Travelers
  • 76%
    Trendsters
  • 73%
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  • 73%
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  • Portland
    Annette Freeman
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    "The most liveable city in the USA" said the locals, and they're probably right. Good planning makes the small city easy to traverse; and the countryside is close.

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  • Portland
    Crystal
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    So beautiful. Great skiing, long season. Beautiful mountains and beaches. Lots of nice vineyards to visit too.

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  • Portland
    Tim Chu
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    A beautiful city. It gets a good amount of rain, so the air smells fresh. Best of all, is that Oregon has minimal taxes to pay.

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  • Portland
    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    With it's riverfront, museums, fantastic restaurants, great public transportation, and variety of shopping and neighborhoods, Portland is a great town to visit. It's also got a relatively mild climate (compared to say, Chicago) so you can enjoy a visit any time of the year. It's near Mt. Hood ski spots and has parks right in town.

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    Dave M
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Great small city, with tons to do, great food, easy access to the great outdoors, and lots of cool people to hang out with.

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  • Portland
    Neil Campbell
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Only passed through this City on my way, by Greyhound bus, to Winnipeg. I was too tired to appreciate it properly and only saw a very small part of the City Centre

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  • Portland
    Vanessa Taylor
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    i was on a bus when i came to portland, i just fell in love with it ,the air , the people ,wow, i could live there , its just beautiful,

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  • Portland
    Chee Kee Raoul
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    My first trip to the US included half a week spent in Portland. I interviewed the owner of Columbia apparel for work but I also checked out Portland's quirky weekend market and its charming rose garden. It was still early spring but I loved the cold weather and the laid back vibe of the people. I wouldn't mind visiting again.

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  • Portland
    Broke Girl's Guide
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    We'd recommend a little sabbatical in Portland, Oregon. Seriously. A close confidant (and fellow Broke Girl) has been simply smitten since her recent relocation to Portland and, after just a few visits, we too developed a crush on the city.

    Transport to/from the Airport: Take the Max Line. It's easy and costs around $2 per ticket.

    Where To Stay: Downtown/The Pearl District/23rd Street Zone. We like the Hotel DeLuxe. Rooms are around $120 and it's got a cute bar called The Driftwood Room. BGG EXCLUSIVE: Mention Broke Girl's Guide when you book at 866.986.8085, and Hotel DeLuxe will comp your internet and an appetizer at Gracie's Restaurant!

    Where to Eat: Cafe Nell, Piazza Italia, Eleni's Philoxenia, Pok Pok, Clyde Common, Produce Row, Aviary, or Little Bird Bistro (try happy hour from 3-5 p.m.).

    Where to Eat Late At Night: Le Bistro Montage

    Where to Eat Like Today Is Your Last: Voodoo Donuts. We’ll let the menu speak for itself.

    Where to Shop: Walk 23rd Street from Burnside North. For vintage, go to the Hawthorne district.

    Non-Cheesy Must-Do: Every First Thursday of the month, all Pearl district art galleries, shops, restaurants, bars, etc., open their doors for mini-soirees, and the streets are full of people. According to our local Broke Girls, this is the 'best' Portland activity.

    Little-known fact: Portland is known for its strip clubs, and used to have the most per capita of any city in the U.S. until Tampa took the crown. Mary's Club in downtown is the oldest, and it's legendary. Everyone goes! It's a must-see.

    Nightlife: Portlanders are too active during the day to while their nights away boozing it up, so their version of bar-hopping is brunch-hopping. The best BGG-approved brunch spots include Isabel, Screen Door, and Mother’s Bistro.

    What to Pack:
    1. Reformed by The Reformation Chris Cami $59
    2. Oasis Spot Print Palazzo Pants $77.58
    3. Winston Color Block Espadrille Wedges $100
    4. ASOS Premium Luggage Bag with Shoulder Strap $51.72
    5. Holga 35mm Camera $48
    6. Urban Outfitters Clear Bubble Umbrella $18
    7. Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk $11.53 Buy it at Powell's.
    8. Hampton Rope Woven Sandal $50
    9. Vero Moda Bird Print Frill One Shoulder $44.82
    10. Cozy Sharkbite Cardigan $9.99

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  • Portland
    Kerry Goin
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Always said Portland was what I would miss most about living in San Francisco. Infinitely hip, happening and real at the same time.

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  • Portland
    Simon Dempsey
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Portland is such a unique city in the North West of America. Fun, foody, great local beers and outstanding coffee. Interesting music & quirky people fill the place too!

    A very different US city experience I'd say.

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  • Portland
    Kerry Kelley
    5 Jul 03, 2012

    Beervana!

    Somewhere to visit for a great laid-back vacation and an excellent place to live. Home to the largest urban park in the country--forest park--which is full of excellent trails and just moments away from downtown.

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  • Portland
    MM
    4 Jul 03, 2012

    I was only here for a day on business, but from what I saw Portland is very pretty and green, with lots of trees. The people are laid-back, and they have some really good food here.

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  • Portland
    Chris Paradis
    4 Jul 10, 2014

    A great place with easy going people and good food

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  • Portland
    4 Mar 25, 2014

    Great place for locally brewed beers!

    Recommended for:BackpackersFoodiesStudentsTrendsters
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  • Portland
    Heather Purnick
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    5 Nov 12, 2013

    Friendly city!

    Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesLocal CultureVegetarian
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  • Portland
    Miwa Nagamitsu
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    3 Jun 20, 2013
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  • Portland
    Psyko
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    5 Jun 06, 2013

    no tax! fuk yea! good vibes, good climbing. beaches are aiight. trees are awesome!

    Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersBackpackers
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  • Portland
    Shawnie Dorsey
    5 Apr 17, 2013

    It was soo fun

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  • Portland
    Karen Arndt
    5 Mar 01, 2013

    Interesting, awesome and great place to explore! Awesome shops and food!!!

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4.5 out of 5
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163,154 people visited Portland

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Portland is an eclectic city, filled with artists and activists and one of the best public transportation systems in the US. Rose gardens, vinyl, microbrews and coffee are all done to perfection, not to mention the city is one of the 'greenest' in the U.S. Portland has recently earned a national reputation for its restaurants, complemented by its placement at the intersection of the Columbia and ... read more
Willamette Rivers -- near countless wineries and organic farms. A thoroughly indie, DIY culture incubates bands like the Decemberists and novelists like Chuck Palahniuk. IFC (Independent Film Channel) is now in the act, with a show called Portlandia, about living in the nation's most idealistic eco-hip city.

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