Only in Portland
Maybe you’ve seen the bumper stickers: “Keep Portland Weird.” Well, sure. But a better way to express how we residents of Portlandia feel is: “Keep Portland Unique.” If you’ve got ambition, our city stands out for a true startup culture, access to leaders in both traditional and emerging companies, and as a living lab for transportation and urban development. This metro area is home to a diverse population that is reflected in the students of PSU and Maseeh. This is a place of discovery, achievement, and whimsy. We can’t imagine being anywhere else.
1: Portland’s ranking on the Travel & Leisure list of Best Public Transportation and Pedestrian-Friendliness. Portland is also #1 on Bicycling Magazine’s list of America’s Best Bike Cities and Livability.com’s list of Cities for Book Lovers
17,000: Number of people employed by Intel in Oregon, more than anywhere else the company operates. Intel is just one of hundreds of companies big and small located in the Silicon Forest.
600+: Licensed food carts, which explains why Portland takes the top spot on U.S. News and World Report List of the World’s Best Street Food
10,000+: Acres of parks in Portland, including one of the largest municipal parks in the U.S., Forest Park
70: Miles from Portland to the breathtaking Oregon Coast
60: Minutes it takes to get from Portland to hiking or stand up paddleboarding in the Columbia River Gorge
50: Miles from Portland to skiing and snowboarding on Mt. Hood
400: Approximate number of wineries in the nearby Willamette Valley
69: Breweries in the Portland metro area, more than any other city in the world. Portland is also home to world-renowned beer events, including the Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland International Beer Festival, and Holiday Ale Fest.
2: Number of major professional sports teams, the Trail Blazers and Timbers
4: Portland’s ranking on Travel & Leisure list of America’s Techiest Cities