Welcome to Portland Oregon

Known officially as the Beaver State, visitors to our fair state of Oregon are often charmed by its lush natural resources, quirky appeal and geographical diversity. Snow-capped mountains, breathtaking beaches, even tumbleweed-filled deserts: they’re all here! Oregon is a land of individuality and community, and nowhere is this seeming contradiction of terms more evident than in the state’s biggest city, Portland. Many out-of-towners new to the Portland area may hear our city referred to as Stumptown, the City of Roses, Bridgetown, Rip City (to Blazer fans), and P-Town— former President George W. Bush referred to Portland as “Little Beirut” because of all the protests he encountered here. But whatever you hear it called, we also call Portland home, and we’re excited to share its offerings with you.


Nestled between Seattle and San Francisco, Portland shares a reputation with these cities as a laid-back rendezvous for self-styled artists and innovators. From our plentiful outdoor attractions, to our incredible culinary scene, to our galleries, to the shopping, to a nightlife that never lets up, you’ll be hard-pressed not to find your niche. Whether you’ve got just one night, a whole weekend or an extended stay in our fair City of Roses, grab a cup of joe or one of our many award-winning local microbrews, kick your feet up and enjoy your stay. Cheers!

Check out these great local resources:

Travel Portland 

Yelp Portland 

PDX Pipeline

Underground Portland Walking Tour

Dave Knows Portland