Portland, Oregon a big city excitement with a small town charm. Portland is known as "The City Of Roses" and one of the favorite destinations in the West for travelers. Set between the sparkling waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland is situated approximately 70 miles from the Pacific in a magnificent setting. Portland's historic old town with galleries and museums, a Saturday market, and theatre companies keep visitors busy for weeks! Its lush green parks are perfect for a picnic or an afternoon stroll, located just a short distance from Willamette valley wineries, skiing at Timberline Lodge and all of the excitement and beauty of Oregon's spectacular ocean beaches have to offer.
Portland offers abundant opportunities for leisure and casual strolls with short blocks, combined with public art, old fashioned statuary, fountains, bridges and parks. Walking tours are availed of the downtown area focusing on the best of the city's art, architecture, urban parks and fountains. For the more adventuresome walker, Forest Park has over 70 miles of trails.
Nightlife in Portland is exhilarating. This includes the world class performances of the internationally-acclaimed Oregon Symphony. Local theaters offer performing arts in the area offer ballet, Shakespeare, Broadway musicals, modern dance and much more. Oregon Zoo concerts are a summer treat, with music for all ages. See art up close at the First Thursday art gallery walks in Westside Portland or in Northeast Portland galleries during Last Thursday walks. And what is a city without local pubs and brew houses, where tasting local microbrews is considered a fine way to spend an evening.
A splendid location, relaxed respectability, and an urban lifestyle that is unsurpassed for its livability makes Portland a city to visit and remember. Take a stroll along Tom McCall Waterfront Park, with its outdoor cafes, river walks and marinas. Enjoy the dancing waters of the Salmon Street Springs fountain, and then walk a little farther to gaze at magnificent snowcapped Mt. Hood.
Browse the world's largest bookstore Powell's City of Books. Or take the kids to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, for an exhilarating visit at a state of the art science center, including the giant screen Omnimax Theater, many interactive exhibits for children and adults.
Forest Grove, off of David Hill Road is a scenic beauty of rich agricultural lands that is surrounded by wine vineyards, parks and easy highway access into Portland's metropolitan district or the Oregon Coast. Of all Portland homes for sale, one new community within Forest Grove is Falcon Ridge. A beautiful new collection of homes that features beautifully designed single-family homes. Who wouldn’t want to live, in what has been referred to as the greenest city in the United States, Portland Oregon?