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Experience Portland

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Experience Portland, OR

Stunning Natural Beauty Peppered with Urban Amenities

Portland is a food hot bed, spawning many of the up and coming chefs, including some James Beard winners. The city is abundant with locally-grown produce and seafood from local fisheries. And the region is #3 in the nation in the number of wineries. Its winemakers are world class, and their wine is unpretentious. Portland also has a lot to offer in the way of art-house cinemas; performance spaces and galleries; brewpubs, food carts, and coffee shops; green spaces and gardens – and an independent music scene that embraces everything from indy to electronic. Portland has an outstanding transit system that makes it easy to get around – but one of the best ways to explore this eco-conscious community is on foot or bicycle. And within an hour, there are rugged beaches where you can surf or fish for fresh Northwestern salmon, or set out in the other direction for phenomenal windsurfing and year-round snowboarding and skiing.

Learn More About Portland

Find out more about this city's attractions and notable chefs by clicking on any of the options listed below.

Unique Attractions

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  • Mount Tabor Park
  • Oregon Zoo
  • Portland Japanese Garden
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Oregon Ballet Theater
  • Oregon Symphony
  • Portland Opera
  • International Rose Test Garden.

Social & Culinary Attraction

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  • Chefs Collaborative
  • Portland Farmers Market (over 6 markets in town)
  • Portland Culinary Alliance
  • Bite of Oregon
  • Oregon Brewers Festival
  • North American Organic Brewers Festival
  • Food Carts

Portland Area Chefs

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  • Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon and Little Bird)
  • Patrick Warner (Scratch and Scratch Cafeteria; Portland graduate)
  • Matt Lightner (Castagna; Portland graduate]
  • Naomi Pomeroy (Beast)
  • Hank Costello (Andina)
  • And Much More!

 

Average Temperatures

  • January 35° – 45°
  • July 57° – 80°

Nicknames

  • City of Roses

Neighborhoods

  • Hawthorne
  • Alberta Arts
  • Multnomah Village
  • Clinton
  • And More

Transportation

  • Buses
  • Light Rail
  • Streetcar

Sports

  • Trailblazers (NBA)
  • Timbers (MLS)
Career success will depend largely on the effort put into studies, job search efforts, experience and attitude.
 

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