Wherever you go in Portland, you're never far from an art house cinema, performance space or gallery. You're never more than five minutes from a brewpub or gourmet coffee shop, and always just a puddle's jump away from a farmers market, park or garden. It's easy to find your way around Portland's vibrant arts and cultural scene.
Although the city boasts an efficient transportation system as well as an international airport and Amtrak hub, it is also a walkable city. You will find four and five star restaurants, museums, art galleries, and streets full of shops and stores all within minutes of each other. It boasts a world-class symphony, ballet and opera, as well as a number of theater groups and music clubs.
Portland has 9,400 acres of parks, including the smallest park in the world (Mill Ends Park) and the largest urban wilderness (Forest Park).
Portland is located in the northwestern corner of Oregon at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and is nestled between the Cascade mountain range to the east and the Coast Range to the west. It is about 65 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and sits on the Oregon-Washington state border.
Portland is approximately 175 miles south of Seattle and 640 miles north of San Francisco.