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Life In Portland Oregon

Thinking about moving to Portland? In this video you will get a glimpse into Life In Portland Oregon.

Life In Portland Oregon

Besides being one of the craft beer capitals of the United States, life in Portland Oregon is good for many other reasons including our live music scene, restaurants, food carts, sports, mass transit and best of all no sales tax!

Although the city has had it’s ups and downs in recent years, especially when it comes to rent increases, Portland still continues to be one of the most popular cities for relocation in the United States and for starting a business since companies like Google Fiber and many start ups have moved to Portland in recent years.

Things To Do In Portland

When we’re not working, hanging with friends at local restaurants or clubs, Portland locals love to stay active and there’s plenty of things to do in Portland including festivals throughout the year, skiing in the local mountains, hiking, biking and so much more.

About Portland Oregon

Portland (/ˈpɔːrtlənd/) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The city covers 145 square miles (380 square kilometers) and had an estimated population of 632,309 in 2015, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States. Approximately 2,389,228 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the 23rd most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 17th with a population of 3,022,178. Roughly 60% of Oregon’s population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.

Named after the city on the coast of Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a major force in the city’s early economy. At the turn of the 20th century, the city had developed a reputation as one of the most dangerous port cities in the world, a hub for organized crime and racketeering. After the city’s economy experienced an industrial boom during World War II, its hard-edged reputation began to dissipate. Beginning in the 1960s, Portland became noted for its growing liberal political values, and the city has earned a reputation as a bastion of counterculture, which proceeded into the 21st century. According to a 2009 Pew Research Center study, Portland ranks as the eighth most popular American city, based on where people want to live.

Source – Wikipedia

Where To Drink In Portland Oregon

So you’re in Portland for a few hours, you just had a great meal and are searching for a place to grab a pint or maybe a Jack & Coke, where do you go? You should consider the following establishments:

  • Billy Rays
  • My Father’s Place
  • Expatriate
  • Double Dragon

Where To Sleep In Portland Oregon

After having an awesome meal, and a few drinks, you realized that it’s 10:00 pm at night and you need to sleep but where should you book a room for the night in Portland? Why not try these hotels and motels:

  • Crystal Hotel
  • Kennedy School
  • Tierra Soul Urban Farm and Guest House
  • Friendly Bike Guest House