As the largest city in Oregon, with a population of 609,456, Portland has had a 4.4 percent population increase in the past five years, owing to its environmentally friendly reputation and its many quirky attributes, including being home to the most microbreweries in the world. It sits on 133 square miles full of great west coast scenery and opportunities.
Portland is known for its hospitable climate for growing roses, and the city has been called “the city of roses” thanks to its international reputation for the flower. It is also home to the International Rose Test Garden, the oldest public rose test site in the country, and visitors flock here continually to see the beautiful variety of roses.
The city’s reputation for fitness and outdoor recreation make it a great place for anyone interested in getting exercise. Within city limits, there are more than 8,100 acres of parkland available for exploring, and beyond that, Portland has some great west coast scenery to check out. Mount Tabor is an extinct volcanic cinder cone that is a unique neighborhood in Portland, or for more hiking experiences, you can hop in the car and visit Mount Hood, fifty miles away.
Portland has seen great economic and business opportunities over the years thanks to its accessible location on many interstate highways, airports and waterways. Headquarters to companies such as Intel, Adidas and Powell’s Books, Portland has a great business environment for people of many interests, and there is sure to be something for everyone in the Portland area.