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Portland

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Portland is well known across the United States for its unique culture and interesting people. It is also right smack dab in the middle of some of the best natural scenery you’ll see in the United States. It does rain a lot, though – so be sure to take a raincoat if you’re consider traveling there. 

Portland has a very unique counterculture scene, and it has a lot of indie music, arts, artists, nature-related activities, and hip people to meet. It’s not like being in any other city in the Pacific Northwest. There is an attitude in Portland that’s truly counterculture and hippie-like. 

It has some of the most gorgeous scenery in the United States, as well. Most of Oregon is very picturesque, and Portland is as well. The residents of Portland are a unique bunch, so be sure to prepare yourself for new attitudes, diversity, and ideas. 

Portland is at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. It has a population of approximately 588,000. It is one of the top 30 most populous cities in the United States. Portland is the most populous city in Oregon, and it’s third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, after Vancouver, Washington, and Seattle. There are about 2.28 million that live in the metropolitan area of Portland. 

Portland was officially incorporated as a town in 1851. The city has a mayor and four commissioners and a Metro – which is a unique regional government. The city has a strong reputation for its great land-use planning and light rail investment. Portland is considered one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the world because of its great land-use planning and transportation networks. 

Portland has a climate with dry, warm summers and cool, wet winter days. The climate is perfect for growing roses. For more than 100 years, Portland has had the nickname of the “City of Roses”. The city has a well known reputation for its great outdoor activities, liberal values, and coffee and beer enthusiasm. Portland is the site of several different microbreweries, food carts, and micro-distilleries that all help add to the reason that the unofficial slogan of Portland is “Keep Portland Weird”. 

Portland has a great arts scene, with a wide array of artists and arts groups, and it was named as one of the 10th best arts destinations in the U.S. 

The Portland Art Museum is one of the main sites for art in the city, but there are a number of galleries, smaller shops, and artisans that work independently in the city.

Portland is one of the most important cities to see in the Pacific Northwest, besides Seattle. These two cities are truly unique in the region.

Country United States
International title Portland
Population 583,776 people
Timezone America/Los_Angeles
State Oregon
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 45.52345 x Longitude: -122.67621

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Peterskirche
Country: Austria

St Peter’s church, one of Vienna’s oldest, was, according to legend, founded in 792 by Charlemagne, as commemorated in a marble relief on the church’s fa?ade, The Placing of the Cross by Charlemagne, by Rudolf Weyr (1906). The site was occupi ...

Schwarzenbergplatz
Country: Austria

The elongated Schwarzenberg Square, one of the city’s grandest spaces, is best seen from the Ringstrasse, from where several important structures come into view together. In the foreground is the equestrian statue of Prince Karl Schwarzenberg, wh ...

Stadtpark
Country: Austria

On the Weihburggasse side of the municipal park stands one of the most photographed sights in Vienna, the gilded statue of the King of Waltz, Johann Strauss the Younger. It was designed by Edmund Hellmer in the Neo- Romantic style of the 1920s. The ...

Amalienbad
Country: Austria

Public baths may not seem like an obvious tourist attraction, but the Jugendstilstyle Amalienbad (1923—6) is a fine example of a far-sighted municipal authority providing essential public facilities for the local working population, and doing so ...

Schloss Hof
Country: Austria

After extensive renovation, Schloss Hof is now one of the most appealing destinations for an excursion from Vienna. From 1725 Prince Eugene of Savoy made it into his principal country seat and laid out a formal country garden which survives to this ...

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