All About Portland, OR
Portland, Oregon, also known as the City of Roses, is populated by friendly people and surrounded by breathtaking beauty. Tall trees, snow-capped mountains, lush green fields, gently flowing rivers, clean water, gentle climate, bountiful flower gardens are part of this area's environment.
The Portland metropolitan area is located in the northwestern corner of Oregon at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. It is about 65 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean on the Oregon-Washington state border. It is nestled between the Cascade mountain range to the east and the Coast Range to the west.
There are numerous things to do in and around the Portland metropolitan area, including arts and cultural events, festivals, sports and recreation, shopping and more.
- from the Portland Chamber of Commerce