Portland is a beautiful city not far from the Pacific Coast. Its massive size might lead you to think that it has a massive population. But that is not the case, it feels like a small town. On the east, there is the majestic Mount Hood, and on the south is the Columbia River. Scenic extravaganza rules Portland.

The city is divided into quadrants like Southwest, North, etc. There are five quadrants. But it’s easy to move around it by referring to the neighborhoods. Downtown is a laid back region with pretty condos and lofts, as well as elegant offices. Near it is Portland State University. The old town is where your nightlife should begin. Visitors can have a look at the historic buildings which were built when Portland first came into existence.

Chinatown is present here too, but it is a silent attraction which can come as a disappointment to tourists. The Pearl District proves that from rags to riches is real. It was a place abounding in empty warehouses. In no time, the warehouses have turned into commercial centers and the neighborhood has developed chic shopping opportunities, classy restaurants, and fun parks. The Northwest District, SE Division, Hollywood, Alberta Street and Hawthorne Blvd are other popular neighborhoods.

It is not just called the City of Roses; it has incredibly beautiful gardens on every corner. Here are some landmarks you must visit. The Pittock Mansion will take you back to the Victorian times. Portland Underground brings out the grim reality of the times when victims were sold. There is a tunnel joining every bar basements in Old town.

Here are some landmarks you must visit: The Pittock Mansion will take you back to Victorian times. Portland Underground brings out the grim reality of the times when victims were sold. There is a tunnel joining every bar basement in Old town.

You can book tours with Cascade Geographic Society. If you have already had a look at Liberty, then Portlandia will suffice for you. It is a copper statue of a woman bearing a trident, which is hard to miss.

December 4, 2016 2:42 pm Published by

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