Top 5 Reasons Why you should check out Portland!
The photo below was taken at the Portland Art Museum.
Reason #1 The food and culture! You’ll find small businesses that are extremely proud of keeping things local.
#2 Great places to stay. There are cool boutique hotels like the ACE and Jupiter Hotel.
#3 Live Music- The live music scene reminds me of Austin. You can catch a live show almost any night of the week. We got to see the Elliott Smith Tribute Concert at Doug Fir (great music venue attached to Jupiter Hotel).
#4 THE NIKE CAMPUS!!!!!!!!! Beaverton, Oregon .
Did I mention the food? Portland also claims to be the first city to start the food truck craze!
#5 Zero Sales Tax. YUP! You heard right! There are great places to shop. Not only do you get the familiar stores and brands, there are also cool boutiques downtown that feature local designers.
Here’s a crazy fact: Portland is widely considered to have more strip clubs per capita than Las Vegas. Just saying. “When in Rome.”
Portland is stunning and it’s been able to keep the small town appeal. It’s a town where the locals know each other by name and aren’t afraid to strike up a friendly conversation with folks passing through. It’s also so plush. Terrific place for hiking and exploring the great outdoors! Hope to see more of the town next summer!