Living in Portland
Portland is a city that's known for many things – its coffee, its beer, its roses, just to name a few. Along with being the nation's leading home for microbreweries, Rose City is considered to be one of the world's most “green” cities. With its close proximity to the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Portland offers outdoorsmen plenty of alternatives to enjoy nature and recreation, along with dozens of parks and preserves to explore.
As Oregon's largest city, Portland is where important companies like Nike, Adidas, and Columbia Sportswear are headquartered; the city's economy also benefits from operations by large companies like Intel and other important technology businesses, along with the steel, shipping and transport industries. The city is also the home of two major sports franchises: the Trail Blazers of the NBA, and the Timbers of MLS.
From the ballet, to the symphony, to the theater, arts and entertainment have made a niche in the city's cultural scene. Some of Portland's best venues include the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, the Rose Quarter arena, and Portland Center Stage. Fans of art will also enjoy touring the Portland Art Museum, which houses works by world renown artists like Pierre Renoir, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh.
The Rose City may just have it all, and this guide is the perfect way to make sure you see all of the city's best aspects.
City of Portland
Phone: General Information (503) 823-4000
TDD (503) 823-6868
Portland Police Bureau
Phone: Chief's Office (503) 823-0000
Non-emergency (503) 823-3333
Portland Fire & Rescue
Phone: (503) 823-3700
Greater Portland's Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (503) 224-8684
Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland
Phone: Visitor Information (207) 772-5800
Administrative Offices (207) 772-4994