Portland is a friendly city with a reputation for manicured parks, eclectic nightlife and the best micro-breweries. With nature that cuts into and surrounds the city, Portland is a town you must see when visiting the Pacific Northwest.
Ski, hike and camp nearby then come to town for the center of alternative film, book and theater culture in Oregon. Don’t miss our famous Japanese Garden, one of the largest and most beautiful of its kind in America.
Nestled in the Willamette Valley between the breathtaking scenery of the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon Coast Range, Eugene is often referred to as “The Emerald City.” Douglas Fir forests border Eugene on three sides and account for its past reputation as a lumber town.
The Willamette River flows on a diagonal course through the center of the city. One of the most loved and used facilities is the park and greenway system that borders the entire river. Four graceful bike-pedestrian-only bridges connect both sides of the river and provide a loop system for walkers, joggers and bikers.