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  • Portland, Oregon, is located in the Northwestern United States, where the Willamette and Columbia

  • Rivers meet. It is only a short drive away from the Pacific Ocean, sprawling forests,

  • fertile valleys and the Cascade Range.

  • Portland’s mountainous backdrop, combined with the city’s many urban parks and eco-friendly

  • ambition, make it a nature loversparadise.

  • Portland was established in the mid eighteen hundreds. Due to its riverside location it

  • was a major Pacific Northwest port until the turn of the century. With about six hundred

  • thousand inhabitants, it is Oregon’s most populous city.

  • Downtown Portland was built with pedestrians in mind, so you can easily walk the central

  • district to take in the city’s architecture, parks and fountains at your own pace.

  • The heart of the city is the amphitheater on Pioneer Courthouse Square. It’s the place

  • everyone keeps coming back to, after browsing galleries, shopping, and sightseeing. Do bring

  • an umbrella because showers are very common, although there is plenty of sunshine to enjoy

  • in summer.

  • Some Americans jokingly call PortlandBeervana’, because of its large number of microbreweries.

  • If you prefer a good wine, head to the Willemette Valley. Join one of the many vineyard tours

  • to sample the local Pinot Noir made from grapes grown in volcanic soil.

  • The Portland Art Museum in the Cultural District is the oldest museum in the Northwest and

  • its vast collection reflects the history of art from ancient times to today.

  • For rowing, meditating, or cycling, head to the Tom McCall Waterside Park along the Willamette

  • River. This is also a great spot for people-watching on a lazy afternoon. Several bridges give

  • access to the east bank, where the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is located.

  • The huge halls and theaters offer hundreds of interactive displays. Seize the opportunity

  • to learn about faraway planets or step aboard a real submarine

  • On the same side of the river is the Grotto, where people come to pray - or just to replenish

  • the soul - in a serene natural location close to town.

  • Warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters make the Portland region ideal for growing roses.

  • Admire the many award-winning varieties in the International Rose Test Garden in Washington

  • Park. The nearby Japanese Garden is said to be one of the most authentic outside of Japan

  • with its five distinct garden styles and an original tea house.

  • Washington Park offers more than just lush gardens and trails. Families can see the entire

  • animal world in just one afternoon at the Oregon Zoo. Opposite the zoo is the Portland

  • Children's Museum where the little ones can find out what they want to be when they grow

  • upthere is so much to choose from! See how the city’s richer pioneers lived a century

  • ago at the Pittock Mansion. Here in the West Hills, you can enjoy views of the city skyline.

  • It’s worth the short drive east to see the Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge,

  • where icy water tumbles down from astonishing heights. Climb the trail to the Benson Bridge

  • for a close up view of the waterfall, which flows all year round.

  • Take the spectacular drive north to come face to face with the awesome power of nature.

  • The active volcano Mount Saint Helens lost its peak when it erupted in 1980. From several

  • viewing points around the National Volcanic Monument you can still see the impact of that

  • dramatic event today.

  • To see Oregon’s renowned coastline, head out to Cannon Beach, just a couple of hours

  • west of Portland. Its cliffs, cafes, and boutique shops appeal to just about everyone.

  • If you are not short on time, follow the Oregon Coast Highway further south. All along the

  • Pacific youll find enough stunning sights to keep you reaching for your camera.

  • In the middle of all this natural beauty, sits Portland. More than just a place tostop

  • and smell the roses’, this is the place to truly experience the laid-back atmosphere

  • and splendor of the Great Northwest.

Portland, Oregon, is located in the Northwestern United States, where the Willamette and Columbia


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    Kevin Lu に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日