Life in Portland
Considered by many the gem of the Pacific Northwest, Portland, Oregon is home to some 500,000 residents who often live, work and play in a sophisticated lifestyle and at a harmonious, laid-back pace…for quality living, employment opportunities, outdoorsy charm and a clean, environmental existence, Portland holds its own with the best of them. And living healthy and stress-free is only one of the many by-products of this bustling metropolis.
Few cities have a setting as beautifully scenic as Portland. Located in the northwestern region of the state, just south of Vancouver, Washington, Portland borders the banks of the Willamette River, about 10 miles from its confluence with the Columbia River. The city is a mere two-hour drive (about 65 miles inland) from the Pacific Ocean and its large deepwater port receives oceangoing vessels from all over the world.