Portland, Oregon is a thriving city that has managed to continue growing without sacrificing the greenery that surrounds and permeates the city. Also known as Stumptown, Bridgetown, and Rose City, Portland is a haven for creativity, positivity, and intellect. It is filled with street artists, museums and a vital gallery scene. Portland offers both the energy of a bustling city and the benefits of a green-conscious culture. If you ever need to take a break from city life, you are equidistant from Mt. Hood and the Pacific Ocean. Travel 45 minutes to the Columbia River Gorge for hiking trails, waterfalls and one of the nation’s premier amphitheaters.