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Portland in a nutshell

Outstanding public art, dozens of urban parks and greenspaces, a lively downtown, and a world-class transportation system are just a few of the many reasons to visit this jewel of the Pacific Northwest.
Portland is home to both the world's smallest dedicated park, Mill Ends Park (24 inches in size), and the nation's largest forestedcity wilderness the 5,000 acre Forest Park.
From downtown Portland it's only 65 miles to the Palmer Glacier on Mount Hood

Downtown Portland boasts an amazing array of attractions, including an outstanding collection of cast iron and terra cotta architecture, the largest new-and-used bookstore in the world, a nationally acclaimed art museum, and a vibrant culinary community.
The Port of Portland's combined terminals handle $10.5 billion worth of cargo each year.
Seasonal rain showers never dampen this city's sense of whimsy and wonder, and dozens of family-friendly events and festivals take place throughout the year.

Portland Skyline
Portland Skyline



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Source: Portland Oregon Visitors Association
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