Oregon

Bearded hipsters sipping soy-milk Lattes amongst tree-lined boulevards is a common sight in the increasingly cool Northwest city of Portland. With an inviting leisurely pace, Portland, Oregon views itself as a small, accessible city, vaguely European in character, boasting a rose garden as one of its biggest attractions. Stroll through any of its neighborhoods and a culturally vibrant city unfolds, from art galleries to wine bars housed in historic and modern buildings. Just outside of town yields day trip opportunities to the Pacific Ocean coastline, waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge or world-class pinot noirs in nearby Willamette Valley.