The City of Roses is in bloom every season of the year.
Gentle breezes off the Willamette River and snow-peaked Mount Hood make this friendly city a delightful outdoor and urban experience.
The Willamette River passes along downtown Portland. downtownportland.org There are several bridges over this river.
The City of Roses is a great place to visit by train. The train station is located at the edge of downtown, and Portland is remarkably friendly to walkers. In fact, Walking Magazine named the city one of 1998's best walking towns in America.
One of Portland's most dynamic growth periods occurred between the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial exposition and the 1929 stock market crash. During those years, the local population surged and the economy flourished, precipitating Portland's evolution from a sleepy Columbia River trading post to a polished urban metropolis.
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