A booming tech city wedged between the heights of Mt. Hood and the breeze of Rockaway Beach, Portland boasts a vibrant culture on top of classic Pacific Northwest cuisine. Whether you’re in town for work or simply visiting to explore the surrounding natural backdrop, there’s a lot of ways to get helpful rides, from the free airport shuttles provided by Portland International Airport’s popular hotels on NE Airport Way to the futuristic MAX Light Rail System spanning an impressive number of stations across downtown as well as the airport. With over ten percent of the local population using public transportation, you’ll be surprised at the speediness of your lift, even more so if you take the initiative to reserve a ride of your own, choosing between stretched limousines perfect for showing up to the Oregon Convention Center in style or a private sedan that brings the quietude of forest-covered mountains to you at an instant.
Get to know the beauty of the area by following through with what you started, planning an early morning stroll across the tranquil landscape of Portland Japanese Garden, afterward making your way toward the connected Washington Park, famous for its inner city cliffs and gorges that span over a dozen miles. Head to the Pearl District for an afternoon of local bakeries, cafes, and colorful passerby afterward, also checking out the nearby Powell’s City of Books, which offers an iconic space renown for its readings as well as odd-boll genres. End the day with a view of the Willamette River along the Hawthorne Bridge, famous for being the nation’s oldest vertical lift bridge and connecting access to Main Street. Make dinner a splash with a fresh catch, choosing between the revered upscale dishes at Portland City Grill or opting out for the just as popular comfort food at Screen Door.