|Mt. Hood tops out at 11,245 feet above sea level and is an
Portland addresses are divided East/West by the
Willamette River and North/South by Burnside Avenue.
Now that you live in Portland, all your relatives and friends
will visit you this summer. Even casual acquaintances you haven't seen in 15 years will
Portland receives less rain per year (~37") then New York,
Chicago, Boston, and Washington, DC.
Portlands best summer weather usually arrives on July 5 and
lasts through the end of September. This makes planning for Fourth of July picnics a real
Enjoy the outdoors in Portland - there are practically no
mosquitoes and very few bugs in general.
Get a large dog. Wear an Eddie Bauer jacket, jeans and
Take all weather forecasts with a grain of salt. If you need to
know the weather, stick your head out the window.
Frequent Jakes, Powells Bookstore,
Shop the Pearl and visit Multnomah Falls.
Our roads are meticulously maintained, but you may want to buy an
SUV or 4-wheel drive pickup to take skiing or to negotiate Portland streets on snowy days.
downtown to see upscale Niketown (now Portlands top tourist attraction),
Pioneer Courthouse Square (the proverbial town center), The Pearl District,
Waterfront Park (site of Rose Festival Fun Center and other community
events), Portland Art Museum, Theaters, the Oregon Historical Society,
and the Heathman Hotel & piano bar.
Mt. Tabor, located in east Portland, is the only volcano in the
U.S. to be situated within a city limits.
The "Starbuck Factor" can help you determine which
neighborhoods are trendy.
Oregon has more breweries per capita then any city in the United
States. You can visit many of the microbreweries located in the Portland Area.
Portlanders do not use the horn on their car or SUV. It is
considered bad manners.
Portland is known as the "Rose City" because of the
profusion of these lovely flowers in our area.
The Oregon coast is a great place to explore but the water is a
little too cold for recreational swimming. Whales and seals are frequent visitors.
Nickname The Beaver State
Flower Oregon Grape
Bird Western Meadowlark
Tree Douglas Fir
Fish Chinook Salmon
Real estate agent Dianne Rodway and
The City Properties Group