Portland, Oregon

The City Of Roses, An Artsy City Of Bridges, Scenic Beauty, Microbreweries, & Eco-Friendly Urban Planning


The Portlandia Statue, Portland Building, Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013

Portland, a.k.a. The City of Roses, is the largest city in the US state of Oregon and the third largest city in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Some 125 kilometres inland from the Pacific Ocean, the city is noted for its scenic beauty, great outdoors environment, a large number of microbreweries, and its eco-friendly urban planning policies. With a population of over 600,000, Portland is the largest city for miles and the largest US city lying between Seattle, my previous stop, & San Francisco, my next stop on this my first visit to the Pacific Northwest region.

The facade of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

The facade of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Portland (map-pointer-icon), Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Downtown Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Downtown Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Old & new. A portion of the spire of the First Presbyterian Church set against an office & residential block in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Old & new. A portion of the spire of the First Presbyterian Church set against an office & residential block in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

The Abraham Lincoln statue in South Park Blocks, Portland Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

The Abraham Lincoln statue in South Park Blocks, Portland Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

The Portlandia Statue on the facade of the Portland Building in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

The Portlandia Statue on the facade of the Portland Building in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Bridges spanning a section of the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Bridges spanning a section of the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Cherry blossoms of the Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park lining the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Cherry blossoms of the Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park lining the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Murals on Alberta street in the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

Murals on Alberta street in the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

A Cadillac off Alberta street in the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

A Cadillac off Alberta street in the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon, USA. March 28, 2013.

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