Mediterranean Nuance on the American West Side

Portland is one city in the United States that is not well known for local and foreign tourists. Though many interesting things that can be enjoyed in a city that is not too far from Seattle and Los Angeles. Portland is home to some 600,000 people and is the largest city in the state of Oregon. The city is one of the old towns in the United States that has a long history. If you are visiting the western side of America especially in the state of oregon, you can stay at hotel in Medford, Oregon.

 

The natural conditions in Portland are heavily influenced by the two great rivers running down the side, the Willamette River and the Columbia River, and the Pacific Ocean just 70 miles from the city center. Air temperatures in Portland in early September included cool. This subtropical atmospheric condition and its location about 40 degrees North (parallel to the Mediterranean Sea separating Asia and Europe) make Portland considered to have a Mediterranean climate. Various nicknames pinned on this city. Portland is sometimes called the City of Roses (City of Roses) because nature is perfect for growing the growth of roses. There are many roses in this city. There are also international rose festivals that are held regularly.

Portland is also called Bicycle Town because it is very friendly to the users of bicycles. The city is referred to as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the US, even the most bike-friendly city in the world. The proportion of commuters using bikes in the city is 6%, 10 times above the average number across the United States. As a bike town, there are certainly some of the city’s leading bike shops. Buses in the city are also equipped with a special place for bicycles. Sometimes Portland is also called the City Bridge because of the many interesting and beautiful bridges around Portland. One of them is the St. Johns on the Willamette River.

Around Portland there are several waterfalls. Multnomah Falls, one of the most popular waterfalls, can be reached in less than 1 hour from the city center. As in the city there are various places of interest to visit such as dozens of Farmers Market scattered in various parks with different schedules. At the farmers market visitors can buy local fruits and vegetables, fruit juices in simple packs, and enjoy the food in the tents that are held sellers around the market.

Portland also has some interesting museums to be visited. There are art museums and historical museums located very close together. There is also a technology and industrial museum. The fare to enter the history museum is US $ 11 per person. For students, students and senior citizens, the cost is cheaper. Even for the locals, free entrance to the museum.

In this history museum we can witness the history of the city since before the arrival of the white people. Artifacts in the Indian era are still well preserved. Similarly, historical records of conflicts between indigenous and immigrant people, until the latest economic and industrial developments in Oregon are presented with great interest.

Award-winning restaurants and annual food festivals make Oregon the ultimate destination for culinary tourism. Portland is one of the world’s cities with the largest number of breweries. Because sales taxes are small enough, in Oregon buyers can bid.

Pure water

Crater Lake National Park, located in the Cascade Mountains in southwestern Oregon, the deepest lake in the United States. The lake, formed 7,700 years ago when the volcano collapsed, was surrounded by Mount Mazama and lava cliffs looming.

Playground on the Coastal Coast

In the northwest region of Oregon there is the Cannon Beach site, with its sandy beaches and towering rocky cliffs. The largest of these is the Haystack Cliff. The inn town of Seaside and Astoria is nearby. At Astoria, there is Lewis & Clark National Historic Park which is a memorial site for two explorers expeditions in the years 1804-1806 in the western United States.

Oasis in the Urban

In Washington Park land there is the International Rose Test Garden, where new rose varieties are developed, and the Portland Japanese Garden, with different garden parts including garden pools, tea gardens and sand and garden rocks. Within this park there is also the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Children’s Museum.

Historic Mountain

The summit reaches an altitude of 3,425 meters, making it the highest mountain in America. The mountain is surrounded by Mount Hood National Forest, located 20 miles east of Portland. This forest is one of the most visited places in the United States, reaching 4 million people every year for skiing, hiking and camping.