Portland, the largest city in Oregon, lies about 70 miles away from the Pacific Coast and is nestled at Oregon's northern border. Portland is nestled between the Willamette River and the Columbia River. Only about 50 miles east of Portland are the amazing ranges of Mount Hood. The Majestic mountains certainly make for the perfect Portland skyline backdrop. Portland is nicknamed, "The City of Roses." It is a popular vacation destination for travelers from all around the world due to its scenic beauty, amazing outdoor environment, fun breweries and its world-renowned eco-friendly urban infrastructure. Being the third largest city in the Pacific Northwest, behind San Francisco and Seattle, Portland stands out among other cities because of its "small town feel." Although it is a bustling, heavily populated city, it boasts having a terrific blend of lovely natural beauty, modern culture, historic architecture and tons of Forest Parks to sit back and enjoy!