Portland, Oregon is a small city with a huge heart where mountains, trees and ocean meet a high quality urban life, inspiring creativity and the chance to take risks. There are still open spaces and a supportive community that welcomes new ideas and small businesses. Portland is full of people who know that magic happens when we do what we love and all work together so although it may seem quiet, when you poke around you discover a thriving spirit of dreaming it up and making it happen.

Many of us have moved to this big town knowing what we want after living in small towns and big cities from coast to coast. We call this home because of our strong aesthetic, sense of place and palate for local everything. If this describes you or if you’re just visiting, use these simple lists with links as a way to discover and remind yourself of all the gems in this incredible city.