Portland

Portland is famous for its food carts, which are located in grouped ‘pods’ around the city. Spoiled for choice with over 500 food carts, you will find a range of simple yet satisfying gourmet options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you’re self-catering, or just want some fresh food, be sure to check out the Portland Farmers Market that has up to 200 vendors selling produce, fish, meat, dairy products, baked goods, and other agricultural products. Once your belly is nice and full, enjoy an afternoon of peaceful relaxation amongst the serene natural setting of Portland’s 2.2 hectares of traditional Japanese Garden, located within Washington Park in the West Hills.

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Coffee & Doughnuts

Portland is home to a myriad of independent roasters and small cafes that keep the locals and tourists well-caffeinated. Using beans from all around the world, here you’ll get some of the best espressos, Americanos and lattes to start your morning right.
You can’t leave Portland without trying the world-famous Voodoo Doughnuts! These weird and wonderful creations draw hoards of people to the doors of Voodoo Doughnuts at all hours of the day and night. Try the signature Voodoo Doll doughnut filled with raspberry jelly topped with chocolate frosting and a pretzel stake! Or perhaps you’d prefer a bacon maple bar doughnut or the triple chocolate penetration doughnut?!

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Breweries

With over 70 (and counting), Portland has more breweries than any other city on the planet! The craft beer movement was pioneered right here, where Portland brewers work hard to bring the delicious golden nectar to its patrons. The dynamic craft beer scene has evolved over the years with waves of new breweries opening up alongside the long-serving originals dating back to the 1960s. Some of the newer breweries tend to focus on a specific beer style or brewing technique, and can definitely deliver a premium pint.

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Technology

The cluster of high-tech companies located in the Portland metropolitan area is commonly known as “Silicon Forest”, with the name coined in a company’s press release back in 1981. The city is leaps and bounds ahead of others when it comes to certain technology. For example, the city has plenty of free charging stations dotted around for electric vehicles to top up their supplies. The Portland Aerial Tram is another great technological feat, transporting millions of passengers, and eliminating 3.2 million vehicle kilometres, saving 352,000 litres of fuel and significantly reducing greenhouse gasses.

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The Infinity Experience

Did You Know?
Portland got its name when Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove flipped a coin in 1845. Lovejoy wanted to name the new settlement Boston and Pettygrove wanted to name the new town Portland!