More than two million people live in a metro area nestled among evergreen hills, where the Willamette River meets the mighty Columbia. Some call it Stumptown, Bridgetown or the Rose City. All know it simply as Portland. It’s home to fashionable, tattooed dreamers and industrious doers, cunning adventurers and voracious readers.


Portlanders take pride in their endless choices of quality coffee, beer, unique cuisine and neighborhoods that burst with character. They recycle, compost and garden. They push the boundaries of technology. They run, hike and bike, never mind the rain. And through it all, Portland’s culture of progressive sustainability emphasizes quality of life — not only for its own residents, but the rest of the planet as well.