Oregon's largest city is bisected by the picturesque Willamette River and virtually overflowing with craft breweries. The city is known for its eccentricity as well as its emphasis on a farm-to-table lifestyle, which is discernible at seemingly every food cart and independent coffee roaster. Here's what to see on your visit.
The school's admission office is open during the week and on some Saturdays in fall and spring. Request a tour time via Reed's website.
Portland's special combination of urbanity with the outdoors is encapsulated in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Once a freeway, the riverfront park is now an oasis of green beneath high rises. Cyclists and skaters are among the fans of this comfortable 1.5-mile green space, which hosts the annual Oregon Brewers Festival every summer.
A confluence of culture and nature is also evident at this famous garden, which was designed by the architect Kengo Kuma. Watch koi glide in their ponds, take tea in the ceremonial teahouse, or read a book beneath the cherry trees.
At this weekly event, the farm is brought to the city at Portland Waterfront, in tandem with a separate arts and crafts market. You can also watch unique street performers do their thing.
In the center of the city, brick buildings ring a square often referred to as "Portland's living room." Concerts and rallies, markets and movie nights bring locals together in the heart of Portland's downtown.