If you love Portland, it’s most likely because of its unique and slightly off-kilter style. If you’ve ever visited the Velveteria or Voodoo Doughnut, you know that Portland truly does have something to offer everyone. CNN recently described Portland as “one of the nation’s more livable cities, listed among the best places to have a baby, grow old, go for a walk, ride a bike, take a jog, breathe clean air, own a dog, take public transportation, start a business (green or otherwise), go out for dinner or not get mugged.”

CNN’s recent article entitled “Exploring Portland’s far side” also listed some of Portland’s known nicknames, including Beervana, the Rose City, and Sin City. Please click here to read the full article.

If you’d like yet another reason to visit the great city of Portland, have a pint at a local brewery. Portland recently reaffirmed its title as Craft Beer Capital of the United States at the 2008 World Beer Cup. Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Company, Darron R.S Welch of Pelican Pub and Brewery and Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. were among the many Oregon breweries who received high honors. For a full list of all the awards received at the 2008 World Beer Cup, please visit

Be sure to check out the quirky and fascinating attractions that make Oregon unique, and follow it up with a refreshing hefeweizen!

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  1. Milan says…

    For those who don’t already know, VooDoo Doughnut is one of the only places in the country where you can try Vegan/dairy-free donuts, and they are absolutely fabulous!

    Written on May 12th, 2008 / Flag this Comment
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