Portland’s official nickname is “The City of Roses”, but it’s been unofficially dubbed Beervana, and it’s easy to see why. 

With 85 craft breweries, Portland is often considered the beer capital of the world. Even if roses and beer aren’t your cup of tea, you can find pretty much any type of tea—or coffee—in Portland; the city is known for serving up a solid cuppa. Portland offers eclectic fare and a fun, offbeat holiday for pretty much anyone, so grab the little ones or your best mates and get ready for the best artisan ramen around!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Portland

How big is Portland?

Portland spans 233 square kilometres and has a population of 639,863 (as of 2016).

Why is Portland called Rip City?

Portland earned the nickname Rip City back in 1971, when a member of the Portland Trail Blazers-the Portland NBA basketball team-landed a long-distance shot that offered renewed hope against the opposing team. The announcer cried out "Rip City! All right!" and the nickname stuck.

What is the closest beach to Portland?

You can get from Portland to two coastal towns-Cannon Beach and Seaside-in about 90 minutes by car. The beach is about 129 kilometres west of Portland.