Portland is a hip urban hotspot known for its fresh cuisine, vibrant arts scene, funky shopping districts, and NO Sales Tax! TIME.com called Portland “America’s new food Eden” due to abundant fresh delicacies from Oregon’s farms, ranches, rivers and the Pacific Ocean – not to mention multitudinous breweries, wineries and distilleries. Portland’s legendary beauty is surpassed only by the myriad of cultural opportunities, indie music and performing arts available – all easily accessed by an award-winning public transit system. The city has many intriguing neighbourhoods, each with a unique flavour and heritage. You’ll find the arts, nightlife, and fashion thriving in The Pearl District, the cultural heart of downtown, whilst Nob Hill has plenty of boutique shops, and all are set against the magnificent backdrop of Mt. Hood.