One visit to Portland and you’ll understand why it’s called the America’s most livable city. With its parks, festivals, waterfront and friendly demeanor, Portland has no peer.
The Rose City is a perfect hub for a family with active children and teens: in little more than an hour’s drive, my son and daughter could be skiing Mt. Hood, playing on the beach, or boating in a river. Within Portland city limits, we can hike on dense forest trails, go paddling in a kayak under Portland’s famous bridges or pedal along a floating walkway.