Portland is a funky, unique and growing city that has many shining aspects that we Portlanders love. While we may not always love the weather and politics, there are many reasons to call Portland home and feel great about doing so. Here are the top 10 reasons to be proud of Portland.
1. Portland's Food Scene
Portland's food scene is epic, and a major source of pride for Portlanders. Whether the farmer's market, food carts, or award-winning restaurants, Portland has it all.
2. Parks and Recreation
Portland has a robust parks department that manages numerous parks, gardens, and recreation centers throughout the city. These are places of gathering for Portlanders young and old, and a great statement about our city.
3. Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers are a Portland institution, and something to be proud of. A Major League Soccer team, the Timbers advanced to the finals in 2015, bringing soccer love to an all-time high, and increasing the pride in our city's soccer team.
4. Portland Fountains
Portland maintains a stunning array of fountains that keep the city lively and looking good year-round.
Portland boasts a number of breweries and distilleries within the city, which give Portlanders much pride to call their own.
6. Live Music
Portland's live music scene is serious. Whether you like funk, soul, pop or alternative music, Portland is a great place to catch a live show, and Portlanders love and support their music scene.
7. The Arts Scene
Portland is home to an orchestra, ballet, and several theater companies, making our art scene robust and loved.
8. Portland Pride
Portland's Pride festival is designed to encourage and celebrate the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans community, and is a source of great pride in Portland.
9. The Blazers
The Trailblazers are universally loved in Portland, as you can tell from the sea of red throughout the city on game days.
10. Willamette Valley Wines
Portlanders love our own little Napa and all the wines that come from it.