Portland is a beautiful place that touches the core of anyone who lives here. When you must go away, whether on vacation or to put down roots somewhere else, these are the things that will always make you think of home.
1. Waterfront Views
It's hard to see a waterfront and not be reminded of our lovely city split in two by the Willamette.
The same goes for rain. Wherever you are, a light drizzling or extreme pouring, you will undoubtably think of home.
3. Great Food
Eating in Portland is a pleasure, and you may not realize it until you are gone. You will fondly remember all your favorite food carts, ice cream spots, and other favorites and think of home no matter where you are.
We have great coffee and we love it. Go anywhere else and you will be thinking of your favorite roasters come morning.
5. Green Scenery
The Pacific Northwest is a green masterpiece. Anytime you are anywhere that is covered in moss, green in the winter, or straight out of a fairy tale in the forest, you will be reminded of home.
Protests are a mainstay in Portland and have been for decades. A good protest will always make you think of home.
7. Craft Beer
We do craft beer right here in Portland. With 84 breweries in the Portland metro area, you would be hard-pressed to not catch a little nostalgia when you are far from home and stumble on a craft brewery.
8. Bike Culture
Bikes are a part of life in Portland and will always remind you where you come from.
Mt Hood is a part of daily life in Portland, whether you visit it or not. It looms large in the backdrop of our city, and seeing any other mountain will make you think of it.
10. The Simpsons
Simpsons creator Matt Groening is from Portland, and because of this, our city shows a lot of commonality with the fictional Springfield in the series. Watch the show, and you may just long for home.
Donuts have become an icon of our city with Voodoo at the forefront, and several other bakeries close behind. Whether you are a Coco, Annie's, Pip's, or Blue Star fan, you will certainly think of home when you head out for donuts anywhere else.
12. Food Carts
Our food cart selection is amazing in Portland. We are truly spoiled in amazing food choices. Anytime you run across food carts somewhere else, you are going to be reminded of your roots here in the City of Roses.