At the join between the Columbia and Willamette rivers lies the vast cosmopolitan city of Portland, Oregon. Located in the northeastern portion of the state, Portland (also known the ‘City of Roses’) is home to an abundance of parks and forested areas for both conservational and recreational purposes. No matter the season, it is easy to find places to enjoy outdoor recreational activities from skiing to hiking to windsurfing. With such a large community of young, artistically-minded entrepreneurs, small, kitsch and quality shops can found throughout the city’s shopping districts. In addition, the city prides itself on its host of cultural venues. Between live music, craft eateries, art galleries and museums, Portland, Oregon is guaranteed to have something for everyone.