Portland is a city whose smart approach to clean energy has made it popular for the environmentally-minded from all over the world. Portland has been called the “Greenest City” in America by many, primarily for its well-rounded efforts to provide its residents with more than 250 miles of bike paths, trails and lanes, a stellar public transportation system, reliable renewable energy sources and a leading recycling program.
But don’t let the tree-hugger persona fool you, the Portland area is also referred to as the “Silicone Forest,” with plenty of high-tech and big name companies that act as major employers such as Intel, Tektronix, McAfee, WaterTech. Adidas, Nike, Columbia, Under Armour, Daimer Trucks, Lousiana-Pacific and more.
Of course, Portlanders know playtime is equally as important as worktime and residents find easy access to plenty of recreation options. Head to downtown’s 64-acre Oregon Zoo, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry or the Portland Art Museum.