Portland is the largest city in Oregon, USA and is well know for its Forest Park
and the Rose Garden
. It is sometimes rainy, but it is sunny just as often. Portland gets wet winters, chilly-warm springs, warm summers, and cool falls. It is near both the Pacific Coast
and the Colombia River
. It surrounds an area of the Willamette River
. It is decked with trees and flowers. It has peaceful neighborhoods on the east side of the river and a busy downtown area on the west side. The schools there are great and the city is packed with assorted resturaunts that will suit even the pickiest eaters. It is considered one of the most children-friendly cities around. There is also Portland, Maine.
I am thinking of taking a vacation this winter to Portland, OR, where there won't be snow piled up outside my door each morning.