With a population just shy of 700,000, Portland is the second-most populous city in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle. It’s a great place for digital nomads to visit and once they fall in love, join a coliving space there. Imagine waking up on a spring morning, snowboarding down the mountain after breakfast, and surfing after lunch.
A classic Portland attraction is the network of tunnels below the city. The catacombs were used for nefarious purposes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Portland is also home to several epic concert venues, gardens, and museums. With national forests on every border of the city, there are no limits to outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and mountain biking.
Getting around Portland is easy and is one of the many reasons people choose it as a stop on their coliving adventure. While 6.3% of locals commute by bike, the highest number for large American cities, there are certainly easier less labor-intensive options. The city offers several rail services, a bus network with over 100 routes as well as a cable car, called the Portland Aerial Tram.
Weather in Portland is fairly mild with highs in the mid-40s in winter and the mid-80s in summer. There is a good deal of rain simply because it’s surrounded by rainforest.
Food and drink are abundant around town. Portland is ranked the world’s best beer city thanks to its extensive arsenal of microbreweries. Portland has had food carts rolling around from as early as 1910. They have so many options there’s even a website to help you navigate the endless opportunities!
Here are some fun facts about Portland:
- The city was named by a coin toss. The two founders were from Portland, Maine and Boston Massachusetts. They let the coin decide.
- Portland holds an annual naked bike ride
- Portland has the world’s smallest park, only 2.5 feet in diameter
- A street performer called The Unipiper dressed as Darth Vader rides a unicycle while playing a flaming bagpipe