Retire in Portland

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Activities and Culture

Learn about Portland's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

Portland is definitely a unique city, and has unique activities to match. Take "brew'n'view" theatres, where inexpensive movie theatres serve up beer from local microbreweries. The city is also surrounded by natural beauty, with parks and spectacular hiking trails in every direction.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

6

Movie Theaters:

17

Casinos:

2

Public Libraries:

24

Malls:

11

Shooting Ranges:

1

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

1

Closest Beach:

Canon Beach (80 miles away)

Closest Skiing:

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area (62 miles away)

Golf courses and country clubs:

15

Universities:

21

  • Area
  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

Portland has been a main driver in the "farm to table" culinary movement. Creative chefs utilize fresh, local ingredients in creative ways which differ drastically from location to location. The city is also known for its wide array of microbreweries and coffeehouses.

  • Restaurants

    2204
  • Bars

    339
  • Local Specialty

    Wine - especially pinot noir, pinot gris and chablis

Culture

Culture Summary

The cultural scene in Portland is known to be one of the most vibrant in the US. Venues such as the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and the Miracle Theatre are all well known for their performing arts offerings. The Portland Art Museum is one of the 25 largest museums in the United States, which popular exhibitions changing regularly. The city has a deep musical history, home to famous bands such as The Kingsman, Paul Revere & the Raiders, and the Shins.

  • Total performing arts companies

    125
  • Museums

    65
  • Historical Sites

    35
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    7
  • Vineyards

    70

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