Portland is one of the most vibrant, unique cities in North America, with a fresh, out-of-the-box identity. If you’re planning to visit Portland, here’s what you need to know:
Portland is the city of food trucks! It is famous for its “street meat”, and you’ll find that the food trucks here offer some of the best cuisine in the city. If you want to try international food (think Japanese, Thai, Italian, Lebanese, Mexican, and fusion food), you’d do well to consider walking along the street until you find a food truck. Prices are lower and the food is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Portland is one heck of a rainy city during the winter months. The winters aren’t as cold as they are in the rest of the Northern United States and Canada, but the rain makes things much colder. The temperature stays at an average 41 F throughout the winter, but it can drop below freezing overnight. Better to avoid the city during the winter!
Portland is a beautiful place to visit in the warmer months of the year. The Portland Flower Show is an annual event dedicated to color, flowers, and life. If you visit anywhere between May and June, you’ll see the city in full bloom. During the months of July, August, and September, there are festivals on a regular basis. Definitely the time to bring your kids!
Portland is a city to explore via bicycle. While there isn’t too much traffic in the city, there’s nothing like seeing all that Portland has to offer at a slower pace. You’ll find magical little places you’d have never encountered in your vehicle, and you can do as the locals do. Definitely the best way to see as much of the city as possible.