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Each year Portland's Convention Centre hosts the International Auto Show. Car fanatics can indulge in the shine of the auto world's latest models, as manufacturers like Lexus and Ferrari rush to show off their latest models. The convention isn't just about cars either; philanthropy rests at the heart of this event, allowing you to contribute to a worthy cause. As the largest convention centre in the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Convention Centre hosts hundreds of events each year. As a sustainable centre, it engages in practices that benefit visitors and organisers alike.
According to the Washington Post, Portland is one of the best places to dine in the US. When you see the diversity available amongst its eateries, you will soon realise why. The Bluefish Café combines old colonial charm with traditional recipes, bringing a whole new level of authentic charm to casual dining experiences. Portland's reputation as an artisanal café centre rings true throughout all of its streets.
Portland is well-known for an eclectic mixture of modern and vintage stores. Head down to Pearl District for vintage apparel, or take a stroll through the high street to bag low tax bargains, crafts from around the world, and goods from local manufacturers.
As a big arts destination in the US, Portland is a fantastic city for culture vultures. The Portland Art Museum features both touring exhibitions and permanent collections. In the vintage Pearl District, smaller galleries feature work from local, national, and international artists. Escape Portland and head to China in an instant by heading to the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. Book lovers can seize the opportunity to visit the world's biggest bookstore: Powell's City of Books.
As the home of the Portland Timbers and Portland Trail Blazers, this city is an excellent destination for major league soccer and basketball alike. It is also home to the Oregon Track Club, which has featured Mo Farah as one of its many talented members.