Beer, nature, and art; things you'll find plenty of walking the streets of downtown Portland. Portland isn't a massive metropolis. Nor is it a small town in the middle of nowhere. It isn't known for its sports though fans here are some of the craziest in the nation. It didn't impact the music world like its neighbor Seattle, but it makes an honest effort. It doesn't often make national headlines, but if you look hard enough you'll see its influence everywhere.
To truly find Portland one just has to open their eyes. Maybe you'll find it in the sunset glimmering off the buildings and on to the waterfront. Perhaps you'll find it tucked away in a little willow covered lane in the suburbs. Or you might not even find it in the city at all, but in the beautiful wilderness that is only ever a hop and skip away. Honestly your best chance is in one of the many breweries that dot the cityscape.
The norms of Portland have defined me in many way