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Portland is home to a plethora of art and artiste, was voted as the country’s 10th best Big City Arts Destination in 2006. It is a place that has bagged the awards “Greenest City in America” for its enviable lush greenery. Portland hosts several festivals throughout the year to celebrate beer and brewing - an event that specializes in rare and exotic beers like the Imperial Stouts, Barley Wines, Sour Ales and Barrel Aged Strong Ales collected from brewers from around the world. The occasion is further rejoiced with live music and local food.
The city has an obvious obsession with lights as the Pioneer Courthouse Square hosts an annual Christmas tree lighting event that keeps the lights going on throughout the Christmas season. One particular street in the Sunnyside neighborhood named the Peacock Lane, will have decorated houses during the Christmas season. Further, visitors to the street are given a ride in horse drawn carriages to usher them into the locality.
From sightseeing & landmarks to museums & concerts, this all-inclusive list of Portland attractions can fetch you a list of exciting destinations depending on your interest
If you love to go wine tasting or if you are longing to see some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, steer onto highway 99W out of Portland south and all the way to Eugene. It is said that the true essence of Oregon is not experienced till you visit Eugene - a jubilant college city that is home to the University of Oregon; named after its founder, Eugene Franklin Skinner.
Its well-connected public transport and dedicated bike lanes make it a pleasure to explore Eugene. The town is nicknamed as Track Town USA as its Amtrak depot is located in the heart of its downtown, a historic place surrounded by everything that is happening; from shopping to fine dining. A train journey to Eugene Station on the Willamette Street is all you need to experience the celebrations, markets and street fairs that keep this city young and euphoric.
The city is a natural abode for picturesque beauty that is brimming with recreational opportunities like bicycling, jogging, rafting, kayaking and a passionate focus on arts. With a majority of its population being students from the University and the many colleges around, Eugene has materialized as a lively and community-oriented city that offers a lot of cheap and free activities to do. Fortunately enough, there is no need for a lot of money to experience all that Eugene has to offer.