In Portland, it’s easy to find limitless recreation, fabulous food and drink and flourishing culture. See for yourself, and come early or stay late to enjoy all that Portland has to offer.With no sales tax, Portland is a haven for shoppers. You’ll find retailers large and small, international and indie within easy reach of downtown hotels. The nearby Pearl District is home to galleries, boutiques, chic restaurants and the legendary Powell’s City of Books. An award-winning airport, efficient light rail system and pedestrian-friendly city blocks in the central city make getting around town a real pleasure.
Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon. It isn't right on the west coast, but is situated at the confluence of two major rivers, the Columbia and the Willamette. There is lots to see and do in the city, and the famous Oregon Coast is only an easy couple of hours drive away.
Some Facts and Trivia about the city. from the Travel Portland web site.
Some videos to "whet your appetite", so to speak, and give a feel for what Portland has to offer.
There are more videos available on the Travel Portland YouTube page.