Portland, Oregon, offers you a laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest as well as beautiful natural surroundings. It’s a perfect place for those who love nature and for those who want to enjoy art or good Pinot Noir. As Portland has plenty of all those things. If you like a good brew, you’re going to love Portland’s alter-ego, Beervana – so named thanks to all the breweries located here.

Portland can easily expolored on foot; this city was designed for pedestrians, so you’ll be able to get around quickly. As you stroll along, you’ll find plenty of parks, fountains, and buildings old and new to explore. Be warned, this city is known for its sudden showers, so make sure you bring an umbrella to shield yourself until the sun makes a triumphant return.

Wine snobs, don’t despair; you’ll find plenty to drink (responsibly) in the Willamette Valley while you continue your Portland sightseeing.

If you’re here with the kids – or you just really love animals – don’t forget to stop by the Oregon Zoo, home to eagles, bobcats, and a ton of other feathered, furry, and scaled critters. Travelers with children will also love the Portland Children’s Museum, where the little ones can learn from and play with interactive exhibits.

Whether you’re here for the beautiful views or to responsibly sample the vintages in the valley, Portland has something for everyone. What are you going to do when you get there? Write in your comments.