Why It's Worth It

Portland might be known as the West coast's hipster capital, but visitors will soon realize it is so much more than that. The city is a foodie haven teeming with craft beers and high-quality coffee roasters. Outdoor adventures are limitless thanks to the Portland's close proximity to rivers, lakes, and national parks, not to mention the nature wonderland of Forest Park right in the heart of the city. —Christy Woodrow