by Kenneth Poirier
Few American cities can match the youthful spirit of Portland, “The City of Roses”. The largest city in the state of Oregon, Portland’s residents are proud of their city nearly to a fault, which continues to draw people due to its scenic beauty, great outdoors environment, excellent microbreweries, and eco-friendly urban planning policies, as well as a reputation for colorful characters and a proudly liberal outlook, with an attitude to match.
Portland’s climate is ideal for growing roses. For more than a century, Portland has been known as the “City of Roses”.
Designed and illustrated by Kenneth Poirier
© Kenneth Poirier, 2014