Portland, Oregon is a laid back, understated west coast city that resonates with cool. The town doesn’t take itself too seriously or try hard to be hip – it just is. There’s a lively indie music scene, plenty of microbrew pubs, lots of locovore food and a coffee culture like nowhere else. It has a outdoorsy population of hikers and bikers, and even the frequent drizzle doesn’t get the locals down. Seattle and San Francisco may get all the glory, but don’t overlook Oregon’s urban hotspot.
Whether you’re considering a move here or just want to visit, here’s a hipster guide to Portland to help you tap into that bohemian vibe.