Portland Oregon Information

Portland, Oregon is a bustling metropolis along the Willamette River and just a short drive from our Withnell Dodge dealership. Despite its large size, Portland offers a vibrant small town feel thanks to its charming neighborhoods and friendly - often unique - residents. This city, also known as the "Rose City," offers a youthful and progressive vitality where diversity is celebrated and independent businesses thrive. Countless brewpubs, bookstores, coffeehouses, and food trucks line the beautiful neighborhood streets and define the downtown area.


Portland and the surrounding Multnomah County was first inhabited for many centuries by two bands of Upper Chinook Indians, before American settlers began to arrive via the Oregon Trail in the 1830s. By 1879 to population had grown to 17,500, and by 1890, more than 46,000 people called Portland home. Today, nearly 600,000 people are residents of Portland.

Portland offers something for everyone, and its beautiful setting on the Pacific Ocean makes it an appealing place to both visit and live. While in Portland, make time to visit the city's microbreweries and distilleries, the famous Japanese Garden (the largest of its kind outside of Japan), experience the eclectic nightlife scene, and stop to eat at a food truck (or two).

The Pearl District neighborhood offers expensive lofts, unique restaurants, and upscale boutiques, while the Pioneer Courthouse Square (the heart of downtown Portland) is a bustling brick plaza offering concerts, rallies, festivals, and farmers markets.

Visitors hoping to get the most of their time in Portland should consider a sight-seeing tour. Choose from a number of tours, such as a guided bike tour, a Hop-On Hop-Off tour, a brewery bike tour, or a number of other tours designed to offer visitors a unique taste of Portland.

For more information and things to do in Portland, visit lonelyplanet.com or stop in to visit Withnell Dodge.