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Cultured City Guide: New Artistic Ventures Underline Portland, Oregon's Independent Spirit

A room in the Society Hotel featuring a mural by Nia Musiba. Photography by Maria Orlova, WE ARE PDX.
A room in the Society Hotel featuring a mural by Nia Musiba. Photography by Maria Orlova, WE ARE PDX.

Portland, Oregon—a bastion of progressive politics, forward-thinking environmental regulations and a healthy work life/balance—has a vibrant everything. Art, music, theater, writing, movies, food, beer, wine, biking, yoga, hiking, gardening, farming, swimming, running, mushrooming, etc. are pursued with an unbridled passion and an independent spirit that makes the city full of things to discover. Practically all that makes life enjoyable is celebrated and encouraged in this small city/big town that is surrounded by extreme and beautiful landscape, from mountains and volcanoes to its wild coastline and high desert.

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