Portland Oregon got its name from a best two out of three coin toss. That coin, known as the Portland Penny, is now enshrined at the Historical Society. Today the city still embraces this same kind of free spirit. Portland is known not only as Bridge City but, even more predominantly, as Rose City because of how well roses are grown in the unique climate. The city seems to collect artists, poets, chefs, visionaries, and a cornucopia of “one-offs” and the unusual. “Keep Portland Weird,” is their mantra but it could be as well, “Keep Portland Creative.” The green movement is also big business in Portland. Come to the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers and take in the beauty of Portland, OR including the majesty of Mount Hood.