If someone asks what gives Portland its friendly yet quirky reputation, goats come to mind.
Portland was the epicenter of the pygmy goat yoga craze a few years back, and there’s a beloved community of 14 goats that is a must-see stop for locals and tourists alike. The latest on Portland’s goat craze? Goatgrams. A service where two dwarf goats show up with a bouquet of flowers, and eat it right before your eyes.
Of course, there’s a lot more to Portland than goats. It’s a unique, growing, and sophisticated city that’s surrounded by natural beauty. Its citizens are dedicated to “keeping Portland weird,” while building a serious international business base. It has a history that began with the Wild West, but never abandoned that can-do attitude.
Here are a few things we love about Portland, which makes it perfect as an incentive destination:
The Food The restaurant scene is one of the best collaborative efforts in the country. Dotted by small restaurants – and food trucks – run by passionate chefs, Portland has emerged in recent years as one of the hottest food scenes in the country. Fine-dining isn’t really a thing here. People here like to enjoy quality farm-to-fork food after a long day of hiking, without having to go home to change.
And there are donuts. Yum!
The Beer Portland is, quite simply, the epicenter of craft beer. With more than 75 breweries in the city, Portland has been dubbed “Munich on the Willamette.”