From quirky to downright crazy, Portland has proudly made the unconventional cool. In fact, bumper stickers, postcards, and even public buildings proudly proclaim their commitment to “Keep Portland Weird”. It’s little surprise that this hip city in America’s Pacific Northwest is such a hot holiday destination. Whether your interests are in inventive dining, independent craft brewing or even adventures of the outdoor type, this guide will introduce you to everything that makes Portland “Weirdly Wonderful.”

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The diameter (in metres) of Mills End Park, officially recognised as “The smallest park in the world”

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The number of used books, purchased every single day at iconic bookstore Powell’s

1912

The year that the first “food cart”  was introduced to Portland - a horse-drawn cart selling door-to-door produce by Italian immigrant Joseph Gatto

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The different varieties of roses that are grown in Portland’s International Rose Test Garden