Destination: Portland

Portland, known as the "City of Roses," is the largest city in Oregon and the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest. The history of Portland, Oregon, began in 1843 on the Willamette River in what was then called Oregon Country. In 1845 the name of Portland was chosen for this community and on February 8, 1851, the city was incorporated. Portland has continued to grow in size and population, with the 2010 Census showing 583,776 residents in the city.