Portland, Oregon, is a delight to visit. It has everything a visitor could possibly want: great food, great shopping and great sights to see. The Willamette River bisects the state’s largest city and joins with the mighty Columbia at Portland’s north boundary, giving the city the nickname River City. Portland also is known as the Rose City, because of its outstanding Rose Garden and the Rose Festival it’s hosted since 1907; more than a half-million people turn out for the Grand Floral parade every June. So why should travelers stay home when they can visit the amazing attractions in Portland?