Portland a Top Travel Destination
Thanks to Michelle for noticing that Frommer's has ranked Portland one of the world's twelve Top Travel Destinations for 2007.
A university town and burgeoning retirement location, Portland has a fantastic mix of culture and education. It also has an impressive amount of first-rate restaurants, with several perennial entries on Gourmet magazine's "America's Top 50 Restaurants" list -- including the excellent Fore Street, which builds its menu around local ingredients. The weather can be extreme, but Portland is an eminently walkable city, with the downtown area compact enough to explore thoroughly, and an excellent indoor farmer's market that is open all year round.