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  • Take a quick, free shuttle ride to the heart of a city that the New York Times calls, “hard to resist” and “one of our national capitals of cool.” Being so close to downtown provides not only boundless entertainment options, but also internship and job opportunities.

    Straddling the line between a big city and a small town, Portland offers attractions and opportunities for almost any interest:

    • Professional sports teams in basketball and soccer with devoted following (the Trail Blazers, Timbers, and Thorns).

    • Major and minor performing arts companies, ranging from the Oregon Symphony to experimental theatre performances.

    • Thriving visual arts, crafts, and tech communities supported by a strong city-wide DIY culture.

    • A nationally recognized food scene with options ranging from fine dining to the famous Voodoo Doughnut and budget-friendly food carts. Check out what the The Washington Post has to say.

    • The biggest independent bookstore in the world, Powell’s City of Books.

    • Easy access to the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, with mountains, beaches, deserts, and forests all less than a two-hour drive away.

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