Portland, known as the City of Roses, is the largest city in the state of Oregon and is generally considered the greenest city in the country and also one of the most liberal. It is also home to amazing brew pubs, wonderful coffee shops, nice museums, good restaurants and world famous bookstores.
From the Portland Travel Guide
You get what you pay for, i.e good value for the money you pay. Portland's public transportation is excellent as there is a 'fareless square', which means you can catch buses for free within this zone. The hotel is within this zone and it made it easy to get around town. Fairly clean, reception staff a bit gruff but otherwise pleasant enough. ... more
West Coast of the US Trip
really want to take Amtrak up the coast the whole way and were thinking about hitting Portland, Seattle ...
Bus in Maine/Canada Atlantic Provinces
Your best bet would be to go from Portland to Bangor on Concord Trailways ( http://concordtrailways.com ), then connect to the Acadien ( http://www.smtbus.com ) bus line which will then take you to Halifax. ...