Drive over the Hawthorne Bridge to a plethora of coffee and donut shops. Head downtown where buildings stand tall and food trucks and pubs line the streets. At night the lights shine and reflect upon the dark Willamette River, showing the city is still alive.

The world has noticed Portland. The city earned a spot in The National Geographic’s “World’s Best Cities,” a book celebrating 220 great travel destinations.

Venice took the cover, but Portland earned a two-page spread as one of the world’s top 62 cities to visit. According to The Oregonian, Portland was recognized for its indie spirit, crafts, and donut shops.

Portland is home to some and a desired vacation destination to others. The city left its mark in the 336-page book, available online.

 

 

Angel is a Journalism student, finishing her last undergrad year at Corban University. She digs listening to The Black Keys, reading old smelly books, drinking cappuccinos, collecting quotes, and writing about grace. She would love to start her own print/online publication that would document people's stories and experiences.