Portland is considered America's most environmentally friendly city and also ranks as the second-greenest city in the world. It is a great example of a city that serves both its residents and the environment.
Portland is full of parks, including Forest Park, the largest urban park in the country. Located downtown, its more than 5,000 acres are ready for exploring. The park offers more than 70 miles of trails for running, hiking, cycling and horseback riding. It is also a popular place for wildlife- and bird-watching, as more than 60 mammal and 100 bird species live in the park.
As far as public transportation goes, Portland has an award-winning public transit system. City streets are bike-friendly and there are a whopping 277 miles of bicycle trails.