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Use these tidbits of trivia and recent media accolades to help get your delegates excited about coming to Portland!
From Nike to the open-air Portland Saturday Market to trendy boutiques, you’ll pay the price you see on the tag — and not a penny more.
Portland is home to 70 breweries, more than any other city on the planet, and a full calendar of beer festivals.
With more than 600 food carts, Portland has earned raves for having the world’s best street food.
Many characters on “The Simpsons” were named after streets in Portland, creator Matt Groening’s hometown.
Voodoo Doughnut offers up wacky creations — and legal wedding ceremonies — 24 hours a day.
Portland is home to the world’s smallest dedicated park: Mill Ends Park, a mere 24 inches (61 centimeters) across. There are 37,000 acres (14,973 hectares) of parks in the Portland metro area.
Powell’s City of Books, occupying an entire city block, is the world’s largest independent bookstore, as well as the largest new-and-used bookstore.
More Asian elephants (28 to date) have been born in Portland than in any other North American city.
Oregon is one of just two states* in which drivers enjoy the luxury of always having their gas pumped for them. It’s the law! (*The other is New Jersey.)
Darcelle XV and Company is the longest running drag club in the United States — the venue opened in 1967.
The Portland Saturday Market is the largest continuously operating open-air crafts market in the United States.
Portlandia is the second-largest hammered-copper statue in the U.S. (only the Statue of Liberty is larger).