There is no aggressiveness, high speeds and crowds of people here. Unlike New York or San Francisco, people here are much less concerned with making money, and live by what actually pushes it in. It seems that many residents here have realized happiness as a natural presence.
There are a lot of homeless people and really crazy people in Portland – there are dozens of tents on some streets.
Portland is famous for its catering, there are restaurants and pleasant cafes for every taste and budget. Beer is especially popular here – no less than in Belgium or Germany. The beer is craft beer, as befits a hipster place.
Food trucks are also popular here and food is prepared and sold from vans. I just lived not far from such a patch with different street food.