Mayor Ethan Strimling
Twenty years ago, when a friend asked writer John Preston if he would ever return to New York City, he wrote: “No. Life’s good here.” And, we agree.
Whether it’s seaside relaxation, an historic downtown, locally-owned shops, award-winning restaurants, a growing seaport, business and career opportunities, safe neighborhoods, good schools, top-rate health care, or a thriving arts and culture scene, everything you need is here.
Portland feels like home.
In our small city, it's practically true that everyone knows everyone else, from social circles to the street. Here, people prefer collaboration to competition; you don’t have to go it alone. Start an enterprise. Grow your business. Relocate your family. Plan the perfect vacation.