Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon. Portland is home of a vibrant downtown across the Willamette River with charming neighborhoods and a friendly, small town atmosphere. Named the "City of Roses", Portland is characterized by a climate that is ideal for growing them. Its climate is marked by warm, dry summers and chilly, rainy winters. Portland's cityscape derives much of its character from the numerous bridges that span the Willamette River downtown, several of which are historical landmarks, and Portland has been nicknamed "Bridgetown" for many decades as a result.
Portland is frequently recognized as one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the world because of its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and 10,000+ acres of public parks. Portland is one of only four cities in the U.S. with extinct volcanoes within its boundaries. Mount Tabor Park is known for its scenic views and historic reservoirs.Forest Park is the largest wilderness park within city limits in the United States, covering more than 5,000 acres. Portland is also home to Mill Ends Park, the world's smallest park (a two-foot-diameter circle, the park's area is only about 0.3 m2. Furthermore, Portland's music scene has been named by the Guardian as one of the "most vibrant" in the United States. According to the New York Times, the dozens of karaoke bars in Portland make it not just "the capital of karaoke" in the United States, but "one of the most exciting music scenes in America.