The natural beauty of Portland is stunning. On a clear day, Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens dominate the horizon, while Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainer loom in the distance. Portland's setting has inspired its inhabitants to weave parks, green spaces, and a love for all-things-natural into the very design of their city and neighborhoods.
While debate still presses on whether to call themselves Portlanders or Portlandians, there is a fierce pride in being part of this city. As one blogger puts it, "Portland is the kind of city you visit for two days and then move to."
Visitors may notice a slight disdain for the mainstream in the motto of "Keep Portland Weird," but they will also find the profoundly rooted tenacity and resiliency that settled this great city its urban vitality.
Portland is a perfect setting to get out of one's usual space, disrupt a routine, and find new, invigorating paths. It is a place to rise to new growth in an ever-changing and expanding communication and media landscape. Come to Portland to get a fresh perspective on life and find new pathways in work and ministry.