See What is Hip in Portland!

Published on August 5th, 2016

Are you thinking about buying a house in the Portland, Oregon area? Or do you already live there want to take advantage of refinancing your current mortgage? Well don’t worry; vLoan has you covered in either situation. If you’re new to the area Portland has culture and nature everywhere you turn. Go on an adventure to discover it all! If you have a love of nature, bike-riding or breweries, Portland may just be the place for you to call home.

Here are some fun Portland facts you probably didn’t know!

  • With over 600 food carts throughout the city at any given time, Portland has been named home to the world’s best street food. You won’t go hungry here.
  • Portland was named by the flip of a coin. If it had landed on the other side, Portland would be known as Boston, Oregon.
  • Portland is one of three cities in the continental U.S. to have a dormant volcano within city limits. Mt. Tabor has been sleeping for at least 300,000 years, so don’t worry about it damaging your new roof or fresh landscaping.
  • Home to more than 70 breweries and counting, Portland has more microbreweries than any other city in the world.. Drink up!

Here are some things to check out that makes Portland, Portland.

Pedal Bike Tours: Historic Downtown Tour

For an affordable price, get an in-depth introduction to Portland and immerse yourself into Portland’s lively cycling culture.  During this bike tour, you’ll ride along the waterfront, viewing Old Town’s 19th- and 20th-century buildings, travel through downtown and roll through Chinatown, Pearl District and more.

Food Cart Tour of Portland

Go ahead; you know you want to have an early cheat day to make this tour happen. Take the opportunity to visit some of the best food trucks and hidden street kitchens that Portland has to offer. Don’t worry; you won’t be roaming aimlessly through the streets trying to find your favorite food truck. This tour offers a tour guide and food samples to go around so enjoy!

Mount St. Helens Excursion

Spend a day hiking, spelunking and sightseeing at Mt. St. Helens.  Learn about the famed 1980 eruption at Mount St. Helens.  During this day-long adventure, you will experience Ape Cave; explore the visitor centers in and around the Blast Zone and take in stunning views from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. And, this excursion comes with an extra perk: you get round trip transportation from your home or hotel!

If you are interested in purchasing a home in Portland, Oregon, get the process started early with a free rate quote today. Are you someone that needs help with the refinancing of your home? No problem, Contact one of our mortgage advisors today!

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