Beautiful Portland

The cost of living in Portland is low, the crime rate is low, and the quality of life is high. Portland is known for its progressive attitudes and lifestyle. Portland has warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters, which makes it a very green city. In fact, Portland has many splendid parks and gardens, which is why it is called "The City of Roses".The Willamette River runs through the center of Portland, and ten bridges cross the river connecting one half of the city to the other half. The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is located on the Portland State University (PSU) campus in downtown Portland, which is a vibrant place with busy shops, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, theaters, galleries, and museums. An award-winning public transportation system connects downtown with other neighborhoods in Portland. Each neighborhood has its own unique character and offers more opportunities for shopping, dining, and fun. Wherever you go, you will find Portland is a safe city with friendly people who are happy to assist you.

Portland is surrounded by great natural beauty, which makes it easy to take day trips to the mountains or the ocean. The region is a paradise if you enjoy outdoor recreation such as hiking, cycling, rafting, windsurfing, skiing, and snowboarding. If you prefer spectator sports closer to home, Portland has large sports arenas and a professional basketball team, soccer team, and hockey team. Portland finds many occasions to celebrate with exciting festivals, concerts, and events. Portland is a stimulating and enjoyable place to study English.

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