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Portland is a city in the Northwestern United States. As cities in the US go, it’s not been that well-known in the past but recently Portland has become more and more famous as a ‘green’ environmentally-friendly city.
Portlanders love cycling and if you are interested in organic food and healthy living, it could be an ideal place for you to study English. It’s easy to rent a bike there and explore the local scenery. Commuting to school by bike is great for your health, too.
The cycling community in Portland is huge and there are many community run groups teaching people how to maintain their own bicycles. If you are interested in learning a new skill, this could be a really fun, practical thing to do after class.
There’s the usual selection of big-name English schools in Portland along with some good independent ones. There are also lots of interesting museums including the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and many modern art galleries, too.
Portland is also famous for drinking. If you like coffee, you’ll be able to get any variety you can imagine. If you like beer, you can have fun tasting the local beers from Portland’s microbreweries.
In summary, although Portland is not one of the most famous cities in the US, it has a lot to offer for English learners. Especially if you are interested in an eco-friendly lifestyle.