Rod Cruickshank, President & CEO of The Partners Group, was featured in Leader’s Edge Magazine’s business travel section touting great reasons to visit Portland, OR.



My Portland, Oregon

Roderick Cruickshank, RHU, President & CEO, The Partners Group

Vibe >> Young, hipster, weird, foodie, green, high-tech and active! We take recycling seriously. We recycle everything from bottles and plastic to paper and food scraps. We are mobile. We have streetcars and light rail, bridges and walkways where cars aren’t allowed, and a new bike sharing service, so come prepared to walk, run and bike. If you forget your athletic shoes, remember Portland is the home of Nike, Adidas and Under Armour!

Culinary scene >> Portland is definitely one of the best cities in the country for foodies. Farm-to-table is the rage, and ingredients rule the day. Creative eating abounds, and the wave is for more leading chefs to win the hearts and stomachs of locals and travelers. Our addictions are coffee, craft beer, wine and sweets! We are the home of Voodoo Donut and Salt & Straw ice cream.

Favorite restaurants >> My favorite is Park Kitchen, run by nationally ranked chef Scott Dolich. The small and large plates are fresh, local and awesome. Tilt in The Pearl District has to-die-for burgers!

Wine >> Oregon has built a great reputation for Pinot Noirs. There are tasting rooms in the city, but for the real fan, plan a day to travel, tour and taste. Thirty minutes from the city you have your pick of small, medium and large vineyards.

Stay >> For high-end, stay at The Nines, modern and urban in the heart of downtown. For charm and affordability, there’s the Hotel deLuxe. For a classic historical bent, The Benson.

To do >> Portland has many things to do! Walk the city. Run the esplanade. Visit art galleries in The Pearl District. Discover your new favorite microbrew. Shop the boutiques on NW 23rd Avenue. Eat everywhere.

Explore >> Portland has a bad rap for rain, but the truth is from July through October we are blessed with unlimited sunshine, no humidity and cool nights. You can snow ski on Mount Hood year round, go to the beach or enjoy world-class windsurfing on Hood River, all within 90 minutes.