Portland is located in the state of Oregon and is the states’ most populous city. Portland has been identified as one of the most environmentally friendly or “green” cities in the world, and is noted for its strong land-use planning and investments. Portland is known for its abundant number of microbreweries and micro distilleries, and an enthusiasm for coffee. With a climate of warm, dry summers, and mild winters, Portland is ideal for growing roses, and has earned the nickname “The City of Roses”. Multiple rose gardens can be found in Portland, specifically The International Rose Test Garden.