Our son fell in love with Portland! He found peace and healing in the abundance of lush nature and hiking trails. The vibrancy of living in an urban residential neighborhood only a short streetcar ride from downtown and the University reignited his excitement for life.
—Parent of a Windhorse Client
Portland, Oregon offers a perfect harmony of metropolitan flair and natural greenery. This city has received both national and international awards for its intimate, yet thriving urban life.
Despite its geographic size, Portland’s infrastructure makes travel without a car incredible easy—there are pedestrians and cyclists aplenty. The city’s inhabitants also tend to be community-minded and forward-thinking, creating an inclusive and supportive environment for individuals from all walks of life.
Just outside of its bustling urban villages, Portland is also home to America’s Premier urban forest, which offers 5,157 acres (89 miles!) of wooded hiking trails, allowing clients the chance to experience nature without leaving the city. Just outside of the city, the greater area also offers a wealth of options for outdoor exploration, such as the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, and the Oregon Coast.
Portland is also home to numerous universities, technical schools and art institutes, allowing clients the opportunity to supplement their recovery journey with higher education.