Portland is the largest city in Oregon, in the American northwest, not far from the border with Washington State. With about two million people residing in this metropolis, Portland is considered one of the most attractive cities in the United States. In recent decades, Portland has transformed itself from an industrial city to a lively, robust metropolis that is attracting young people to the city’s relatively low cost of living, low taxes and comfortable weather. Portland offers young people a myriad of possibilities for nightlife, entertainment and dining. In 2017, Forbes Magazine ranked Portland in First Place in its ranking of best cities for career and business development. Major corporations with offices in Portland include the computer giant Intel, the Nike sports company and Boeing Aircraft and, due to its proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Portland has become a start-up incubator. Over this past year, about 48,000 new jobs have been created in Portland. Thanks to the efficient and extensive public transportation, residents of Portland enjoy fast and easy access to the employment and entertainment areas around the city. Portland has also been dubbed the most bicycle-friendly city in the United States. In 2015, Portland also won First Place in the ranking of the greenest cities in the United States, thanks to Forest Park, the largest municipal park in the United States.