Stay Cool & Have Fun Watching the Seasons Change
The fall season is all about change—change of seasons, change in sporting events, change in fashion and change in what we eat and drink! When autumn rolls around, many people are ready for a change and excited to take that leap from summer into fall.
There are many reasons these feelings are justified, too. Fall offers so many colorful activities and new things to do—especially here in Oregon. In fact, September through October offers the best weather of the entire year in our fine state. This kind of perfect weather means we all can finally say goodbye to our air conditioners in Portland, OR, and hello to opening our windows to some fresh, fall air!
A change in seasonal temperatures offers a brand new slate for many of us. To get your season jump-started, we’ve put together a mix of fun facts about our beloved Portland area and state. We hope these tidbits give you some great ideas to plan more September and October outings as you wave goodbye to air conditioning and hello to autumn.
5 Cool Things You Never Knew About Portland
Get that pen and paper ready and take notes, homeowners. Portland is ready for you!
1. We have some of the best fall foliage in the state.
Fall foliage near the end of October is near perfection. Take some time now to plan a late October outing or hiking day with the family. There are many wonderful parks and other places to see the amazing fall colors. You can check out Mt. Hood’s Scenic Loop, Hoyt Arboretum, the Portland Japanese Garden in Washington Park or any of the local parks and trails in Clackamas County and nearby.
2. We have the world’s smallest park.
The Guinness Book of World Records has certified that our 2.5-inch diameter Mills End Park—fitted with a very tiny tree—is the smallest park in the world.
3. We love beer.
You’ll never go thirsty in our neck of the woods—especially when it comes to beer drinking. Portland has more microbreweries per capita than any other U.S. city, which is why we’ve been happily awarded the nickname “Beer Town.”
4. Portland is the City of Roses.
For more than a century, Portland has been known as the “City of Roses.” This title dates back to World War II when Portland’s International Test Rose Garden was established as a safe place to keep roses from Europe that might have perished in the War.
5. We were almost named Boston, Oregon.
In 1845, Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove flipped a coin to determine what to name our fine city. Lovejoy wanted to name it Boston, while Pettygrove was a fan of Portland since he hailed from Portland, Maine. Pettygrove won the coin toss and the rest is history.
Attention, Locals: One Last SUPER Important Fact!
We want to share one last “bonus fact” with you. When you need superior heating or cooling assistance in your Clackamas County, Portland Metro, Happy Valley or nearby home, you can’t do better than the team at Central Air! Our team has the quality service, skills and experience you need. With over 20 years in the industry, we have yet to come across an HVAC issue we can’t fix! And right now is the perfect time to call us for a comprehensive indoor air quality audit or to cash in on our latest deals. As you prep for fall weather, we have some excellent rebates now on gas furnaces, heat pumps and even a brand new Lennox system. Call us today!