Any newcomer to Portland needs to first do as Portlanders do and relax, smile and finish your cup of coffee. Portland is no megalopolis, so there is no need to panic about getting from here to there with enough time to spare for this and that. However, as each of our neighborhoods have their own flavor, it is danged helpful to know what you are looking for in your first visit. Are you looking for someplace charming and laidback? Young and hip? Rambunctious and unpredictable? Artsy and affluent? Industrial and sexy? Portland is here to serve, as is this list of its best neighborhoods and why you should stay in them.