What is Portland?

  • (noun): Freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains.
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Portland, Victoria - Community - Schools - Primary Schools
... Bundarra Primary School Portland Primary School North Portland Primary School Portland South Primary School All Saints Parish Primary School Bolwarra Primary School St Johns Lutheran Primary School ...
Tualatin Valley - History
... In 1850, the Oregon Territory created the Portland Valley Plank Road Company to build a road through the Tualatin Hills connecting Portland with Beaverton ... the building of the plank road was the decisive event that allowed Portland to surpass its rival Oregon City for supremacy as the economic hub of the territory ... increasingly suburbanized and now forms a distinct cultural area that rivals Portland itself in political and economic influence ...
Portland Aerial Tram
... The Portland Aerial Tram is an aerial tramway in Portland, Oregon, carrying commuters between the city's South Waterfront district and the main Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) campus, located in ... The tram was jointly funded by OHSU, the city of Portland, and by South Waterfront property owners, with the bulk of the funding coming from OHSU ... passengers are affiliated with OHSU, it is open to the public and operated as part of Portland's public transportation network that includes the Portland Streetcar, MAX Light Rail, and ...
Portland Harbour - History
... offered by the south coast of England, Chesil Beach and the Isle of Portland ... King Henry VIII built Portland Castle and Sandsfoot Castle to defend this anchorage ... to the south of the anchorage, made of blocks from local quarries on the Isle of Portland ...
2001 Grand Prix Of Portland
... The 2001 Grand Prix of Portland was the sixth round of the 2001 American Le Mans Series season ... It took place at Portland International Raceway, Oregon, on August 5, 2001 ...

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  • (noun): Largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state.

Famous quotes containing the word portland:

    It is said that a carpenter building a summer hotel here ... declared that one very clear day he picked out a ship coming into Portland Harbor and could distinctly see that its cargo was West Indian rum. A county historian avers that it was probably an optical delusion, the result of looking so often through a glass in common use in those days.
    —For the State of New Hampshire, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)