Portland, Oregon

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Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.wikipedia
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Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.

Oregon

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Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
Portland, with 647,805, ranks as the 26th among U.S. cities.

Multnomah County, Oregon

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Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
Its county seat, Portland, is the state's largest city.

Willamette River

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It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Flowing northward between the Oregon Coast Range and the Cascade Range, the river and its tributaries form the Willamette Valley, a basin that contains two-thirds of Oregon's population, including the state capital, Salem, and the state's largest city, Portland, which surrounds the Willamette's mouth at the Columbia.

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As of 2018, Portland had an estimated population of 653,115, making it the 25th most populated city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle.
Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived from Illinois via Portland, Oregon, on the schooner Exact at Alki Point on November 13, 1851.

Portland metropolitan area

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Approximately 2.4 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous in the United States.
The Portland metropolitan area or Greater Portland is a metropolitan area in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington centered on the principal city of Portland, Oregon.

Willamette Valley

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It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
The valley is synonymous with the cultural and political heart of Oregon, and is home to approximately 70 percent of its population including the six largest cities in the state: Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Hillsboro and Beaverton.

Portland, Maine

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Named after Portland, Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. In 1845 Overton sold his remaining half of the claim to Francis W. Pettygrove of Portland, Maine.
In turn, the city of Portland, Oregon was named after Portland, Maine.

List of United States cities by population

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As of 2018, Portland had an estimated population of 653,115, making it the 25th most populated city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle.

Multnomah people

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Before American pioneers began arriving in the 1800s, the land was inhabited for many centuries by two bands of indigenous Chinook people—the Multnomah and the Clackamas.
The Multnomah are a tribe of Chinookan people who live in the area of Portland, Oregon, in the United States.

Francis Pettygrove

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In 1845 Overton sold his remaining half of the claim to Francis W. Pettygrove of Portland, Maine.
Francis William Pettygrove (1812 – October 5, 1887) was a pioneer and one of the founders of the cities of Portland, Oregon, and Port Townsend, Washington.

The Oregonian

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At the time of its incorporation on February 8, 1851, Portland had over 800 inhabitants, a steam sawmill, a log cabin hotel, and a newspaper, the Weekly Oregonian.
The Oregonian is a daily newspaper based in Portland, Oregon, United States, owned by Advance Publications.

Asa Lovejoy

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For 25 cents, Overton agreed to share half of the 640 acre site with Asa Lovejoy of Boston.
He is best remembered as a founder of the city of Portland, Oregon.

Columbia River

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It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Between The Dalles and Portland, the river cuts through the Cascade Range, forming the dramatic Columbia River Gorge.

Tualatin Valley

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Portland's access to the Pacific Ocean via the Willamette and Columbia rivers, as well as its easy access to the agricultural Tualatin Valley via the "Great Plank Road" (the route of current-day U.S. Route 26), provided the pioneer city with an advantage over other nearby ports, and it grew very quickly.
The Tualatin Valley is a farming and suburban region southwest of Portland, Oregon in the United States.

Oregon City, Oregon

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Large numbers of pioneer settlers began arriving in the Willamette Valley in the 1830s via the Oregon Trail, though life was originally centered in nearby Oregon City.
It was the capital of the Oregon Territory from its establishment in 1848 until 1851, and rivaled Portland for early supremacy in the area.

Canyon Road

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Portland's access to the Pacific Ocean via the Willamette and Columbia rivers, as well as its easy access to the agricultural Tualatin Valley via the "Great Plank Road" (the route of current-day U.S. Route 26), provided the pioneer city with an advantage over other nearby ports, and it grew very quickly.
Canyon Road (Great Plank Road at inception ) is a road connecting Beaverton and Portland, Oregon, United States.

Pacific Northwest

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It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
The major cities of Vancouver, Portland, Seattle, and Tacoma all began as seaports supporting the logging, mining, and farming industries of the region, but have developed into major technological and industrial centers (such as the Silicon Forest), which benefit from their location on the Pacific Rim.

Vancouver, Washington

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Ship builder Henry J. Kaiser had been awarded contracts to build Liberty ships and aircraft carrier escorts, and chose sites in Portland and Vancouver, Washington, for work yards.
It is the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon.

Oregon Historical Society

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The coin used for this decision, now known as the Portland Penny, is on display in the headquarters of the Oregon Historical Society.
The society operates the Oregon History Center that includes the Oregon Historical Society Museum in downtown Portland.

Crystal Ballroom (Portland, Oregon)

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The city's Crystal Ballroom became a hub for the city's psychedelic culture, while food cooperatives and listener-funded media and radio stations were established.
Crystal Ballroom, originally built as Cotillion Hall, is a historic building in Portland, Oregon, United States.

Portland International Airport

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Another widely used nickname by local residents in everyday speech is "PDX", which is also the airport code for Portland International Airport.
It is within Portland's city limits just south of the Columbia River in Multnomah County, 6 mi by air and 12 mi by highway northeast of downtown Portland.

Nicknames of Portland, Oregon

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The city has acquired a diverse range of nicknames throughout its history, though it is most often called "Rose City" or "The City of Roses", the latter of which has been its unofficial nickname since 1888 and its official nickname since 2003.
There are several well-known and commonly used nicknames referring to Portland, Oregon.

Boring Lava Field

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Portland lies on top of an extinct volcanic field known as the Boring Lava Field, named after the nearby bedroom community of Boring.
Located 12 mi southeast of downtown Portland, the field got its name from the town of Boring, Oregon, which lies just southeast of the most dense cluster of lava vents.

William Overton (Portland founder)

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In 1843 William Overton saw potential in the new settlement but lacked the funds to file an official land claim.
In the mid-1840s he purchased the land claim, along with Asa Lovejoy, for the site which would become Portland, Oregon.