Portland, ME Overview
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine and the county seat of Cumberland County.In 2013, the city proper had a population of 66,318, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000, while the urban area had a population of 203,914. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is home to over half a million people, more than one-third of Maine’s total population.
Tourists visit Portland’s historic Old Port district along Portland Harbor, at the mouth of the Fore River and part of Casco Bay, and the Arts District, which runs along Congress Street in the center of the city. Portland Head Light is located in nearby Cape Elizabeth and marks the entrance to Portland Harbor.
The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which aligns with the city’s motto, Resurgam, Latin for “I will rise again.” The motto refers to Portland’s recoveries from four devastating fires.The city of Portland, Oregon, was named for Portland, Maine.
Portland Public Schools is the largest school system in Maine, serving more than 7,000 students. With about 230 restaurants, Portland is believed to have the most restaurants per capita of any city in the United States.
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Portland has a humid continental climate,with cold snowy winters, and warm summers.
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The Portland Museum of Art is an art museum in Portland, Maine. Founded as the Portland Society of Art in 1882, it is located in the downtown area known as The Arts District, and is the largest and oldest public art institution in the U.S. state of Maine.
Merrill Auditorium is a 1,900-seat auditorium located in Portland, Maine, United States. Originally known as Portland City Hall Auditorium, it is located in the eastern section of Portland City Hall. Organizations such as Portland Ovations and the Portland Symphony Orchestra use the auditorium as a primary performance space.
The Eastern Promenade (Eastern Prom) is a historic promenade, 68.2 acres (27.6 ha) public park and recreation area in Portland, Maine. Construction of the Promenade began in 1836 and continued periodically until 1934. The 1.5 miles (2.4 km) park was designed by the Olmsted Brothers design firm and experienced its greatest expansion from the 1880s to the 1910s.
Casco Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Maine on the southern coast of Maine, New England, United States. Its easternmost approach is Cape Small and its westernmost approach is Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth. The city of Portland sits along its southern edge and the Port of Portland lies within.
Peaks Island is the most populous island in Casco Bay, Maine. It is part of the city of Portland and is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) from downtown. The island became a popular summer destination in the late 19th century, when it was known as the Coney Island of Maine, home to hotels, cottages, theaters, and amusement parks.
Commercial Street is a street downtown Portland, Maine. In 2008, it was named one of the 10 best streets in the United States by the American Planning Association. It was built upon old piers in the 1850s. Fill was pushed into Casco Bay to accommodate the growing railroad and warehousing needs of the port's working waterfront.
Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House or Morse-Libby Mansion, is a landmark example of American residential architecture located in downtown Portland, Maine, United States. The brownstone exterior, elaborate interior design, opulent furnishings and early technological conveniences provide a detailed portrait of lavish living in nineteenth-century America.
Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House, is a Victorian-era house museum designed in the Italianate style with important original interiors by Gustave Herter.
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Portland, Oregon Travel Guide - Must-See Attractions
http://bookinghunter.com Portland is a city located in the U.S. state of Oregon, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. Portland is Oregon's most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest region, after Seattle and Vancouver.
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Welcome to Portland - FC Bayern München (Stern des Südens)
Before every home game the fans of FC Bayern München welcome the team with a special song - The Stern des Südens (Star of the South). With this version of the song, we welcome FC Bayern München to Portland, The City of Roses. #FCBinPDX
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Portland, Oregon, is located in the Northwestern United States, where the Willamette and Columbia Rivers meet. Portland is sometime called 'Beervana', because of its large number of microbreweries. The Willemette Valley, meanwhile, is an excellent wine-growing region. At the heart of Portland is the amphitheater on Pioneer Courthouse Square.
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So here it finally is, the 100th video special! I went through my full archive of Bad Drivers in Portland 1-99 (and a couple extra for the next video which I haven't released yet) to gather up these clips, so I hope you enjoy.
Greater Portland & Casco Bay - Maine Tourism Regions
Greater Portland, a four-season destination in southern Maine, offers scenic beauty, recreational opportunities and a wealth of historic and cultural attractions. Maines metropolitan area sits right on lovely Casco Bay, a gateway to historic forts and lighthouses. Day and night, Portlands bustling waterfront is alive with activity and people: fisherman and ferries; sightseeing cruises and pleasure boats; restaurants and shops.
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Take a tour of Top 5 Travel Attractions of Portland, Oregon - part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. Hi, this is your host, Naomi. I would like to give you a tour of the top five attractions of Portland, Oregon. Number 5: Downtown.
The Portland Tram runs as a tourist attraction in Portland, Victoria, Australia. It is a diesel powered tram that was all new when first put into service, but built to old plans. Its a 'modern' antique. The tram visits several attractions in Porland along its route.
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Portland, Oregon Travel Guide Must See Attractions
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