Portland, OR Overview
Portland is located 70 miles east of the Pacific Ocean at the northern end of Oregon’s most populated region, the Willamette Valley. Downtown Portland straddles the banks of the Willamette River which flows north through the city center, separating the east and west sections of the city before veering northwest to join with the Columbia River less than 10 miles from downtown. The Columbia River serves as the natural boundary between the states of Washington and Oregon and consequently divides the city of Portland from its most populated suburb Vancouver, Washington. Portland is situated near the foothills of the Tualatin Mountains, also called the West Hills and the Southwest Hills, which pierce through the Northwest and Southwest regions of the city. Council Crest Park, the tallest point within city limits, is located in the West Hills and rises to an elevation of 1,073 feet. To the west of the Tualatin Mountains lies the Oregon Coast Range, and to the east lies the actively volcanic Cascade Range. On clear days Mt. Hood and Mt St. Helens dominate the horizon while Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier also are sometimes visible in the distance.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 145.09 square miles (375.78 km), of which, 133.43 square miles (345.58 km) is land and 11.66 square miles (30.20 km) is water.Although almost all of Portland lies within Multnomah County, small portions of the city lie within Clackamas and Washington counties with mid-2005 populations estimated at 785 and 1,455, respectively.
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According to the Köppen climate classification, Portland falls within the cool, dry-summer mild temperate zone, also referred to as cool-summer Mediterranean, because of its relatively dry summers.
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The International Rose Test Garden is a rose garden in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, United States. There are over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 550 varieties. The roses bloom from April through October with the peak coming in June, depending on the weather.
Whether you are seeking excitement or tranquility, Washington Park is the place for you and your family. With over 400 acres of trees, gardens, attractions, playgrounds and 15 miles of trails, this is an oasis of green space just minutes from downtown Portland.
Welcome to the Oregon Zoo, the wildest place in Oregon. On 64 acres in the West Hills of Portland, the zoo is a world community of animals and humans, at the forefront of animal care, conservation and wildlife education.
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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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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.
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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