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ˈpɔrt lənd, ˈpoʊrt-Port·land

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Portlandnoun

    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

  2. Portlandnoun

    largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state


  1. Portlandnoun

    A city in Oregon and another in Maine, USA.

  2. Portlandnoun

    An "island" in Dorset, England, famous for Portland stone.

  3. Portlandnoun

    Many other places.

  4. portlandnoun

    The land around a port


  1. Portland

    Portland is a city located in the U.S. state of Oregon, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. As of the 2010 Census, it had a population of 583,776, estimated to have reached 587,865 in 2012 making it the 29th most populous city in the United States. Portland is Oregon's most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest region, after Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Approximately 2,289,800 people live in the Portland metropolitan area, the 19th most populous MSA in the United States. Portland was incorporated in 1851 near the end of the Oregon Trail and is the county seat of Multnomah County. The city has a commission-based government headed by a mayor and four other commissioners as well as Metro, a distinctive regional government. The city is noted for its superior land-use planning and investment in light rail. Because of its public transportation networks and efficient land-use planning, Portland has been referred to as one of the most environmentally friendly, or "green", cities in the world. Located in the Marine west coast climate region, Portland has a climate marked by both warm, dry summers and wet, cool-to-chilly winter days. This climate is ideal for growing roses. For more than a century, Portland has been known as the "City of Roses", with many rose gardens – most prominently the International Rose Test Garden. The city is also known for its abundant outdoor activities, liberal political values, and beer and coffee enthusiasm. Portland is home to a collection of independent microbreweries, microdistilleries and food carts that contribute to the unofficial but widely utilized slogan "Keep Portland Weird".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Portland

    1, the largest city (50) and principal seaport of Maine, stands on a peninsula in Casco Bay, 108 in. NE. of Boston by rail. It has extensive wharfs, dry-docks, and grain-elevators, engineer shops, shoe-factories, and sugar-refineries. Settled as an English colony in 1632, it was ravaged by fire in 1866. Longfellow was born here. 2, largest city (90) in Oregon, on the Willamette River, nearly 800 m. N. of San Francisco; is a handsome city, with numerous churches and schools; there are iron-foundries, mechanics' shops, canneries, and flour-mills; railway communication connects it with St. Paul and Council Bluffs, and the river being navigable for deep-sea steamers, it is a thriving port of entry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Portland in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Portland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Portland in a Sentence

  1. Ted Rossman:

    Public transit rollouts like we're seeing in New York, Chicago, and Portland will help boost awareness.

  2. Kamau Bell:

    We put up a date in Portland that's in September, and it sold out in a week, for me, that was superfast for a date to sell out. I think the special had something to do with that. Sometimes with the HBO special, even if people didn't have HBO, that sometimes legitimized you in and of itself. Netflix has now taken that spot.

  3. Vice President Pence:

    President Donald Trump and I will always support the right of Americans to peaceful protest, but rioting and looting is not peaceful protest, tearing down statues is not free speech. Those who do so will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, last week, Joe Biden didn't say one word about the violence and chaos engulfing cities across this country. Let me be clear, the violence must stop, whether in Minneapolis, Portland, or Kenosha.

  4. Jason Washington:

    Police State University . '' wife lost a husband, Police State University . '' three daughters lost a father,( and Police State University . '') granddaughter lost a grandfather, i graduated from Portland State University and I am disgusted.

  5. Laura Hammond:

    Our goal isn’t to shut Uber down. It’s really to ensure the minimum public safety requirements, we were really hoping they would be willing to work with us the same way they did with Portland.

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