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ˈpɔrt lənd, ˈpoʊrt-Port·land

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. Portland(noun)

    largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state

Wiktionary

  1. Portland(ProperNoun)

    A city in Oregon and another in Maine, USA.

  2. Portland(ProperNoun)

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

  3. Portland(ProperNoun)

    Many other places.

  4. portland(Noun)

    The land around a port

Freebase

  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. Ken Cuccinellisaid:

    Later that night, Kelly was arrested by police and taken to jail. Police officers have frequently encountered dangerous lasers during protests across the country. ADepartment of Homeland Security report on the Portland protests mentions lasers being targeted at police or aircraft at least eight times. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Ken Cuccinellisaid that multiple federal officers weretemporarily blinded by lasers during Portland protests. Weve had a number of officers who have days-long blindness. So far theyve all kind of come back, if you will, you also get whats called flash blindness, think of it as the old Kodak cameras where youd get that blue spot and you cant quite see your entire field of vision for a period of time.

  2. Matt Walter:

    We understand that voters are different from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, while the progressive mindset is one of top-down policies, holder wants favorable Democratic districts while arguing a false holier-than-thou principle of do as I say, not as I do.

  3. The Portland Police Bureau:

    Members of the Portland Police Bureau Rapid Response Team( RRT) responded to City Hall to restore order, at least one member of RRT realized that Mr. Kelley had repeatedly directed a laser into the RRT members eyes, causing injury.

  4. Turner Sports:

    The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association today announced that in light of the Milwaukee Bucks' decision to not take the floor today for Game 5 against the Orlando Magic, today's three games — Bucks vs. Magic, Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers — have been postponed, game 5 of each series will be rescheduled.

  5. Lori Lightfoot:

    I have great concerns about that particularly given the track record in the city of Portland. I spent a lot of time yesterday talking with the mayor or Portland to get a sense of what has happened there. We don't need federal agents without any insignia taking people off the streets and holding them, I think, unlawfully. That's not what we need.

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