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Definitions for Portland
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 song recorded by Canadian rapper Drake from his album, More Life. It features vocals from American rappers Quavo and Travis Scott. The song was sent to rhythmic crossover radio May 16, 2017, as the fourth single from the playlist. The song also appears in the video game NBA 2K18.


  1. portland

    Portland is a term primarily known for referring to two major cities in the United States: 1. Portland, Oregon: The largest city in the state of Oregon, known for its parks, bridges, cycle paths, coffee, and counterculture/alternative lifestyles. 2. Portland, Maine: The largest city in the state of Maine, known for its waterfront The Old Port, historic buildings, and Island ferry tours. The term 'Portland' can also refer to Portland cement, a type of hydraulic cement that hardens underwater, typically used in concrete production. Moreover, it can denote the Isle of Portland, a tied island in the English Channel, which is the source of the aforementioned cement's name.


  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Portland is ranked #143149 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Portland surname appeared 116 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Portland.

    89.6% or 104 total occurrences were White.

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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. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy:

    When the Portland mayor's IQ gets to 75, he oughta sell. :)

  2. The PPB statement:

    Portland Fire Rescue treated two Portland Police members injured by rocks thrown by individuals in the crowd. Both of them went to the hospital for further treatment.

  3. 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.

  4. Andrew Emmons:

    The state has allowed limited self-serve gas in rural counties since January 2018. Gas stations in counties that have populations of less than 40,000 can offer self-service gas to customers at any time. The change to the law that went into effect in 2018 impactedthe 15 least populated of Oregons 36 counties. Attendants are still required at gas stations in Oregons larger population centers of Portland, Eugene, Salem, Bendand Medford. GASOLINE HITS 99 CENTS AT KENTUCKY STATION, SELLS OUT The average price of Kentucky gas prices is $ 1.90. The price is much lower at one station. Drivers quickly took advantage of the 99 cent gas offered at London, KY station. The changes announced Saturday were already being met with criticism. Andrew Emmons, who pumps gas at a Chevron station in the Portland suburb of Sherwood, told the Oregonian it may impact public safety. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE I dont think its a good idea for Oregonians to be able to pump their own fuel. Theres a few of us designated, trained attendants who touch the pumps and were taking the proper safety precautions.

  5. 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.

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