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Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest near the end of the famed Oregon Trail, in the shadow of Mt. Hood, is the city of Portland, Oregon. Nicknamed "The Rose City", Portland is home to many rose gardens and the International Rose Test Garden. With a population of just over half a million, Portland has the third largest population after Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Transit buses and MAX light rail help commuters move easily through the city. The West suburbs are connected to the downtown by the Westside Express Service while the Streetcar gets students to Portland State University and the shopping centers within the city. It is also a major destination for Amtrak's Empire Builder and Coast Starlight main lines. Many downtown residents prefer bicycles as their transportation of choice and Portland has an extensive highway system.
Portland's history takes us back to the early settlers of the 1830s when the city was known as nothing more than "The Clearing". Where two major rivers, the Willamette and the Columbia, come together, was a place for settlers to stop on their way from Fort Vancouver to Oregon City. In 1840, John Couch from Massachusetts found that the Willamette River was deep enough to make a good port for ocean going vessels. It was later named after Portland, Maine due to it being the hometown of one of its early residents. Though the mouth of the Columbia River could be treacherous at times, Portland remained the most popular port for ocean going vessels until the construction of the rail lines from Seattle to easternmost points through the Cascade Mountains.
During the 20th Century, Portland played host to the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in 1905, the public speech fights in 1913, and the International Longshoresmen West Coast strike in 1934. The end of the 20th Century saw many artists moving into Portland due to the affordable cost of housing after the burst of the dot.com bubble.
There are many things to see and do in Portland that make it a great place to visit and live. Some of these are: the Oregon Zoo, The Hoyt Arboretum, the Pittock Mansion, the international Rose Test Garden, and OMSI -- The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. For sports fans the Portland Trailblazers play basketball in the Rose Garden and the outdoor enthusiast can enjoy a day of skiing at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.
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Whether you're in the mood to browse through a mall or spend some time in a boutique, Portland has the place for you!
From American cuisine to international menus, Portland plays host to a diverse group of dining venues.
Local attractions in Portland include historic landmarks, festivals, events, and performances.
Travelers can rent a car or use public transportation. Portland has many options for your traveling needs.