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Acer macrophyllum, the bigleaf maple or Oregon maple, is a large deciduous tree in the genus Acer.
Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental reform or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society.
Adidas AG (stylized as ɑdidɑs since 1949) is a multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories.
Adventist Medical Center is a 302-bed hospital serving 900,000 residents on the east side of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area in the United States.
African-American newspapers are newspapers in the United States serving African-American communities.
Alberta Arts District is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Albina is a historical American city that was consolidated into Portland, Oregon in 1891.
Alissa Keny-Guyer (born on May 20, 1959) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives representing District 46 (parts of SE and NE Portland) since her September 27, 2011 appointment by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ben Cannon.
Alpenrose Dairy is a dairy company located in the Hayhurst neighborhood of southwest Portland, Oregon, since 1916.
An alternative newspaper is a type of newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of stylized reporting, opinionated reviews and columns, investigations into edgy topics and magazine-style feature stories highlighting local people and culture.
Amanda Fritz (born April 1958) is a retired registered psychiatric nurse and politician from the U.S. state of Oregon.
Amer Sports Oyj (formerly Amer-Yhtymä Oyj) is a Finnish headquartered sporting goods company with brands including Salomon, Wilson Sporting Goods, Atomic Skis, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto, ENVE Composites, Peak Performance and Precor.
"." Houston Business Journal.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a tax-exempt professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide.
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.
The Amtrak Cascades is a passenger train route in the Pacific Northwest, operated by Amtrak in partnership with the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
An amusement park is a park that features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes.
North American telephone area codes 503 and 971 serve the northwestern region of Oregon, including the Portland, Salem, and Astoria metropolitan areas.
The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, opened as the Portland Publix Theater before becoming the Paramount Theatre after 1930, is a historic theater building and performing arts center in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners.
The Art Institute of Portland is a nonprofit applied arts college in Portland, Oregon, United States, that offers programs in visual design (design and media management, graphic and web design), interior and product design (interior design, industrial design), animation and effects (media arts and animation, visual effects and motion graphics), film and production (digital filmmaking and video production, digital photography), and gaming and technology (game art and design, visual and game programming).
An art museum or art gallery is a building or space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art.
Artists Repertory Theatre (Artists Rep) is a professional non-profit theatre located in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Asa Lawrence Lovejoy (March 14, 1808 – September 10, 1882) was an American pioneer and politician in the region that would become the U.S. state of Oregon.
Ashkelon (also spelled Ashqelon and Ascalon; help; عَسْقَلَان) is a coastal city in the Southern District of Israel on the Mediterranean coast, south of Tel Aviv, and north of the border with the Gaza Strip.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
Astoria is a port city and the seat of Clatsop County, Oregon, United States.
An auditor is a person or a firm appointed by a company to execute an audit.
Avalon Theatre, established as the Sunnyside Theatre in 1912, is the oldest operating movie theater in Portland, Oregon, and is believed to be the state's oldest theater and the first with more than one screen.
Babes in Toyland is an American punk rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1987.
The Bagdad Theatre is a movie theater in the Hawthorne District of Portland, Oregon, United States.
Baptists are Christians distinguished by baptizing professing believers only (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and doing so by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling).
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
Beaverton is a city in Washington County, in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The Belmont Area is a retail and residential district running along SE Belmont St.
Bend is a city in, and the county seat of, Deschutes County, Oregon, United States.
Benson Polytechnic High School is a technical public high school in the Portland Public Schools district.
Benton County is a county in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Bicycle-friendly policies and practices help some people feel more comfortable about traveling by bicycle with other traffic.
A bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle system, or bike-share scheme, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis for a price or free.
Biketown (stylized as BIKETOWN), also known as Biketown PDX, is a bicycle-sharing system in Portland, Oregon, that began operation on July 19, 2016.
Blitzen Trapper is a Portland, Oregon-based experimental country/folk/rock band associated with Sub Pop Records, Vagrant Records and Lojinx.
Boise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, and is the county seat of Ada County.
Bologna (Bulåggna; Bononia) is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy.
BoltBus is an intercity bus common carrier that operates low cost, non-stop and limited-stop, premium level routes in the northeast and western United States and British Columbia, Canada.
The Boring Lava Field is an extinct Plio-Pleistocene volcanic field zone with at least 32 cinder cones and small shield volcanoes lying within a radius of 13 miles (21 km) of Kelly Butte, which is approximately 4 miles (6 km) east of downtown Portland, Oregon, in the United States.
Boring is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States.
A crime boss, crime lord, mob boss, kingpin, or Don, is a person in charge of a criminal organization.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
BridgePort Brewing Company is a brewery in Portland, Oregon, in the United States.
The Broadway Bridge is a Rall-type bascule bridge spanning the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, United States, built in 1913.
Brooklyn is a mostly residential neighborhood in southeast Portland, Oregon.
A brothel or bordello is a place where people engage in sexual activity with prostitutes, who are sometimes referred to as sex workers.
The Burnside Bridge is a 1926-built bascule bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, United States, carrying Burnside Street.
Burnside Skatepark is a skatepark located in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Burnside Street is a major thoroughfare of Portland, in the U.S. state of Oregon, and one of a few east–west streets that run uninterrupted on both sides of the Willamette River.
A business cluster is a geographic concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field.
A business incubator is a company that helps new and startup companies to develop by providing services such as management training or office space.
The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California.
Cambodian Americans (ជនជាតិខ្មែរអាមេរិកាំង) are Americans of Khmer descent.
Canyon Road (Great Plank Road at inception) is a road connecting Beaverton and Portland, Oregon, United States.
car2go is a German car rental company.
Carsharing or car sharing (AU, NZ, CA, & US) or car clubs (UK) is a model of car rental where people rent cars for short periods of time, often by the hour.
Cascade College was a private, four-year, liberal arts college associated with the Churches of Christ.
The Cascade Range or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California.
The Cascadia subduction zone (also referred to as the Cascadia fault) is a convergent plate boundary that stretches from northern Vancouver Island to Northern California.
Cathedral Park is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
CBS MoneyWatch, a division of CBS News and property of CBS Interactive, is a personal finance website that provides advice on retirement, investing, money, work and real estate.
Central Catholic High School is a college prep school located in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Central Oregon is a geographic region in the U.S. state of Oregon and is traditionally considered to be made up of Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties.
Central Washington is a region of the U.S. state of Washington between the western and eastern parts of the state extending from the border with the Canadian province of British Columbia in the north to the border with the U.S. state of Oregon in the south.
In the United States, a charter city is a city in which the governing system is defined by the city's own charter document rather than by general law.
Child prostitution is prostitution involving a child, and it is a form of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Chinese Americans, which includes American-born Chinese, are Americans who have full or partial Chinese ancestry.
Chinookan peoples include several groups of indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest in the United States who speak the Chinookan languages.
William "Chip" Shields (born 1967) is a Democratic former member of the Oregon State Senate from appointment in September 2009 until 2017.
Chloe Eudaly (born 1969/70) is a bookstore owner and politician from the U.S. state of Oregon.
Charles Michael Palahniuk (born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as "transgressional" fiction.
Cinema 21 is a movie theater in the Northwest District of Portland, Oregon, United States.
City commission government is a form of local government in the United States.
Civil liberties or personal freedoms are personal guarantees and freedoms that the government cannot abridge, either by law or by judicial interpretation, without due process.
Clackamas County is a county in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The Clackamas Indians are a tribe of Native Americans of the U.S. state of Oregon who traditionally lived along the Clackamas River in the Willamette Valley.
Clark County is a county in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Washington, and the southernmost county in Washington.
Cleveland High School is a public high school in inner southeast Portland, Oregon, United States.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
The Coast Starlight is a passenger train operated by Amtrak on the West Coast of the United States.
Coffee culture describes a social atmosphere or series of associated social behaviors that depends heavily upon coffee, particularly as a social lubricant.
Coin flipping, coin tossing, or heads or tails is the practice of throwing a coin in the air and checking which side is showing when it lands to choose between two alternatives, sometimes to resolve a dispute between two parties.
The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
Columbia Sportswear Company is an American company that manufactures and distributes outerwear, sportswear, and footwear.
A combined statistical area (CSA) is composed of adjacent metropolitan (MSA) and micropolitan statistical areas (µSA) in the United States and Puerto Rico that can demonstrate economic or social linkage.
A commuter town is a town whose residents normally work elsewhere but in which they live, eat and sleep.
Concordia University is a private, nonprofit, Lutheran liberal arts university in Portland, Oregon in the United States.
Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach, and leisure/entertainment destination of Long Island on the Coney Island Channel, which is part of the Lower Bay in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.
In geography, a confluence (also: conflux) occurs where two or more flowing bodies of water join together to form a single channel.
The Congregation of Holy Cross or Congregatio a Sancta Cruce (C.S.C.) is a Catholic congregation of priests and brothers founded in 1837 by Blessed Basil Moreau, in Le Mans, France.
A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress.
The Oregon Constitution is the governing document of the U.S. state of Oregon, originally enacted in 1857.
A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op, or coop) is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise".
Corvallis is a city in central western Oregon, United States.
Council Crest Park is a city park in southwest Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.
A counterculture (also written counter-culture) is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores.
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish.
Courtney Michelle Love (née Harrison; born July 9, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist.
The Cyclocross Crusade, currently in its 25th season, is a cyclo-cross race series based in Portland, Oregon held over an eight-week period during the months of October and November.
Crystal Ballroom, originally built as Cotillion Hall, is a historic building in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a botanical garden located between Reed College and the Eastmoreland Golf Course in southeastern Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Bicycle use in Portland, Oregon has been growing rapidly, having nearly tripled since 2001; for example, bicycle traffic on four of the Willamette River bridges has increased from 2,855 before 1992 to over 16,000 in 2008, partly due to improved facilities.
Cyclocross (sometimes cyclo-cross, CX, cyclo-X or cross) is a form of bicycle racing.
The Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) is a U.S. newspaper published Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Portland, Oregon.
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, formerly Freightliner Corporation, is an automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Daimler AG.
Dan Saltzman (born 1953/54) is an elected commissioner serving on the City Council of Portland in Portland, Oregon.
David Douglas High School (DDHS) is a public high school in Portland, Oregon, United States.
De La Salle North High School is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Dead Moon was an American punk rock band from 1987 to 2006, formed in Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
Densho is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, which collects video oral histories and documents regarding Japanese American internment in the United States during World War II.
A destination marketing organization (DMO) or convention and visitors bureau (CVB) is an organization that promotes a town, city, region, or country in order to increase the number of visitors.
Diamond Head is a volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Ookinaahu and known to Hawaiians as Lēahi, most likely from lae 'browridge, promontory' plus ahi 'tuna' because the shape of the ridgeline resembles the shape of a tuna's dorsal fin.
Diane M. Rosenbaum (born 1949) is an American politician in the US state of Oregon who is the current Majority Leader of the Oregon State Senate.
Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine (particularly Cantonese but also other varieties) prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.
Dorset (archaically: Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast.
Pseudotsuga menziesii, commonly known as Douglas fir, Douglas-fir and Oregon pine, is an evergreen conifer species native to western North America.
Downtown Portland, the city center of Portland, Oregon, United States, is located on the west bank of the Willamette River.
Earl Blumenauer (born August 16, 1948) is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 1996.
An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.
The East Bank fault is one of three large faults that runs underneath Portland, Oregon.
East Portland was a city in the U.S. state of Oregon that was consolidated into Portland in 1891.
The Eastern religions are the religions originating in East, South and Southeast Asia and thus having dissimilarities with Western religions.
Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
The Empire Builder is an Amtrak long-distance passenger train that operates daily between Chicago andvia two sections west of SpokaneSeattle and Portland. Introduced in 1929, it was the flagship passenger train of the Great Northern Railway and its successor, the Burlington Northern, and was retained by Amtrak when it took over intercity rail service in 1971. The end-to-end travel time of the route is 45–46 hours for an average speed of about, though the train travels as fast as over the majority of the route. It is Amtrak's busiest long-distance route.
Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy, ideology, and social movement regarding concerns for environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the impact of changes to the environment on humans, animals, plants and non-living matter.
Environmentally friendly or environment-friendly, (also referred to as eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green) are sustainability and marketing terms referring to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies that claim reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment.
The Eocene Epoch, lasting from, is a major division of the geologic timescale and the second epoch of the Paleogene Period in the Cenozoic Era.
Erotic massage or sensuous massage is the use of massage techniques by a person on another person's erogenous zones to achieve or enhance their sexual excitation or arousal and to achieve orgasm.
ESCO Corporation is a manufacturer of engineered metal wearparts and components for industrial applications – including mining and construction.
Esperanza Emily Spalding (born October 18, 1984) is an American jazz bassist and singer.
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Evangelicalism, evangelical Christianity, or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide, crossdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity which maintains the belief that the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.
Everclear is an American rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1991.
An excursion train is a chartered train run for a special event or purpose.
Fareless Square was an area within central Portland, Oregon, where all rides on TriMet buses and light rail and the Portland Streetcar were free.
Farm-to-table (or farm-to-fork, and in some cases farm-to-school) is a social movement which promotes serving local food at restaurants and school cafeterias, preferably through direct acquisition from the producer (which might be a winery, brewery, ranch, fishery, or other type of food producer which is not strictly a "farm").
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States federal government for use in computer systems by non-military government agencies and government contractors.
Filipino Americans (Mga Pilipinong Amerikano) are Americans of Filipino descent.
In economics, any commodity which is produced and subsequently consumed by the consumer, to satisfy his current wants or needs, is a consumer good or final good.
A first language, native language or mother/father/parent tongue (also known as arterial language or L1) is a language that a person has been exposed to from birth or within the critical period.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l'Alimentazione e l'Agricoltura) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
Forest Park is a public municipal park in the Tualatin Mountains west of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States.
Fort Vancouver was a 19th-century fur trading post that was the headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, located in the Pacific Northwest.
The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 of the largest United States corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years.
Francis William Pettygrove (1812 – October 5, 1887) was a pioneer and one of the founders of the cities of Portland, Oregon, and Port Townsend, Washington.
Fred Meyer, Inc., is a chain of hypermarket superstores founded in 1922 in Portland, Oregon, by Fred G. Meyer.
The Fremont Bridge is a steel tied-arch bridge over the Willamette River located in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Frommer's is a travel guidebook series created by Arthur Frommer.
Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon is a travelogue by novelist Chuck Palahniuk.
Galen Rupp (born May 8, 1986) is an American long-distance runner.
Gentrification is a process of renovation of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by means of the influx of more affluent residents.
In 2017, Portland, Oregon was named the fourth fastest gentrifying city in the United States by Realtor.com.
The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories.
Getaround is an online car sharing or peer-to-peer carsharing service that allows drivers to rent cars from private car owners, and owners to rent out their cars for payment.
The Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge, or I-205 bridge, is a segmental bridge that spans the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon.
Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic or neo-Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England.
Government Island is a island in the Columbia River north of Portland, in Multnomah County, in the U.S. state of Oregon.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
President Ulysses S. Grant High School (colloquially Grant High School) is a public high school in the Grant Park neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Great Fire of 1873 was a major fire which swept through the downtown of Portland, Oregon on August 2, 1873, destroying twenty-two blocks on the west side of the Willamette River, including along Yamhill and Morrison Streets.
Gresham is a city located in Multnomah County, Oregon, in the United States, immediately east of Portland.
Greyhound Lines, Inc., usually shortened to Greyhound, is an intercity bus common carrier serving over 3,800 destinations across North America.
Grimm is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series created by Stephen Carpenter and Jim Kouf & David Greenwalt and produced by Universal Television for NBC.
Grist (originally Grist Magazine; also referred to as Grist.org) is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999.
Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality of Guadalajara.
Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. (born July 24, 1952) is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and more mainstream filmmaker.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction.
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company is a brewery in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Harbor Drive is a short roadway in Portland, Oregon, functioning mainly as a ramp to/from Interstate 5.
A hardiness zone is a geographic area defined to encompass a certain range of climatic conditions relevant to plant growth and survival.
The Hawthorne Bridge is a truss bridge with a vertical lift that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, joining Hawthorne Boulevard and Madison Street.
The Hawthorne District in Portland, Oregon, is an area of Southeast Portland on SE Hawthorne Blvd.
A heat wave is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries.
Henry John Kaiser (May 9, 1882 – August 24, 1967) was an American industrialist who became known as the father of modern American shipbuilding.
Henry Lewis Pittock (March 1, 1835 – January 28, 1919) was an Oregon (U.S.) pioneer, newspaper editor, publisher, and wood and paper magnate.
Hi-Tec Sports, trading as Hi-Tec, is a privately held producer and distributor of sportswear and accessories, headquartered in the Netherlands.
Hillsboro is the fifth-largest city in the State of Oregon and is the county seat of Washington County.
A hippie (sometimes spelled hippy) is a member of a counterculture, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.
Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos) are people in the United States who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and Spain.
Hmong Americans are Americans of Hmong or Miao descent from China, Southeast Asia, most notably from Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.
Hole was an American alternative rock band formed by singer and guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson in Los Angeles, California in 1989.
The Hollywood District (originally Hollyrood, after the Scottish Holyrood) is a neighborhood of northeast Portland, Oregon, United States renamed for its historic 1920s-era Hollywood Theatre.
The Hollywood Theatre is a historic movie theater in northeast Portland, Oregon, owned by a non-profit organization.
Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaiokinai.
The annual Hood To Coast Relay is an overnight, long-distance relay race held in the U.S. state of Oregon, annually in late August, traditionally on the Friday and Saturday before the Labor Day weekend.
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.
The Hoyt Arboretum is located atop a ridge in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, United States.
An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.
IFC (formerly known as the Independent Film Channel) is an American cable and satellite television channel that is owned by AMC Networks.
The Independent Media Center (also known as Indymedia or IMC) is a far-left open publishing network of journalist collectives that report on political and social issues.
Intel Corporation (stylized as intel) is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is a labor union which primarily represents dock workers on the West Coast of the United States, Hawaii and Alaska, and in British Columbia, Canada.
The International Rose Test Garden is a rose garden in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Internment is the imprisonment of people, commonly in large groups, without charges or intent to file charges, and thus no trial.
Interstate 205 (I-205) is a loop route that serves the Portland—Vancouver metropolitan area in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington.
Interstate 405 (I-405, also known as the Stadium Freeway No. 61) is a short Interstate Highway in Portland, Oregon.
Interstate 5 (I-5) in the U.S. state of Oregon is a major Interstate Highway that traverses the state from north to south.
Interstate 84 (I-84) in the U.S. state of Oregon is a major Interstate Highway that traverses the state from west to east.
The Interstate Bridge (also Columbia River Interstate Bridge, I-5 Bridge, Portland-Vancouver Interstate Bridge, Vancouver-Portland Bridge) is a pair of nearly identical steel vertical-lift, "Parker type" through-truss bridges that carry Interstate 5 traffic over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon in the United States.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, is a network of controlled-access highways that forms part of the National Highway System in the United States.
The Isle of Portland is a limestone tied island, long by wide, in the English Channel.
Jackie Dingfelder is a Democratic politician in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Andrew Jackson High School was a public high school in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Jackson Volcano is an extinct volcano beneath the city of Jackson, Mississippi, under the Mississippi Coliseum.
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi.
are Americans who are fully or partially of Japanese descent, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
are traditional gardens whose designs are accompanied by Japanese aesthetic and philosophical ideas, avoid artificial ornamentation, and highlight the natural landscape.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jeffrey Alan Merkley (born October 24, 1956) is an American politician and is the current junior United States Senator from Oregon, having served since January 3, 2009.
Thomas Jefferson High School (colloquially, Jefferson High School) is a public high school in Portland, Oregon, United States, founded in 1908.
Jefferson Smith (born June 29, 1973) is an American entrepreneur, radio personality, and politician in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Jesuit High School is a Catholic high school in Beaverton outside Portland, Oregon, United States, in the Archdiocese of Portland.
Jiangsu, formerly romanized as Kiangsu, is an eastern-central coastal province of the People's Republic of China.
James Butler Elkins (1901–1968) was a crime boss in Portland, Oregon in the mid-20th century.
John Charles Olmsted (1852–1920), the nephew and adopted son of Frederick Law Olmsted, was an American landscape architect.
John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, a seat he was first elected to in 1986.
A Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is a partnership between various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as private organizations, that are charged with taking action against terrorism which includes the investigation of crimes such as wire fraud and identity theft.
Jules Lancaster Kopel Bailey (born November 8, 1979) is an American politician and economist in Portland, Oregon.
Just Out was an LGBTQ publication in Portland, Oregon founded in 1983 by Jay Brown and Renee LaChance.
Kaohsiung City (Hokkien POJ: Ko-hiông; Hakka: Kô-hiùng; old names: Takao, Takow, Takau) is a special municipality located in southern-western Taiwan and facing the Taiwan Strait.
Katherine Lynne "Kat" Bjelland (born December 9, 1963) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
KEEN is an American footwear and accessories manufacturing company based in Portland, Oregon.
"Keep Portland Weird" is a popular slogan that appears on bumper stickers, signs, and public buildings throughout Portland, Oregon and its surrounding metro area.
Keller Fountain Park is a city park in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Kerns is a neighborhood in the inner Northeast and Southeast sections of Portland, Oregon.
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King is a neighborhood in the northeast section of Portland, Oregon, United States.
KOIN, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 40), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Portland, Oregon, United States.
Korean Americans (Hangul: 한국계 미국인, Hanja: 韓國系美國人, Hangukgye Migukin) are Americans of Korean heritage or descent, mostly from South Korea, and with a very small minority from North Korea, China, Japan and Post-Soviet states.
Kota Kinabalu (Jawi), formerly known as Jesselton, is the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia and the capital of the Kota Kinabalu District.
The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or simply the Klan, refers to three distinct secret movements at different points in time in the history of the United States.
Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
Walter Kurt Schrader (born October 19, 1951) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for since 2009.
La Salle Catholic College Preparatory is a private co-ed Roman Catholic College Preparatory School in Milwaukie, Oregon, near Portland.
LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. is an American company based in Portland, Oregon.
Ladd's Addition is an inner southeast historic district of Portland, Oregon, United States.
Laika Entertainment, LLC, or simply Laika, is an American stop-motion animation studio specializing in feature films, commercial content for all media, music videos and short films.
Lake Missoula was a prehistoric proglacial lake in western Montana that existed periodically at the end of the last ice age between 15,000 and 13,000 years ago.
Lan Su Chinese Garden, formerly the Portland Classical Chinese Garden and titled the Garden of Awakening Orchids, is a walled Chinese garden enclosing a full city block, roughly in the Chinatown area of the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States.
Land use involves the management and modification of natural environment or wilderness into built environment such as settlements and semi-natural habitats such as arable fields, pastures, and managed woods.
Land-use forecasting undertakes to project the distribution and intensity of trip generating activities in the urban area.
In urban planning, land-use planning seeks to order and regulate land use in an efficient and ethical way, thus preventing land-use conflicts.
Laotian Americans are Americans of Lao descent.
A lap dance (or contact dance) is a type of erotic dance performance offered in some strip clubs in which the dancer typically has body contact with a seated patron.
The Latter Day Saint movement (also called the LDS movement, LDS restorationist movement, or Smith–Rigdon movement) is the collection of independent church groups that trace their origins to a Christian primitivist movement founded by Joseph Smith in the late 1820s.
Laurelhurst Theater is a movie theater located in the Kerns neighborhood in northeast Portland, Oregon.
Leach Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in outer southeast Portland, Oregon, near S.E. 122nd Avenue and Foster Road.
The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) is a non-profit membership organization which promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation through advocacy and education.
The Legacy Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, is one of the few private, non-profit centers for ophthalmological care, research, and training in the United States.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is a hospital located in Portland, Oregon, United States, founded in 1912.
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, commonly known informally as Good Samaritan Hospital or Good Sam, is a 539-bed teaching hospital located in northwest Portland, Oregon, United States.
Legacy Health is a non-profit hospital system located in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Leverage is an American television drama series, which aired on TNT from December 7, 2008, to December 25, 2012.
Lew Frederick (born December 1951) is an American Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oregon, currently representing District 22 in the Oregon Legislature.
Lewis & Clark College is a private liberal arts college in the northwest United States, located in Portland, Oregon.
The Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College (also known as Lewis & Clark Law School), is an American Bar Association-approved private law school in Portland, Oregon.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition from May 1804 to September 1806, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the United States.
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
Laws affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people vary greatly by country or territory; everything from the legal recognition of same-sex marriage to the death penalty as punishment for same-sex romantic/sexual activity or identity.
Li-Ning Company Limited is a Chinese company which makes athletic shoes and sporting goods.
A liberal arts college is a college with an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences.
Liberty ships were a class of cargo ship built in the United States during World War II.
Life was an American magazine that ran regularly from 1883 to 1972 and again from 1978 to 2000.
Light rail, light rail transit (LRT), or fast tram is a form of urban rail transport using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.
Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs typically during a thunderstorm.
Lincoln High School is a public high school located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States.
A lineal descendant, in legal usage, is a blood relative in the direct line of descent – the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc.
Linfield College is an American private institution of higher learning located in McMinnville, Oregon.
This is a list of airports in Oregon (a U.S. state), grouped by type and sorted by location.
Oregon is a state located in the Western United States.
The following is a list of 36 counties in the U.S. state of Oregon.
This list of films shot in the U.S. state of Oregon are listed first by region, and then chronologically.
This article lists the individuals who have served as Governor of Oregon from the establishment of the Provisional Government between 1841 and 1843 to the present day.
The following is a partial list of hospitals in Portland, Oregon, United States.
The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has defined 383 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for the United States and seven for Puerto Rico.
This is a list of state parks and other facilities managed by the State Parks and Recreation Department of the U.S. state of Oregon.
The city of Portland, Oregon, has more than of public parks and other natural areas, including one of the largest municipal parks in the United States, Forest Park.
Portland is a port city in the U.S. state of Oregon located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.
The Reed College campus includes academic buildings, dormitories and houses, administration and service buildings, student centers and other buildings.
This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.
The following is a list of sports venues in Portland, Oregon, specifically the metro area, that are currently in operation or defunct.
The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places of the United States.
This is a list of urban areas in the United States as defined by the United States Census Bureau, ordered according to their 2010 census populations.
The Lloyd District is a primarily commercial neighborhood in the North and Northeast sections of Portland, Oregon.
A log cabin is a dwelling constructed of logs, especially a less finished or architecturally sophisticated structure.
The Loop Service is a circular Portland Streetcar line that connects downtown Portland, Oregon, to the Central Eastside via two crossings of the Willamette River: the Broadway Bridge to the north and the Tilikum Crossing to the south.
"Louie Louie" is an American rhythm and blues song written by Richard Berry in 1955 and best known for the 1963 hit version by The Kingsmen.
Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States.
Lowell High School is an elite, co-educational, public magnet school in San Francisco, California with approximately 2,600 students.
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483–1546), a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.
President James Madison High School (colloquially Madison High School) is one of nine comprehensive public high schools in the Portland Public Schools in the city of Portland, Oregon, United States.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.) is a master's degree in business administration (management).
MAX Light Rail, or Metropolitan Area Express, is a light rail system consisting of five separate lines (Blue, Green, Orange, Red, and Yellow lines) serving 97 stations in the Portland metropolitan area in Oregon.
The MAX Orange Line, also known as the Portland–Milwaukie Light Rail Project, is a light rail line in the Metropolitan Area Express light rail system of TriMet in Portland, Oregon.
McMenamins is a family-owned chain of brewpubs, breweries, music venues, historic hotels, and theater pubs in the Pacific Northwest.
A Mediterranean climate or dry summer climate is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers.
Men's Journal is a monthly men's lifestyle magazine focused on outdoor recreation and comprising editorials on the outdoors, environmental issues, health and fitness, style and fashion, and gear.
Mercer is the world's largest human resources consulting firm.
Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark.
Merrell is an American footwear company founded by Clark Matis, Randy Merrell, and John Schweizer in 1981 as a maker of high-performance hiking boots.
Metro is the regional government for the Oregon portion of the Portland metropolitan area.
A metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is a federally mandated and federally funded transportation policy-making organization in the United States that is made up of representatives from local government and governmental transportation authorities.
In the United States, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is a geographical region with a relatively high population density at its core and close economic ties throughout the area.
Michael E. Dembrow (born c. 1951) is an American Democratic politician from the US state of Oregon, currently representing District 23 (which contains northeastern Portland, Maywood Park and Parkrose) in the Oregon Senate.
A microbrewery or craft brewery is a brewery that produces small amounts of beer (or sometimes root beer), typically much smaller than large-scale corporate breweries, and is independently owned.
Mill Ends Park (sometimes mistakenly called Mill's End Park) is a tiny urban park located in the median strip of SW Naito Parkway, approaching esplanade along the Willamette River near SW Taylor Street in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States.
Milwaukie is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States.
Miracle Theatre, sometimes known by the Spanish translation of its name Teatro Milagro, is the only Hispanic theater production company in the Pacific Northwest.
The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.
Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.
MLS Cup 2015 was the 20th edition of MLS Cup, the championship game of Major League Soccer (MLS).
Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama "Mo" Farah, (Maxamed Mukhtaar Jaamac Faarax; born 23 March 1983) is the United Kingdom's most successful distance runner.
The Modern Language Association of America, often referred to as the Modern Language Association (MLA), is the principal professional association in the United States for scholars of language and literature.
Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States.
The Morrison Bridge is a bascule bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon.
Mortgage discrimination or mortgage lending discrimination is the practice of banks, governments or other lending institutions denying loans to one or more groups of people primarily on the basis of race, ethnic origin, sex or religion.
The world's most liveable cities is an informal name given to any list of cities as they rank on an annual survey of living conditions.
Motivate (formerly Alta Bicycle Share and also known as Motivate International Inc.) is a company based in New York City that operates bicycle sharing systems in the United States.
Mount Adams, known by some Native American tribes as Pahto or Klickitat, is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range.
Mount Calvary Cemetery in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon, United States is a private cemetery owned and maintained by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.
Mount Hood, called Wy'east by the Multnomah tribe, is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon.
Mount Rainier (pronounced) is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington.
Mount Tabor is an extinct or dormant volcanic vent, the city park on the volcano, and the neighborhood of Southeast Portland, Oregon that surrounds it.
Mount Tabor is the name of a volcanic cinder cone, the city park on the volcano, and the neighborhood of Southeast Portland that surrounds it, all in the U.S. state of Oregon.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Multnomah County is one of 36 counties in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The Multnomah are a tribe of Chinookan people who live in the area of Portland, Oregon, in the United States.
Multnomah University (MU) is a non-denominational Christian university in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Mulugeta Seraw (October 21, 1960 – November 13, 1988) was an Ethiopian student who went to the United States to attend college.
A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs.
Mutare (known as Umtali until 1983) is the fourth largest city in Zimbabwe, with an urban population of approximately 188,243 and rural population of approximately 260,567.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.
The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) is a school of naturopathic medicine and Classical Chinese medicine located in Portland, Oregon, United States.
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is a professional women's soccer league, run by the United States Soccer Federation.
Native American civil rights are the civil rights of Native Americans in the United States.
A neighborhood association (NA) is a group of residents or property owners who advocate for or organize activities within a neighborhood.
There are five sections of Portland, Oregon and 95 officially recognized neighborhoods, each of which is represented by a volunteer-based neighborhood association.
Neil Edward Goldschmidt (born June 16, 1940) is a Jewish-American businessman and Democratic politician from the state of Oregon who held local, state and federal offices over three decades.
New England is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
New Seasons Market or New Seasons is a chain of privately owned, high-end grocery stores operating in the Portland Metro area of Oregon.
Nicholas "Nick" Fish (born September 1958) is an elected official in Portland, Oregon.
There are several well-known and commonly used nicknames referring to Portland, Oregon.
Nike's Oregon Project is a group created by the athletic shoe company Nike in 2001 to promote American long-distance running.
Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
Nonpartisanism is a lack of affiliation with, and a lack of bias toward, a political party.
A non-profit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity or non-profit institution, is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view.
The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a telephone numbering plan that encompasses 25 distinct regions in twenty countries primarily in North America, including the Caribbean and the U.S. territories.
The North Park Blocks form a city park in downtown Portland, Oregon, in the United States.
North Tabor Neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, United States, is on the east side of the Willamette River on the northern slope of Mount Tabor.
The Northwest District is a densely populated retail and residential neighborhood in the northwest section of Portland, Oregon.
The Northwest Film Center (NWFC) is a regional media arts resource and service organization based in Portland, Oregon, United States that was founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of film.
Nowhere Man is an American television series that aired from 1995 to 1996 starring Bruce Greenwood.
National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
Oaks Park is a small amusement park located south of downtown Portland, Oregon, U.S., near the Sellwood Bridge.
Old Town Chinatown is the official Chinatown of the Northwest section of Portland, Oregon.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 American comedy-drama film directed by Miloš Forman, based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.
Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is a ballet company in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Ballot Measure 36 was a 2004 initiative in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association is a bicycle racing organization based in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) is a four day craft beer festival held annually since 1988 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Oregon City is the county seat of Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, located on the Willamette River near the southern limits of the Portland metropolitan area.
The Oregon Coast Range, often called simply the Coast Range and sometimes the Pacific Coast Range, is a mountain range, in the Pacific Coast Ranges physiographic region, in the U.S. state of Oregon along the Pacific Ocean.
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), located in Portland, Oregon, United States, offers master's and postgraduate doctoral degrees in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
The Oregon Convention Center is a convention center in Portland, Oregon.
Oregon Culinary Institute (OCI) is a privately owned, for-profit, accredited trade school located in Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Oregon Ducks are the athletic teams that represent the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a public university in Oregon with a main campus, including two hospitals, in Portland.
The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) is an organization that encourages and promotes the study and understanding of the history of the Oregon Country, within the broader context of U.S. history.
The Oregon Historical Society Museum is a history museum housed at the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Oregon House of Representatives is the lower house of the Oregon Legislative Assembly.
The Oregon Legislative Assembly is the state legislature for the U.S. state of Oregon.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a science and technology museum in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Oregon Pacific Railroad is a short-line railroad operating two disconnected routes: one in southeast Portland, Oregon, and the former Southern Pacific Molalla Branch between Canby and Liberal, Oregon.
The Oregon Rail Heritage Center (ORHC) is a railway museum in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation (ORHF) is a registered non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Oregon State Beavers are the athletic teams that represent Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
The Oregon State Senate is the upper house of the statewide legislature for the US state of Oregon.
Oregon State University (OSU) is an international, public research university in the northwest United States, located in Corvallis, Oregon.
Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. (OSM) is a subsidiary of the Russia steel producer Evraz Group S.A. and has operations in Portland, Oregon, United States, and also with facilities in Colorado and Alberta.
The Oregon Supreme Court (OSC) is the highest state court in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The Oregon Symphony is an American orchestra based in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregon Trail is a historic East–West, large-wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail in the United States that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon.
The Oregon Zoo, formerly the Washington Park Zoo, is a zoo located in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon, approximately southwest of downtown Portland.
Oregon's 1st congressional district consists of the northwest corner of Oregon.
Oregon's 3rd congressional district covers most of Multnomah County, including Gresham, Troutdale, and most of Portland (parts of northwest and southwest Portland lie in the 1st and 5th districts).
Oregon's 5th congressional district represents Oregon's central coast through Salem, north to the southern Portland suburbs, and east to the summit of Mount Hood.
Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit.
The Pacific Northwest (PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range on the east.
The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is a private fine arts and design college in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The Pacific Time Zone (PT) is a time zone encompassing parts of western Canada, the western United States, and western Mexico.
The Pamplin Media Group (PMG) is a media conglomerate owned by Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. and operating primarily in the Portland metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Paul Revere & the Raiders is an American rock band that saw considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s.
PDX may refer to.
The Pearl District is an area of Portland, Oregon, formerly occupied by warehouses, light industry and railroad classification yards and now noted for its art galleries, upscale businesses and residences.
Peninsula Park is a public park in the Piedmont neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.
Pentecostalism or Classical Pentecostalism is a renewal movement"Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals",.
Phở or pho is a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily made with either beef (phở bò) or chicken (phở gà).
Pilot Butte is a lava dome that was created from an extinct volcano located in Bend, Oregon.
Pink Martini is a musical group that was formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon.
The Pittock Mansion is a French Renaissance-style château in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon, USA.
A planetarium (plural planetaria or planetariums) is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation.
A political system is a system of politics and government.
Popular Science (also known as PopSci) is an American quarterly magazine carrying popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects.
A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.
The Port of Portland is the port district responsible for overseeing Portland International Airport, general aviation, and marine activities in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area in the United States, established in 1891 by the 16th Oregon Legislative Assembly.
Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) is a private high school located in Portland, Oregon, United States operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The Portland Alliance is a free monthly newspaper in Portland, Oregon.
The Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, United States, was founded in 1892, making it the oldest art museum on the West Coast and seventh oldest in the US.
Portland Brewing Company is a brewery in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Center Stage at The Armory is a theater company based in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Portland Children's Museum is a children's museum located in Portland's Washington Park, adjacent to the Oregon Zoo.
Portland Community College (PCC) is the largest community college in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Portland Downtown Heliport, is a public heliport located in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood in the Northwest section of the city of Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA.
Portland Exposé is a 1957 American film noir directed by Harold Schuster and starring Edward Binns and Carolyn Craig.
Portland Fire and Rescue Bureau, also known as the Portland Fire Bureau, and sometimes informally the Portland Fire Department, provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Portland Hills fault zone is the largest shallow fault that cuts beneath Portland, Oregon.
Portland International Airport is a joint civil-military airport and the largest airport in the U.S. state of Oregon that accounts for 90 percent of passenger travel and more than 95 percent of air cargo of the state.
Portland International Beerfest is a three-day beer festival held annually at the North Park Blocks in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Portland International Raceway (PIR) is a motorsport facility in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The Portland Japanese Garden is a traditional Japanese garden occupying 12 acres, located within Washington Park in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon, United States.
Portland Jewish Academy is a private school in Portland, Oregon, in the United States.
Portland Lutheran School is a private Lutheran school in Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Portland Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event held in the city of Portland, Oregon, held continuously from 1972.
The Portland metropolitan area or Greater Portland is a metropolitan area in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington centered on the principal city of Portland, Oregon.
The Portland Expo Center is a convention center located in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States.
Portland Monthly (also referred to as Portland Monthly Magazine) is a monthly news and general interest magazine which covers events and culture in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Opera is an American opera company based at The Hampton Opera Center in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is the bureau that manages the city parks, natural areas, recreational facilities, gardens, and trails of the City of Portland, Oregon, in the United States.
The Portland Penny is the name subsequently given to a specific copper matron head one-cent coin, used to decide the name of Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Portland Pilots is the nickname for athletics at the University of Portland.
The Portland Police Bureau (PPB), officially the Portland Bureau of Police, is the law enforcement agency of the city of Portland, the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Portland Public Schools (PPS) is a public school district located in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Portland State University (PSU) is a public research university located in the southwest University District of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States.
Portland State Vikings is the nickname of the NCAA-affiliated, intercollegiate athletic teams representing Portland State University of Portland, Oregon.
The Portland Streetcar is a streetcar system in Portland, Oregon, that opened in 2001 and serves areas surrounding downtown Portland.
The Portland Thorns FC is an American professional women's soccer team based in Portland, Oregon.
The Portland Timbers are an American professional soccer club based in Portland, Oregon.
The Portland Trail Blazers, commonly known as the Blazers, are an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon.
The Portland Transit Mall is a set of public transit corridors through the center of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Portland Tribune is a free newspaper published twice weekly, each Tuesday and Thursday, in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Portland Union Station is an Amtrak train station near the west shore of the Willamette River in the Old Town Chinatown section of Portland, Oregon, United States.
Portland Waldorf School is a private Waldorf school in Milwaukie, Oregon, United States, in the former Milwaukie Middle School.
The Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP) is the oldest youth orchestra in the United States, established in 1924 as the Portland Junior Symphony (PJS).
Portland's Centers for the Arts (stylized as Portland'5 Centers for the Arts), formerly known as the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA), is an organization within Metro that runs venues for live theatre, concerts, cinema, small conferences, and similar events in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a population of 67,067 as of 2017.
Portlandia is a sketch comedy television series set and filmed in and around Portland, Oregon, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.
Powell Butte is an extinct volcanic cinder cone butte in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Powellhurst-Gilbert is a neighborhood in the Southeast section of Portland, Oregon.
Precision Castparts Corp. is an American industrial goods and metal fabrication company that manufactures investment castings, forged components, and airfoil castings for use in the aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and defense industries.
Human prehistory is the period between the use of the first stone tools 3.3 million years ago by hominins and the invention of writing systems.
Pride parades (also known as pride marches, pride events, and pride festivals) are events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) culture and pride.
Progressivism is the support for or advocacy of improvement of society by reform.
Prosper Portland, formerly the Portland Development Commission (PDC), is the urban renewal agency created by the city of Portland, Oregon.
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic health care system operating multiple hospitals across 5 states, with headquarters in Renton, Washington.
Providence Portland Medical Center, located at 4805 NE Glisan St.
Psychedelia is the subculture, originating in the 1960s, of people who often use psychedelic drugs such as LSD, mescaline (found in peyote) and psilocybin (found in some mushrooms).
The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) is an American nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization that conducts public opinion polls on a variety of different topics, specializing in the quantitative and qualitative study of political issues as they relate to religious values.
Quarterflash is an American rock group formed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are of Hispanic or Latino origin (the only categories for ethnicity).
A racket is a planned or organized criminal act, usually in which the criminal act is a form of business or a way to earn illegal or extorted money regularly or briefly but repeatedly.
The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America.
Randall Children's Hospital is the children's hospital at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Real World (formerly known as The Real World from 1992 to 2013) is a reality television series on MTV originally produced by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray.
Realtor.com (stylized as realtor.com) is a real estate listings website operated by the News Corporation subsidiary Move, Inc. and based in Santa Clara, California.
In the United States, redlining is the systematic denial of various services to residents of specific, often racially associated, neighborhoods or communities, either directly or through the selective raising of prices.
Reed College is an independent liberal arts college in southeast Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Religion may be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland.
The so-called Richter magnitude scale – more accurately, Richter's magnitude scale, or just Richter magnitude – for measuring the strength ("size") of earthquakes refers to the original "magnitude scale" developed by Charles F. Richter and presented in his landmark 1935 paper, and later revised and renamed the Local magnitude scale, denoted as "ML" or "ML".
Rocky Butte is an extinct volcanic cinder cone butte in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Rod Monroe (born August 20, 1942) is an American Democratic politician from the US state of Oregon.
The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon (Archidioecesis Portlandensis in Oregonia) is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator for Oregon since 1996.
Roosevelt High School is a public high school in Portland, Oregon, United States.
A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears.
Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) is a private alternative high school in Portland, Oregon, United States.
The city of Portland, Oregon is ideal for growing roses outdoors due to its location within the marine west coast climate region, its warm, dry summers and rainy but mild winters, and its heavy clay soils.
The Ross Island Bridge is a cantilever truss bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon.
Samuel Francis "Sam" Adams (born September 3, 1963) is an American politician who is the former mayor of Portland, Oregon.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is the marriage of a same-sex couple, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony.
is the fifth largest city of Japan by population, and the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
A satellite town or satellite city is a concept in urban planning that refers essentially to smaller metropolitan areas which are located somewhat near to, but are mostly independent of larger metropolitan areas.
Satyricon was a nightclub in the Old Town neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States that operated from 1984 to 2010.
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is a steel manufacturing and scrap metal recycling company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
Seed money, sometimes known as seed funding or seed capital, is a form of securities offering in which an investor invests capital in exchange for an equity stake in the company.
The Sellwood Bridge is a deck arch bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, in the United States.
Shalane Flanagan (born July 8, 1981) is an American long-distance runner.
The Shriners Hospital for Children is a 29-bed, non-profit pediatric hospital located in Portland, in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Silicon Forest is a nickname for the cluster of high-tech companies located in the Portland metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Oregon, and most frequently refers to the industrial corridor between Beaverton and Hillsboro in northwest Oregon.
Silicon Valley (abbreviated as SV) is a region in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, referring to the Santa Clara Valley, which serves as the global center for high technology, venture capital, innovation, and social media.
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
A skatepark, or skate park, is a purpose-built recreational environment made for skateboarding, BMX, scooter, wheelchair, and aggressive inline skating.
Sketch comedy comprises a series of short comedy scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long.
A skyscraper is a continuously habitable high-rise building that has over 40 floors and is taller than approximately.
Slate is an online magazine that covers current affairs, politics, and culture in the United States from a liberal perspective.
Sleater-Kinney is an American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington, in 1994.
Smithsonian is the official journal published by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The first issue was published in 1970.
Soil liquefaction describes a phenomenon whereby a saturated or partially saturated soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other sudden change in stress condition, causing it to behave like a liquid.
The South Park Blocks form a city park in downtown Portland, Oregon.
The South Waterfront is a high-rise district under construction on former brownfield industrial land in the South Portland neighborhood south of downtown Portland, Oregon, U.S. It is one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in the United States.
Southern Oregon is a region of the U.S. state of Oregon south of Lane County and generally west of the Cascade Range, excluding the southern Oregon Coast.
Southern Pacific 4449 is the only surviving example of Southern Pacific Railroad's (SP) (today Union Pacific) GS-4 class of steam locomotives.
Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700 is the oldest and only surviving example of the E-1 class 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive.
A startup company (startup or start-up) is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model around a product, service, process or a platform.
A state highway, state road, or state route (and the equivalent provincial highway, provincial road, or provincial route) is usually either a road ''numbered'' by the state or province, falling below numbered national highways in the hierarchy (route numbers are used to aid navigation, and may or may not indicate ownership or maintenance); or a road maintained by the state or province, including both nationally numbered highways and un-numbered state highways.
State v. Henry was a 1987 decision of the Oregon Supreme Court which held that the Oregon state law that criminalized obscenity was unconstitutional because it violated the free speech provision of the Oregon Constitution.
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
The Steel Bridge is a through truss, double-deck vertical-lift bridge across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, United States, opened in 1912.
A stevedore, longshoreman, or dockworker is a waterfront manual laborer who is involved in loading and unloading ships, trucks, trains or airplanes.
Storables is a specialty retail chain that carries a variety of products aimed at helping consumers organize their homes and work spaces in the West Coast of the United States.
Street Roots is a weekly street newspaper published in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster and retailer based in Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Sun Belt is a region of the United States generally considered to stretch across the Southeast and Southwest.
Suzanne Marie Bonamici (born October 14, 1954) is an American politician from Oregon.
Suzhou (Wu Chinese), formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about northwest of Shanghai.
The Swan Island Municipal Airport was a joint civil-military airport that was operational in the Overlook neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.
Tears of Joy Theatre is a puppet theatre company located in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon.
Edward Tevis Wheeler (born August 31, 1962) is an American politician from Oregon and the current mayor of Portland, Oregon.
The Asian Reporter is a Pacific Northwest-based newspaper, published twice monthly, in Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger is a non-fiction book by Marc Levinson charting the historic rise of the intermodal container (shipping container) and how it changed the economic landscape of the global economy.
The Dandy Warhols are an American alternative rock band, formed in Portland, Oregon in 1994 by singer-guitarist Courtney Taylor-Taylor and guitarist Peter Holmström.
The Decemberists are an American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon.
The National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful Mother, popularly known as The Grotto, is a Catholic outdoor shrine and sanctuary located in the Madison South district of Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hugs are an indie pop and psychedelic garage rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Kingsmen are a 1960s beat/garage rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Librarians is an American fantasy-adventure television series developed by John Rogers and broadcast on TNT, which premiered on December 7, 2014.
Northwest Academy is an independent, arts-focused middle and high school (grades 6–12) in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Oregonian is a daily newspaper based in Portland, Oregon, owned by Advance Publications.
The Portland Mercury is an alternative weekly newspaper and media company founded in 2000 in Portland, Oregon.
The Princeton Review is a college admission services company offering test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and books published by Random House.
The Real World: Portland is the twenty-eighth season of MTV's reality television series The Real World, which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras follow their lives and interpersonal relationships.
The Shins are an American indie rock band formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1996.
The Skanner or The Skanner News is an African-American newspaper covering the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
The Star is an English-language, tabloid-format newspaper in Malaysia.
The Trust for Public Land is a U.S. nonprofit organization with a mission to "create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come." Since its founding in 1972, The Trust for Public Land has completed 5,000 park-creation and land conservation projects across the United States, protected over 3 million acres, and helped pass more than 500 ballot measures--creating $70 billion in voter-approved public funding for parks and open spaces.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
The third wave of coffee is a movement to produce high-quality coffee, and consider coffee as an artisanal foodstuff, like wine, rather than a commodity.
Thuja plicata, commonly called western or Pacific redcedar, giant or western arborvitae, giant cedar, or shinglewood, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae native to western North America.
Thunder is the sound caused by lightning.
Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People is a cable-stayed bridge across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Tina Kotek (born September 30, 1966) is an American politician from the state of Oregon.
Thomas Lawson "Tom" McCall (March 22, 1913 January 8, 1983) was an American politician and journalist in the state of Oregon.
Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park is a park located in downtown Portland, Oregon, along the Willamette River.
In urban planning, a transit-oriented development (TOD) is a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transport.
Transportation planning is the process of defining future policies, goals, investments, and designs to prepare for future needs to move people and goods to destinations.
Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City, New York.
The Trewartha climate classification is a climate classification system published by American geographer Glenn Thomas Trewartha in 1966, and updated in 1980.
TriMet, more formally known as the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, is a public agency that operates mass transit in a region that spans most of the Portland metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Trinity Academy is a private classical Christian middle and high school located in north central Portland, Oregon The school was founded by Roman Catholic and Protestant Christians, though Non-Christian students are welcome.
The Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a state park located primarily in Portland, in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Tsuga heterophylla, the western hemlock or western hemlock-spruce, is a species of hemlock native to the west coast of North America, with its northwestern limit on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, and its southeastern limit in northern Sonoma County, California.
The Tualatin Mountains (also known as the West Hills or Southwest Hills of Portland) are a range on the western border of Multnomah County, Oregon, United States.
The Tualatin Valley is a farming and suburban region southwest of Portland, Oregon in the United States.
U.S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis.
U.S. Route 26 (US-26) is a major cross-state state highway in the U.S. state of Oregon, connecting U.S. Route 101 on the Oregon Coast near Seaside with the Idaho state line east of Nyssa.
In the U.S. state of Oregon, U.S. Route 30, a major east–west U.S. Highway, runs from its western terminus in Astoria to the Idaho border east of Ontario.
A state is a constituent political entity of the United States.
The University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, also referred to as UCLA School of Law and UCLA Law, is the law school of UCLA, located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.
Uhaul Car Share (formerly "UCarShare") is a for-profit carsharing service offered by U-Haul in nearly 40 cities in the United States.
Ulsan, officially the Ulsan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's seventh-largest metropolis with a population of over 1.1 million inhabitants.
Umpqua Holdings Corporation, d.b.a. Umpqua Bank, is a financial holding company based in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States.
Under Armour, Inc. is an American company that manufactures footwear, sports, and casual apparel.
Under Suspicion is an American television police drama set in Portland, Oregon.
The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) compiles official data on crime in the United States, published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber.
The United States Numbered Highway System (often called U.S. Routes or U.S. Highways) is an integrated network of roads and highways numbered within a nationwide grid in the contiguous United States.
The 2008 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 4, 2008, and was part of the 2008 United States presidential election.
The 2012 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated.
Universal Pictures (also known as Universal Studios) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.
University of Oregon Press, or UO Press is an American university press that is part of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
The University of Portland (also referred to as UP) is a private Roman Catholic university located in Portland, Oregon, United States.
University of Western States (formerly known as Western States Chiropractic College) is an integrated health sciences university that offers a variety of health and wellness degrees, including a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
An urban growth boundary, or UGB, is a regional boundary, set in an attempt to control urban sprawl by, in its simplest form, mandating that the area inside the boundary be used for urban development and the area outside be preserved in its natural state or used for agriculture.
An urban heat island (UHI) is an urban area or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities.
Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use in an urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.
Urban renewal (also called urban regeneration in the United Kingdom, urban renewal or urban redevelopment in the United States) is a program of land redevelopment in cities, often where there is urban decay.
Utility cycling encompasses any cycling done simply as a means of transport rather than as a sport or leisure activity.
Utrecht is a city and municipality in the Netherlands, capital and most populous city of the province of Utrecht.
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon.
Vanport, sometimes referred to as Vanport City or Kaiserville, was a hastily constructed city of wartime public housing in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States, between the contemporary Portland city boundary and the Columbia River.
Vaudeville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Portland VA) is a 227-bed, acute care medical facility in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Vietnamese Americans (Người Mỹ gốc Việt) are Americans of Vietnamese descent.
Walk Score is a private company that provides walkability services and apartment search tools through a website and mobile applications.
Walkability is a measure of how friendly an area is to walking.
Walter Marcus Pierce (May 30, 1861 – March 27, 1954) was an American politician, a Democrat, who served as the 17th Governor of Oregon and a member of the United States House of Representatives from.
Howard G. "Ward" Cunningham (born May 26, 1949) is an American computer programmer who developed the first wiki.
Warner Pacific University is an urban, Christian liberal arts university located in Southeast Portland, Oregon, United States.
Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Washington County is one of 36 counties in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Washington High School was a high school in Portland, Oregon, United States, from 1906 to 1981.
Washington Park is a public urban park in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.
Waste management or waste disposal are all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal.
Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay.
The water fluoridation controversy arises from political, moral, ethical, economic, and safety concerns regarding the fluoridation of public water supplies.
The Waterfront Blues Festival is an annual event in Portland, Oregon, United States featuring three to five days of performances by blues musicians.
WES Commuter Rail, or Westside Express Service, is a United States commuter rail line between Beaverton and Wilsonville, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area, mostly following busy Oregon Highway 217 and Interstate 5.
White people is a racial classification specifier, used mostly for people of European descent; depending on context, nationality, and point of view, the term has at times been expanded to encompass certain persons of North African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian descent, persons who are often considered non-white in other contexts.
Widmer Brothers is a brewery founded in 1984 in Portland, Oregon, USA, by brothers Kurt R. and Robert P. Widmer.
Wieden+Kennedy (W+K; earlier spelled Wieden & Kennedy) is an independent American advertising agency best known for its work for Nike.
A wiki is a website on which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly from the web browser.
The Willamette River is a major tributary of the Columbia River, accounting for 12 to 15 percent of the Columbia's flow.
The Willamette Stone was a small stone obelisk originally installed by the Department of Interior in 1885 in the western hills of Portland, Oregon in the United States to mark the intersection and origin of the Willamette meridian and Willamette baseline. It replaced a cedar stake placed by the Surveyor General of the Oregon Territory in 1851; this stake defined the grid system of sections and townships from which all real property in the states of Oregon and Washington has been measured following the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850.
The Willamette Valley is a long valley in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Willamette Week (WW) is an alternative weekly newspaper and a website published in Portland, Oregon, United States, since 1974.
William Clark (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor.
William Overton was a pioneer of the Oregon Country in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
Wilsonville is a city primarily in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States.
Wipers was a punk rock group formed in Portland, Oregon in 1977 by guitarist Greg Sage, along with drummer Sam Henry and bassist Dave Koupal.
The wood industry or lumber industry is a - usually private - economic sector concerned with forestry, logging, timber trade, and the production of forest products, timber/lumber, primary forest and wood products (e.g. furniture) and secondary products like wood pulp for the pulp and paper industry.
The World Forestry Center is a nonprofit educational institution in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport (the vast majority on bicycles, but some on skateboards and inline skates), to "deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world." circa June 2004 The dress code motto is "bare as you dare".
Yahoo! Finance is a media property that is part of Yahoo!'s network.
The Yao people (its majority branch is also known as Mien;; người Dao) is a government classification for various minorities in China and Vietnam.
ZIP Codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.
Zipcar is an American car-sharing company and a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group.
The 1972 Portland–Vancouver Tornado was a deadly F3 tornado that struck Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, on April 5, 1972.
The 1977 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1976–77 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.
On May 18, 1980, a major volcanic eruption occurred at Mount St. Helens, a volcano located in Skamania County, in the State of Washington.
The 2001 Nisqually earthquake (also commonly referred to as "The Ash Wednesday earthquake") occurred at on February 28, 2001.
The 2010 United States Census (commonly referred to as the 2010 Census) is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.
The 40-Mile Loop is a partially completed greenway trail around and through Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon.
The 76th Oregon Legislative Assembly convened beginning on, for the first of its two regular sessions.
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