Portland (/ ˈ p ɔːr t l ə n d /) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
Official web site of the City of Portland
Historic photograph of Portland, Oregon
The history of Portland, Oregon, began in 1843 on the Willamette River in what was then called Oregon Country.
Portland's nickname is "Rose City", thanks to the The International Rose Test Garden, a major landmark and favorite local and tourist spot of Portland.
The International Rose Test Garden is a rose garden in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, United States.
(Also known as Portland's International Rose Test Garden)
Portland’s International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States and features more than 10,000 roses. Conceived by Jesse A. Currey in 1915 and approved by Portland Parks in 1917, it started as a safe haven for hybrid roses grown in Europe during World War I. Roses started arriving in Portland in 1918 and the garden and amphitheater were dedicated in 1924.
Sure, you know about the craft beer, the fancy coffee, and all those awesome food carts. Here are some nuggets about the Rose City maybe you might not have known.
The Shanghai Tunnels, less commonly known as the Portland Underground, are a group of passages running underneath Old Town/Chinatown down to the central downtown section of Portland, Oregon, United States. The tunnels connected the basements of many downtown hotels and bars to the waterfront of the Willamette River. They were built to move goods from the ships docked on the Willamette to the basement storage areas, which allowed businesses to avoid streetcar and train traffic on the streets when delivering their goods.
The Shanghai tunnels are reportedly haunted, and have been featured on
Fred & Carrie take you on an insiders tour of Portlandia.
"Portlandia" is a popular TV series that satirizes different types of Portland characters and trends.