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City of Portland
Flag of Portland, Oregon
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Official seal of Portland, Oregon
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Interactive map outlining Portland
Coordinates: 45°31′12″N 122°40′55″W / 45.52000°N 122.68194°W / 45.52000; -122.68194Coordinates: 45°31′12″N 122°40′55″W / 45.52000°N 122.68194°W / 45.52000; -122.68194
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountiesMultnomah
Washington
Clackamas
BioregionCascadia
Founded1845
IncorporatedFebruary 8, 1851
Named forPortland, Maine
Government
 • TypeCommission
 • MayorTed Wheeler[1] (D)
 • Commissioners
 • AuditorMary Hull Caballero
Area
 • City145 sq mi (376 km2)
 • Land133 sq mi (346 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (30 km2)
Elevation
50 ft (15.2 m)
Highest elevation1,188 ft (362 m)
Lowest elevation0.62 ft (0.19 m)
Population
 • City583,776
 • Estimate 
(2018)
653,115
 • RankUS: 25th
 • Density4,504.2/sq mi (1,737/km2)
 • Urban
1,849,898 (US: 24th)
 • Metro
2,478,810 (US: 25th)
 • CSA
3,239,335 (US: 19th)
Time zoneUTC−08:00 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−07:00 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
97086-97299
FIPS code41-59000
GNIS feature ID1136645[5]
WebsitePortlandOregon.gov

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the county seat of Multnomah County. About 538,544 people live in the city of Portland, and about 1,927,881 people live in the city's metropolitan area. It is found in the north part of the state, where the Willamette River meets the Columbia River. Portland has the second most people of any city in the Northwest United States, after the city of Seattle.

Portland has many nicknames. One of these is "The City of Roses," because roses grow well there. Some other nicknames of Portland are "Stumptown" (from the fact that Portland was built over a forest), and "Puddletown" (from the fact that it often rains in Portland).

Many things are from Portland. Some of these things are Powell's Books, Beverly Cleary (and some of her most popular fictional characters, Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby, which also have statues in the city's Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden for Children), and the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team.

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