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Portland is the seat of Multnomah County, on the Willamette River near its junction with the Columbia River. The city lies along Interstate 5on the Washington/Oregon border.

Founded in 1845, the city was named after Portland, ME. Its growth was spurred after 1850 when it was a supply station for the California gold fields. The railroad's arrival in 1883, the 1897 Alaska gold rush and the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition fueled further growth.

Today Portland, population 529,121, has the personality of a small community, as seen in the many Districts of Portland, and the activities of a large city. Year-round activities are abundant. Nearby Mount Hood provides recreation from skiing to hiking. The Willamette & Columbia Rivers offers many water sport opportunities.

The Portland Metropolitan Area enjoys a mild climate with no sharp extremes and just enough rain to keep it green.

There also is a Portland, Connecticut.

Greek Festival | ArtQuake | Courtyard Village | Edward Wadsworth Institute for Hair Desi | Hotel Fifty | Lisa Bradford Salon | Minh Tran & Company | Old Church | Reed College | Sylve Day Spa | Sylvia's Italian Restaurant | Tara Lara Academy of K-9 Hair Design |
Antique shops and shows Buck's Stove Palace | Classic Antiques | House of Antique Hardware | The Moulin Rouge |
Art Alysia Duckler Gallery | Augen Gallery | Belinki and DuPrey Gallery | Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden | Biarritz Gallery | Galerie Platini | Gallery 33 | Haystack Summer Program in the Arts | Mark Woolley Gallery | Michael Paige Photography | Oregon College of Art & Craft | Red Eagle Gallery | S K Josefsberg Studio | Savage Gallery | Shaffer Fine Art Gallery | Yoshida's Fine Art Gallery | Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden | International Rose Test Gardens | Japanese Garden | Ladd's Addition Rose Garden | World Forestry Center |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Clinkerbrick House | John Palmer House | Knott Street Inn B&B | RiverView GuestHouse | Sauvie Island Bed & Breakfast | Westlund's River's Edge B&B |
Education Portland Children’s Museum | Bassist College | College of America | College of Legal Arts | George Fox Evangelical Seminary | The Process Work Center of Portland | Western Conservative Baptist Seminary | Western Culinary Institute | Western States Chiropractic College |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Alexander's Restaurant | Dari's Bistro | Leaky Roof | Nite Hawk Cafe | Santorini Restaurant & Lounge | Savannah Restaurant | Shenanigans Restaurant | Urban Wineworks/Bishop Creek Cellars | Van Duyn's Chocolates | Woodshed | Zeba Restaurant & Lounge | Zinc Bistrot |
Golf Heron Lakes Golf Course | Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center |
History American Advertising Museum | James F Bybee House | Oregon Maritime Center and Museum | Portland Police Historical Museum | State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame & Museum | U.S.S. Blueback Submarine | World Forestry Center Discovery Museum |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Best Western Rose Garden Hotel | Fortniter Airport Inn & Suites | Irvington Inn | Radisson Hotel Portland | Rose Manor Inn | Krugers Farm Market |
Oregon Counties Multnomah County |
Oregon State Parks Tryon Creek State Park |
County Parks Departments Oregon Snowsport Industries Association | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers |
Portland Dining Establishments Avalon Restaurant | British Tea Garden | Cafe des Amis | Compass Cafe | Jake's Grill | Carl Greve Jewelers |
Portland Area Retail Shopping Mall 205 | Portland's Historic Galleria | Real Mother Goose Galleries | Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center | Top O' Scott Golf Course |
Real Estate American Home Mortgage | American Property Management | Barbara J. Spencer REALTOR | Barry Brandt Real Estate Agent | Becky Scharf Real Estate Agent | Brian J. Davis, Real Estate Agent | Charles Morris REALTOR | Chris Darkins REALTOR | Linda Terhaar REALTOR | Macadam Forbes | Nathalie Poche REALTOR | Phila Kelsey Real Estate Agent | Steve Baucom Realtor | Terry Glandon-Realtor | Terry McGill, Realtor | Trista Hendren Mortgage Consultant | Vladimir Zaharchook, Realtor | Webb Plaza Apartments |
RV campgrounds and dealers Portland Meadows RV Park |
Science Oregon Museum of Science & Industry |
Shopping Amish Furniture Gallery | Cascade Piano | Cedar Mountain Drums | Color Tile - The Floor Covering Supermart | Columbia Sportswear Company | Credit Diamonds | Jennifer Mannila Ceramics | Mill End Store | Modulog Cedar Log Siding | Moritzco | Orange Horse Gifts | Passion Flower Floral Design | Powells City of Books | Precision Electro Coat | Third Eye Shoppe | Timbuktu Station | Washington Square Shopping Center |
Sports and Sporting Events Brad Hadfield | Clackamas River Fly Shop | Countrysport Limited | Friends of Silcox Hut | Hippie Chick Half Marathon | Horizon Watersports | I-205 Bike Path | Pacific Crest Outward Bound School | Race for the Roses | Sidesaddle Tack Shop |
Theaters Ladybug Theater | Oregon Children's Theatre |
Transportation American West Steamboat Company | Portland Downtown Heliport | Portland International Airport | The Crystal Dolphin | Union Station |
Vacation Rentals The Baker/Bauer Beach House | Bonnie Slope Blueberries |
Wildlife Viewing A & B Pro Guides and Charters | Forest Park | Mt Scott Animal Clinic | My Chauffeur Wine Tours | Yamhill County Wineries Association |

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12/02 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.