Portland

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Portland Skyline

The city of Portland is located in the Northwest United States, precisely where the rivers Willamette and Columbia meet in Oregon. The city of Portland is considered one of the greenest cities in the United States.

The town was founded in 1851 and is the administrative center of Multnomah County. Portland is governed by an administration, chaired by the mayor and four administrative directors.

Portland is famous for land planning and investment in the so-called light metro. The city is famous also for its wine cellars and beer. Portland is where the famous basketball team is based.

Over two million people live in Portland and its surroundings. Portland is the most populous city in Oregon. The city is situated on 376.5 square kilometers area and is located 15.2 meters above sea level.

Portland is an important economic center in the Northwest United States. The city has an airport, railway junction, a major port. There are companies for woodworking, metalworking, food and processing paper.

It has developed transport and electrical engineering. The largest employer in the city is a manufacturer of microcircuits. In Portland are based manufacturers of famous brands of trucks. The city is home of the University of Portland.

The city of Portland has no historical buildings of great importance, but at the same time, the city is attractive because the use of the principles of harmonious union of nature and art in the urban landscape.

Good reputation has the Esplanade Eastbank. This is a recreational area that is built on the River Willamette, the territory of former industrial areas. For the amount of thirty million dollars, Esplanade, which is based on the structure of the coastline goes into the most beautiful bridges of the city and forms a type of old historic center of Portland.

Portland is famous for its magnificent parks. The territory of one of them has an extinct volcano - this park is Mt. Tabor Park. The city has the smallest park in the world - Mill Ends Park. It occupies an area of only 0.3 square meters.

City of Portland is located in an area with a maritime climate - it is characterized by warm dry summers and rain, without strong frosts, or winter. This climate is ideal for growing roses, so for more than one hundred years Portland is known as the City of Roses. The city has many places to grow roses, the most famous of these is the International Research Park of Roses.

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