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PORTLAND is a city at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the U.S. state of Oregon. With a population of 533,427, it is Oregon's largest city, and the third largest in the Pacific Northwest, after Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Approximately 2 million live in the surrounding metropolitan area (MSA), the 24th-largest in the U.S. ------------------------- Portland was incorporated in 1851 and is the seat of Multnomah County. The city and region are notable for strong land-use planning and investment in public transit, supported by Metro, a distinctive regional-government scheme. Portland lies in the Marine West Coast climate region marked by warm summers and rainy but temperate winters, ideal for roses. Indeed, for more than a century Portland has been known as "The City of Roses", and has many rose gardens, most famously the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. Portland is also known for its large number of microbreweries, as the home of the Trail Blazers NBA basketball team, and is one of only two U.S. cities containing an extinct volcano.---------------------PORTLAND is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a 2004 population of 63,882. Portland is Maine's cultural, social and economic capital. Tourists are drawn to Portland's historic Old Port district along Portland Harbor, which is at the mouth of the Fore River and part of Casco Bay. Portland Head Light in nearby Cape Elizabeth is also a popular tourist draw. ----------------- The city seal depicts a phoenix rising out of ashes, which goes with its motto, "Resurgam," Latin for "I will rise again", in reference to Portland's recoveries from four devastating fires. The city of Portland, Oregon was named for Portland, Maine. --------------------------------- The Portland Public School District is the largest school system in Maine. The city is also the county seat of Cumberland County.-------------------PORTLAND is a city in Traill County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 604 at the 2000 census. Portland was founded in 1881. Portland is the smaller neighbor of nearby Mayville, North Dakota.------------PORTLAND is a city in Ionia County of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 3,789. The city is situated in the south central portion of Portland Township, but is politically independent.----------PORTLAND is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 8,732 at the 2000 census. It is situated across the Connecticut River from Middletown. Brownstone quarried in Portland was used in the construction of Hartford's Old State House in 1796. The vast majority of the brownstone buildings in Connecticut (see College Row at Wesleyan's University and the Long Walk at Trinity College) as well as the famous brownstones in New York City were built with brownstone from Portland's quarries. Prior to its quarrying days, Portland was known for its shipbuilding industry. The Gildersleeve village in Portland is associated with the Gildersleeve family, most famous for its hand in that industry.--------------------PORTLAND is a city in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 8,458 at the 2000 census.--------------------------PORTLAND is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, USA. The population was 5,502 at the 2000 census. The Town of Portland is on the shore of Lake Erie west of the City of Dunkirk.--------------The region was first settled in 1804. The Town of Portland was founded in 1813 from the Town of Chautauqua. Subsequently, the town was reduced in size to form two new towns: Ripley (1816) and Westfield (1829). A genealogical history of Portland, New York was published in 1873 by Dr. H. C. Taylor titled "Historical Sketches of the Town of Portland, New York". An all names index was created for this book by Agnes Lee Mitchell in 1989 and published by the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society.----------SOUTH PORTLAND is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 23,324.-------South Portland, Maine was first settled in 1630, and it grew to become a small residential community with many farms. On March 15, 1895, it was incorporated as a town after it broke away from its neighbor, Cape Elizabeth, and three years later, it became a city. In 1940, the Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corp (later called the â€œEast Yardâ€) was established to build cargo ships for Britain. When the United States became involved with World War II, the shipyard expanded to include the South Portland Shipbuilding Corp. (aka the â€œWest Yardâ€), that later combined with the Todd-Bath yard to become the New England Shipbuilding Corp. These shipyards built 236 of the 440 foot (134 m) long Liberty ships, more than 10 percent of all the Liberty ships constructed during the war years. At its peak, the shipyard employed some 30,000 people, including thousands of women, who took over the jobs vacated by men going into the service. The shipyard gradually ceased operations after the war ended in 1945. The construction of the Maine Mall in the 1960's on the site of a former piggery marked the beginning of a major transition in the western part of South Portland: from a rural, agrarian landscape to the retail center that exists today. ------------------ South Portland is home to Rigby Yard, the largest railroad yard in New England. The yard is owned and operated by Pan Am Railways.------------PORTLAND is a city in Nueces County and San Patricio County, Texas. The population was 14,827 at the 2000 census. Current estimates place the population at 17,300. The Nueces County portion of Portland is made up of water. All land within the city limits is in San Patricio County.------PORTLAND is a town in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,106 at the 2000 census.-------------PORTLAND is a town in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 686 at the 2000 census.----------PORTLAND is a neighborhood and former independent town two miles northwest of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. In its early days it was the largest of the six major settlements at the Falls of the Ohio River, the others being Shippingport and Louisville in Kentucky and New Albany, Clarksville, and Jeffersonville on the Indiana side. Portland was laid out in 1811 by Joshua Barclay and Alexander Ralston with a Northwest to Southeast street grid (still noticeable on maps and a contrast to the untilted grid of the rest of Louisville). It was located at the only natural obstacle on the Ohio River, so boats traveling on the Ohio had to stop and unload their goods and then move them by land two miles and reload them on another boat. With a captive audience and a need for freight hauling, Portland flurished as numerous taverns, warehouses, and shipyards were built. By 1817 the original street grid had run out of room and was expanded to 40th Street on the west and 13th Street on the east in 1817 to facilitate the additional growth.------------PORTLAND is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. Portland is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It, along with Bangor, East Bangor, Lower Mt. Bethel Township, Pen Argyl, Plainfield Township, Roseto, Upper Mt. Bethel Township, Washington Township, and Wind Gap, is part of Pennsylvania's Slate Belt.----------NEW PORTLAND is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The population was 785 at the 2000 census. The town was given to the residents of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine) by the Massachusetts legislature to repay them for their loss when the British fleet burned Falmouth in 1775.------------PORTLAND is a city in Jay County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,437 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Jay County.----------PORTLAND is a city in Ashley County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 552 at the 2000 census.