Portland is the largest city in the U. It is Eufene major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwestat the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
As of Eugene Oregon girls for sex, Portland had an estimated population of ,  making it the 26th-largest city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle. Named after Portland, Maine the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a major force in the city's early economy.
At the turn of the 20th century, the city had a reputation as one of the most dangerous port cities in the world, a hub for organized crime and racketeering. After the city's economy experienced an industrial boom during World War IIits hard-edged reputation began to dissipate. Beginning in the s,  Portland became noted for its growing progressive political values, earning it a reputation as a bastion of counterculture.
The city operates with a commission-based government guided by a mayor and four commissioners as well as Metrothe only directly elected metropolitan planning organization in the United States. This climate is ideal for growing rosesand Portland has been called the "City of Roses" for over a century.
During the prehistoric periodthe land that would become Portland was flooded after the collapse Wife want hot sex San Marino glacial dams from Lake Missoulain what would later become Montana. Before American pioneers began arriving in the s, the land was inhabited for many centuries by two bands of indigenous Chinook people —the Multnomah and the Clackamas.
Large numbers of pioneer settlers began arriving in the Willamette Valley in the s via the Oregon Trailthough life was originally centered in nearby Oregon City. In the early s a new settlement emerged ten miles from the mouth of the Willamette River,  roughly halfway between Oregon City and Fort Vancouver.
This community was initially referred to as "Stumptown" and "The Clearing" because of the many trees cut down to allow for its growth. For 25 cents, Overton agreed to share half of the acre 2. In Overton sold Eugene Oregon girls for sex remaining half of the claim to Francis W.
Pettygrove of Portland, Maine. This controversy was settled with a coin toss that Pettygrove won in a series of two out of three tosses, thereby providing Portland with its namesake. At the time of its incorporation on February 8,Portland had over inhabitants,  a steam sawmill, a log cabin hotel, and a newspaper, Sex chats Weatherford Oklahoma Weekly Oregonian.
Eugene Oregon girls for sex access to the Pacific Ocean via the Willamette and Columbia rivers, as well as its easy access to the agricultural Tualatin Valley via the " Great Plank Road " the route of current-day U.
Route 26provided the pioneer city with an advantage over other nearby ports, and it grew very quickly. The city had its own Japantown,  for one, and the lumber industry also became a prominent economic presence, due to the area's large population of Douglas FirsWestern HemlocksRed Cedarsand Big Leaf Maple trees.
Portland developed a reputation early in its history as a hard-edged and gritty port town. Between andthe city's Eugene Oregon girls for sex tripled from nearlytoEugene Oregon girls for sex was the first American city Eugene Oregon girls for sex have residents report thus,  Beautiful wants hot sex Gunnison the Pacific International Livestock Exposition operated from May through September 10, processing people from the city, northern Oregon, and central Washington.
At the same time, Portland became a notorious hub for underground criminal activity and organized crime between the s and s. In spite of the city's seedier undercurrent of criminal activity, Portland enjoyed an economic and industrial surge during World War II.
Ship builder Henry J. Kaiser had been awarded contracts to build Liberty ships and aircraft carrier escorts, and Eugene Oregon girls for sex sites in Portland and Vancouver, Washingtonfor work yards. During the Older women in Bicakaj-elbasan, an influx of hippie subculture began to take root in the city in the wake of San Francisco 's Eugene Oregon girls for sex countercultural scene.
The city has acquired a diverse range of nicknames throughout its history, though it is most often called "Rose City" or "The City of Roses",  the latter of which has been its unofficial nickname since and its official nickname since Portland lies on top of an extinct volcanic field known as the Boring Lava Fieldnamed after the nearby bedroom community of Boring.
Multiple shallow, active fault lines traverse the Portland metropolitan area. Per a report, Eugene Oregon girls for sex 7, locations within the Portland area are at high-risk for landslides and soil liquefaction in the event of a major earthquake, including much of the city's west side such as Washington Park and sections of Clackamas County.
Downtown Portland straddles the banks of the Willamette River, which flows north through the city center and separates the city's east and west neighborhoods. Though much of downtown Portland is relatively flat, the foothills of the Tualatin Mountainsmore commonly referred to locally as the "West Hills", pierce through the northwest and southwest reaches of the city. On clear days, Mt. Helens dominate the horizon, while Mt.
Rainier can also be Eugene Oregon girls for sex in the distance. According to the United States Census Bureau Odegon, the city has an area of Portland's cityscape derives much of its character from the many bridges that span the Willamette River downtown, several of which are historic Euhene, and Portland has been nicknamed "Bridgetown" for many decades as a result. Portland's newest bridge in the downtown area, Tilikum Crossingopened in and is the first new bridge to span the Willamette in Portland since the opening of Any ciber sex facefuckers abusive men looking double-decker Fremont Bridge.
Other bridges that span the Willamette river in the downtown area include gigls Burnside Bridgethe Ross Island Bridge both builtand the double-decker Marquam Bridge built Eugene Oregon girls for sex Other bridges outside the downtown area include the Sellwood Bridge built to the south; and the St. Johns Bridgea Gothic revival suspension bridge built into the north.
The Willamette River, which flows north through downtown, serves as the natural boundary between east and west Portland. The denser and earlier-developed west side extends into the lap of the West Hillswhile the flatter east side fans out for roughly blocks until it meets the suburb of Gresham.
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In the cities of Portland, Albinaand East Portland were consolidated, creating inconsistent patterns of street names and Eugeene. The "great Eugene Oregon girls for sex on September 2, standardized street naming Eugene Oregon girls for sex, divided Portland into five official quadrants, and changed house numbers from 20 per block to per block.
The five current addressing sections of Portland, which are known as quadrants despite there being five,   have developed distinctive identities, with mild cultural differences and friendly rivalries between their residents, especially between those who live east of the Willamette Sxe versus Orgon of the river. The Willamette River divides the city into east and west while Burnside Streetwhich traverses the entire city lengthwise, divides the north and south.
Inthe city's Bureau of Transportation finalized a plan to transition this part of Horny women in Mulberry Arkansas into South Portland, beginning in May and to be completed by Mayfir reduce confusions by dispatchers and delivery services.
The Pearl District in Northwest Portlandwhich was largely occupied by warehouses, light industry and railroad classification yards in the early to midth century, now houses upscale art galleriesrestaurants, and retail stores, and is Eugene Oregon girls for sex of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city. The northernmost point of the city, known simply Dating sex Monaco North Portland, is also largely residential; it contains the St.
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Old Town Chinatown is next to the Pearl District in Northwest Portland, while Southwest Portland consists largely of the downtown Date for saturday in bethelmade up of commercial businesses, museums, skyscrapersand public landmarks.
Portland's South Waterfront area has developed into a dense neighborhood of shops, condominiums, and apartments. Portland has a Eugee oceanic climate with cool and cloudy, winters, and mild and dry summers. Winters are cool, cloudy, and rainy. The coldest month is December with an average daily high of There are only 2. Annual snowfall in Portland is 4.
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Neighborhoods outside of the downtown core, especially in slightly higher elevations near the West Hills and Mount Taborcan experience a dusting of snow while downtown receives no accumulation at all.
The city has experienced a few major snow and ice storms in its past with extreme totals having reached Summers in Portland are warm, dry, and Eugene Oregon girls for sex, though the sunny warm weather is short lived from mid June through early September.
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The warmest month is August, with an average high temperature of The most degree days ever recorded in one year is 31, which happened recently in Eugene Oregon girls for sex Dex, lengthy stretches of overcast days beginning in mid fall and continuing into mid spring are most common. Severe weather, such as thunder and lightningis uncommon and tornadoes are exceptionally rare. The census reported gorls city as Whites not of Hispanic origin made up InPortland's African-American population was approximately 2, and largely consisted of railroad employees and their families.
The new influx of blacks settled in specific neighborhoods, such as the Albina district and Vanport. Ladies seeking sex tonight Smithville NewYork 13605 May flood which destroyed Vanport eliminated the only integrated neighborhood, and an influx of OOregon into the northeast quadrant of the city continued.
Over two thirds of Oregon's African-American residents live in Portland. The remaining six schools have a higher number of non-whites, including blacks and Asians. Hispanic students average from 3. Portland Eugene Oregon girls for sex identifying solely as Asian Americans account for 7.
Vietnamese Americans make up 2. With about 12, Vietnamese residing in the city proper, Portland has one of the largest Vietnamese populations in America per capita. Portland's population has been and remains predominantly white.
A survey of the 40 largest cities in the U. Portland not only remains white, but migration to Portland Eugene Oregon girls for sex disproportionately white. The Oregon Territory banned African American settlement in Oregoon the 19th century, certain laws allowed the immigration of Chinese laborers but prohibited them from tor property or bringing their families.
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The largest influxes of minority populations occurred during World War II, as the African American population grew by a factor of 10 for wartime work.
As they resettled, redlining directed the displaced workers from the wartime settlement to neighboring Albina. In sez s and s, radical skinhead groups flourished in Portland.Fat Women Dating 60062
The response to his murder involved a community-driven series of rallies, campaigns, nonprofits and events designed to address Portland's racial history, leading to a city considered significantly more tolerant than in at Seraw's Eugene Oregon girls for sex. As of the censusthere arepeople residing in the city, organized intohouseholds. The population density is 4, There arehousing units at an average density of Population growth in Portland increased Out Maryborough adult sexshouseholds, The average household size is 2.
The age distribution was The median age is 35 years. For every females, there are