Portland, Oregon - Facts & Figures
Portland, Oregon is located at the convergence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers and is the state's largest city. It is actually the third largest city in the Northwest, after Seattle and Vancouver. Portland ships more wheat than anywhere else in the nation, and is the second largest port for wheat in the whole world. Portland is home to one of the largest dry-docks in the country, handling over 13 millions tons of cargo each year. They have managed to become such a large port by expert planning; the city has gone to great lengths to keep their location upriver from slowing down their transportation of goods.
Portland is known as "The City of Roses" because of their perfect climate for growing roses, and the resulting rose gardens. Portland is also known as home to microbreweries, micro-distilleries, food carts, coffee, and for being a green city. The low energy cost in the area, natural resources, airlines and ports, shipping ports, a thriving steel industry and railroads add to Portland's growing economy.
- Population: 593,820
- Industries: Educational services; Health care; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Social assistance; Motor vehicle and parts dealers; Management of companies and enterprises; Arts, entertainment, and recreation; Finance and insurance
- Area Codes: 503, 971
- ZIP Codes: 08096, 08097
- Surrounding Cities: Maywood Park, OR; Milwaukie, OR; Raleigh Hills, OR; West Haven-Sylvan, OR; West Slope, OR; Garden Home-Whitford, OR; Oak Grove, OR; Happy Valley, OR