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Around Portland ...

Portland is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Vancouver (WA). It lies just north of Portland

For comparison, Portland has a population of 657,000 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • Beaverton [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
    • Beaverton [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,957 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<4>
  • Bethany [Washington County]
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    • Bethany [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Portland
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  • Cedar Hills [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hills
    • Cedar Hills [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Portland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Hills<4>
  • Cedar Mill [Washington County]
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    • Cedar Mill [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Portland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mill<4>
  • Hazelwood [Multnomah County]
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    • Hazelwood [Multnomah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Portland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
  • Hillsdale [Multnomah County]
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    • Hillsdale [Multnomah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Portland
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Lake Oswego [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Oswego
      • Lake Oswego [Clackamas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Oswego have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Oswego
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Oswego<4>
    • Laurelhurst [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurelhurst
      • Laurelhurst [Multnomah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Portland
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    • Marlene Village [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlene Village
      • Marlene Village [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlene Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlene Village
    • Maywood Park [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood Park
      • Maywood Park [Multnomah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maywood Park<4>
    • Metzger [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metzger
      • Metzger [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metzger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metzger
    • Milwaukie [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milwaukie
      • Milwaukie [Clackamas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milwaukie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milwaukie<4>
    • Montavilla [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montavilla
      • Montavilla [Multnomah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montavilla
    • Raleigh Hills [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh Hills
      • Raleigh Hills [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh Hills
    • West Slope [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Slope
      • West Slope [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Slope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Slope

For more communities neighboring Portland, please visit our County-by-County Page for Portland.

Multnomah County ...

Portland is primarily located in Multnomah County<5> and is the County Seat. A portion of Portland extends into Clackamas County and Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Multnomah County: Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River, Washington, Clark (WA) & Skamania (WA). The Columbia River runs along the northern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Portland ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Portland.

Airports Near Portland ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Portland and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Portland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portland ...

Looking for more information about Portland? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Portland. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Portland, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Portland.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Multnomah County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Portland: www.portlandonline.com/

The official website for Multnomah County: www.co.multnomah.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Portland.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Portland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Portland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PortlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5219, Longitude: -122.6855    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Multnomah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Portland), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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