A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Portland ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Portland has a population of 654,378 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Portland.
Portland is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Portland lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Portland: (503) and (971)<4>
Websites for Portland ...
Official Website: www.portlandonline.com/
Junior League: www.juniorleagueofportland.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portland had an population of 654,378 people. This is an increase of 12.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.67% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Portland had a population of 583,776 people (or 79.39% of the total population of Multnomah County). This makes Portland the county's most populous community.
The population of Portland represents 15.24% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 583,776 people, the population of Portland increased 10.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 529,121 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Portland.
Communities Also Named Portland ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Portland - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Portland.
Communities near Portland ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Portland.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Portland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Portland.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Portland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Portland.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portland. Our list includes 205 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Portland.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portland ...
Looking for more information about Portland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Portland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Portland.
Adding Portland to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Portland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Portland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Portland on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022