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Portland, Oregon

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Welcome to Portland ...

The city of Portland is primarily located in Multnomah County and is the County Seat for Multnomah County. A portion of Portland extends into Clackamas County and Washington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Portland has a population of 653,115 people<1> (see below for details).

Portland is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Portland lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Portland: (503) & (971)<3>

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Portland had an population of 653,115 people. This is an increase of 11.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.43% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Portland ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Portland. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portland. Our list includes 205 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Portland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Vancouver   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the North (N) of Portland

Located in Clark County (WA)

Gresham   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the East (E) of Portland

Hillsboro   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the West (W) of Portland

Located in Washington County

Beaverton   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Portland

Located in Washington County

Tigard   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Portland

Located in Washington County

Lake Oswego   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the South (S) of Portland

Located in Clackamas County

Oregon City   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the South (S) of Portland

Located in Clackamas County

Tualatin   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Portland

Located in Clackamas County

West Linn   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the South (S) of Portland

Located in Clackamas County

Wilsonville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the South (S) of Portland

Located in Clackamas County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Portland.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Oregon

About Multnomah County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Portland:

The official website for Multnomah County:

The official website for State of Oregon:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Portland.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<4>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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Portland

Our 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     [Map].






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