RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Portland, Oregon

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other OR
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Portland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Portland and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Portland:
    • 45.521892, -122.685471
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Portland
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Portland ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Portland.

Within Oregon, the name Portland is unique.

Beyond Oregon, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 32 communities, 30 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dallas County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Portland [Dallas County].
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • This Portland is located in Ashley County and lies 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashley County community of Portland.
    • Colorado
      • Fremont County
      • This Portland is located in Fremont County and lies 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Portland.
      • Ouray County
      • This Portland is located in Ouray County and lies 924 miles [1,487 km] to the east southeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouray County community of Portland.
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex County
      • This Portland is located in Middlesex County and lies 2,478 miles [3,988 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Portland.
    • Florida
      • Walton County
      • This Portland is located in Walton County and lies 2,213 miles [3,561.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walton County community of Portland.
    • Georgia
      • Polk County
      • This Portland is located in Polk County and lies 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Portland.
    • Illinois
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Portland [Franklin County].
      • Whiteside County
      • This Portland is located in Whiteside County and lies 1,645 miles [2,647.4 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whiteside County community of Portland.
    • Indiana
      • Jay County
      • This Portland is located in Jay County and lies 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jay County community of Portland.
    • Iowa
      • Cerro Gordo County
      • This Portland is located in Cerro Gordo County and lies 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cerro Gordo County community of Portland.
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • This Portland is located in Sumner County and lies 1,431 miles [2,303 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Portland.
    • Kentucky
      • Adair County
      • This Portland is located in Adair County and lies 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Portland.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Portland is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,941 miles [3,123.7 km] to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Portland.
      • Pendleton County
      • This Portland is located in Pendleton County and lies 1,992 miles [3,205.8 km] to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pendleton County community of Portland.
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • This Portland is located in Cumberland County and lies 2,537 miles [4,082.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Portland.
    • Michigan
      • Ionia County
      • This Portland is located in Ionia County and lies 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ionia County community of Portland.
    • Missouri
      • Callaway County
      • This Portland is located in Callaway County and lies 1,642 miles [2,642.5 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callaway County community of Portland.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Portland is located in Chautauqua County and lies 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Portland.
      • Tompkins County
      • This Portland is located in Tompkins County and lies 2,269 miles [3,651.6 km] to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tompkins County community of Portland.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Portland lies 3,139 miles [5,051.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • North Dakota
      • Traill County
      • This Portland is located in Traill County and lies 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Traill County community of Portland.
    • Ohio
      • Meigs County
      • This Portland is located in Meigs County and lies 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Portland.
    • Ontario
      • This Portland lies 2,234 miles [3,595.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lehigh County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Portland [Lehigh County].
      • Northampton County
      • This Portland is located in Northampton County and lies 2,379 miles [3,828.6 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Portland.
    • South Dakota
      • Yankton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Portland [Yankton County].
    • Tennessee
      • Sumner County
      • This Portland is located in Sumner County and lies 1,962 miles [3,157.5 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Portland.
    • Texas
      • San Patricio County
      • This Portland is located in San Patricio County and lies 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Patricio County community of Portland.
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Portland [Jackson County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Jefferson County
      • This Portland is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km]<2> to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Portland.
      • Monroe County
      • This Portland is located in Monroe County and lies 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km] to the east of the Portland that is located in Multnomah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Portland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Portland ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bonny Slope [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonny Slope
    • Bonny Slope [Multnomah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Portland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonny Slope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonny Slope
  • Bridlemile [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridlemile
    • Bridlemile [Multnomah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Portland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridlemile have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridlemile
  • Champ [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champ
    • Champ [Multnomah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Portland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champ have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champ
  • Elk Rock [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Rock
    • Elk Rock [Multnomah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Portland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Rock
  • Continue List   (16 more) ...
    • Errol [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Errol
      • Errol [Clackamas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Errol have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Errol
    • Errol Heights [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Errol Heights
      • Errol Heights [Multnomah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Errol Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Errol Heights
    • Fir [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fir
      • Fir [Multnomah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fir have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fir
    • Garden Home [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Home
      • Garden Home [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Home have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Home
    • Golf Junction [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golf Junction
      • Golf Junction [Clackamas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golf Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golf Junction
    • Graham [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Multnomah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
    • Green Hills [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hills
      • Green Hills [Multnomah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hills
    • Kellogg Park [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellogg Park
      • Kellogg Park [Multnomah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellogg Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellogg Park
    • Kings Heights [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Heights
      • Kings Heights [Multnomah County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Heights
    • Knight [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knight
      • Knight [Clackamas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knight have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knight
    • Ladds Circle [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladds Circle
      • Ladds Circle [Multnomah County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladds Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladds Circle
    • Maplewood [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [Multnomah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Riverwood [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverwood
      • Riverwood [Multnomah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverwood
    • Sentinel Hill [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel Hill
      • Sentinel Hill [Multnomah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel Hill
    • University Park [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Park
      • University Park [Multnomah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Park
    • Vermont Hills [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vermont Hills
      • Vermont Hills [Multnomah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vermont Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermont Hills

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Portland. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Lyle Martin Alzado     (Professional football)
    • Marian Anderson     (Opera singer, social reformer)
      • Opera singer, social reformer. She was born in Philadelphia (PA) on February 27, 1897 (a Saturday) and died in Portland on April 8, 1993 (a Thursday) at the age of 96. She is buried at Eden Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Anderson<5>
    • Aurora 'Lola' Baldwin     (One of the first policewomen in the United States)
    • Floyd Clifford 'Bill' Bevens     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hubbard (OR) on October 21, 1916 (a Saturday) and died in Salem (OR) on October 26, 1991 (a Saturday) at the age of 75.
      • Hubbard is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Portland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Floyd Clifford 'Bill' Bevens<5>
    • Carson 'Skeeter' Bigbee     (Major league baseball)
    • Frank Cady     (Actor)
      • Full name: Frank Randolph Cady
      • Actor. He was born in Susanville (CA) on September 8, 1915 (a Wednesday) and died in Wilsonville (OR) on June 8, 2012 (a Friday) at the age of 96. He is buried at Los Osos Valley Memorial Park (San Luis Obispo County, California).
      • Wilsonville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Portland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Cady<5>
    • Cliff Chambers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Full name: Clifford Day Chambers
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Portland on January 10, 1922 (a Tueday) and died in Eagle (ID) on January 21, 2012 (a Saturday) at the age of 90. He is buried at Dry Creek Cemetery (Ada County, Idaho).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cliff Chambers<5>
    • Parke Edward 'Ed' Coleman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Canby (OR) on December 1, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Oregon City (OR) on August 5, 1964 (a Wednesday) at the age of 62. He is buried at Zion Memorial Park (Clackamas County, Oregon).
      • Canby is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Portland.
      • Oregon City is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Portland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parke Edward 'Ed' Coleman<5>
    • Eddie Erautt     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Portland on September 26, 1924 (a Friday) and died in La Mesa (CA) on October 27, 2013 (a Sunday) at the age of 89. He is buried at El Cajon Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Erautt<5>
    • Russell Gleason     (Actor)
    • LeRoy Arthur 'Roy' Grover     (Professional baseball)
    • Lou Harrison     (Composer)
      • Full name: Lou Silver Harrison
      • Composer. He was born in Portland on May 14, 1917 (a Monday) and died in Lafayette (IN) on February 2, 2003 (a Sunday) at the age of 85. The body was cremated.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lou Harrison<5>
    • William McChord Hurt     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Washington, DC on March 20, 1950 (a Monday) and died in Portland on March 13, 2022 (a Sunday) at the age of 72. We don't have any burial details.

How Far From Portland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Portland to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Portland and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Salem, which is the State Capital of Oregon, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Portland to Salem, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,346 miles [3,775.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,915 miles [11,128.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,677 miles [12,354.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,790 miles [9,318.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Oregon

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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Portland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Portland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Portland could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Portland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.058 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.54 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.127 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022