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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Portage Bay, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Portage Bay 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 Portage Bay:
    • 47.647500, -122.319444
    • 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 Portage Bay
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Portage Bay ...

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.

  • Belltown [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
    • Belltown [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown
  • Edgewater [King County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [King County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Portage Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Edgewater Park [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Park
    • Edgewater Park [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Portage Bay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Park
  • Green Lake [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lake
    • Green Lake [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Portage Bay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
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    • Greenwood [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Portage Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Mapleleaf [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleleaf
      • Mapleleaf [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Portage Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleleaf
    • Meridian [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Portage Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
    • Queen Anne [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen Anne
      • Queen Anne [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Portage Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen Anne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen Anne
    • Sand Point [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Point
      • Sand Point [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Point
    • University [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
      • University [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Portage Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University
    • University Village [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Village
      • University Village [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Village
    • View Ridge [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for View Ridge
      • View Ridge [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for View Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on View Ridge

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 Portage Bay. 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.

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    • Edmund Turney Allen     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday January 4, 1896 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday February 18, 1943 at the age of 47. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<3>
    • Paul Gardner Allen     (Businessman, philanthropist)
      • Businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Seattle (Washington) on Wednesday January 21, 1953 and died in Mercer Island (Washington) on Monday October 15, 2018 at the age of 65. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Portage Bay.
      • Mercer Island is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<3>
    • Andy Holm Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday November 13, 1922 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Sunday July 18, 1982 at the age of 59. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Bremerton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Portage Bay.
      • Seattle is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<3>
    • John Archer     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Osceola (Nebraska) on Saturday May 8, 1915 and died in Redmond (Washington) on Sunday December 5, 1999 at the age of 84.
      • Redmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<3>
    • Earl Averill     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (Washington) on Wednesday May 21, 1902 and died in Everett (Washington) on Tueday August 16, 1983 at the age of 81.
      • Snohomish is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Portage Bay.
      • Everett is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<3>
    • Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Wednesday September 9, 1931 and died in Tacoma (Washington) on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at the age of 83. We don't have any burial details.
      • Tacoma is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<3>
    • Bruce Harold Bennett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Saturday May 19, 1906 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Saturday February 24, 2007 at the age of 100. The body was cremated.
      • Tacoma is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<3>
    • Carlos Bulosan     (Writer, poet, activist)
      • Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) on Monday November 24, 1913 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Thursday September 13, 1956 at the age of 42. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<3>
    • George Henry Burns     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Niles (Ohio) on Tueday January 31, 1893 and died in Kirkland (Washington) on Saturday January 7, 1978 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Kirkland is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<3>
    • Octavia Estelle Butler     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Pasadena (California) on Sunday June 22, 1947 and died in Lake Forest Park (Washington) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 58. She is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Lake Forest Park is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Octavia Estelle Butler<3>
    • Ann Carter     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Syracuse (New York) on Tueday June 16, 1936 and died in North Bend (Washington) on Monday January 27, 2014 at the age of 77. She is buried at Tahoma National Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • North Bend is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Carter<3>
    • Tom Catlin     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (Oklahoma) on Tueday September 8, 1931 and died in Seattle (Washington) on Saturday June 7, 2008 at the age of 76. We don't have any burial details.
      • Seattle is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<3>
    • Carol Elaine Channing     (Actress, singer, dancer, comedian)
      • Actress, singer, dancer, comedian. She was born in Seattle (Washington) on Monday January 31, 1921 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Tueday January 15, 2019 at the age of 98. The body was cremated.
      • Seattle is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Portage Bay.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<3>

How Far From Portage Bay to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Seattle, which is the Seat of King County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 50 miles [80.5 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Portage Bay to Olympia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,319 miles [3,732.1 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 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,770 miles [10,895.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,532 miles [12,121.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,657 miles [9,104.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Portage Bay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Portage Bay) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portage Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6475, Longitude: -122.3194       In this case, the coordinates for Portage Bay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Portage Bay to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 340.865 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.421 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.747 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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