The nicest city In the United States. Lots to do for active Liberal minded outdoor folk. Laid back atomosphere. Much better than Vancouver BC or Seattle. Those two cities are rude and filled with thugs and drugs and annoying folk. Especially Vancouver, My HOME. I would like to relocate in Portland some day in the future.
Go Blazers, and then to the book store. Portland in a nutshell. Beatifull women as well.
a burn run; going to smoke marijuana while driving around in a rural area. derives from the Portland Trailblazers
Joe: Dude, what you doin tonight, man
Shane: I dunno, wanna go to Portland
Joe: Yea, I have some spaghetti O's that aren't goin to eat themselves
A borough of the fictitious Liberty City in the video game Grand Theft Auto 3. Portland is said to be based on The Bronx/Brooklyn/Western Queens.
Portland = Bronx
Staunton = Manhattan
Shoreside = Jersey
Think Seattle without the canyon's of skyscraper's. Portland has the same population as Seattle, BY FAR way more crime then Seattle. It's a dirty city with a high poverty level. Downtown, Inner Northeast, and North Portland area's are full of thug's, gangbanger's, drug dealer's and are predominatly Black and Hispanic.
PORTLAND POPULATION COMPARED TO SEATTLE'S:
Portland (563,000 Total) 401,000 People Are White
37,000 People Are Black
38,000 People Are Hispanic
32,000 People Are Asian
56,000 People Are Mixed
Seattle (580,000 Total) 393,000 People Are White
49,000 People Are Black
31,000 People Are Hispanic
76,000 People Are Asian
30,000 People Are Mixed
Portland is currently undergoing one of the most major highrise progect's in the northwest called the "North Macadam" which is 409 acres of undeveloped property in which will be built hundred's of skyscraper's and condo's. People who say Portland is a wannabe seattle are misguided. They normally think Portland is just downtown while it actually expands about 15 mile's east of downtown. Portland's overall land size is approximately 3 time's as big as Seattle's. Seattle's land is approx. 47 sq. mile's, while Portland's land is approx. 134 sq. mile's.
The largest city in Maine. Portland, Oregon's namesake. The first, the best, the original.
Portland, Maine, is what anyone who's anyone means when they refer to Portland.
A eerily clean city in the state of Oregon. It's full of hippies and there are too many environmentalists. The city itself is nice on the surface but then you just realize it is a wannabe Seattle. About half of it's metro population comes from Washington state. The blazers suck and the northern side of the city on the willamette is full of graffiti, thugs, and drugs. In the downtown area there is an enormous ammount of bums that will ask you for bus fair. The weather is nice but there are too many parks/rose gardes that allow free loaders to play hacky sack and be lazy in their tie die t shirts. The city is only successful because it tries to be like Seattle. The only good thing about this city is the fact that there is no sales tax. Essentially people from Vancouver, WA do all their shopping in Portland.
Portland needs to be its own city and stop trying to be like Seattle.
A smallish west-coast city. Heavily populated with liberals and counterculturists, it is a Democrat city holding a Republican state hostage. Known to corrupt people once they move within the city limits, creating arrogant, rebellious youths who style themselves as revolutionaries and try to rebell against every possible institution. This has created widespread drawbacks and has caused the birth of many new ways to refer to the city, such as:
In the end, Portland is a festering sore in the otherwise pristine Williamate valley.
"Hey, do you think this black mascara makes me look rebellious enough to go to the punk show tonight?"
"Hey, do you think if I put my bra on backwards I could start a trend?"
"Hey, do you like my new messenger bag? I was tired of my old one, it had a brand sticker on it and I felt like I was supporting some evil corporate empire, so I set it on fire in somebodies' mailbox."
"Dating Portland girls is like fishing in a ditch: if you do catch something, you're gonna need antibiotics."
A lame, boring Seattle wannabe.
Portland only wishes it had anywhere near the amount of activities and attractions that Seattle has!