[202] The Timbers joined MLS in 2011 and have sold out every home match since joining the league, a streak that has now reached 70+ matches. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Portland's main airport is Portland International Airport, about 20 minutes by car (40 minutes by MAX) northeast of downtown. Also included in this Phase 1a group are outpatient healthcare workers. [277] It has been named among the top fifteen percentile of American regional universities by The Princeton Review for undergraduate education,[278] and has been internationally recognized for its degrees in Master of Business Administration and urban planning. The 1986-opened MAX system has expanded to five lines, with the latest being the Orange Line to Milwaukie, in service as of September 2015. In spite of the city's seedier undercurrent of criminal activity, Portland enjoyed an economic and industrial surge during World War II. "City keeps lively pulse". cities. The City of Portland ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids and services. The Portland metro area has become a business cluster for athletic/outdoor gear and footwear manufacturers. Player Diego Valeri marked a new record for fastest goal in MLS Cup history at 27 seconds into the game. ", "Portland votes to add fluoride to its drinking water as opponents vow to stop the effort", "Portland fluoride: For the fourth time since 1956, Portland voters reject fluoridation", "Why Does Portland Have so Many Strip Clubs? [170], Portland is home to numerous museums and educational institutions, ranging from art museums to institutions devoted to science and wildlife. Other bridges outside the downtown area include the Sellwood Bridge (built 2016) to the south; and the St. Johns Bridge, a Gothic revival suspension bridge built in 1931, to the north. The city's first airport was the Swan Island Municipal Airport, which was closed in the 1940s. 9066,". It has operated since 1905 and was known as the "Coney Island of the Northwest" upon its opening. However, on average, temperatures reach or exceed 80 °F (27 °C) on only 61 days per year, of which 15 days will reach 90 °F (32 °C) and only 1.3 days will reach 100 °F (38 °C). This community was initially referred to as "Stumptown" and "The Clearing" because of the many trees cut down to allow for its growth. [28] Portland remained the major port in the Pacific Northwest for much of the 19th century, until the 1890s, when Seattle's deepwater harbor was connected to the rest of the mainland by rail, affording an inland route without the treacherous navigation of the Columbia River. Oregon Gov. cities.[283]. All addresses and streets within the city are prefixed by N, NW, NE, SW or SE with the exception of Burnside Street, which is prefixed with W or E. Starting on May 1, 2020, former Southwest prefix addresses with house numbers on east–west streets leading with zero dropped the zero and the street prefix on all streets (including north–south streets) converted from Southwest to South. [1] The coin used for this decision, now known as the Portland Penny, is on display in the headquarters of the Oregon Historical Society. [150] However, as of December 2019, the number of homes available for rent or purchase in Portland continues to shrink. [146] Additionally, the city boasts a robust coffee culture that now rivals Seattle and hosts over 20 coffee roasters. Development in this area is ongoing. [261], In the Portland Metropolitan statistical area which includes Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill Counties, OR and Clark and Skamania Counties, WA for 2017, murder rate was 2.6, violent crime was 283.2 per 100,000 people per year. Popular Science awarded Portland the title of the Greenest City in America in 2008,[195] and Grist magazine listed it in 2007 as the second greenest city in the world. The lowest overnight temperature ever recorded was −3 °F (−19 °C),[71] on February 2, 1950,[72] while the coldest daytime high temperature ever recorded was 14 °F (−10 °C) on December 30, 1968. There are only 2.1 days per year where the daytime high temperature fails to rise above freezing. The response to his murder involved a community-driven series of rallies, campaigns, nonprofits and events designed to address Portland's racial history, leading to a city considered significantly more tolerant than in 1988 at Seraw's death. City and partner agency staff did extensive research to produce a set of reports on Portland’s existing conditions and created a holistic framework of nine interrelated topic areas — called action areas — to begin building the plan. ", "Bridge to the Future (The Bridge that Bans Cars)", "Portland Is Set To Open a Beautiful $135 Million Bridge You Can't Drive Across", "Council adopts aggressive Climate Action Plan", "Portland joins fluoride bandwagon, will add it to water supply", "Portland's fluoride debate: History, timeline and official positions", "What's the Matter With Portland? Severe weather, such as thunder and lightning, is uncommon and tornadoes are exceptionally rare, although not impossible. Portland Monthly is a monthly news and culture magazine. Oregon Vaccination Phases 1a and 1b. [67] Although almost all of Portland is within Multnomah County, small portions of the city are within Clackamas and Washington Counties, with populations estimated at 785 and 1,455, respectively. Rogoway, Mike (April 9, 2006). The Portland metropolitan area has transportation services common to major U.S. cities, though Oregon's emphasis on proactive land-use planning and transit-oriented development within the urban growth boundary means commuters have multiple well-developed options. Out of 223,737 households, 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.1% were non-families. Below is a sortable table containing violent crime data from each Portland neighborhood during the calendar year of 2014. Metro also owns and operates the Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Zoo, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, and Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center. [citation needed] The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association supports hundreds of official bicycling events every year. Based on this direction setting input, a set of draft goals and objectives were developed for Phase Two public to review. "[37], At the same time, Portland became a notorious hub for underground criminal activity and organized crime in the 1940s and 1950s. Find these here. According to officials, Multnomah County is looking to finish its application to enter into Phase 1 … Portland is approximately 100 miles (160 km) upriver from the Pacific Ocean on the Columbia. Approximately 47% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area. The first phase of the Portland Plan focused on gathering information about the city and its residents and setting direction for the plan. Over the past year, housing prices in Portland have risen 2.5%. Both Pettygrove and Lovejoy wished to rename "The Clearing" after their respective hometowns (Lovejoy's being Boston, and Pettygrove's, Portland). It also circulates throughout the state and in Clark County, Washington. Para obtener más información en español favor llamar a la línea de Información de la Ciudad y el Condado, (503) 823-4000. [285] WES Commuter Rail opened in February 2009 in Portland's western suburbs, linking Beaverton and Wilsonville. It’s after that threshold that Oregon counties can become eligible for Phase 2. [19], Large numbers of pioneer settlers began arriving in the Willamette Valley in the 1830s via the Oregon Trail, though life was originally centered in nearby Oregon City. Additionally, the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State University Beavers both receive substantial attention and support from many Portland residents, despite their campuses being 110 and 84 miles from the city, respectively. Northeast Portland is home to the Lloyd District, Alberta Arts District, and the Hollywood District. Portland and its surrounding metropolitan area are served by Metro, the United States' only directly elected metropolitan planning organization. Mount Tabor Park is known for its scenic views and historic reservoirs.[211]. [72] A temperature of 100 °F (38 °C) has been recorded in all five months from May through September. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a major force in the city's early economy. [156] The city's now-demolished Satyricon nightclub was a punk venue notorious for being the place where Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain first encountered future wife and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love in 1990. The new influx of blacks settled in specific neighborhoods, such as the Albina district and Vanport. Kate Brown on Thursday announced new guidance and a new, three-phase plan for counties and businesses as part of her framework to restart public life in Oregon… At the turn of the 20th century, the city had a reputation as one of the most dangerous port cities in the world, a hub for organized crime and racketeering. [25] By 1879, the population had grown to 17,500 and by 1890 it had grown to 46,385. Bizz blog: Silicon Forest. [196] Ten years later, WalletHub rated the city as the 10th greenest. Ship builder Henry J. Kaiser had been awarded contracts to build Liberty ships and aircraft carrier escorts, and chose sites in Portland and Vancouver, Washington, for work yards. The new South Portland addressing section was approved by the Portland City Council on June 6, 2018[89] and is bounded by SW Naito Parkway SW View Point Terrace and Tryon Creek State Natural Area to the west, SW Clay Street to the north and the Clackamas County line to the south. Reed College, a private liberal arts college that was founded in 1908, is located within the confines of Southeast Portland as is Mount Tabor, a volcanic landform. Adams and Mt. Portland State also has a football team. However, lengthy stretches of overcast days beginning in mid fall and continuing into mid spring are most common. To the west of the Tualatin Mountains lies the Oregon Coast Range, and to the east lies the actively volcanic Cascade Range. Prosper Portland (formerly Portland Development Commission) is a semi-public agency that plays a major role in downtown development; city voters created it in 1958 to serve as the city's urban renewal agency. [58] The rocks of the Portland area range in age from late Eocene to more recent eras. [44] The city's increased presence within the cultural lexicon has established it as a popular city for young people, and it was second only to Louisville, Kentucky as one of the cities to attract and retain the highest number of college-educated people in the United States. [116] In 1988, Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian immigrant, was killed by three skinheads. Summers in Portland are warm, dry, and sunny, though the sunny warm weather is short lived from mid June through early September. [138][139], Technology is a major component of the city's economy, with more than 1,200 technology companies existing within the metro. Less than 10 miles (16 km) from downtown, the Willamette River flows into the Columbia River, the fourth-largest river in the United States, which divides Oregon from Washington state. Portland is 60 miles (97 km) east of the Pacific Ocean at the northern end of Oregon's most populated region, the Willamette Valley. The per capita income for the city was $22,643. [72], Annual snowfall in Portland is 4.3 inches (10.9 cm), which usually falls during the December-to-March time frame. Beginning in the 1960s,[11] Portland became noted for its growing progressive political values, earning it a reputation as a bastion of counterculture. The Willamette River divides the city into east and west while Burnside Street, which traverses the entire city lengthwise, divides the north and south. Panorama of downtown Portland in the day. More recently, Portugal. [110], Portland's population has been and remains predominantly white. The Trail Blazers sold out every home game between 1977 and 1995, a span of 814 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in American sports history. In Phase One, through extensive public engagement, Portlanders reviewed this research, helped refine the facts, submitted hundreds of detailed comments and ranked their top priorities. [18] The Chinook people occupying the land were first documented in 1805 by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. U.S. 26 supports commuting within the metro area and continues to the Pacific Ocean westward and Mount Hood and Central Oregon eastward. Unlike the Phase 1 ESA which has specific rules to be compliant, a Phase 2 (ASTM E1903-11) is the framework standard for how to perform the Phase 2 assessment. PORTLAND, Ore. — The city of Portland wants to help businesses and restaurants maintain social distancing standards when Multnomah County is given permission to enter Phase … [109] There is a Tongan community in Portland, who arrived in the area in the 1970s, and Tongans and Pacific Islanders as a whole are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the Portland area. 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Southeast Portland is largely residential, and consists of several neighborhoods, including Hawthorne District, Belmont, Brooklyn, and Mount Tabor. Fifth and Sixth avenues within downtown comprise the Portland Transit Mall, two streets devoted primarily to bus and light rail traffic with limited automobile access. (establish and vet the facts) In order to create a plan for making Portland thriving and sustainable, we needed to understand the trends that are driving change in our city. PORTLAND, Ore — Oregon Gov. The median age was 35 years. [289], TriMet provides real-time tracking of buses and trains with its TransitTracker, and makes the data available to software developers so they can create customized tools of their own. [72] The warmest recorded overnight low was 74 °F (23 °C) on July 28, 2009. Clark County Public Health accepts requests from both Phases 1a and 1b via a web form. Other bridges that span the Willamette river in the downtown area include the Burnside Bridge, the Ross Island Bridge (both built 1926), and the double-decker Marquam Bridge (built 1966). The first line, which opened in 2001 and was extended in 2005–07, operates from the South Waterfront District through Portland State University and north through the West End of downtown, to shopping areas and dense residential districts north and northwest of downtown. [280] Randall's Children's Hospital operates at the Legacy Emanuel Campus. Opened in 1977 for buses, the transit mall was renovated and rebuilt in 2007–09, with light rail added. [39] In 1957, Life magazine published an article detailing the city's history of government corruption and crime, specifically its gambling rackets and illegal nightclubs. Housing prices in Portland continue to rise, the median price rising from $391,400 in November 2018 to $415,000 in November 2019. Portland is a territorial charter city, and strongly favors the Democratic Party. It was not unusual for a street name to be duplicated in disparate areas. Given the dense population size and the number of COVID-19 cases (currently more than 1,400 in the tri-county), the Portland Metro-area may see a much longer road to Phase 1 reopening. Other heavy industry companies include ESCO Corporation and Oregon Steel Mills. [268] Some protests involved confrontations with law enforcement involving injury to protesters, but no injuries to police. The city's Community & Civic Life (formerly Office of Neighborhood Involvement)[221] serves as a conduit between city government and Portland's 95 officially recognized neighborhoods. In 2008, 12.6% of all commutes in Portland were on public transit. The Portland Business Journal covers business-related news on a weekly basis, as does The Daily Journal of Commerce, its main competitor. The Portland area also has newspapers that are published for specific communities, including The Asian Reporter (a weekly covering Asian news, both international and local) and The Skanner (a weekly African-American newspaper covering both local and national news). Portland's South Waterfront area has been developing into a dense neighborhood of shops, condominiums, and apartments starting in the mid-2000s. The "Holiday Express", pulled over the tracks of the Oregon Pacific Railroad on weekends in December, has become a Portland tradition over its several years running. The first phase — Phase 1A and 1B — includes paid and unpaid healthcare workers who have direct or indirect exposure to patients. [228], The city consulted with urban planners as far back as 1904, resulting in the development of Washington Park and the 40-Mile Loop greenway, which interconnects many of the city's parks. Good Samaritan has centers for breast health, cancer, and stroke, and is home to the Legacy Devers Eye Institute, the Legacy Obesity and Diabetes Institute, the Legacy Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, the Legacy Rehabilitation Clinic of Oregon, and the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing.[281]. The Bee, over 105 years old, is another neighborhood newspaper serving the inner southeast neighborhoods. [113][116][118] There and elsewhere in Portland, they experienced police hostility, lack of employment, and mortgage discrimination, leading to half the black population leaving after the war. Each is elected citywide to serve a four-year term. [21] In 1843 William Overton saw potential in the new settlement but lacked the funds to file an official land claim. The remaining six schools have a higher number of non-whites, including blacks and Asians. The median income for a household in the city was $40,146, and the median income for a family was $50,271. Portland's city park system has been proclaimed one of the best in America. The institute works on urban park, trail, and natural areas planning issues, both at the local and regional levels. Portland's downtown features two groups of contiguous city blocks dedicated for park space: the North and South Park Blocks. [22], In 1845 Overton sold his remaining half of the claim to Francis W. Pettygrove of Portland, Maine. In the early 1840s a new settlement emerged ten miles from the mouth of the Willamette River,[20] roughly halfway between Oregon City and Fort Vancouver. The auditor provides checks and balances in the commission form of government and accountability for the use of public resources. [243] The Urban Greenspaces Institute, housed in Portland State University Geography Department's Center for Mapping Research, promotes better integration of the built and natural environments. Portland has two Chinatowns, with New Chinatown along SE 82nd Avenue with Chinese supermarkets, Hong Kong style noodle houses, dim sum, and Vietnamese phở restaurants. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Oregon's population as of 2019 was 4,217,737; the portion of the MSA that lies in Oregon has a population of 1,992,088, which leaves 47% of Oregon's population residing within the metro. However, it was renamed the Loop Service, with an A Loop (clockwise) and B Loop (counterclockwise), when it became a complete loop with the opening of the Tilikum Crossing bridge. The coldest month is December with an average daily high of 46.3 °F (7.9 °C), although overnight lows usually remain above freezing by a few degrees. [181] Portland is also known as a leader in specialty coffee. [citation needed]. [245] The city's longstanding efforts were recognized in a 2010 Reuters report, which named Portland the second-most environmentally conscious or "green" city in the world after Reykjavík, Iceland. [290][291], I-5 connects Portland with the Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, and California to the south and with Washington to the north. Portland-based Precision Castparts is one of two Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Oregon, the other being Nike. [174], The Portland Art Museum owns the city's largest art collection and presents a variety of touring exhibitions each year and, with the recent addition of the Modern and Contemporary Art wing, it became one of the United States' 25 largest museums. [72] The average window for freezing temperatures to potentially occur is between November 15 and March 19, allowing a growing season of 240 days. [247] Portland voters have four times voted against fluoridation, in 1956, 1962, 1980 (repealing a 1978 vote in favor), and 2013. 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