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[[File:Welcome-To-Portland.jpg|right|thumb|350px|A disquietingly unbalanced sign welcomes you to the [[City of Roses]].]]
 
[[File:Welcome-To-Portland.jpg|right|thumb|350px|A disquietingly unbalanced sign welcomes you to the [[City of Roses]].]]
 
'''Portland''' is the city our [[City Wiki|civic wiki]] is about. Known by [[:Category:Nicknames for Portland, Oregon|many names]], the [[Rose City]] is home to 557,706 [[Portlandia|Portlandians]]. To find out more, check out our [[PortlandWiki|main page]] and start WikiWandering!
 
'''Portland''' is the city our [[City Wiki|civic wiki]] is about. Known by [[:Category:Nicknames for Portland, Oregon|many names]], the [[Rose City]] is home to 557,706 [[Portlandia|Portlandians]]. To find out more, check out our [[PortlandWiki|main page]] and start WikiWandering!
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== Nicknames ==
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: ''Main article: [[Portland's nicknames]]''
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* Beervana
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* Bridge City, Bridgetown
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* Little Beirut<ref>[http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/966872/posts 'Little Beirut' nickname has stuck], [[The Oregonian]], 8/18/2003. Quote: "The nickname 'Little Beirut' has stuck to Portland since it was first coined by the staff of former President Bush [Sr.] after violent protests during his visits to Oregon in the early 1990s."</ref>
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* Loser's Town<ref>[[Wipers]], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frihBR4Rmgc ''Loser's Town'']</ref>
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* [[PDX]] (after the [[Portland International Airport]])
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* Portlandia
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* P-Town
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* Puddletown
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* [[Rose City]], City of Roses
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* [[Stumptown]]
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
''Main article: [[Portland history]]''
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: ''Main article: [[Portland history]]''
  
 
Founded in 1843 by [[William Overton]] and [[Francis Pettygrove]], Portland received its city charter on February 8, 1851.
 
Founded in 1843 by [[William Overton]] and [[Francis Pettygrove]], Portland received its city charter on February 8, 1851.
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== Governance ==
 
== Governance ==
 
The city is governed by the [[Portland City Council]].
 
The city is governed by the [[Portland City Council]].
 
  
 
== Spottings ==
 
== Spottings ==
 
* [[Courtney Love]] lived here.  
 
* [[Courtney Love]] lived here.  
 
* [[Ursula K. Le Guin]] and [[Molly Glass]] live here.
 
* [[Ursula K. Le Guin]] and [[Molly Glass]] live here.
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* [[Beverly Cleary]] grew up here.
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* [[Matt Groening]] grew up here, and based many [[Simpsons]] character names on Portland streets.
  
 
== InterWiki Links ==
 
== InterWiki Links ==

Latest revision as of 17:24, 28 October 2013

A disquietingly unbalanced sign welcomes you to the City of Roses.

Portland is the city our civic wiki is about. Known by many names, the Rose City is home to 557,706 Portlandians. To find out more, check out our main page and start WikiWandering!

Nicknames

Main article: Portland's nicknames

History

Main article: Portland history

Founded in 1843 by William Overton and Francis Pettygrove, Portland received its city charter on February 8, 1851.

Governance

The city is governed by the Portland City Council.

Spottings

InterWiki Links

External links

References

  1. 'Little Beirut' nickname has stuck, The Oregonian, 8/18/2003. Quote: "The nickname 'Little Beirut' has stuck to Portland since it was first coined by the staff of former President Bush [Sr.] after violent protests during his visits to Oregon in the early 1990s."
  2. Wipers, Loser's Town
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