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Portland Facts

Interesting Facts

-Portland has a population of 600,000 and more than 2.3 million in the metropolitan area, making it the 28th largest populated city in the US
-Portland is the largest city in Oregon; it is 145 square miles
-Powell's Books was rated one of the ten coolest book stores in the World by CNN in 2014
-Portland was named #5 for Best Cities to Launch a New Business by Forbes in 2014
-This city is very vegan friendly
-Portland is located 60 miles east of the Pacific Ocean
-The Washington Post named Portland the #1 Best Food City in America in 2015
-"Keep Portland Weird" is one of the city's mottos
-Nicknames include Rose City, City of Roses, Stumptown, Rip City, City of Bridges and Bridgetown (there are 9 bridges just in the downtown area alone)
-Portland was named the Fittest US City by Men's Fitness Magazine 2014
-Voted #1 in Bike Friendly Cities by Bicycling Magazine 2012
-In the category of keeping it weird, Portland is home to the largest naked bike ride in the world, with 13,000 participants
-Yes, Portland has its own vacuum museum
-You can't pump your own gas in Oregon, it's the law
-We love our airport (and its carpet- don't ask) and so does the country. Voted Best Airport in America by Travel+Leisure's 2015 poll.

The city has several national sports teams and venues including: 
-Trail Blazers, NBA
-Winter Hawks, WHL
-Timbers, MLS
-Thorns, National Women's Soccer League
-Providence Park
-Moda Center