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Portland Tourist Information

Portland Tourist Information

Portland Oregon Tourist Information - To get a heads up on some of the seasonal attractions to enjoy in Portland, you will find a few worthy tourist information centers to pay a visit to. The first tourist information center to make a point of checking out includes the Portland/Oregon Visitors Association, which can be found on 1000 SW Broadway (Suite 2300). Another helpful tourist information site is the Oregon State Welcome Center, located on 12348 N. Center Ave.

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When visiting the Portland area, you will encounter a variety of festivals and celebrations that you may want to enjoy. For more information on the Mt Hood Festival in Jazz; Oktoberfest; and the Peacock Lane Christmas Lights, head for the nearest tourist information center in Portland. These sites about Portland may also provide tourist information on Cinco de Mayo in the area, as well as the Oregon Microbrewery Festival.

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Portland Interesting Facts

  • The creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, started out in Portland.
  • Portland was founded in 1845.
  • Portland was named after founder, Pettygrove, won a coin toss to name it after his native Portland, Maine.
  • Joseph Kelly who ran a Portland hotel in the late 1800’s would sell intoxicated young men to ship captains who needed crewmates.
  • The railroad arrived in Portland, Oregon in 1883.
  • Lumber baron Simon Benson installed drinking water fountains throughout town so workers wouldn’t drink so much and get intoxicated.
  • Portland has a population of about 530,000
  • Bud Clark, the former mayor of Portland, was the flasher in the famous “Expose Yourself to Art” poster.
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You can book your Portland Oregon hotel online here. Some Portland Oregon hotels offer up to 70% discount for online bookings.
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Portland Map

Portland Map Having a good street map of Portland Oregon is useful for planning your trip. You can use this Portland interactive street map to find any location you need.

Portland Weather

Portland WeatherYou can view a live video broadcast for the weather in Portland Oregon. Click on the image to the right for the Portland weather forcast.

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