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Old December 26th, 2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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CITY of PORTLAND

PORTLAND, OREGON



Population: 529,121 (US CENUS 2000)















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Old December 26th, 2005, 11:43 PM   #2
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Beautiful! I love Portland. Thanks for the photos of this often overlooked NW city.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 01:13 AM   #3
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I really enjoy Portland. I used to not really be big on it, however, my mind has changed.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 05:29 PM   #4
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Well Portland is not a very big city, but its big in land area.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 10:11 AM   #5
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Beautiful CIty

Absolutely beautiful city w/ a great skyline! I love all the nature and trees and rivers. The whole city is great. I've heard it's rainy and cloudy more than sunshine, but hey, still looks great, regardless....except for that bridge...wsup w/ that?
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Old January 7th, 2006, 11:02 AM   #6
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I visited Portland only once, and that was many years ago.

The strange thing is that Oregon's major city is located nowhere near the State's center but right at the southern edge of the adjoining State to the north: Washington! It's downright disheartening for a Californian to go to Portland because once you've crossed the CA border you're nowhere near Oregon's largest and greatest city!

I found a very handsome city with superb transit and many very handsome buildings, both old and new.

disflip, thanks a whole lot for reintroducing your wonderful home town here!
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Old January 9th, 2006, 01:00 PM   #7
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These are the first pics i've ever seen of portland. I've got relatives which i've lost contact with who live there. I love it... !! thank you so much for them.
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Old January 9th, 2006, 01:21 PM   #8
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Man Portland looks so nice, sadly I haven't been up in that area yet.
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Old January 9th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #9
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One of my very favorite cities. If I had any complaint, it would be the lack of any tall, old buildings in the skyline...and when i visited it was not as ethnically diverse as I expected. But I was coming from San Francisco...
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Old January 10th, 2006, 08:02 AM   #10
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wow nice city.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 06:13 AM   #11
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The ice topped mountain is Mt. Hood
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Old January 24th, 2006, 03:11 AM   #12
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That looks like a nice city. I've always wanted to visit Portland.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 01:19 AM   #13
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im gonna try 2 take pics wen i go there this weekend
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Old February 6th, 2006, 03:39 AM   #14
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Very nice city.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 04:06 AM   #15
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Well Portland is not a very big city, but its big in land area.
Yeah, and I see Portland getting MUCH bigger.
With all that room, look at all the possibility.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 05:12 AM   #16
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Any street pictures?
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Old February 7th, 2006, 01:15 AM   #17
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Nice views. A couple more 40-story buildings would do even better.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 07:12 AM   #18
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Nice views. A couple more 40-story buildings would do even better.
portland has a 320 ft height limit on buildings.
after the us bancorp building(the 42 story giant pink thing) was built, the city established a height restriction and what they call "view corridor" restrictions, meaning that if a building will block views of mt.hood, mt st. helens, or any other notable landmark from popular overlooks, the west hills, or highways entering the west side of downtown that they could not be built.

i like these policies, i think it will eventually lead to portland being more like
vancouver,bc with alot of dense concentration of midrise apartments.

the us bancorp building is refered to by locals as "big pink". a reference to it being nothing but a giant phalic symbol. i actually kind of like it. it also has a fantastic(yet pricey) restaurant on the 30'th floor.(why it's 12 from the top is beyond me)
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that aerial shot must be older. its missing the fox tower and much of the development north of burnside in the pearl that has take place in recent years.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 05:01 AM   #20
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