[114][115][116], The largest influxes of minority populations occurred during World War II, as the African American population grew by a factor of 10 for wartime work. Temperatures have reached 90 °F (32 °C) as early as April 30 and as late as October 5, while 80 °F (27 °C) has been reached as early as April 1 and as late as October 21. The highest elevation is at 9936 NW Wind Ridge Dr., The lowest elevation historically occurred at low water on January 17, 1937 at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Vehicle Registration Card Address Change. [119] Population growth in the Portland metropolitan area has outpaced the national average during the last decade, and this is expected to continue over the next 50 years.[120]. In the early 1960s, the Portland Development Commission led the razing of a large Italian-Jewish neighborhood downtown, bounded roughly by I-405, the Willamette River, 4th Avenue and Market street. Each is elected citywide to serve a four-year term. 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[272] David Douglas High School, in the Powellhurst neighborhood, has the largest enrollment of any public high school in the city. While the City would not upgrade this software without first resolving this issue, the need for information technology workarounds is increasingly problematic, and still results in additional 9-1-1 dispatching steps when the software work… [120] The growth boundary, along with efforts of the Portland Development Commission to create economic development zones, has led to the development of a large portion of downtown, a large number of mid- and high-rise developments, and an overall increase in housing and business density.[237]. 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. Additional Contact Info. The city has experienced a few major snow and ice storms in its past with extreme totals having reached 44.5 in (113 cm) at the airport in 1949–50 and 60.9 in (155 cm) at downtown in 1892–93.[74][75]. Portland is the only large city left in the United States with the commission form of government.[217]. [121], The Portland metropolitan area has historically had a significant LGBT population throughout the late 20th and 21st century. [citation needed]. [22], In 1845 Overton sold his remaining half of the claim to Francis W. Pettygrove of Portland, Maine. [139] The area also hosts facilities for software companies and online startup companies, some supported by local seed funding organizations and business incubators. [173], 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. For example, the current address of 246 S. California St. was changed from 0246 SW California St. and the current address of 4310 S. Macadam Ave. was converted from 4310 SW Macadam Ave. effective on May 1, 2020. 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. [56] The Boring Lava Field has at least 32 cinder cones such as Mount Tabor,[57] and its center lies in southeast Portland. A 2007 survey of the 40 largest cities in the U.S. concluded Portland's urban core has the highest percentage of white residents. With comprehensive contact information, including cell phone numbers, for over 275 million people nationwide, and Whitepages SmartCheck, the fast, comprehensive background check compiled from criminal and other records from all 50 states.Landlords use Whitepages TenantCheck, which is designed … For every 100 females, there were 97.8 males. [241], As of 2012, Portland was the largest city in the United States that did not add fluoride to its public water supply,[244] and fluoridation has historically been a subject of controversy in the city. [172] The World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, located in the city's Washington Park area, offers educational exhibits on forests and forest-related subjects. [a], Named after Portland, Maine,[10] the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. [298] A new bicycle-sharing system, Biketown, launched on July 19, 2016,[299] with 100 stations in the city's central and eastside neighborhoods. New address; and; Signature of owner. Director Gus Van Sant has notably set and shot many of his films in the city. Portland, OR 97217 USA. [165], An unusual feature of Portland entertainment is the large number of movie theaters serving beer, often with second-run or revival films. To my shocking surprise we noticed piles of human waste on the 6th floor. [111] After World War II, the Vanport flood in 1948 displaced many African Americans. [262][263][264][265] Local businesses reported losses totaling millions of dollars as the result of vandalism and looting, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting. [87] Portland's addressing sections are North, Northwest, Northeast, South, Southeast, and Southwest (which includes downtown Portland). Hood and Mt. Over the past year, housing prices in Portland have risen 2.5%. Enter the email address or member number associated with your account. Oregon Humane Society located in Portland, Oregon is a private, nonprofit animal shelter serving the needs of over 11,000 pets each year. "[37], At the same time, Portland became a notorious hub for underground criminal activity and organized crime in the 1940s and 1950s. It houses permanent and temporary exhibits about Oregon history, and hosts traveling exhibits about the history of the United States. The Portland MEPS is located at 7545 Northeast Ambassador Place. Will facts trump fear this month? [293] Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700 and the world-famous Southern Pacific 4449 can be seen several times a year pulling a special excursion train, either locally or on an extended trip. See all bus stops, and book your bus ticket online from $10! 13.1% of the population and 8.5% of families were below the poverty line. The Portland Business Journal covers business-related news on a weekly basis, as does The Daily Journal of Commerce, its main competitor. The city and surrounding metropolitan area is also home to a large number of Roman Catholic-affiliated private schools, including St. Mary's Academy, an all-girls school; De La Salle North Catholic High School; the co-educational Jesuit High School; La Salle High School; and Central Catholic High School, the only archdiocesan high school in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland. There were 265,439 housing units at an average density of 1989.4 per square mile (1,236.3/km2). Most of the city west of the Willamette River is part of the 1st District, represented by Suzanne Bonamici. [72], Annual snowfall in Portland is 4.3 inches (10.9 cm), which usually falls during the December-to-March time frame. [62] According to a 2017 survey, several of these faults were characterized as "probably more of a hazard" than the Cascadia subduction zone due to their proximities to population centers, with the potential of producing magnitude 7 earthquakes. [107] According to statistics, there are over 4,500 Pacific Islanders in Portland, making up 0.7% of the city's population. [70] Portland's USDA Plant Hardiness Zone is 9a. 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[134], The city's marine terminals alone handle over 13 million tons of cargo per year, and the port is home to one of the largest commercial dry docks in the country. [39] The article, which focused on crime boss Jim Elkins, became the basis of a fictionalized film titled Portland Exposé (1957). "City keeps lively pulse". The city provides funding to neighborhood associations through seven district coalitions, each of which is a geographical grouping of several neighborhood associations. In 2017, the crime rate was several times above the city average. The city is also served by Greyhound Lines intercity bus service, which also operates BoltBus, an express bus service. City/County Information. 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. [203] In 2015, they became the first team in the Northwest to win the MLS Cup. This controversy was settled with a coin toss that Pettygrove won in a series of two out of three tosses, thereby providing Portland with its namesake. Portland hosts the world's longest-running H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival[168] at the Hollywood Theatre. [236] Originally this law mandated the city must maintain enough land within the boundary to provide an estimated 20 years of growth; however, in 2007 the legislature changed the law to require the maintenance of an estimated 50 years of growth within the boundary, as well as the protection of accompanying farm and rural lands. It provides housing and economic development programs within the city, and works behind the scenes with major local developers to create large projects. [229] This is largely the result of statewide land conservation policies adopted in 1973 under Governor Tom McCall, in particular the requirement for an urban growth boundary (UGB) for every city and metropolitan area. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males. Historically, environmental consciousness has weighed significantly in the city's planning and development efforts. Former public schools in the city included Washington High School, which operated from 1906 until 1981, as well as Adams and Jackson, which also closed the same year. [15] Its climate is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Forgot your username or password? 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. 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. It also contains the St. Johns neighborhood, which is historically one of the most ethnically diverse and poorest neighborhoods in the city. (Spencer Heinz, "'Return & Remembrance': In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of E.O. [98], In 1940, Portland's African-American population was approximately 2,000 and largely consisted of railroad employees and their families. [95] The area is served by the Portland Streetcar, the MAX Orange Line and four TriMet bus lines. [277] The city is also home to the Oregon Health & Science University, as well as Portland Community College. Portland is home to a range of classical performing arts institutions, including the Portland Opera, the Oregon Symphony, and the Portland Youth Philharmonic; the latter, established in 1924, was the first youth orchestra established in the United States. In addition to attending a meeting , you can contact the Portland branch of the NAACP via the following methods: Our Mailing Address: Portland NAACP Unit #1120 P.O. The other two State Parks are Willamette Stone State Heritage Site, in the West Hills, and the Government Island State Recreation Area in the Columbia River near Portland International Airport. In 1995, voters in the Portland metropolitan region passed a regional bond measure to acquire valuable natural areas for fish, wildlife, and people. Bizz blog: Silicon Forest. 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[98] 9.4% were Hispanic or Latino, of any race (54,840). City Hall 1221 SW 4th Avenue, 97204 Phone:(503) 823-4000 TTY:(503) 823-6868 E-mail: cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov 1 most pedestrian and transit-friendly city in the United States. [224][225] As of February 19, 2015, the Portland city council approved permanently staffing the JTTF with two of its city's police officers. Port of Portland 7200 N.E. Portland's airport has been named the best US airport for seven consecutive years (2013–2019). Portland State also has a football team. the highest and lowest temperature readings during an entire month or year) calculated based on data at said location from 1991 to 2020. The judge stated that the city's annual World Naked Bike Ride – held each year in June since 2004 – has created a "well-established tradition" in Portland where cyclists may ride naked as a form of protest against cars and fossil fuel dependence. [101] As of the 2000 census, three of its high schools (Cleveland, Lincoln and Wilson) were over 70% white, reflecting the overall population, while Jefferson High School was 87% non-white. [76] The months of June, July, August and September account for a combined 4.19 inches (106 mm) of total rainfall – only 11% of the 36.87 in (936 mm) of the precipitation that falls throughout the year. The 2010 census reported the city as 76.1% White (444,254 people), 7.1% Asian (41,448), 6.3% Black or African American (36,778), 1.0% Native American (5,838), 0.5% Pacific Islander (2,919), 4.7% belonging to two or more racial groups (24,437) and 5.0% from other races (28,987). Southeast Portland is largely residential, and consists of several neighborhoods, including Hawthorne District, Belmont, Brooklyn, and Mount Tabor. After the city's economy experienced an industrial boom during World War II, its hard-edged reputation began to dissipate. 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