- a seaport in NW Oregon, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
- a seaport in SW Maine, on Casco Bay.
- a town in S Texas.
Examples from the Web for portland
Schedules work out and we just have them come out to Portland.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
And now Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are all suing Uber for refusing to play by their old regulatory playbooks.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?
Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman
December 30, 2014
Electric Swamp Blues How can you possibly find authentic swamp blues in Portland, Oregon?The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
So the following year dozens of Santas, in full red and white trim, boarded a plane to Portland.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest
December 12, 2014
"We will continue to operate in Portland," Uber spokeswoman Eva Behrend told The Oregonian.Things Are Going Downhill Fast for Uber
December 11, 2014
Portland bid us both be of good heart, and volunteered to take the rod from my hands.
Portland recorded the weight in a pocket-book, for he was a real-estate man.
Mr. Abbey was born in Portland, Connecticut, August 19th, 1818.Cleveland Past and Present
Where are the breakings out from Berwick to Portland which they foretold?Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Each generation of Americans has known something like that trip to Portland.The American Mind
- Isle of Portland a rugged limestone peninsula in SW England, in Dorset, connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus and by Chesil Bank: the lighthouse of Portland Bill lies at the S tip; famous for the quarrying of Portland stone, a fine building material
- an inland port in NW Oregon, on the Willamette River: the largest city in the state; shipbuilding and chemical industries. Pop: 538 544 (2003 est)
- a port in SW Maine, on Casco Bay: the largest city in the state; settled by the English in 1632, destroyed successively by French, Indian, and British attacks, and rebuilt; capital of Maine (1820–32). Pop: 63 635 (2003 est)
- 3rd Duke of. title of William Henry Cavendish Bentinck. 1738–1809, British statesman; prime minister (1783; 1807–09); father of Lord William Cavendish Bentinck
Word Origin and History for portland
in Portland cement, 1720, named by its inventor, English mason Joseph Aspdin, from resemblance of the color to the stone of Portland peninsula on the coast of Dorsetshire. The place name is literally "land surrounding a harbor," Old English Portlanda. Portland, Maine, U.S.A., took its name 1786, for the place in England. Portland, Oregon, was said to have been named for the city in Maine, which won the honor by a coin toss over Boston.