Metro, previously known as the Metropolitan Service District, is the regional governmental agency for the Oregon portion of the Portland metropolitan area. It is the only directly-elected regional government in the United States. It performs the following functions: ...more on Wikipedia about "Metro (Oregon regional government)"
Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon is the smallest park in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The "park" is a 2 foot (610 mm) wide circle which in 1948 was intended to be the site for a light pole. When this failed to appear, Dick Fagan, a journalist for the Oregon Journal, planted flowers in the hole and named it after his column in the paper, "Mill Ends". Fagan told the story of the park's origin as follows: He looked out his office window and spotted a leprechaun digging in the hole. He ran down and grabbed the leprechaun, which meant he had earned a wish. Fagan said he wished for a park of his own; but since he hadn't specified the size of the park in his wish, the leprechaun gave him the hole. Over the next two decades, Fagan often featured the park and its head leprechaun, named Patrick O'Toole, in his whimsical column. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mill Ends Park"
Mount Tabor is a city park and extinct volcanic cinder cone in the Southeast section of Portland, Oregon. The crater is located in the northwest part of the park. Half of the cone has been cut away (now housing a tennis court and outdoor theatre) and the cinders used to pave the nearby parking lot. Mt. Tabor now contains a permanent exhibit of the volcanic cone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mount Tabor, Oregon"
Music Millennium is an independent record store located in Portland, Oregon. Its founding in 1969 has led it to claim it is the oldest continually-existing record store in the Pacific Northwest. ...more on Wikipedia about "Music Millennium"
Nu Shooz is a dance music group fronted by husband and wife duo John Smith and Valerie Day. They are based out of Portland, Oregon. In 1986 they scored two major pop/ R&B/dance hits: "I Can't Wait," which climbed to #3 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Its follow-up, "Point Of No Return," also topped the dance chart and hit #28 on the Hot 100. Their final pop chart entry was "Should I Say Yes?" which hit #41, but they had two more dance hits, one of which, "Are You Lookin' For Somebody Nu," topped out at #2 in 1988. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nu Shooz"
Oaks Park is a modest amusement park located 3.5 miles (6 km) south of downtown Portland, Oregon in the United States near the Sellwood Bridge at . It is 15 minutes by car (30 minutes by TriMet ** ). The midway rides and 44 acres (178,000 m²) of grounds are small though it is popular for company picnics and special events such as the Fourth of July and Oktoberfest). Otherwise the park can be rather uncrowded. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oaks Amusement Park"
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is the present-day (2005) name for a university that can trace its roots back to the 1860s. Its primary campus, Marquam Hill in southwest Portland, was established in 1917 by the donation of 20 acres (80,000 m²) from the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company and 88 acres (360,000 m²) from the family that owned the now-defunct Oregon Journal. In 1974, the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center was formed, which combined dentistry, medicine and nursing programs into a single center. This center was renamed Oregon Health Sciences University in 1981. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oregon Health & Science University"
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The Oregon Symphony is an American orchestra based in Portland, Oregon. Its home venue is the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown Portland's Cultural District. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oregon Symphony Orchestra"
The Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a 3.25 acre (30k m²) outdoor memorial dedicated to Oregonians who served in Vietnam. It is located in Portland Oregon's Washington Park at . The memorial was dedicated in 1987. It was inspired in 1982 by visits to the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial by five veterans and the parents of a marine killed in Vietnam. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial"
The Oregon Zoo, formerly the Washington Park Zoo, is a zoo 2 miles WSW of downtown Portland, Oregon at in Portland's West Hills. It is Oregon's largest paid attraction, with more than 1.3 million visitors yearly. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oregon Zoo"
The Pearl District is a former warehouse and light industrial area just north of downtown Portland, Oregon. Its boundaries are Burnside, to the south; Broadway, to the east; the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks, to the north; and the Interstate 405 Freeway, to the west. The Pearl has undergone significant development in the late 1990s and is now full of high-rise condominiums and warehouse-to-loft conversions. The district received its name from some ten years ago. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pearl District, Portland, Oregon"
The Personal Telco Project (or PTP) was founded by Adam Shand in November 2000 after Shand read a Slashdot article about the Consume The Net project in London. ...more on Wikipedia about "Personal Telco"
Pioneer Courthouse Square, affectionately known as Portland's Living Room, is a public space occupying a full 40,000 ft² (3700 m²) city block in the center of downtown Portland, Oregon. The square is bounded by Southwest Morrison Street on the north, Southwest 6th Avenue on the east, Southwest Yamhill Street on the south, and Southwest Broadway on the west. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pioneer Courthouse Square"
The Port of Portland is the agency responsible for overseeing Portland International Airport, general aviation, and marine activities in the Portland Metropolitan Area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Port of Portland" Tell your opinion about http://www.shortopedia.com shortopedia
Portland Classical Chinese Garden, Garden of Awakening Orchids, is a Suzhou-style walled garden enclosing a full city block, roughly 40 000 square feet (4,000 m²) in the Chinatown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, USA. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland Classical Chinese Garden"
Portland Community College (or PCC) is Oregon's largest community college, located in Portland. It serves over one million residents in the five county area of Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill, Clackamas, and Columbia. PCC enrolls over 100,000 students annually in this 1500 square mile (3,900 km²) area in northwest Oregon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland Community College"
Portland Farmers Market is an outdoor market where more than two hundred vendors converge to sell produce, fish, meat, dairy, bakery items, and farming items under open aired tents. This market is similar to the weekend Saturday Market in Portland, Oregon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland Farmers Market"
Portland General Electric (PGE) is an investor-owned electrical utility that distributes electricity to customers in parts of Portland, Oregon, as well as parts of ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland General Electric"
Portland International Airport ( IATA airport code: PDX, ICAO airport code: KPDX) is the largest airport in the U.S. state of Oregon. PDX is also an affectionate local nickname for Portland, Oregon, but for the rest of this entry, PDX refers only to the airport. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland International Airport"
The Portland Japanese Garden is a traditional Japanese garden, 5.5 acres (22,000 m²) in size, located in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, USA at . It was designed by Professor Takuma Tono. Construction began in 1963 and the garden was opened to the public in 1967. In a study conducted by the Journal of Japanese Gardening, The Portland Japanese Garden has been ranked first out of 300 public Japanese Gardens outside of Japan. ** ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland Japanese Garden"
The Portland metropolitan area is the urban area centered around Portland, Oregon and the Willamette River. It includes Multnomah County and most of Washington County, and western parts of Clackamas County, plus southern Clark County in Washington. From some perspectives it also extends into parts of Yamhill County, Oregon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland metropolitan area"
The Portland Rose Festival is an annual civic festival held during the month of June in Portland, Oregon. It is organized by the volunteer non-profit Portland Rose Festival Association with the purpose of promoting the Portland region. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland Rose Festival"
The Portland Saturday Market is the largest outdoor arts and crafts market in continuous operation in the United States. It is held every Saturday and Sunday from March to December under the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon. In addition, the market has a Festival of the Last Minute, in which it runs daily until Christmas Eve. The market has over 400 members who generate about $8 million in gross sales annually and attract over 750,000 visitors to the historic Old Town district of Portland each year. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland Saturday Market"
Portland State University (or PSU) is a university located in downtown Portland, Oregon. It has the largest enrollment of any university in the state of Oregon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland State University"
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon, and county seat of Multnomah County. It is located within the Pacific Northwest, straddling the Willamette River south of its confluence with the Columbia River. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portland, Oregon"
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