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  • I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.
  • 582,130,[5] making it the 30th most populous in the United States. Portland is Oregon's most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, after Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia,

    Trivia question: How many Portlands are there? (*Make these after presentations!)

  • Pettygrove and Lovejoy each wished to name the new city after his respective home town LOVEJOY on LEFT. WINNTER PETTYGROVE ON RIGHT.

    Francis W. Pettygrove, a merchant in Oregon City, and moved to the southwest. According to Lovejoy’s account, Pettygrove won a coin flip and named the site Portland, after the largest city in his native state of Maine. Had Lovejoy won, the town may have been called Boston
  • PETTYGROVE WON! ; this was decided with a coin toss, which Pettygrove won in a series of two out of three tosses.
  • Lots of rain means great weather for roses. Portland Rose Garden
    Founded in 1917 and located in Portland, Oregon, the oldest continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States.
    The International Rose Test Garden has over 500 varieties of roses in its beds.
  • The rose festival – the queen and her court – the Rose Festival Wave.
  • Crossing the Willamette River-12 in all.
    Willamette River divides E and W. Portland.
    Q: How many bridges?

  • Mt. Hood –like our Mt Rainier
  • Severinsen was nicknamed "Little Doc" after his father, and had originally wanted to play the trombone. But the senior Severinsen, a gifted amateur violinist, urged him to study the violin. The younger Severinsen insisted on the trombone, but had to settle for the only horn available in Arlington's small music store — a trumpet. A week later, with the help of his father and a manual of instructions, the seven-year-old was so good that he was invited to join the high school band.
    JOHNNY Carson – The TONIGHT Show music. (Play)
  • More than a million books! “City of Books” – used and new combined.
    Delicious tea and calming serene space.
  • March- December, started in 1974. Handmade items - Portlanders support independent artists.
    CLICK for “Visit Portland!”
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    • 1. MY HOMETOWN  By Liz Falconer  PowerPoint Presentation, Fall 2010
    • 2. My hometown: Portland, Oregon City of Roses Seattle Portland Portland, Maine Boston, MA
    • 3. 1845: WHAT TO NAME THE CITY? Portland or Boston? HOW TO DECIDE?
    • 4. FLIP A COIN!!
    • 5. The “City of Roses”
    • 6. A Parade - with the Rose Queen and her Court
    • 7. A city of bridges….
    • 8. A beautiful skyline, day or night.
    • 10. My Favorite Places  POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS Portland Chinese Garden
    • 11. And don’t forget the great Saturday Market!  VISIT PVi