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Healthy Communities: Multnomah county is one of the 36 counties in the state of Oregon, located with Portland as its county seat. Portland is the second largest city in Oregon and the most populous metropolitan area in the state (U.S. Census Bureau [USCB], 2008, p. 1). As of 2007, Multnomah County's population is 681,454 people (Sperling, 2008). For the purpose of this study, the community focus will be primarily on the sector of Multnomah County in the 97212 area code, which will be called the Rose Sector.