Origin of Portlandafter town and island in England seaport in SW Me., on the Atlantic
Origin of Portlandafter the city in Maine city & port in NW Oreg., near the confluence of the Columbia & Willamette rivers
- A city of southern Maine on an arm of the Gulf of Maine south of Lewiston. Settled c. 1632, it became a commercial center in the 1600s and was state capital from 1820 to 1832. It is the largest city in the state.
- The largest city of Oregon, in the northwest part of the state on the Willamette River near its junction with the Columbia River. Founded in 1845, it grew as a lumber-exporting port and supply point for the California and Alaska goldfields.
- The land around a port