- State: OR
- Country: United StatesPopulation: Portland: 437,390, Metro area: 1,1749,700. Location: The metropolitan area is made up of six counties: Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill. Portland, founded in 1851 was part of a 640-acre claim owned by Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove. Lovejoy, a native of Massachusetts, wanted to name the settlement Boston. But Pettygrove, from Maine, wanted to name it Portland. The dispute was settled with a coin toss. Pettygrove won. www.region.portland.or.us Flight times: Chicago-4.5 hrs., Los Angles-2 hrs., Miami-7 hrs. City Center to Portland Int'l Airport: 25 min. WEATHER Mild, with temperatures averaging 66 degrees in the summer and 38 degrees in the winter. Average Daily High/Low Temperature: March: 60¡F / 42¡F June: 76¡F / 54¡F September: 65¡F / 49¡F December: 46¡F / 34¡F Click for a current weather forecast for Portland. TRANSPORTATION Portland metropolitan area leads the country in light-rail development and boasts the best transit system in the U.S. Tri-County Metropolitan Trans
Population: City: 568,390, Metro area: 2,149,700.
Land Area: 134.3 square mies. Flight times: Chicago-4.5 hrs, Los…