Portland


Portland

Portland has many meanings. It is the name of numerous cities, the largest of which is Portland, Oregon, in the United States. The name originated with the Isle of Portland, in Dorset, United Kingdom. It applies to people, buildings, passenger trains, ships and sports teams. It also applies to more general topics.

Places

Australia

*Portland, New South Wales, a small town with the first Australian cement works
*Cape Portland, Tasmania, a cape on the north-eastern tip of Tasmania
*Portland, Victoria, a small regional city and port of 12,000 people.

Canada

*Portland Canal, an inlet between southeastern Alaska and British Columbia
*Portland Estates, Nova Scotia, an area of Halifax
*Portland, Ontario, a small town north of Kingston, Ontario
*Portlands or Port Lands, Toronto, the eastern part of the Toronto waterfront

Hong Kong

*Portland Street, a popular business and shopping street in Hong Kong

Ireland

*Portland Row, a thoroughfare in north Dublin City

Jamaica

*Portland, Jamaica, a parish on Jamaica's north-east coast
*Portland Point, Jamaica's southernmost point

Netherlands

*Portland, Netherlands , a part of the village of Rhoon, South Holland province

New Zealand

*Portland, Northland, a small town south of Whangarei
*Portland Island, New Zealand, a small island off the Mahia Peninsula

United Kingdom

Isle of Portland

*The Isle of Portland, a peninsula on the coast of Dorset, the origin of most other meanings
*Borough of Weymouth and Portland, a local government district of Dorset, including the Isle of Portland
*Portland Bill, the headland at the tip of the Isle of Portland
*Portland Harbour, a large man-made harbour between the Isle of Portland and the mainland
*Portland sea area, a part of the English Channel off the Isle of Portland

Elsewhere

*Great Portland Street, a street in the West End of London
*Portland College, an education establishment in the county of Nottinghamshire
*Portland Gallery, an art gallery in Westminster, London
*Portland House, a tall building in Westminster, London
*Portland Place, a street in the Marylebone district of central London
*Portland Square, Bristol, a Georgian square in the city of Bristol
*Portland Tower, a tower block in Manchester

United States

*Portland, Arkansas, a city of 552
*Portland, Colorado, a defunct city
*Portland, Connecticut, a city of 8,732
*Portland, the name of a proposed city laid out adjacent to Blue Island, Illinois (currently a city of 23,463) that was later incorporated into it.
*Portland, a former name for Fountain, Indiana
*Portland, Indiana, a city of 6,437
*Portland, Louisville, a neighborhood and former town in Louisville, Kentucky
*Portland, Maine, a city of 64,249
*New Portland, Maine, a city of 782
*South Portland, Maine, a city of 23,324 adjoining Portland, Maine
*Portland, Michigan, a city of 3,789
*Portland, New York, a city of 5,502
*Portland, North Dakota, a city of 604
*Portland, Ohio, a city
*Portland, Oregon, a city of 568,380 (2008)
*Portland, Pennsylvania, a city of 579
*Portland, Tennessee, a city of 8,458
*Portland, Texas, a city of about 15,000
*Portland, Dodge County, Wisconsin, a city of 1,106
*Portland, Monroe County, Wisconsin, a city of 686

People

* Earl of Portland (also Duke of Portland), an English title

Fiction

* Portland Bill, the main character in children's television show "The Adventures of Portland Bill", humorously named after the geographical feature of Portland Bill
*Portland Island, a fictional island in Liberty City in the game Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (the prequel to III)

Transport

* The "City of Portland", a passenger train running between Chicago, Illinois, and Portland, Oregon
* "Duke of Portland" (whaler), an American whaling ship
* SS "Portland", a ship sunk in the Portland Gale off New England in 1898
* HMS "Portland", a name given to eight ships of the British Navy
* USS "Portland", one of two United States Navy ships
* Portland Streetcar, a transport system in Portland, Oregon
* "Portland" (tugboat), a 1947 sternwheel tugboat

ports teams

* Portland Trail Blazers, NBA basketball team based in Portland, Oregon
* Portland Winter Hawks, WHL hockey team based in Portland, Oregon
* Portland Beavers, PCL minor league baseball team based in Portland, Oregon
* Portland LumberJax, NLL lacrosse team based in Portland, Oregon
* Portland Timbers, USL soccer team based in Portland, Oregon
* Portland Sea Dogs, EL minor league baseball team based in Portland, Maine
* Portland Pirates, AHL minor league hockey team based in Portland, Maine
* Portland San Antonio, Spanish ASOBAL handball team based in Pamplona, Spain

Computers

* The Portland Project, an initiative to encourage the use of Linux on desktop computers

Miscellanea

* Battle of Portland, a sea battle off the Isle of Portland in 1653 between England and the Dutch Republic
* Battle of Portland Harbor, a naval battle of the American Civil War, fought 27 June 1863 at Portland, Maine
* Portland cement, the type of cement used for most mortar and concrete, and for some other building materials, named from its similarity to Portland stone
* Portland Club (London), a club in London, the recognized authority on the games of whist and bridge
* Portland Club (Maine), a club in Portland, Maine
* Portland Gale, a storm off the coast of New England in 1898, named after the ship SS "Portland" which sank in it
* Portland (sheep), a small, ancient breed of sheep from the Isle of Portland
* Portland stone, a limestone from the Isle of Portland used in the construction of many important buildings
* Portland Vase, a Roman antique exhibited at the British Galleries


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