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Old Posted Jun 3, 2008, 6:49 PM
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Swinefeld's Northwest Trek Part 6: Hail Portlandia!

Portland, Oregon: City of Roses



Portland, Oregon; Portland is called the City of Roses because of the ideal climate for growing the fragrant flowers. It is also called the City of Bridges for the nine bridges that cross the Willamette River. Portland also has a vibrant downtown area with a reproduction of a 15th century Ming-style walled garden and a great Old Town section with Victorian era architecture. A thriving artist culture and a growing restaurant scene not to mention a bunch of microbreweries and the ever popular Pacific salmon round out the Portland experience. I also liked the waterfront, the Northwest District, the University District, etc. So strap on yer roses, kids, because this is PORTLAND.

Downtown:
One of the great things about Portland's downtown is the combination of sophistication and the relaxed vibe that is common to the West Coast.


















It's been done.




Portland's tallest, the Wells Fargo Tower.












The Elk Fountain, built in 1852.


Allow Me sculpture by Seward Johnson.


Pioneer Courthouse (1873)












Chinatown:

Portland has been welcoming immigrants from Asia for more than 135 years. This legacy is reflected in the city's Chinatown with its multicolored Chinatown Gate and the Portland Classical Chinese Garden.
























Old Town:

































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Nob Hill:



























Washington Park:











Hail Portlandia!

Part 1: Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and International District
Part 2: Belltown and Downtown
Part 3: Queen Anne Hill
Part 4: Seattle Center and Capitol Hill
Part 5: Gas Works Park, Fremont and Ballard
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Excellent photos. Thanks! Hope you enjoyed the city.
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Great tour! never get tired of Portland!!
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Some sides to Portland I hadn't seen.....no wonder its so well thought of
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Sometimes I forget how awesome it is to live here. Thanks for the reminder!
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Portland truly rocks. What a great looking city.
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Beautiful shots! Thanks for posting.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2008, 6:51 AM
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Very nice pictures, how long were you in town?
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i can never get enough of p-town.
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cool, I'll be there next week, looking forward to it.
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you have an eye for swine statues, Swinefeld
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Nice shots, I like what I see.
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Great shots swinefeld. I always enjoy looking at portland through someone else's lense
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Holy hell, what a tour
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stunning photography! I've never taken the time to appreciate some of the shots you captured. Going to be more attentive now.
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Great tour! These feel like Portland. BTW, those University District shots are actually in what's called the Cultural District. The University District is a bit further south.
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Nice tour, thanks! Those beautiful Chinese Garden shots make me wanna visit it.
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Portland will always be among my favorites cities!
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