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Portland most commonly refers to:

  • Portland, Oregon, the largest city in the state of Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States
  • Portland, Maine, the largest city in the state of Maine, in the New England region of the northeastern United States
  • Isle of Portland, England, a peninsula in the English Channel

Portland may also refer to:

Places and establishments

Australia

  • Cape Portland, Tasmania, a cape on the north-eastern tip of Tasmania
  • Portland, New South Wales, a town with the first Australian cement works
  • Portland, Victoria, a regional city and port
  • City of Portland (Victoria), a former local government area (LGA)

Canada

  • Port Lands, Toronto, Ontario (sometimes mistakenly spelled "Portlands"), the eastern part of the Toronto waterfront
  • Portland Island (British Columbia), a small island off the coast of Vancouver island
  • Portland Inlet, an inlet between southeastern Alaska and British Columbia
    • Portland Canal, an arm of Portland Inlet
  • Portland Estates, Nova Scotia, an area of Halifax
  • Portland, Ontario, a town north of Kingston, Ontario

Hong Kong

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

Ireland

  • Portland, County Tipperary, a townland in North Tipperary

Jamaica

  • Portland Parish, on Jamaica's north-east coast
  • Portland Point, Jamaica's southernmost point

New Zealand

United Kingdom

  • Great Portland Street, a street in the West End of London
  • Isle of Portland, a peninsula on the coast of Dorset, the origin of the name
    • 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
    • Weymouth and Portland, a local government district of Dorset, including the Isle of Portland
    • HM Prison Portland, a prison for male young offenders on the Isle of Portland
  • Portland College, an education establishment in the county of Nottinghamshire
  • Portland Gallery, an art gallery in Westminster, London
  • Portland House, a 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
  • Manchester One, formerly known as Portland Tower, a tower block in Manchester
  • Portland Walk Shopping Centre, a shopping centre in Barrow-in-Furness

United States

Transport

  • City of Portland (train), a passenger train running between Chicago, Illinois, and Portland, Oregon
  • Duke of Portland (whaler), an American whaling ship
  • HMS Portland, any of eight ships of the British Navy
  • Portland (shipwreck), a ship sunk in the Portland Gale off New England in 1898
  • Portland (sidewheeler 1853)
  • Portland (steam tug 1875)
  • Portland (steam tug 1947), a preserved sternwheel tugboat based in Portland, Oregon
  • USS Portland, any of three United States Navy ships

Other uses

  • Battle of Portland, a sea battle off the Isle of Portland in 1653 during the First Anglo-Dutch War
  • Battle of Portland Harbor, a naval battle near Portland, Maine in 1863 during the American Civil War
  • Portland (film), a 1996 Danish film
  • Portland cement, the type of cement used for most mortar and concrete
  • Portland Club (London), a club in London, the recognized authority on the games of whist and bridge
  • Portland Club (Portland, Maine), a club in Portland, Maine
  • Portland Communications, a British political consultancy and public relations agency
  • Portland Formation, a geological formation in the northeastern United States
  • Portland Gale, a storm off New England in 1898
  • Portland Hoffa, an American comedian
  • Portland Orange, a color of light emitted by the don't walk phase of pedestrian crossing signals in North America
  • Portland Project, an initiative to encourage the use of Linux on desktop computers
  • Portland sheep, an ancient breed of sheep from the Isle of Portland
  • Portland Spurge (Euphorbia portlandica), a plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
  • Portland stone, limestone from the Isle of Portland
  • Portland Vase, a Roman antique exhibited at the British Galleries

See also

  • Portlandia (disambiguation)
  • Portland Township (disambiguation)
  • The Adventures of Portland Bill
  • Earl of Portland (also Duke of Portland), an English title


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