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Portland, also known as the “City of Roses”, is in the county seat of Multnomah County and is located where the Willamette and Columbia rivers meet. The Willamette River flows through the city center. Portland is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains and has a mild climate that is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast.
Pioneers on the Oregon Trail began to settle in Portland in the early 1830’s. First settlements were along the Willamette River where trees were cleared to provide for the great growth that would happen. By 1851 Portland had over 800 residents, a sawmill, and even a weekly newspaper.
The 2010 census population was 583,776 people and 235,508 households in Portland. The median age was 35 years with 49.5% males and 50.5% females in the total population.
Portland hosts the annual Rose Festival every summer. This culturally rich event takes place in the months of May and June. People travel from far and wide to enjoy concerts, amusement park activities, golf, the rose court, and it’s famous Rose Parade.
Vibrant in the performing arts, Portland is home to the Oregon Symphony and many other theatres. Tourists delight in a city abundantly rich in music as they walk along Main Street for the summer outdoor concerts, take in an exceptional performance at the Portland Opera, or choose to take part in one of the dozens of karaoke experiences in “the capital of karaoke”.
Portland has a variety of local and state parks which provide a vast amount of outdoor experiences. Forest park covers more than 5,000 acres and is the largest wilderness park within city limits in the United States. Portland also hosts the Oregon Zoo, Portland Japanese Garden, and the International Rose Test Garden, along with many other popular parks.
The Portland School District boasts of 59 Elementary Schools, 10 Middle Schools, and 11 High Schools. Many of the elementary schools are home to students K-8th grade. Traditional middle schools are attended by 6-8th graders. Portland also has many colleges or universities to attend including Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College, University of Portland, Concordia University, and Reed College.
Black Chapman Petersen and Stevens has offices in Portland and serves Portland and the surrounding Oregon and Washington communities, including Hillsboro, Aloha, Beaverton, Rockwood, Gresham, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Sherwood, Milwaukie, Clackamas, West Linn, Newberg, Sherwood, Troutdale, Wilsonville, Newberg, Oregon City, Canby, McMinnville, Woodbury, Estacada, Sandy, Warrenton, Salem,Vancouver, Minnehaha, Walnut Grove, Hazel Dell North, Orchards, Mill Plain, Camas, Washougal, Felida, Ridgefield, Scappoose, Battle Ground, Mt. Vista, St. Helens, La Center, Lewisville, Longview, Astoria, Woodland, Seattle, Bothell, Redmond, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Issaquah, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Tacoma, Puyallup, Buckley, Greenwater, Lester, Lakewood, Olympia, Tumwater, Aberdeen, Centralia, Chehalis, Yakima, Spokane and Kennewick.
The Oregon, California and Washington personal injury attorneys at Black Chapman Petersen and Stevens specialize in serious personal injury, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, drunk driving accidents, SUV and Truck rollover accidents, uninsured motorist accidents, injuries from defective products, defective seat belts, defective airbags, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, burns, chemical exposure, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, sexual abuse, nursing home or assisted living abuse or neglect, dog attacks, dog bites and more.
If you’ve been injured it is important to discuss your injury with an attorney. For a free consultation call Black Chapman Petersen & Stevens at (503) 235-3266 or 1-800-525-2099 or contact us here.