During redevelopment of north Portland along the MAX Yellow Line, displacement of minorities occurred at a drastic rate. Out of 29 census tracts in north and northeast Portland, ten were majority nonwhite in 2000. By 2010, none of these tracts were majority nonwhite as gentrification drove the cost of living up.[100] Today, Portland's African-American community is concentrated in the north and northeast section of the city, mainly in the King neighborhood.

Portland's unique geology and its position are ideal for a wide variety of birds, animals and plant life.  So, if you enjoy bird-watching then come and indulge your passion, plus there are fifty seven species of butterfly that occur in the British Isles and over half of these can be seen on Portland!  You can also discover a wide variety of plants, including many rare species!   

All main courses are served with seasonal vegetables 

Chocolate mousse, Chantilly cream Muscovado sugar tart with Neal’s Yard cream Lime curd, sable and Italian meringue

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday.

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The Multnomah County government provides many services to the Portland area, as do Washington and Clackamas counties to the west and south.

You can find us at 113 Great Portland Street (half way up, opposite the Horse & Groom pub and next to the BBC).

The steel industry's history in Portland predates World War II. By the 1950s, the steel industry became the city's number one industry for employment. The steel industry thrives in the region, with Schnitzer Steel Industries, a prominent steel company, shipping a record 1.15 billion tons of scrap metal to Asia during 2003. Other heavy industry companies include ESCO Corporation and Oregon Steel Mills.[123][124]

Skiing and snowboarding are also highly popular, with a number of nearby resorts on Mount Hood, including year-round Timberline Lodge.

Former public schools in the city included Washington High School, which operated from 1906 until 1981, as well as Jackson High School, which also closed the same year.

Portland Port becomes most popular South West cruise destination. Portland Port establishes itself as the most popular cruise destination in the South West of the UK.2014-02-20 - read story »

On arrival, there will be warm homemade sourdough and charcuterie for the table to enjoy while you wait for the party to gather. This will be followed by:

Law enforcement is provided by the Portland Police Bureau. Fire and emergency services are provided by Portland Fire & Rescue.

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The Oregon History Museum was founded in 1898. The Oregon History Museum has a variety of books, film, pictures, artifacts, and maps dating back throughout Oregon's history. The Oregon History Museum has one of the most extensive collections of state history materials in the United States.

The Catholic-affiliated Providence Health & Services operates Providence Portland Medical Center in the North Tabor neighborhood of the city. Oregon Health & Science University is a university hospital formed in 1974. The Veterans Affairs Medical Center operates adjacent to the Oregon Health & Science University main campus. Adventist Medical Center also serves the city. Shriners Hospital for Children is a small children's hospital established in 1923.

The city of Portland is governed by the Portland City Council, which includes the Mayor, four Commissioners, and an auditor. Each is elected citywide to serve a four-year term. The auditor provides checks and balances in the commission form of government and accountability for the use of public resources. In addition, the auditor provides access to information and reports on various matters of city government.

Car sharing through Zipcar, Car2Go, Getaround, and Uhaul Car Share is available to residents of the city and some inner suburbs. Portland has a commuter aerial cableway, the Portland Aerial Tram, which connects the South Waterfront district on the Willamette River to the Oregon Health & Science University campus on Marquam Hill above.

Hilaire Belloc's book The Cruise of the "Nona" is about sailing near Portland, and the reflections it occasions. He describes Portland Race as "the master terror of our world", and says "... if you were to make a list of all the things which Portland Race has swallowed up, it would rival Orcus".[81][82]

Northeast Portland is home to the Lloyd District, Alberta Arts District, and the Hollywood District. The northernmost point of the city, known simply as North Portland, is also largely residential; it contains the St. Johns neighborhood, which is historically one of the most ethnically-diverse and poorest neighborhoods in the city.[62]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democratic candidate Barack Obama easily carried Portland, winning 245,464 votes from city residents to 50,614 for his Republican rival, John McCain. In the 2012 presidential election, Democratic candidate Barack Obama again easily carried Portland, winning 256,925 votes from Multnomah county residents to 70,958 for his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.[197]

We ask that you choose one of the above for the table to share. This is usually grilled and served on a platter, surrounded by seasonal vegetables and a sauce, for the whole party to take what they wish.

TriMet provides real-time tracking of buses and trains with its TransitTracker, and makes the data available to software developers so they can create customized tools of their own.[260][261]

Portland Port have recently unveiled plans showing their intention to go ahead with a berth extension that would be capable for handling vessels up to 340 metres.2014-03-05 - read story »

The Urban Greenspaces Institute, housed in Portland State University Geography Department's Center for Mapping Research, promotes better integration of the built and natural environments. The institute works on urban park, trail, and natural areas planning issues, both at the local and regional levels.[214] In October 2009, the Portland City Council unanimously adopted a climate action plan that will cut the city's greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.[215]


The Isle of Portland has been designated by Natural England as National Character Area 137. It is adjoined by the Weymouth Lowlands to the north.[34]

Kimberlin: slang for any 'strangers' who live on the island but are not from the Island.[86]

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Portland Port is delighted to announce that it has won Cruise Insight’s ‘Most Responsive Port’ award this year at the Cruise Shipping Exhibition in Miami.2015-03-19 - read story »

Our private room seats parties of anything from 8 to 16 people. Because it’s designed for larger groups, we offer a set menu (£55 per person) for the whole table. The room is all yours for the afternoon or the evening and you will have a dedicated member of our team looking after you.

According to Grist magazine, Portland is the second most eco-friendly or "green" city in the world trailing only Reykjavík, Iceland.[218] In 2010, Move, Inc. placed Portland in its "top 10 greenest cities" list.[219][220]

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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report in 2009, Portland ranked 53rd in violent crime out of the top 75 U.S. cities with a population greater than 250,000.[238] The murder rate in Portland in 2013 averaged 2.3 murders per 100,000 people per year, which was lower than the national average. In October 2009, Forbes magazine rated Portland as the third safest city in America.[239][240]

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The name Portland is used for one of the British Sea Areas, and has been exported as the name of North American and Australian towns.

And then a dessert to finish things off…

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Our food is based on the very best produce we can find cooked as simply as possible but with imagination and plenty of care. Our wine list changes every month – it starts at £21 a bottle and goes up to our ‘Special’ bottles which are all available by the glass.

Powell's City of Books claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world, occupying a multistory building on an entire city block in the Pearl District. In 2010, Powell's Technical Books was relocated to Powell's Books Bldg. 2 across the street from the flagship store.[171] In 2012, the city was named by Travel & Leisure magazine as the No. 1 city in the country for book stores.[169]