The city of Portland is located in the state of Oregon incorporated in 1851. Portland's most common nickname"City of Roses" due to its perfect weather for growing roses, dry summer and wet winters. Other nicknames include "Bridgetown" with a total of 12 major bridges, many of which lift in the center to allow boat traffic through. 10 bridges span the Willamette River, and two cross the mighty Columbia River.
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