Thursday, March 29, 2007

Portland tour in 7 hours



Here are some Portland Trivia tidbits for you:

  • The Portland Saturday Market is the largest continuously operating open-air crafts market in the United States.
  • Powell’s City of Books, occupying an entire city block, is the world’s largest independent bookstore.
  • The Port of Portland is the largest wheat export port in the United States.
  • Portland’s Junior Rose Festival Parade is the largest children’s parade in America.
  • Portlandia is the second-largest hammered-copper statue in the world (the Statue of Liberty is the first).
  • Portland’s International Rose Test Garden is the oldest in the nation.
  • More Asian elephants (27 to date) have been born in Portland than in any other North American city.
  • Portland is known as the epicenter of America’s craft brewing renaissance.
  • Portland is home to both the world’s smallest dedicated park, Mill Ends Park (24 inches in size), and the nation’s largest forested city wilderness – the 5,000-acre Forest Park.
  • There are 37,000 acres of parks in the Portland metro area.
  • Portland’s nicknames include “Rose City,” “City of Bridges,” “Rip City,” and “Rivercity.”
  • The Oregon Brewers Festival is the largest gathering of independent brewers in North America.
  • The city of Portland was officially incorporated on February 8, 1851.
  • There is no sales tax in Oregon.

9 comments:

Tracy said...

I tried to make the font on the trivia larger, but couldn't manage it. But you should be very proud of me for getting text and a slide show in the same post!! :o)

T said...

see I knew you would do better
I am posting more on my photo bloggie. so stay tuned.

Rachel said...

Very nice. It's neat seeing some pictures of a new city. (new to me)

gmjlm2 said...

Well done my little brainiac! Your talent is shining thru. This makes me proud to be from here, Thanks!

Kim said...

Portland is on my list of places to visit. Thanks for showing the pictures.

Priscilla said...

Sounds great! I want to come!

Priscilla said...

That Saturday market sounds fun!

Tracy said...

You are all welcome to come visit us. I'm sure T and I would be able to manage a bit longer "tour". :o)

Saturday Market IS a lot of fun. There are usually some musicians playing through the day. And the food vendors have some great international choices.

gmjlm2 said...

Oh, and the crafts are outstanding!