->''"The dream of the 90's is alive in Portland!"''
-->-- '''[[Series/{{Portlandia}} Jason]] from [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles LA]]''', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZt-pOc3moc Dream of the 90's]]"

'''Portland, OR''' (not to be confused with Portland, ME) is UsefulNotes/{{Oregon}}'s largest city and a major city of UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest. Portland is known for being almost as rainy as UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} but twice as bizarre. Portland's nicknames include the [[FlowerMotifs City of Roses]], Stumptown, Portlandia, PDX[[note]]Due to the abbreviation for the local international airport[[/note]], Rip City[[note]](mostly associated with the city's [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] team, the Trail Blazers) [[/note]] and "the place where young people go to retire". The residents are often stereotyped as {{hipster}}s, {{Granola Girl}}s, or {{New Age Retro Hippie}}s. It is, however, not ''quite'' as bizarre as ''Series/{{Portlandia}}'' would have you believe. Portlanders are serious about their beer, bicycles, books (Powell's Books is the largest used book store in the world), and food carts.

Portland is divided into five quadrants: North, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest. North and South are divided by Burnside Street (and addresses along Burnside are merely given the designation of "East" or "West"), while East and West are divided by the Willamette River. North Portland, finally, is basically a peninsula that juts off from Northeast Portland going into the Willamette. Downtown Portland is made up of central Southwest and Northwest Portland, while the "cool" hipstery areas are largely found in Southeast and Northeast (and are where a lot of the neighborhoods accused of having gentrified are located). There is an unofficial sixth quadrant occasionally referred to as "East Portland" or "East County" that starts roughly at 82nd Avenue and runs Eastward until it runs into Gresham, which has a reputation of being significantly poorer, under-served by city and county resources, and less white than the rest of the city, with a heavy Asian and Slavic influence. African-American Portlanders have traditionally been concentrated in North Portland (it used to be that they were "redlined" out of living in any other part of the city, though this is no longer the reason) although gentrification has pushed more and more black Portlanders Eastwards.
!Notable people connected to Portland:

* Creator/BrianMichaelBendis
* Creator/BeverlyCleary
* Creator/KellySueDeconnick
* Music/TheDecemberists
* Creator/MattFraction
* Creator/MattGroening
* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin
* Creator/ChuckPalahniuk
* Creator/GregRucka
* Creator/KateeSackhoff
* Music/ElliottSmith

!Works set in or near Portland:

* In ''ComicBookTattoo'', a collection of short stories based on the music of Music/ToriAmos, the story for "Take to the Sky" is based in Portland's black community.
* Portland was the main setting of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' during the Marvel era, apparently being the closest city to Mount St. Hilary.
* Portland is the main setting for ''{{ComicBook/Stumptown}}'', as evidenced by the name of the main investigation agency.

* ''Film/TheHunted''. The film features an action scene where Benicio Del Toro's character is pursued through Downtown Portland (notable for a sequence involving a MAX train on the Hawthorne Bridge--in spite of the fact that the MAX doesn't go on the Hawthorne Bridge).
* ''Film/MrBrooks'': A successful Portland businessman turns out to be a serial killer.
* ''Film/{{Untraceable}}''. The climax prominently features Portland's Broadway Bridge, which made some local headlines when the film was first released.
* The first ''Film/{{Twilight}}'' movie was largely filmed in and around Portland, [[CaliforniaDoubling although it takes place in Forks, Washington]]. For the second movie onwards, production was moved to [[UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}} Vancouver, British Columbia]].
* ''Film/MrHollandsOpus'' was filmed and set in Portland, though the only indication in the movie that it is Portland is the city seal on the wall during a meeting of the City Council.
* The first and final thirds of Gus Van Sant's ''Film/DrugstoreCowboy'' take place in Portland circa 1971.

* ''BlueLikeJazz'', a semi-autobiographical work by Don Miller.
* Beverly Cleary's ''Literature/RamonaQuimby'' books
* Chelsea Cain's ''Literature/ArchieSheridan'' novels take place here. It's a nice place, except for the [[AWorldHalfFull serial killers]].

* ''Series/{{Portlandia}}'', a ([[SnarkBait sometimes]]) AffectionateParody of the city's association with hipsters.
* ''Hello Larry''[[note]]As the ExpositoryThemeTune reminds us, Portland is a long way from LA.[[/note]]
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}''
* ''Series/PerfectCouples''
* The short-lived ''Series/LifeUnexpected''
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' during the fifth season, though it had been filmed there from Season 2 on.
** The fourth season episode "The Gold Job" sees the team pulling a con on a brother-sister cash-for-gold scheme in Portland. Little details of the scenery start seeping in, like how Parker keeps getting distracted from the con by [[http://voodoodoughnut.com/index.php Voodoo Doughnuts]].

* The song 'Light Rail Coyote' by indie-punk band Music/SleaterKinney is about the city and mentions many of the sites.
* The Music/BonIver song Holocene is about a Portland bar where the band played an early show.
* "Portland, Oregon" by Music/LorettaLynn and [[Music/TheWhiteStripes Jack White]], from the former's ''Van Lear Rose'' album.

* Not actually mentioned in ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail'', but the game ends with you rafting down the Columbia River to reach the Willamette Valley. This places your final destination roughly in the location of modern-day Portland. In ''Oregon Trail II'' and ''Oregon Trail 5th Edition'', you raft down the Columbia River to Fort Vancouver (present-day Vancouver, Washington) before rafting down the Willamette River to Oregon City. Vancouver and Oregon City are now both within the Portland metropolitan area, downtown Portland being just to the south of Vancouver and to the north of Oregon City. In ''Oregon Trail 3rd Edition'' and ''Oregon Trail 4th Edition'', you raft to Fort Vancouver and then travel overland to Oregon City. Between Fort Vancouver and Oregon City, you should encounter Portland, then a tiny settlement on the Willamette River, but neither game includes it, presumably for the sake of TheLawOfConservationOfDetail.

* [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/people/interviews.html For Portlanders Only]], a sub-site of Website/PlatypusComix, is full of Portland-related media.
* [[http://www.curbsideclassic.com/ Curbside Classic]] is based in Eugene and started with the site's owner photographing older, interesting cars he found in use in the area, which has plenty due to a lack of road salt.