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Flat Stanley’s visit to the Portland, Oregon area
Flat Stanley travled to Portland, Oregon, and then to a suburb called Troutdale. Portland Austin
The state of Oregon is the 9th largest in the United States. It joined the Union on February 14, 1859. The western part of Oregon is forested and receives more rain than the eastern part of the state which is high desert country.
Flat Stanley arrives in Troutdale, Oregon, just outside of Portland -- Oregon’s largest city.
Flat Stanley visited the Troutdale Post Office to buy some stamps for postcards.
On his first night in Troutdale, Flat Stanley attended a Reynolds High Football game -- Go Raiders!
Two of the Raider players -- Kaleb (on the left) and Spencer (on the right) -- posed for a picture with Flat Stanley.
Mount Hood -- Oregon’s highest point at 11,249 feet -- is not very snow-covered after summer. Snow starts to fall on Mount Hood in mid-October. The melting snow feeds many of Oregon’s rivers including the Sandy River and the Columbia River.
Here is what Mount Hood looks like in the spring covered with its winter blanket of snow.
This view of Mount Hood is from downtown Portland.
Flat Stanley stopped at the Sandy River in Troutdale. The river was explored by Lewis and Clark and was first named the Quicksand River.
A twenty minute drive from Troutdale, Flat Stanley found Multnomah Falls -- the United State’s second highest year- round waterfall. The water falls 620 feet and turns into Multnomah Creek which empties into the Columbia River.
Flat Stanley really liked the fountain with its Rainbow Trout.
Flat Stanley decided to do some shopping at the Troutdale General Store.
Flat Stanley liked the many shops along the main street in downtown Troutdale.
Flat Stanley wanted to visit downtown Portland, so he decided to ride MAX -- the light rail system.
On While waiting for the MAX train, Flat Stanley found one of Portland’s many fountains in one of Portland’s many parks.
Here comes the MAX train. You can travel all over the Portland area on the light rain system.
Flat Stanley really enjoyed his trip on MAX. MAX stands for Metropolitan Area Express.
A view of the Willamette (pronounced will-lam-met) River which flows through downtown Portland.
This is Pioneer Courthouse Square -- known as Portland’s living room. That’s the Pioneer Courthouse in the background.
There is a sign in the square pointing out the direction and miles to many places -- Flat Stanley wanted to add Austin to the pole. The arrow would point southeast and the distance would be 1,707 miles.
Here is Portland’s Umbrella Man statue. Portland gets about 40 inches of rain per year -- which is less than most cities in America.