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The City of Roses. Where Are We? Our Geography AArea 1145 square miles EElevation 1173 feet above sea level MMiles from Portland to the ocean.

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Presentation on theme: "The City of Roses. Where Are We? Our Geography AArea 1145 square miles EElevation 1173 feet above sea level MMiles from Portland to the ocean."— Presentation transcript:

1 The City of Roses

2 Where Are We?

3 Our Geography AArea 1145 square miles EElevation 1173 feet above sea level MMiles from Portland to the ocean 778 miles MMiles from Portland to a glacier 665 miles to Palmer Glacier on Mount Hood MMiles from Portland to Mount Hood 445 miles MMiles from Portland to Willamette River 55 miles

4 This is Mount Hood

5 These are our Sports Teams

6 Fun Facts About Portland Biggest park Forest Park is the largest urban park in the US with an area of 5,000 acres Biggest book store EVER Powell's Books is the largest book store in the world, selling both new and used books. It covers a whole city block Roses There are more than 500 different types of Roses shown at the International Rose Test Garden nurtured since The Peninsula Rose Garden is another popular area planted in “Over 8,000 plantings in a sunken, dream like turn of the century park located in the Piedmont neighborhood.”

7 Our Environment  Portland Weather  35 to 40 inches of rain per year(less than Atlanta, Houston and Seattle)  Averages 155 days with considerable precipitation  It seems as if the city shuts down when it snows  It does get pretty warm on occasion during the summer (90 F-100 F)  Between San Francisco and Seattle, Portland is the biggest city. Ranked 24 th in the US in size  Average Portland Temperatures  Winter, ~40 °F, Summer, 80 °F

8 Our Population o As of July 2009, the population of Portland was 582,130 o As of 2006, the population of the Portland Metropolitan area was about 2.2 million

9 Sustainability Portland is a very environmentally friendly city Bikes Wind power Alternative energy Recycling

10 Portland is known for its bridges and rivers

11 The Willamette and Columbia Rivers These rivers are used for Transportation of goods Recreation

12 Bridges There are 11 bridges across the Willammette River Interstate St. Johns Freemont Marquam Steel Burthington Northern Railroad Morrison Burnside Hawthorne Sellwood Ross Island Broadway

13 We Live Here

14 Sources  main/soccerball800.jpg main/soccerball800.jpg  indy.com/media/Courts%20around%20the%20world/basket ball%20gym%20in%20sun.jpg indy.com/media/Courts%20around%20the%20world/basket ball%20gym%20in%20sun.jpg  Posters.jpg Posters.jpg  /2009/01/19/mt_rosesnowboarding.jpg /2009/01/19/mt_rosesnowboarding.jpg   trivia.html trivia.html


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