Presentation on theme: "The City of Roses. Where Are We? Our Geography AArea 1145 square miles EElevation 1173 feet above sea level MMiles from Portland to the ocean."— Presentation transcript:
Our Geography AArea 1145 square miles EElevation 1173 feet above sea level MMiles from Portland to the ocean 778 miles MMiles from Portland to a glacier 665 miles to Palmer Glacier on Mount Hood MMiles from Portland to Mount Hood 445 miles MMiles from Portland to Willamette River 55 miles
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 1917. The Peninsula Rose Garden is another popular area planted in 1900. “Over 8,000 plantings in a sunken, dream like turn of the century park located in the Piedmont neighborhood.”
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
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
Sustainability Portland is a very environmentally friendly city Bikes Wind power Alternative energy Recycling
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