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DC Comics

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Portland

[[Image:|200px|center|Portland]]
Official Name
City of Portland
Location Details
Universe

Galaxy

Star System

Planet


State

Characteristics
Dimensions
145.4 sq mi (376.5 km²)

Population
568,380 (30th)

First appearance

Unknown

History

Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the state of Oregon. It has an estimated population of 568,380, and has been referred to as the greenest city in the United States. Portland is Oregon's most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, after Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington. Approximately two million people live in the Portland metropolitan area (MSA), the 23rd most populous in the United States as of July 2006.

Portland was incorporated in 1851 and is the county seat of Multnomah County. The city extends slightly into Washington County to the west and Clackamas County to the south. It is governed by a commission-based government headed by a mayor and four other commissioners.

Although not known for having a high Metahuman populace, the city of Portland did produce two Metahumans of note. One, was the serial killer known as Dexter DeFarge, who used his powers to find victims to sacrifice to an otherwordly demon. The other was a Special Crimes Unit officer named Jason Praxis. Praxis worked under police chief Drumm and was assigned to the DeFarge murder investigation some time before coming into his own Electrokinetic powers. In the Summer of 1993, Jason Praxis and his partner Deena Walker discovered the remains of a concert pianist named Myla Shrevesy in the woods surrounding Portland. Investigating the case took him all across the state and into another encounter with Dexter DeFarge. [1]

Residents

See Also

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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
(Redirected to Portland Island article)

From Grand Theft Wiki

Portland as seen from Harwood, looking into Saint Mark's and Hepburn Heights, as seen in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

In Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Portland Island consists of an island at the eastern end of city limits. Based on the industrial area of New York City, Portland mostly resembles the run-down areas of Brooklyn that are located directly outside of Manhattan. While Portland Island is known as a primarily industrial portion of the city, focused on varied industries and shipping, a sizable residential and commercial population does reside in the island, as the majority of the island is occupied by several non-industrial districts. Much of the island's industrial population is concentrated towards Trenton at the south of the island, and is within a short driving distance to Portland Harbor and Atlantic Quays, which serves as seaports to the island and the city. Non-industrial properties tend to reside towards the north and west sides of the island. Portland also operates an elevated train service with three stations (Rothwell Station in Hepburn Heights, Kurowski Station in Chinatown, and Baille Station in Saint Mark's.

Chinatown, located northwest from the industrial districts, houses a Chinese-American population, with Chinese-owned commercial, industrial and residential property evident in the district; some of these properties are also believed to be controlled by the local Triads. The Saint Mark's district, located on a steep terrain north from Portland Harbor, is home to an Italian-American population, and is currently controlled by at least one mafia family: the Leones. As the Triads and Leone Family are enemies to each other, skirmishes between members from the Triad and the Leone Family occur frequently in areas bordering Chinatown and Saint Mark's.

Other districts of interest include the Red Light District, just west of Saint Mark's, which serves as a prime location for strip clubs and pornography-related businesses. Hepburn Heights, located north to the Red Light District, is home to several apartment projects, and is also home to the Hispanic Diablos street gang. Harwood, located on the northern end of the island, is mostly underdeveloped, with only a few buildings (including the Head Radio broadcast station), a junkyard, and the Porter Tunnel's Portland entrance/exit. Harwood is infamous for the deaths of 11 men at the hands of Tommy Vercetti.

The remaining districts of Portland Island are sparsely inhabited: Callahan Point (also known as Waterfront Promenade) is located under and around the foot of the Callahan Bridge, which links Portland Island and Staunton Island; Portland Beach is an empty cliff-side beach located east of Saint's Mark; while consists of a tract of land and a stretch of road between Portland Harbor and Chinatown. Old platforms and train cars of a railway line are also found in eastern Harwood, as well as a mining tunnel running under the Saint Mark's district, which directly links Harwood with Portland Harbor. Portland Rock, a small island housing a lighthouse, may also be seen east of Portland Beach.

The Portland Beach area was created to look like the beachy areas in and around New York: Coney Island in Brooklyn, Sandy Hook and Fire Island, which are near the shores of Staten Island and Long Island, respectively. "Chinatown", obviously enough, takes its inspiration from the Manhattan neighborhood of the same name, the "Saint Mark's district takes it name from Little Italy in Manhattan, while "Trenton" takes its inspiration from New Jersey's capital city and the Red Light District resembles Manhattan's 42nd Street of the 1980s.

Neighborhoods

Portland is made up of the following neighborhoods:

Notable Portland Residents

Gallery


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Ice Hockey

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

An Ice Hockey Wiki article.

Portland may refer to one of two cities in the United States:


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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to World locations article)

From Lostpedia

"World locations" redirects here. For a list of recurrent and important on and off-Island locations, see: Portal:Locations.

For references by major country instead of city, see:

For a list of countries that air Lost, see fan locations.

See all these locations on a map here. Click markers for details for how each place pertains to Lost, and use the legend to zoom in and out or move around on the map.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

The city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands
Centennial Park in Atlanta

Afghanistan

Albuquerque, NM, USA

Ambrose, QLD, Australia

Ames, IA, USA

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • One of the locations Walt lived in, after Susan moved there for a job. ("Special")

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Atlanta, GA, USA

Australia

Main article: Australia in Lost

Austria

Ayer's Rock, NT, Australia

See Uluru, Australia

B

Pura Tanah Lot temple in southern Bali

Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany

Bali, Indonesia

Main article: Indonesia in Lost

Barbers Point, HI, USA

Basra, Iraq

Berlin, Germany

  • Shown on a real life Oceanic-Billboard
    Oceanic-Billboard
  • Sayid is on an assignment from Ben to kill Elsa's unnamed boss here, resulting in Sayid shooting and killing Elsa. ("The Economist")

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

C

Modern day Cairo
Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen

Cairo, Egypt

Cambridge, MA, USA

  • Jae Lee went to college at Harvard, and met an unnamed American girl there who he was smitten with. ("What Kate Did")

Camden, England

See also London, U.K.

Canada

  • The only exception to this trend is in "Numbers" when Hurley's accountant informs him that his sneaker factory in Canada has burned down. There's no evidence to suggest that the accountant is lying.
  • Also, in "S.O.S." Bernard proposes to Rose in a restaurant overlooking Niagara Falls. The greater Horseshoe Falls can be seen out the window, which are part of Canada.

Canterbury, England

  • Location of the University of Kent where Charlotte attended university.

Cape Town, South Africa

Carlisle, England

Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

Chrismas Island

Conakry, Guinea

Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish: København, Danmark

  • According to the Hanso Phone Line, the address of The Hanso Foundation World Headquarters is 544 Orsund Klengvjel DK 1604 Copenhagen V. In Copenhagen Zip-codes belong to streets rather than areas and the Zip code DK-1604 KBH V belongs to a street named Kampmannsgade. So the Zip code exists, but there is no street called Orsund Klengvjel, the closest is Øresundsvej or Øresund Parkvej. So this is a fake address made up for The Lost Experience. (The Lost Experience)
  • According to Rachel Blake, Alvar Hanso traveled to this city on September 11, 2000 and Jan 1, 2001. (The Lost Experience)
  • Rachel traveled here herself between June 20 and June 27, 2006 to look for clues; she followed Mittelwerk and was in turn stalked by Malik here. It is the location of Allied Copenhagen Marine Merchants. (The Lost Experience)

Costa Rica

D

Diamond Bar, CA, USA

Dresden, Germany

  • Charlie and Liam were trying to get a fix in Dresden the night Liam's daughter was born. ("Fire + Water")

E

Eddington, Scotland, UK

Location of Moriah Vineyards and the monastery Desmond spent time at. ("Catch-22")

Eleuthera, Bahamas

England

Essex, MA, USA

Ethiopia

Eureka, CA, USA

F

The warm climates of Fiji

Fiji

Florence, Italy

Fort Lewis, WA, USA

Fresno, CA, USA

  • Sawyer reads a private message left in a bottle by crash survivor Tracy who misses her husband and children all the while sleeping next to Scott Jackson at night. Walt tells Sawyer that its Steve Jenkins and that Scott is dead. ("Exodus, Part 2")

G

The Flower Clock in Geneva

Gambia

Geneva, Switzerland

Grand Canyon, AZ, USA

Guam

H

The Helsinki Cathedral

Harrison Valley, PA, USA

Helsinki, Finland

Honolulu, HI, USA

I

Indonesia

Main article: Indonesia in Lost

Inglewood, CA, USA

See also Los Angeles, CA, USA

Iraq

Main article: Iraq in Lost

Irvine, CA, USA

Island

Main article: the island

J

Jakarta, Indonesia

Main article: Indonesia in Lost

Joshua Tree National Park, CA, USA

Jasper, AL, USA

  • Sawyer, his mother, and father lived here, it is where Cooper conned the Fords out of $38,000 ("The Brig")

K

Harrods department store, a main attraction in Knightsbridge, London

Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia

Kiev, Ukraine

Knightsbridge, England

See also London, U.K.

Korea

Main article: South Korea in Lost

Knoxville, TN, USA

L

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London
The skyline of Los Angeles

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Lizard Island, QLD, Australia

London, England

See also Knightsbridge and Camden, U.K.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

See also Inglewood, CA, USA, Malibu, CA, USA, and Diamond Bar, CA, USA

M

The famous Prado Museum of Madrid
The Melbourne skyline
Oceanic billboard in Miami, FL

Madrid, Spain

Malibu, CA, USA

See also Los Angeles, CA, USA

Manchester, England

Medenine, Tunisia

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Mexico

(also see Taxco)

Miami, FL, USA

Mogadishu, Somalia

Moscow, Russia

Mozambique

N

The Namhae Bridge in South Korea
Narvik town-hall in Norway as seen in The Swan Orientation film
Rockefeller Center in New York City

Namhae, South Korea

Narvik, Norway

Nigeria

Main article: Nigeria in Lost

New York, NY, USA

Newport Beach, CA, USA

Niagara Falls, NY, USA

O

Ontario

Oxford, England

P

Pacific Ocean

  • Area where Naomi was searching for Desmond, and where Flight 815 was believed to have crashed and sank by the outside world. ("The Brig")
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Papua New Guinea

  • The Black Rock, captained by Magnus Hanso, disappeared in 1881 on a return voyage from a gold mining operation in Papua New Guinea. According to local traders on the ship sailed away from port in an Easterly direction, rather than West to Africa, where it would exchange gold Papua New Guinea for more slaves. (The Lost Experience)

Paris, France

Philippines

Phuket, Thailand

Portland, OR, USA

32 miles outside of Portland

Portsmouth, England

R

The Colosseum in Rome

Ramadi, Iraq

Rome, Italy

Ruidoso, NM, USA

S

Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

  • Nikki's television character "Corvette," is described by the MC during her stage show as the "pride of St. Paul." ("Exposé")
San Remo, on the Italian Riviera
Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Scotland and the rest of the UK
The Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in Sri Lanka
The Sydney skyline

Saint-Tropez, France

Sahara Desert

San Francisco, CA, USA

San Remo, Italy

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Sardinia, Italy

Sawgrass, FL, USA

  • Sawyer tells Agent Freedman that Munson moved his stolen money to a Bronco parked on Route 441 in this city (could also refer to a highway in Broward county, FL--The Sawgrass Expressway--which does cross Route 441 in Coral Springs, FL). ("Every Man for Himself")

Scotland

Seoul, South Korea

The Seychelles

Sioux City, IA, USA

Sri Lanka

Stowe, VT, USA

Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • The airport in this Australian city is where Flight 815 originated. ("Pilot, Part 1") (Note that this city is featured in several episodes throughout the series)
  • One of the locations Walt lived in, after Susan moved there for a job. ("Special")

T

The island of Tahiti
Tallahasee aerial view of downtown
The Tampa skyline
A school in Troisvierges, a town in Northern Luxembourg

Tahiti, French Polynesia

Tallahassee, FL, USA

  • Kate was buying a ticket to Tallahassee when apprehended by U.S. Marshal Edward Mars, who describes the city as nothing but "strip malls and Waffle Houses." ("What Kate Did")
  • Sawyer implied to Jack that he contracted a communicable disease in Tallahassee ("Let's say something was burnin' and it wasn't from the sunshine."). ("Lockdown")
  • Juliet's biography according to Mittelos Bioscience states that she received her B.S. in Biology from the Florida State University, which is located in Tallahassee. ("Not in Portland")
  • Ben refers to Locke's father as "the man from Tallahassee". ("The Man from Tallahassee")
  • Anthony Cooper was driving down I-10 when his car was pushed into a divider. Being put in an ambulance is the last thing he remembers before waking up on the Island. ("The Brig")
  • Florida State University, located in Tallahassee is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. The laboratory is home to the world's largest and most powerful magnet.
  • Mentioned briefly in DJ Dan 7/5 podcast as part of the "Where's Alvar" gag. ("The Lost Experience")

Tampa, FL, USA

Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico

Terre Haute, IN, USA

Tikrit, Iraq

Tozeur, Tunisia

Troisvierges, Luxembourg

Tustin, CA, USA

purchased. ("Walkabout")

  • Locke's home. Location of Tustin Ranch Florist where Locke's father is helping his fiancé plan their wedding. ("The Man from Tallahassee")

U

Uganda

Uluru, NT, Australia

United States

Main article: United States in Lost

V

The Vladivostok harbor

Vik, Iceland

Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia

W

Wayzata, MN, USA

Z

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Trivia

  • One of the ongoing gags on the show and TLE is to make fun of Tallahassee. In the 10/09/06 podcast, a fan asked this as a question to Damon and Carlton: "Why does the city of Tallahassee hate you?". Carlton answers: "I don't know why they hate us. But they hate us, so, we deservedly are hating them back."

See also

External links

  • Jonah Adkins' A Geographical Study of Lost (Warning: Large 4.4mb file (7200x7200px))
  • SWLS Locations Map
  • Lost Virtual Tour

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

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Portland

Portland
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Official Name
Portland
Aliases
P-Town

Galaxy

Star System

Planet


State

City
Portland

Characteristics
Dimensions
* City 376.5 km² (145.4 sq mi)
  • Land 347.9 km² (134.3 sq mi)
  • Water 28.6 km² (11.1 sq mi)

Population
2,095,861

First appearance

Unknown

Contents

History

Portland started as a spot known as "the clearing", which was on the banks of the Willamette about halfway between Oregon City and Fort Vancouver. In 1843, William Overton saw great commercial potential for this land, but lacked the funds required to file a land claim. He struck a bargain with his partner Asa Lovejoy of Boston, Massachusetts: for 25¢, Overton would share his claim to the 640-acre (2.6 km²) site. Overton later sold his half of the claim to Francis W. Pettygrove of Portland, Maine. Pettygrove and Lovejoy both wished to name the new city after their own home town; this was decided with a coin toss, which Pettygrove won.

At the time of its incorporation on February 8, 1851 Portland had over 800 inhabitants, a steam sawmill, a log cabin hotel, and a newspaper, the Weekly Oregonian. By 1879, the population had grown to 17,500.

Portland's location, with access both to the Pacific Ocean via the Willamette and the Columbia rivers and to the agricultural Tualatin Valley via the "Great Plank Road" through a canyon in the West Hills (the route of current-day U.S. Highway 26), gave it an advantage over nearby ports, and it grew quickly. It remained the major port in the Pacific Northwest for much of the 19th century, until the 1890s, when Seattle's deepwater harbor was connected to the rest of the mainland by rail, affording an inland route without the treacherous navigation of the Columbia River.

The first known reference to Portland as "The City of Roses" was made by visitors to an 1888 Episcopal Church convention, the nickname growing in popularity after the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition where Mayor Harry Lane suggested that the city needed a "festival of roses" The first Portland Rose Festival was held two years later, and remains the city's major annual festival a century later.

Residents

Notes

  • Incorporated: Febuary 8, 1851
  • Mayor: Tom Porter

Trivia

  • No trivia.

See Also

Links and References

  • None.

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Portland, Oregon is a city in the United States of America.

Contents

Generation One

Marvel

Portland is the nearest city to Mount St. Hilary, the site of the crashed Ark. Human friend of the Autobots Sparkplug Witwicky lived there, and was implied to have done so for years before first meeting Transformers in 1984.

If you're reading a Marvel Transformers comic and the characters are in an urban area on Earth without their location being specified otherwise, they're most likely in Portland. Specific locations in and around the city include the suburb of St. Petersburg, Jake Lomax's estate, and Mister "O"'s Diner.

Dreamwave

Portland may or may not have been the home of Sparkplug and his family here as well. What is known about the city is that when Ultra Magnus arrived on Earth to enforce Shockwave's edict that the Earth-bound Autobots surrender themselves to the Cybertronian alliance, Optimus Prime ordered a portion of his troops into hiding there.

Transformers/G.I. Joe: Divided Front

G.I. Joe and Cobra independently detected the crash of an Autobot shuttlecraft near Portland. Flint was sent to retrieve it with a team of rookies, and managed to repel a Cobra team sent to do the same thing and recover an unconscious Blaster.

Trivia

It rains a lot in the Portland area, yet the inhabitants are almost always seen to be enjoying clear skies in Transformers. Perhaps rain is just a nuisance to draw.

Portland is widely considered to be the greenest city in the United States, and possibly the second-greenest in the world. Sun-bleached rock formations and dusty desert roads are in short supply in lush, heavily-forested river valleys.


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