The Portland metro area or Greater Portland is a metropolitan area in Oregon and Washington centered on the principal city of Portland, Oregon. The area is defined as comprising Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill Counties in Oregon, and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington. The area’s population is estimated at 2,289,800 in 2012.
The Oregon portion of the metropolitan area is the state’s largest urban center, while the Washington portion of the metropolitan area is the state’s third largest urban center after Seattle and Spokane. Portions of this are under the jurisdiction of Metro, a directly elected regional government which, among other things, is responsible for land use planning in the region.
Cities and other communities
Major cities in the region in addition to Portland include Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro in Oregon, and Vancouver in Washington. The area also includes the smaller cities of Cornelius, Damascus, Fairview, Forest Grove, Gladstone, King City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, Wood Village in Oregon, as well as Battle Ground, Camas, and Washougal in Washington.
It includes the unincorporated suburban communities in Oregon of Aloha, Beavercreek, Cedar Mill, Clackamas, Dunthorpe, Garden Home, Raleigh Hills, and West Slope.
The Portland Metro Area is home to a number of professional and semi-professional sports teams, with the best known being the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, and the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer.
The Portland Metro Area also hosts a number of amateur sports, including college and high school sports. The high school rugby championships are held annually in the Portland Metro Area, and draw crowds of 8,000 to 10,000 supporters.
All information about the Portland Metro Area courtesy of Wikipedia.
Portland Metro Area Real Estate
- Portland Real Estate
- Pearl District Real Estate
- Beaverton Real Estate
- Canby Real Estate
- Gresham Real Estate
- Happy Valley Real Estate
- Hillsboro Real Estate
- Lake Oswego Real Estate
- Milwaukie Real Estate
- Oregon City Real Estate
- Tualatin Real Estate
- Tigard Real Estate
- Troutdale Real Estate
- West Linn Real Estate
- Wilsonville Real Estate