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Named after Portland, Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail.
Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a major force in the city's early economy.
During World War II, it housed an "assembly center" from which up to 3,676 people of Japanese descent were dispatched on concentration camps in the heartland.
The city housed a large number of saloons, bordellos, gambling dens, and boardinghouses which were populated with miners after the California Gold Rush, as well as the multitude of sailors passing through the port. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.Roughly 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area.Portland is located 60 miles east of the Pacific Ocean at the northern end of Oregon's most populated region, the Willamette Valley.Downtown Portland straddles the banks of the Willamette River, which flows north through the city center and consequently separates the east and west neighborhoods of the city.