Portland, a jewel set along the Willamette River...
General Information and resources about the Greater Portland Metropolitan area
- Oregon Department of Education - School Report Cards
- Trimet transit - calculate your trip time from one place to another
- Trimet - general information and routes
- Walkscore - find out how good the walking, biking or transit is from any particular address
Communities surrounding Portland offer so much!
There is an alphabetical listing of links to all of Oregon's cities. The city links provide local history, population, schools and other city information. There is an alphabetical listing of links to all of Oregon's cities. The city links provide local history, population, schools and other city information.
Many surrounding communities are within an easy commute to Portland's city center. The city of Portland lies within 3 counties: Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington.
Outlying Oregon communities within easy or reasonable commute are in these three counties plus two other counties that are nearby:
Clackamas County is located East of Portland and South of Portland along the Willamette River. A part of Portland is in Clackamas County and there are sixteen additional incorporated cities within its borders: Barlow, Canby, Damascus, Estacada, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, Oregon City, Rivergrove, Sandy, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville. (Parts of Tualatin and Wilsonville are also in Washington County.) For more thorough information, take a look at the Oregon Blue Book under Clackamas County.
Columbia County is located Northwest of Portland along the Columbia River. It is home to seven incorporated cities: Clatskanie, Columbia City, Prescott, Rainier, Scappose, St. Helens, and Vernonia.
Multnomah County is Oregon's smallest county in physical size, but it is also Oregon's most populated county. At its center is Oregon's largest city, Portland. In addition to Portland, there are five other incorporated cities in Multnomah County: Fairview, Gresham, Maywood Park, Troutdale, and Wood Village.
Washington County is located southwest of downtown Portland and includes a part of Portland, as well as fourteen other incorporated cities: Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Rivergrove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, and Wilsonville. (Parts of Tualatin and Wilsonville are also in Clackamas County.) For more thorough information, take a look at the Oregon Blue Book under Washington County.
Yamhill County is home to Amity, Carlton, Dayton, Dundee, Lafayette, McMinnville, Newberg, Sheridan, Willamina, and Yamhill. It is a favorite summer tourist area, especially for those who enjoy wineries. For more information about Yamhill County, its demographics and its thriving communities, check the Oregon Bluebook.