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Kids Maps

Kids Maps is a great resource and a safe place for kids to learn Geography. Check the resource pages for more fun learning.

To go to Kids Maps, visit: www.kidsmaps.com.

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LOCAL COMMUNITY
Local Community in Portland (Companies And Services in Ask A Merchant) Do you ever wonder what is going on in your neighborhood? Many communities have tons of local activities that are just waiting to be discovered. Askamerchant.com can guide you in finding the latest activities in your local community. When is the next local farmers market? Does my community have a local holiday celebration? Askamerchant.com can answer all of your local community question. Wonder how to become a member of you local Chamber of Commerce? What about questions regarding local utilities or community politics? With the help of an expert merchant at Askamerchant.com, the answers to all your local community questions are just a click away. The Ask a Merchant directory will let you know when the next City Council meeting is being held and how you can participate. Expert merchants can also answer any questions you may have about local museums, parks and sporting events. Before you decide on your entertainment or plan any activities in your local community, be sure to check out askamerchant.com.
 

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Whether you currently reside in Portland or are planning a vacation in the Pacific Northwest, make sure to check out the ever-breathtaking Portland Classical Chinese Garden. With exquisite scenery and traditional Chinese plants and flowers, you will find yourself in awe of the overwhelming natural beauty surrounding you in this beautiful outdoor palace. The Gardens also contain classical Chinese architecture, complete with customary decor, traditional furniture, and priceless artwork. This stunning attraction stands surrounding a lake, where myriad fish and adjacent flora are nourished within a calm and relaxed atmosphere.

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is an ideal attraction to be shared with family and friends.

Places to Visit in Portland: Portland Classical Chinese Garden*
Category: Museums
*Editors Favorite
Sara, AskAMerchant.com Editor

Casa Pacifica

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families provide crisis care, educational services, and medical support for families and youth in need in the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Casa Pacifica provides ongoing training and supervision and hands-on-help for foster parents and those interested in foster parenting. They also provide many resources from an extensive menu of services which include a 24/7 mobile crisis response unit (CIRT), Intensive Family Services available to all families, Therapeutic Behavioral Services, and Family Finding.

Casa Pacifica goes above and beyond for their students and families and so do their loving Newfoundland therapy dogs. For more information about Casa Pacifica and their child services visit: casapacifica.org

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Bible History Online

The Bible is filled with people, places, and events from the ancient world. Bible History Online helps people understand if these can be substantiated by history, and some interesting facts relating to these all important subjects.

Bible History Online also provides a large selection of Bible Maps that will guide people through the various Books of the Bible. When one reads the Book of Acts, it is essential to have a good study map to guide you through the journeys of the apostle Paul. The same goes for the Life of Jesus, and each of the Old Testament events.

Visit this wonderful Website and learn the Bible in a historical context, it is rewarding and fun. Go to Bible History Online.

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About Portland
Oregon’s largest city and the Pacific Northwest’s third largest, Portland boasts a population of approximately 2 million residents in the Portland Metropolitan Area.  Known as the “City of Roses” for its ideal climate for growing roses, Portland is also known for its many parks, public transportation system and the Trailblazers NBA basketball team.

Portland’s Location
Portland is located in Oregon state where the Willamette and Columbia rivers meet.

Portland’s Neighborhoods
Northwest Portland includes the Pearl District, Old Town Chinatown, the Northwest District, and various residential and industrial neighborhoods.

North Portland is a mixture of residential, commercial, and industrial areas.

Northeast Portland is made up of a diverse collection of neighborhoods, including exclusive residential areas and working-class neighborhoods.

Southeast Portland incorporates the warehouses along the Willamette through historic Ladd's Addition to the Hawthorne and Belmont districts and Gresham.

Portland’s Climate
Warm, sunny and dry during the summer with an average high of 81 degrees in July.
Winters are usually mild to chilly with moisture and a high of 46 degrees in January.
Average of 155 days a year with measurable precipitation.

Portland’s Square Miles 145.4 square miles
Portland’s Population 568,380 residents
Portland is: the Largest City in Oregon and the 23rd largest city in the U.S.

2000 Portland Demographics:
- White 77.9%
- Hispanic or Latino 6.8%
- American 6.6%
- Asian 6.3%
- Native American 1.0%
- Total Population (2000 est.)= 529,121

Portland’s Major Attractions
Portland Art Museum
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Portland Classical Chinese Garden
International Rose Test Garden
Forest Park
Portlandia statue
Powell's City of Books

Important Phone Numbers in Portland
Emergency:
Police: 911
Fire: 911
Sheriff: 911
Non Emergency: (503) 823-3333

Transportation:
Airline Information: 503-460-4234
Public Transportation: (503) 238-RIDE
Radio Cab: (503) 227-1212
Broadway Cab: (503) 227-1234
Yellow Cab: (503) 227-1234
Portland Taxi: (503) 256-5400
Portland Shuttle: (503) 327-1094
Northern Lights Towncar Services: (503) 760-2478
Lucky Limousine & Towncar: (503) 254-0010
Amtrak: (800) USA-RAIL
Alamo Rent-A-Car: (503) 513-9550
Budget Car and Truck Rental: (800) 826-2090
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: (503) 284-8055
DMV: (503) 299-9999
Dept. of Transportation: 503-731-8200

Utilities:
Portland Water Bureau: 503-823-7770
Public Utilities Commission: (503)823-3008
Portland General Electric Co.: (503) 464-8000
Pacific Corporation: (503) 813-5000
Constellation Energy Group: (503) 552-6150
Northwest Natural Gas: (503) 226-4211?
Comcast Cable: (503) 335-3663?
Time Warner Cable: (503) 234-6183?
DISH Network: (503) 684-1567
Qwest: (866) 438-4939

Other:
Multnomah County Library (503) 988-5123
Portland Development Commission (503) 823-3200
Oregon Convention Center Info (503) 235-7575

City Information:
City/County Information Center(503) 823-4000
Travel Portland (503) 275-9750

School Districts:
Portland Public Schools (503) 916-2000

Newspapers:
The Oregonian (503) 968-3162
Northwest Examiner (503) 241-2353
Business Journal of Portland (503) 274-8733
Willamette Week (503) 243-2122
Portland Observer (503) 288-0033

Radio:
KNRK FM - (503) 733-5470
KGON FM - (503) 733-5466
KKRZ FM – (503) 226-0100
KVMX FM - (503) 517-6400
KWJJ FM  -  (503) 226-9653
KFXX FM – (503) 223-1441
KXL AM - (503) 243-7595
KOAC AM - (503) 293-1982

Television:
KATU TV Ch. 2 - (503) 231-4222
KOIN TV Ch. 6 - (503) 464-0600
KGW TV Ch. 8 - (503) 226-5000
KPTV TV Ch. 12/30 - (503) 906-1249
KRCW-TV  Ch. 32 - (503) 644-3232
KOPB-TV Ch. 10/27 - (503) 244-9900

Business:
Better Business Bureau (503) 226-3981
US Patent and Trademark (800) 786-9199
US Copyright Office (202) 707-3000
CDC (800) 611-5170
CA Contractors Licenses (503) 378-4621