5 fun facts about the admirable city

Portland, Oregon is one of the most beautiful and green cities in the United States of America. However, it is one of the least known places by Nigerians. Thus, here are four fun facts about the admirable city:

 

Name:

Portland chose its name by flipping a coin, as it had to choose between two New England towns. If it had picked the other side of the coin, Portland would have been named Boston.

Nude riders:

In Portland there is annual World Naked Bike Ride in Portland and it is the world’s largest with 13,000 nude individuals involved. Although it’s against some public decency laws, it’s permitted because it has been granted “tradition” status.

Intellectual Portland:

Portland is an intelligent city, as it has a higher percentage of literate, educated people than any other major city in America. That’s why the average man walking down the streets of Portland can read a map.

Portlandia:

The famous Portlandia statue is the second largest hammered copper statue of its kind in America, behind only the statue of Liberty herself, which is situated in New York.

Nike:

The billionaire owner and founder of mega athletic company, Nike, Phil Knight, hails from Portland and is closely affiliated to the University of Oregon, which is home to the football team, Ducks. The Nike campus headquarters in located in Beaverton, Oregon.

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