Definition of Portland from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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  1. 1the largest city in the US state of Oregon. It is on the Williamette River. Lewis and Clark camped there in 1805, and it was settled in 1851. It is an industrial port and a centre for car imports and companies that build ships. The city was named after Portland, Maine.
  2. 2the largest city in the US state of Maine. It is on Casco Bay, and many imports for Montreal, Canada, land there. Portland has companies that build ships and sell fish. It was settled about 1632 and was the state capital from 1820 to 1832.
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