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2022-04-01 01:57:29

TOP-10 facts about Portland, one of the most unusual American cities

TOP-10 facts about Portland, one of the most unusual American cities

This city in the northeastern United States is considered the hipster capital not only of the country, but also of the world as such. However, in addition to young bearded men with cups of coffee at the ready, there are many interesting things for a tourist. We bring to your attention 10 funny, interesting and instructive facts about the unique Portland.

  • The city received its name as a result of the draw for the toss of a coin. In the event that it fell to the other side, Portland would be called Boston. In this case, there would be 27 settlements with this name in the country.
  • This is one of the most environmentally friendly and green settlements in the United States, it is considered optimal for the life and birth of new generations of Americans.
  • There are dozens of brewing companies, so the city deservedly enjoys the glory of the beer capital of the United States. However, instead of the city of beer, it is called the Pink City, since the International Rose Research Center is located here.
  • It is also the third highest level of civil security and crime in the United States.
  • In 2009 and 2014, the weekly Businessweek ranked Portland at number one in the ranking of the most unhappy cities in the United States of America. This conclusion was based on a detailed analysis of the level of depressive states, statistics of suicides and divorce proceedings, the level of street crime and the number of unemployed, as well as statistics of cloudy and sunny days per year.
  • Portland has more strip clubs per person than any other American community.
  • Here lives the inventor of the computer mouse - Douglas Angelbard. True, his invention looked somewhat different from the usual mobile manipulator. The first mouse resembled a box with a ball installed inside, which was supposed to be moved by hand.
  • In portland County, it is forbidden to change the weather without first acquiring a license for activities of this kind from the city administration (this is a legacy of the XVII century, when local residents, people deeply religious and not very educated, every single (except the smartest) believed in magic and witchcraft).
  • In Portland, pubs are allowed to visit pubs with their pets.
  • The Portland Waterfront is a place where in August the concentration of celebrities per square meter exceeds imaginable limits.
  • And it is the capital of the world hipster movement.
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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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