Portland was a prominent port in the Pacific Northwest for much of the nineteenth century, until eighteen hundred and nineties when Seattle took its place. Portland’s location was the reason for it. Portland was accessible both to the Pacific Ocean via the Willamette and the Columbia rivers and to the agricultural Tualatin Valley via the “Great Plank Road” through a canyon in the West Hills, which is the route of current day US Route Twenty six. This gave Portland an advantage over nearby ports. But when Seattle’s deepwater harbour was connected to the rest of the mainland by rail, it afforded an inland route without the treacherous navigation of the Columbia River.
There are many bus companies which provide the services of bus charter and bus rental in Portland. Prompt Travel Group is one of the prominent among them. Prompt Travel Group also offers coach rental, school bus rental, coach bus rental, mini bus rental, party bus rental etc. Tourists are taken on bus tour in coach bus. Other than tourists, residents, those on travel for official purposes and people who embark on journey for ceremonies, events, conventions etc. also make use of services of Prompt Travel Group. Schools which are intent on comfortable and safe travel for their wards also bank on Prompt Travel Group.
“The City of Roses” is the most common nickname for Portland. In two thousand and three, this became the city’s official nickname. Other nicknames include the City of Bridges, Stumptown, Bridgetown, Rip City, Little Beirut, Beervana or Beertown, P-Town, Soccer City USA, Portlandia and the synecdoche PDX.
Portland lies at the northern end of Oregon’s most populated region, the Willamette Valley. Although almost all of Portland lies within Multnomah County, small portions of the city lie within Clackamas and Washington Counties. The Willamette River runs north through the city center, separating the east and west sections of the city before veering northwest to join with the Columbia River, a short distance north of the city. Columbia River separates the state of Washington from the state of Oregon.
Portland lies on top of an extinct Plio-Pleistocene volcanic field known as the Boring Lava Field. The Boring Lava Field includes at least thirty two cinder cones such as Mount Tabor and its center lies in Southeast Portland. The dormant but potentially active volcano Mount Hood to the east of Portland is easily visible from much of the city during clear weather. The active volcano Mount Saint Helens to the north in Washington is visible in the distance from high elevation locations in the city and is close enough to have dusted the city with volcanic ash during recent explosion. Mount Adams, another prominent volcano, is also visible from parts of the city.