from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southern Maine on an arm of the Gulf of Maine south of Lewiston. Settled c. 1632, it became a commercial center in the 1600s and was state capital from 1820 to 1832. It is the largest city in the state.
  • The largest city of Oregon, in the northwest part of the state on the Willamette River near its junction with the Columbia River. Founded in 1845, it grew as a lumber-exporting port and supply point for the California and Alaska goldfields.

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  • proper noun A city in Oregon and another in Maine, USA.
  • proper noun An "island" in Dorset, England, famous for Portland stone.
  • proper noun Many other places.

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  • noun largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state
  • noun freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains


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