Flat Stanley

Barrett's Flat Stanley from Saranac Elementary School will be traveling around the world with Sara for the next few weeks, here is the update of his adventures.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Portland, Oregon Facts

The poplulation of Portland, OR is 538,180 and it's elevation is 173 feet above sea level.

It is located at longitude 40 miles east of the 122nd meridian west and latitude 30 miles north of the 45th parallel north.

It is 78 miles east of the Pacific Ocean.

The average temperature is winter is 34° (January) and about 80° during the summer (July).

On average it gets 37" of percipitation a year, which is less than Atlanta, Baltimore, Houston or Seattle).

The local newspaper is called The Oregonian (daily), The Portland Tribune (semiweekly), and the Willamette Week (weekly).

All of Oregon is on Pacific Standard Time.

The speed limit is 55 miles per hour on most highways. Where posted, the freeway speed limit is 65. Oregon law calls for drivers and passengers to buckle up for safety in both the front and back seats.


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