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Portland, Oregon - Oregon's largest city and one of the nation's most environmentally conscious

Portland sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes. Portland is frequently recognized as one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the world because of its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and 10,000+ acres of public parks.

Its climate is marked by warm, dry summers and chilly, rainy winters. This climate is ideal for growing roses, and Portland has been called the "City of Roses" for over a century.

Portland's location is beneficial for several industries. Relatively low energy cost, accessible resources, north–south and east–west Interstates, international air terminals, large marine shipping facilities, and both west coast intercontinental railroads are all economic advantages. The Portland metro area has become a business cluster for athletic and footwear manufacturers. The area is home to the global, North American or US headquarters of Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, LaCrosse Footwear, Dr. Martens, Li-Ning, Keen, and Hi-Tec Sports.

Major roadways around the Portland region

Downtown Portland is ringed by Interstate 5, the main north-south route from Canada to Mexico, and Interstate 405, a loop that encircles downtown and the Pearl district.

Interstate 84 originates at I-5 on Portland’s inner east side and continues east to Portland International Airport (accessible via the connecting Interstate 205), the Columbia River Gorge and on to Idaho and Utah. I-84 in Portland is also known as the Banfield Expressway, or just “the Banfield.”

Running west to the coast and east to Mount Hood is U.S. Route 26. The westbound stretch is also known as the Sunset Highway and leads to Beaverton, Hillsboro and Forest Grove. Eastbound Highway 26 is dubbed the Mount Hood Highway. Mount Hood is about 55 miles from downtown Portland; the highway continues east to Nebraska.

Transportation options to and from Portland

TriMet operates most of the region's buses and the MAX light rail system, which connects the city and suburbs. The city-owned Portland Streetcar serves two routes in the Central City – downtown and adjacent districts. Portland's main airport is Portland International Airport, located about 20 minutes by car northeast of downtown. In addition Portland is home to Oregon's only public use heliport, the Portland Downtown Heliport. Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Portland at Union Station on three routes.

Get information on recent accidents in Portland

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Major medical centers near Portland

After a serious accident, many people receive treatment at one of Portland's nearby medical centers, including:

Providence Portland Medical Center;

Oregon Health & Science University.

Where to find legal assistance after you or a loved one are involved in a Portland accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Portland personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Portland wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Portland accident lawyer can do to help.

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Legal Resources

Portland, OR

Skamania County Superior Court

County Superior Court is a general jurisdiction trial court with responsibility for civil matters involving more than $300, unlawful detainers, and injunctions; felony criminal cases; misdemeanor criminal cases not otherwise provided for by law; family law, including dissolutions, child support, adoptions, parentage, and domestic-violence protection matters; probate and guardianship matters; juvenile offender matters; juvenile dependencies, including abused and neglected children, children in need of services, at-risk youth, and truancies; mental illness and involuntary commitment matters.
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Skamania County Coroner

The Prosecuting Attorney also acts as the County Coroner.  All attorneys in the office are both Deputy Prosecutors as well as Deputy Coroners.  In small counties, the Office of County Coroner is combined with the Prosecuting Attorney.  The Coroner is responsible for investigating and certifying the cause of death in those cases where death is sudden, unexpected or the result of an accident or unlawful means.  This work is accomplished by coordinating with the Sheriff, local doctors and medical staff, hospice workers, pathologists, regional medical examiners, investigators, family members and next of kin.
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Skamania County Jail

The Skamania County Jail is responsible for the housing and welfare of all subjects arrested within Skamania County.  They also contract with the Department of Corrections, as well as Battle Ground, Washougal and Camas Municipal Courts to house their inmates.
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Skamania County Sheriff

Skamania County Sheriff's Office accomplishes their mission by providing highly-trained dedicated professionals in the areas of patrol, investigations, corrections/jail, dispatch and selected other services which meet or exceed the expectations of residents and visitors to Skamania County, Washington.
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Oregon Walks

Oregon Walks is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting walking and making the conditions for walking safe, convenient, and attractive for everyone.
Portland, OR

Cowlitz County Superior Court

 Washington has 39 Superior Courts, one in each of Washington's 39 counties. Superior Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in Washington. A Superior Court may consider all civil and criminal matters occurring within a county's boundary. The Superior Court also has exclusive jurisdiction over civil matters in which the amount in controversy is more than $75,000, felony cases, estate and probate matters, family law cases (including divorces and child custody hearings), and juvenile proceedings. They act as a court of appeal for cases from the District and Municipal Courts.  
Portland, OR

Clark County Superior Court

Clark County Superior Court is a general jurisdiction trial court with responsibility for civil matters involving more than $300, unlawful detainers, and injunctions; felony criminal cases; misdemeanor criminal cases not otherwise provided for by law; family law, including dissolutions, child support, adoptions, parentage, and domestic-violence protection matters; probate and guardianship matters; juvenile offender matters; juvenile dependencies, including abused and neglected children, children in need of services, at-risk youth, and truancies; mental illness and involuntary commitment matters.

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