Talk:Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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October 26, 2005Peer reviewReviewed
May 24, 2006Good article nomineeNot listed
Current status: Former good article nominee

Stock post message.svg To-do list for Portland, Oregon: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2013-10-12

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  • Verify : all significant or contentious points need inline citation

Official nameEdit

The city website is indeed called Portland, Oregon - which seems pretty necessary. I'm not convinced that is its official name, it was incorporated as the City of Portland.[1] as its website says.[2] So why is this being reverted? @Dawnseeker2000: ? Doug Weller talk 09:16, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

The city's modern documents seem to use Oregon, e.g. Financial Reports and Comprehensive Plans. The shortened form seems to be used in contracts and council bills. I think it's better to keep Oregon in the official names section if neither has an overwhelming majority in use. SounderBruce 09:28, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

George Floyd/Federal DeploymentEdit

Feel like Portland's history section should include its significance as a national "testing ground" for deployment of federal law officers against protestors? Relevant articles are here and here — Preceding unsigned comment added by Meangreenbeanmachine (talkcontribs) 21:38, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Definitely think it should be incorporated, however the extra detail under Law and Government probably does not belong there FiduciaryAkita (talk) 07:12, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

George Floyd protestsEdit

Acknowledging the George Floyd protests have put Portland in the international spotlight, I question if an entire subsection dedicated to the protests is necessary here. How about instead having a section summarizing Protests in Portland, Oregon, linking to articles about specific notable protests? ---Another Believer (Talk) 00:44, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

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