Portland is the largest city and home to a little over 647,000 people living within its borders. That makes it the 26th largest city in the United States. If you zoom out a little, the Portland metro area looks much larger; it includes seven counties, two of which sit inside Southwest Washington. Add the local communities up and the total population of the Greater Portland Area comes to 2.453 million people.
Portland has all the properties to strengthen its role as a regional economic power.