The Ultimate Portland Quiz
by Staff
With its snow-capped mountains and inactive volcano, clean streets and exciting nightlife, Portland, Oregon, is an excellent vacation destination. Take our quiz to learn more about this lovely city.

What is the closest snow-capped mountain to Portland?

  • Mount Rainier
  • Mount Hood
  • Mount Adams

How high is Mount Hood?

  • 5,000
  • 8,000
  • 11,000

What is the name of the river that cuts through Portland?

  • Columbia River
  • Mississippi River
  • Willamette River

Which river forms the border between the States of Washington and Oregon?

  • Columbia River
  • Mississippi River
  • Oregon River

What is the name of the inactive volcano on the east end of Portland?

  • Mount Blanc
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Mount Tabor

The streets in the northwest section of Portland are organized how?

  • alphabetically
  • numerically
  • by names of states

Which famous television show uses several street names from Portland?

  • The Simpsons
  • The Family Guy
  • Futurama

Approximately how many blocks in northwest Portland fit into one mile?

  • 10
  • 20
  • 30

The people wearing green uniforms belong to which of these Portland services?

  • the police
  • the Oregon National Guard
  • the Sidewalk Ambassadors

Why are people discouraged from giving money to Portland's many panhandlers?

  • These people need to get a real job.
  • There are many social services available for the disadvantaged in Portland.
  • The Portland panhandlers are not actually poor, they are actors.

What is the population of the Portland?

  • two million
  • six million
  • nine million

What is the average summer temperature in Portland?

  • 58 degrees
  • 78 degrees
  • 98 degrees

What is Portland's average annual rainfall?

  • 36.5
  • 46.5
  • 56.5

How much does an all-day bus pass cost?

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Which of these Mexican cities is a sister city to Portland?

  • Mexico City
  • Tijuana
  • Guadalajara

Portland and its sister city, Guadalajara, celebrate which of these holidays together?

  • Christmas
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Independence Day

Natives of Oregon refer to which of these as "The Living Room?"

  • Pioneer Courthouse Square
  • The Lloyd Center
  • Commodore Lounge

Velveteria is what sort of attraction?

  • Velveteria is an ice cream shop devoted to velvety ice cream.
  • Velveteria is a fabrics shop that sells high-end velvet.
  • Velveteria is a museum that focuses on velvet paintings.

How many books will you find at Powell's City of Books?

  • 10,000
  • 100,000
  • one million

Which of these Portland restaurants has a "no menu" policy?

  • Byways Café
  • Genoa
  • Vault