|Astoria||Mt. St. Helens, Washington||Mt. Rainier, Washington|
Today's location: not yet announced
Today's battleship location is: not yet announced
The Portland metro area graticule is at 45 N, 122 W. It completely encloses the city of Portland and some surrounding areas. The graticule is almost entirely land, much of it open and undeveloped, making this one of the best areas for geohashing.
- For other places called Portland, go here.
 Cities in this Graticule
- Portland, OR
- Vancouver, WA
 Meetup time
It was proposed, and no objections were raised, so the official meetup time for our graticule(s) is now 2PM from Oct 1 to March 15, and 4PM for the rest of the year. I'd say this applies to neighboring graticules as well.
 Planning and Coordination
- See the discussion page for plans
Many of the folks in the Portland, Oregon graticule hop over to the McMinnville, Oregon graticule for hashpoints there. The planning was happening here on the Portland page, but now with the User:AperfectBot picking up Category:Expedition planning pages, it makes sense to move the planning to the expedition page itself once someone is committed to going.
 Recent Plans without reports
Where'd the rest of the dates go? See the Archives page.
 Mailing List
There is now a mailing list for Portland Geohashing.
Active participants with documented activity in 2009 are in bold.
- 3riador lives at Reed College, is fairly mobile, and loves playing with GPS.
- aperfectring has moved here.
- doiuf Located in Vancouver, WA.
- Elegant Forkbomb lives in Portland
- Estel lives in NE Portland and is re-learning orienteering.
- grishnav Moved to Seattle.
- Jiml lives south of Hillsboro, and has a GPS unit. He's been on a number of expeditions, some succesful.
- Kpeace Live in Portland. Participated in first geohash on 6/28/08; I don't have a car so I'm at the mercy of my car-owning friends for distant hashes.
- Maggie lives in Portland.
- Maravi lives in Lake Oswego.
- Tim Ferrell I'm based in Salem.
- nesbiteg lives in West Linn and prefers to bicycle geohash.
- thefinn93 lives in Portland.
- Timmothy Tee
 Recent Expeditions
These lists are maintained automatically by User:AperfectBot, and each will include the last 10 non-retro expeditions.
Manual lists, which were actively maintained by the users before the bot, are available on the archives page.
Full archived lists:
 Portland, Oregon
 McMinnville, Oregon
 Activity Statistics
|Expeditions||53 (7th)||10||24 (12th)||30 (2nd)|
|Coordinates Reached||31 (14th)||6||13||16 (4th)|
|No Public Access||16||2||10||4+|
|Did Not Attempt||1||1||0||0|
Obtained July 15, 2010
 Graticule History
This graticule has a long (for geohashing) and storied history. It all began with the world's first ever geohashing expedition in February of 2008 during beta testing. After the algorithm was announced, Portland maintained some modest activity, with plans or expeditions happening once a week or so into August.
Unfortunately, though, this graticule, which is wonderful for geohashing, was then inactive until January of 2009, when activity started trickling back in. The most active geohasher in the area, Jim, started at this time with his first expedition on 2009-01-19. Activity continued to increase over the warm and generally pleasant summer months. APR, one of the area's more active geohashers, was relocated here (from Florida) in September 2009, though he had visited (and geohashed) here earlier in 2009. Activity briefly took a dip in September, but returned to more normal levels in October and November, the same timeframe that Michael 5000, another fairly active geohasher in the area, discovered geohashing. Since then, the community has been fairly active, ranking 4th in November 2009, and tied for 2nd in December 2009 for expeditions.
The beginning of the year continued pretty much like the end of the previous one, with Portland being 4th for expeditions in January. February and March maintained the activity for the area, but there was more graticule hopping, causing Portland to drop for number of expeditions. However, in April, activity exploded in the area. Portland had 9 expeditions, the most in its history in a single month, and McMinnville tied its previous record of 4 expeditions.
Detailed archives are now located here!
* = Graticule Hopping (usually to McMinnville, Oregon Graticule)
 Coordinates Reached