Portland, Missouri

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Portland is an unincorporated community in eastern Callaway County, Missouri, USA. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located at 38°42′37″N 91°43′02″W / 38.71028°N 91.71722°W / 38.71028; -91.71722 (38.710161,-91.717166)[1] on Route 94 about twenty miles northeast of Jefferson City.


The village was laid out in 1831.[2] Its location directly on the Missouri River made it a popular shipping point for the farms and plantations of Callaway County. The name Portland stems from that activity.[3]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 268. 
  3. ^ McMillen, Margot Ford (1994). Paris, Tightwad and Peculiar: Missouri Place Names. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press. p. 41. ISBN 0-8262-0972-6.