Flag of Portland, Oregon
Adopted September 4, 2002
Designed by Douglas Lynch [1]
Proportions (unknown)

The flag of the city of Portland, Oregon, is green with a white, gold, and blue stylized spiral-shaped cross.


According to the City Flag's website]:

Green symbolizes Oregon’s forests, which surround Portland. The intersecting vertical and horizontal blue stripes represent the Columbia and WillametteRivers, with the central white star (technically, a “hypocycloid”) signifying Portland at their confluence. The yellow stripes symbolize the harvest of golden yellow grain (Portland is a major exporter of wheat) and the gold of commerce. The white stripes are merely decorative. The offset cross is not intended to resemble a Scandinavian cross. The design inspired the logo of the Port of Portland.


  1. City Flag

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