|Flag of Portland, Oregon|
|Adopted||September 4, 2002|
|Designed by||Douglas Lynch |
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.||”|