National Geographic : 1934 Feb
Photograph byRay Atkeson BEAUTY-LOVING PORTLAND DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM ITS SETTING Mount Hood and the Cascade Range, buried beneath their winter blanket of snow, form a superb background for thecity. This scene isviewed from Kings Heights, 1,200 feet above the business district. Two pioneer settlers, in 1845, disputed over the naming of the future city; one from Maine wished itcalled forPortland, Maine; the other, from Massachusetts, favored Boston. They agreed to toss a coin, and "heads," which was Portland,won.