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The [[Callahan Bridge]] is a major bridge linking Portland to [[Staunton Island]], and is one of two ways to cross the body of water dividing the two aforementioned boroughs. During the events of GTA Liberty City Stories, the bridge is under construction, but the player is still able to traverse the bridge, thanks to a ramp. After the events of GTA Liberty City Stories, the bridge was most likely completed, as the information pickup on the Portland end says that it would be completed May [[1998]]. It would still be used by [[2000]], the setting of GTA Advance. However, by [[2001]], a bomb [[Introduction (GTA III)|destroyed a major part]] of the Callahan Bridge. It would take some time for it to be repaired and for it to be fully functional again.
 
The [[Callahan Bridge]] is a major bridge linking Portland to [[Staunton Island]], and is one of two ways to cross the body of water dividing the two aforementioned boroughs. During the events of GTA Liberty City Stories, the bridge is under construction, but the player is still able to traverse the bridge, thanks to a ramp. After the events of GTA Liberty City Stories, the bridge was most likely completed, as the information pickup on the Portland end says that it would be completed May [[1998]]. It would still be used by [[2000]], the setting of GTA Advance. However, by [[2001]], a bomb [[Introduction (GTA III)|destroyed a major part]] of the Callahan Bridge. It would take some time for it to be repaired and for it to be fully functional again.
  

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Portland
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From top left: Portland as seen from Harwood (looking into Saint Mark's and Hepburn Heights), Portland Beach, Chinatown, Portland El and Portland Harbor.
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto Advance
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
City: Liberty City

{{infobox borough| |image=[[File:Portland-GTAIII-montage.png|300px]] |caption=From top left: Portland as seen from [[Harwood]] (looking into [[Saint Mark's]] and [[Hepburn Heights]]), [[Portland Beach]], [[Chinatown, Portland|Chinatown]], [[Portland El]] and [[Portland Harbor]]. |games = [[Grand Theft Auto III]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] |city = Liberty City }} '''Portland''' is the easternmost borough located in the [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|GTA III Era rendition of Liberty City]] and the first island that the player encounters in all the three [[GTA III Era]] games based in city: [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], with a small appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. Based on the industrial area of [[wp:New York City|New York City]], Portland mostly resembles the run-down areas of [[wp:Brooklyn|Brooklyn]] and [[wp:Queens|Queens]] that are located directly outside of [[wp:Manhattan|Manhattan]]. While Portland is known as a primarily industrial portion of the city, focused on varied industries and shipping, a sizable residential and commercial population does reside in the island, as the majority of the island is occupied by several non-industrial districts. ==Description== Portland consists of eleven districts, of which much of the island's industrial population is concentrated towards [[Trenton]] at the south of the island, and is within a short driving distance to [[Portland Harbor]] and [[Atlantic Quays]], which serves as seaports to the island and the city. Non-industrial properties tend to reside towards the north and west sides of the island. Portland also operates an [[Subway in GTA III|elevated train service]] with three stations ([[Rothwell Station]] in [[Hepburn Heights]], [[Kurowski Station]] in [[Chinatown, Portland|Chinatown]], and [[Baillie Station]] in [[Saint Mark's]]). [[File:Portland-GTAIII-3D.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Renders of the entire island.]] The Saint Mark's district, located on a steep terrain north from Portland Harbor, is home to an Italian-American population, and is currently controlled by at least one Mafia family: the [[Leone Family|Leones]]. The [[Forelli Family]] are also known to have influence in the area, especially in [[Marco's Bistro]], a restaurant in the district. Chinatown, located northwest from the industrial districts, houses a Chinese-American population, with Chinese-owned commercial, industrial and residential property evident in the district. As for gang control in the district, Chinatown was once controlled by the Leones, until the [[Portland Triads|Triads]] took over the area, with the help of the [[Sicilian Mafia]], most especially [[Massimo Torini]]. As the Triads and Leone Family are enemies to each other, skirmishes between members from the Triad and the Leone Family occur frequently in areas bordering Chinatown and Saint Mark's. [[File:Portland-GTAIII-Atnight.JPEG|thumb|right|260px|Portland at night, seen from [[Staunton Island]] in GTA III.]] Other districts of interest include the [[Red Light District]], just west of Saint Mark's, which serves as a prime location for strip clubs and other adult businesses. For a time, it was controlled by the [[Sindacco Family]]. However, they were kicked out of the city, and eventually, the Leones took over. [[Hepburn Heights]], located north to the Red Light District, is home to several apartment projects. It was once a turf of the Leone Family; later on, however, the Hispanic street gang the [[Diablos]] would control the district. [[Harwood]], located on the northern end of the island, is mostly underdeveloped, with only a few buildings (including the [[Head Radio]] [[Head Radio Headquarters|broadcast station]]), a [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard|junkyard]], and the [[Porter Tunnel|Porter Tunnel's]] Portland entrance/exit. Harwood is also infamous for the deaths of 11 men at the hands of [[Tommy Vercetti]] during the year [[1971]], thus earning him the name "The Harwood Butcher". The remaining districts of Portland are sparsely inhabited: [[Callahan Point]] (also known as Waterfront Promenade) is located under and around the foot of the [[Callahan Bridge]], which links Portland and [[Staunton Island]]; [[Portland Beach]] is an empty cliff-side beach located east of Saint's Mark; while consists of a tract of land and a stretch of road between Portland Harbor and Chinatown. Old platforms and train cars of a railway line are also found in eastern Harwood, as well as a mining tunnel running under the Saint Mark's district, which directly links Harwood with Portland Harbor. [[Portland Rock]], a small island housing a lighthouse, may also be seen east of Portland Beach. The Portland Beach area was created to look like the beachy areas in and around New York, such as [[wp:Coney Island|Coney Island]] and [[wp:Fire Island, New York|Fire Island]], which are near the shores of [[wp:Staten Island|Staten Island]] and [[wp:Long Island|Long Island]], respectively. Chinatown, obviously enough, takes its inspiration from the [[wp:Chinatown, Manhattan|Manhattan neighborhood of the same name]]. The Saint Mark's district takes it name from [[wp:Little Italy, Manhattan|Little Italy]] in Manhattan. Trenton takes its inspiration from [[wp:New Jersey|New Jersey's]] [[wp:Trenton, New Jersey|capital city]] and the Red Light District resembles Manhattan's [[wp:42nd Street (Manhattan)|42nd Street]] of the 1980s. ==Places of interest== [[File:Chinatown-GTAIII-park.jpg|thumb|right|240px|Little China Park in GTA III.]] :''See also: [[:Category:Places in Portland|Places in Portland]]'' *[[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard]] *[[Little China Park]] *[[Sex Club Seven|Luigi's Sex Club 7 ]] *[[Marco's Bistro]] *[[Momma's Restaurante]] *[[Old School Hall]] *[[Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club]]. ==Access to other areas== [[File:CallahanBridge-GTALCS-Portland.jpg|thumb|left|240px|The Callahan Bridge seen from Portland in 1998.]] The [[Callahan Bridge]] is a major bridge linking Portland to [[Staunton Island]], and is one of two ways to cross the body of water dividing the two aforementioned boroughs. During the events of GTA Liberty City Stories, the bridge is under construction, but the player is still able to traverse the bridge, thanks to a ramp. After the events of GTA Liberty City Stories, the bridge was most likely completed, as the information pickup on the Portland end says that it would be completed May [[1998]]. It would still be used by [[2000]], the setting of GTA Advance. However, by [[2001]], a bomb [[Introduction (GTA III)|destroyed a major part]] of the Callahan Bridge. It would take some time for it to be repaired and for it to be fully functional again. The [[Porter Tunnel]] is the citywide tunnel system in Liberty City, with a segment linking Portland to Staunton Island. During the events of GTA III, the construction of the whole tunnel has been delayed several times, however, it would soon open segment-by-segment, starting with the section linking Portland to Staunton (after [[Last Requests]]). The tunnel could also lead to [[Shoreside Vale]], another borough of the city, with exits in [[Wichita Gardens]] and [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]]. However, like the segment between Portland and Staunton Island, its open would be delayed. The Portland entrance of the tunnel can be found at the northwestern edge of the district, in Harwood. Note, however, that there is completely no Porter Tunnel in GTA Advance, due to programming restrictions. However, during the events of GTA Liberty City Stories, no segment of the Porter Tunnel existed linking Portland and Staunton Island. In replace of the Porter Tunnel entrance in Harwood during GTA III, there would be a port for [[Ferry|ferries]], providing rides from Harwood to [[Rockford]] in Staunton Island. Mayor [[Miles O'Donovan]] promised that the ferries would last, however, by 2000, it would ultimately shut down, as no ferries can be seen during GTA Advance. Also, a [[Subway in GTA III|subway line]] also connects the whole city. A [[Portland LCS|subway stop]] can be found on the border of the Red Light District and Chinatown. The player may ride the subway to other designated stops in Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale. Again, this feature is unavailable in GTA Advance due to programming restrictions. [[File:Portland-GTAIII-PortlandView.jpg|thumb|220px|right|A rainy afternoon in the industrial district of Portland, with the Portland El in the foreground, in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]].]] ==Neighbourhoods== [[File:Portland-GTAIII-neighbourhoodsmap.png|thumb|150px|left|Map of the neighbourhoods of Portland in GTA III.]] Portland is made up of the following neighbourhoods: * [[Atlantic Quays]] - [[wp:DUMBO, Brooklyn|DUMBO]] * [[Callahan Point]] * [[Chinatown, Portland|Chinatown]] - [[wp:Chinatown, Brooklyn|Chinatown, Brooklyn]] * [[Harwood]] - [[wp:Williamsburg|Williamsburg]] and [[wp:East Williamsburg, Brooklyn|East Williamsburg]]. * [[Hepburn Heights]] - [[wp:Queensbridge|Queensbridge]] * [[Portland Beach]] - [[wp:Coney Island|Coney Island]] * [[Portland Harbor]] - [[wp:Brooklyn Navy Yard|Brooklyn Navy Yard]] * [[Portland View]] * [[Red Light District]] - [[wp:The Block (Baltimore)|"The Block" in Baltimore]] and [[wp:42nd Street (Manhattan)|42nd Street in New York]] * [[Saint Mark's]] - [[wp:Little Italy, Manhattan|Little Italy, Manhattan]] * [[Trenton]] - [[wp:Red Hook, Brooklyn|Red Hook, Brooklyn]] {| align="center" | File:AtlanticQuays-GTAIII-panorama.jpg|[[Atlantic Quays]] File:CallahanPoint-GTAIII-eastwards.jpg|[[Callahan Point]] File:Chinatown-GTAIII-westarch.jpg|[[Chinatown, Portland|Chinatown]] File:Harwood-GTAIII-westwards.jpg|[[Harwood]] File:HepburnHeights-GTAIII.jpg|[[Hepburn Heights]] File:PortlandBeach-GTAIII-northwards.jpg|[[Portland Beach]] File:PortlandHarbor-GTAIII-northeastwards.jpg|[[Portland Harbor]] File:PortlandBeach-GTAIII-PortlandRock.jpg|[[Portland Rock]] File:PortlandView-GTAIII-northwards.jpg|[[Portland View]] File:RedLightDistrict-GTAIII-northwards.jpg|[[Red Light District]] File:SaintMark's-GTAIII-northwards.jpg|[[Saint Mark's]] File:Trenton-GTAIII-Aerialview.JPEG|[[Trenton]] |} ===Other===

File:SaintMark'sBistro-GTASA3.jpg|The climate of Portland (to be a bit more specific, [[Saint Mark's]]) as depicted in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. This is the only time snow was featured in the whole [[Grand Theft Auto]] series. File:Harwoodferryterminal-GTALCS.jpg|The [[Ferry]] terminal in [[Harwood]]. File:PorterTunnel-GTAIII-Portlandend.jpg|The Portland entrance/exit of the [[Porter Tunnel]]. File:Portland-GTALCS-Artwork.jpg|Loading screen of Portland in GTA Liberty City Stories. File:Portland-GTAIII-map.jpg|Map of Portland
==Residents== The following people is currently residing or have resided in Portland: {{Col-begin}} {{Col-1-of-3}} *[[8-Ball]] *[[Billy (GTA A)|Billy]] *[[Curly Bob]] *[[El Burro (GTA III)|El Burro]] *[[Carl]] *[[Giovanni Casa]] *[[Cheryl]] *[[Chico]] *[[Lee Chong]] *[[Marty Chonks]] *[[Mrs. Chonks]] *[[Vincenzo Cilli]] *[[Ma Cipriani]] *[[Toni Cipriani]] *[[Claude]] {{Col-2-of-3}} *[[Federico]] *[[Mike Forelli]] *[[Sonny Forelli]] *[[Cedric Fotheringay]] *[[Luigi Goterelli]] *[[Mickey Hamfists]] *[[Harry]] *[[Jane Hopper]] *[[Oily Johnnie]] *[[Carl Johnson]] *[[Jonnie]] *[[Maria Latore]] *[[Lee]] *[[Kai Lee]] *[[Joey Leone]] {{Col-3-of-3}} *[[Salvatore Leone]] *[[Mona Lott]] *[[Mike]] *[[Mike (GTA SA)|Mike]] *[[Misty]] *[[Joseph Daniel O'Toole]] *[[Raven]] *[[Ray]] *[[Scorelli]] *[[Slick]] *[[Dan Sucho]] *[[Reed Tucker]] *[[Tommy Vercetti]] *[[Vinnie]] *[[Mr. Wong]] {{Col-end}} ==Trivia== *The name "Portland" could be derived from several locations throughout the world; [[wp:Portland, Maine|Portland, Maine]] and [[wp:Portland, Oregon|Portland, Oregon]] are the most prominent areas named Portland in the United States and the [[wp:Isle of Portland|Isle of Portland, England]] are the most common thoughts for the origin of the name. There are also [[wp:Portland|many more places called Portland throughout the world]]. *The name could just be a name for a place filled with wharfs, harbors and ports, and not be a reference to any specific location. {{User:Nodnarb24/Sandbox}} [[de:Portland]] [[es:Portland]] [[nl:Portland]] [[pl:Portland]] [[pt:Liberty City#Portland_Island]] [[Category:Portland| ]] [[Category:Liberty City in GTA III Era]] [[Category:Islands]]


Portland is the easternmost borough located in the GTA III Era rendition of Liberty City and the first island that the player encounters in all the three GTA III Era games based in city: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, with a small appearance in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Based on the industrial area of New York City, Portland mostly resembles the run-down areas of Brooklyn and Queens that are located directly outside of Manhattan. While Portland is known as a primarily industrial portion of the city, focused on varied industries and shipping, a sizable residential and commercial population does reside in the island, as the majority of the island is occupied by several non-industrial districts.

Description

Portland consists of eleven districts, of which much of the island's industrial population is concentrated towards Trenton at the south of the island, and is within a short driving distance to Portland Harbor and Atlantic Quays, which serves as seaports to the island and the city. Non-industrial properties tend to reside towards the north and west sides of the island. Portland also operates an elevated train service with three stations (Rothwell Station in Hepburn Heights, Kurowski Station in Chinatown, and Baillie Station in Saint Mark's).

Renders of the entire island.

The Saint Mark's district, located on a steep terrain north from Portland Harbor, is home to an Italian-American population, and is currently controlled by at least one Mafia family: the Leones. The Forelli Family are also known to have influence in the area, especially in Marco's Bistro, a restaurant in the district. Chinatown, located northwest from the industrial districts, houses a Chinese-American population, with Chinese-owned commercial, industrial and residential property evident in the district. As for gang control in the district, Chinatown was once controlled by the Leones, until the Triads took over the area, with the help of the Sicilian Mafia, most especially Massimo Torini. As the Triads and Leone Family are enemies to each other, skirmishes between members from the Triad and the Leone Family occur frequently in areas bordering Chinatown and Saint Mark's.

Portland at night, seen from Staunton Island in GTA III.

Other districts of interest include the Red Light District, just west of Saint Mark's, which serves as a prime location for strip clubs and other adult businesses. For a time, it was controlled by the Sindacco Family. However, they were kicked out of the city, and eventually, the Leones took over. Hepburn Heights, located north to the Red Light District, is home to several apartment projects. It was once a turf of the Leone Family; later on, however, the Hispanic street gang the Diablos would control the district. Harwood, located on the northern end of the island, is mostly underdeveloped, with only a few buildings (including the Head Radio broadcast station), a junkyard, and the Porter Tunnel's Portland entrance/exit. Harwood is also infamous for the deaths of 11 men at the hands of Tommy Vercetti during the year 1971, thus earning him the name "The Harwood Butcher".

The remaining districts of Portland are sparsely inhabited: Callahan Point (also known as Waterfront Promenade) is located under and around the foot of the Callahan Bridge, which links Portland and Staunton Island; Portland Beach is an empty cliff-side beach located east of Saint's Mark; while consists of a tract of land and a stretch of road between Portland Harbor and Chinatown. Old platforms and train cars of a railway line are also found in eastern Harwood, as well as a mining tunnel running under the Saint Mark's district, which directly links Harwood with Portland Harbor. Portland Rock, a small island housing a lighthouse, may also be seen east of Portland Beach.

The Portland Beach area was created to look like the beachy areas in and around New York, such as Coney Island and Fire Island, which are near the shores of Staten Island and Long Island, respectively. Chinatown, obviously enough, takes its inspiration from the Manhattan neighborhood of the same name. The Saint Mark's district takes it name from Little Italy in Manhattan. Trenton takes its inspiration from New Jersey's capital city and the Red Light District resembles Manhattan's 42nd Street of the 1980s.

Places of interest

Little China Park in GTA III.
See also: Places in Portland

Access to other areas

The Callahan Bridge seen from Portland in 1998.

The Callahan Bridge is a major bridge linking Portland to Staunton Island, and is one of two ways to cross the body of water dividing the two aforementioned boroughs. During the events of GTA Liberty City Stories, the bridge is under construction, but the player is still able to traverse the bridge, thanks to a ramp. After the events of GTA Liberty City Stories, the bridge was most likely completed, as the information pickup on the Portland end says that it would be completed May 1998. It would still be used by 2000, the setting of GTA Advance. However, by 2001, a bomb destroyed a major part of the Callahan Bridge. It would take some time for it to be repaired and for it to be fully functional again.

The Porter Tunnel is the citywide tunnel system in Liberty City, with a segment linking Portland to Staunton Island. During the events of GTA III, the construction of the whole tunnel has been delayed several times, however, it would soon open segment-by-segment, starting with the section linking Portland to Staunton (after Last Requests). The tunnel could also lead to Shoreside Vale, another borough of the city, with exits in Wichita Gardens and Francis International Airport. However, like the segment between Portland and Staunton Island, its open would be delayed. The Portland entrance of the tunnel can be found at the northwestern edge of the district, in Harwood. Note, however, that there is completely no Porter Tunnel in GTA Advance, due to programming restrictions.

However, during the events of GTA Liberty City Stories, no segment of the Porter Tunnel existed linking Portland and Staunton Island. In replace of the Porter Tunnel entrance in Harwood during GTA III, there would be a port for ferries, providing rides from Harwood to Rockford in Staunton Island. Mayor Miles O'Donovan promised that the ferries would last, however, by 2000, it would ultimately shut down, as no ferries can be seen during GTA Advance.

Also, a subway line also connects the whole city. A subway stop can be found on the border of the Red Light District and Chinatown. The player may ride the subway to other designated stops in Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale. Again, this feature is unavailable in GTA Advance due to programming restrictions.

A rainy afternoon in the industrial district of Portland, with the Portland El in the foreground, in GTA III.

Neighbourhoods

Map of the neighbourhoods of Portland in GTA III.

Portland is made up of the following neighbourhoods:

Other

Residents

The following people is currently residing or have resided in Portland:

Trivia