(L to R:) Brock Nelson, public affairs director - Oregon and Washington; Portland Mayor Sam Adams; Bob Turner, sr. vice president - Corporate Relations; and Pat Meriwether, general superintendent - Portland Service Unit
In a legendary 1845 coin flip, Boston native Asa Lovejoy and Portland, Maine, native Francis Pettygrove christened a 640-acre land claim that would become Oregon’s largest city. By the time of its incorporation in 1851, Portland, Ore., was home to 800 inhabitants. In 1884, Union Pacific subsidiaries Oregon & Railway Navigation Co. and Oregon Short Line connected at Huntington, Ore., completing the first transcontinental railroad link from Portland. Since that time, Portland and Union Pacific have been dedicated partners in promoting and expanding the economic prosperity of the City and its residents.