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New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Portland is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 5,502 as of the 2000 census. The town of Portland is on the shore of Lake Erie west of the city of Dunkirk. As of the 2005 U.S. Census estimate the population of the town was  5,297. 
The region was first settled in 1804. The town of Portland was founded in 1813 from the town of Chautauqua. Subsequently, the town was reduced in size to form two new towns Ripley and Westfield. A genealogical history of Portland, New York was published in 1873 by Dr. H. C. Taylor titled Historical Sketches of the town of Portland, New York. An all names index was created for this book by Agnes Lee Mitchell in 1989 and published by the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 88.8 square kilometers, out of which 88.7 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 0.1 square kilometers is occupied by water. The New York State Thruway and US Route 20 cross the northern part of the town. New York State Route 5 parallels the shore of Lake Erie.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.2 percent under the age of 18, 16.2 percent from 18 to 24, 32.3 percent from 25 to 44, 19.7 percent from 45 to 64, and 10.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 140.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 148.4 males.
The locations in Portland are Greencrest, Green Hills, Portland, Skinner Switch, Van Buren Point, Vineyard, and West Portland. Portland is a town known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. It is one of the favorite holiday places for most of the vacation lovers.

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