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Boring is an unincorporated community located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. It is located along Oregon Route 212 in the foothills of the Cascade mountain range, approximately eight miles (13 km) south of Gresham and Clackamas, and approximately twelve miles (19 km) southeast of Portland. The Boring Lava Field, which lies between Portland and Boring, took its namesake after the town. Named after William Harrison Boring, a former Union soldier and farmer who settled the area in 1874, Boring was officially platted as a railroad town in 1903 after the Portland Railway, Light and Power Company constructed a line to the area. The former railway is now part of the Springwater Corridor, a rail trail which begins in Boring and ends at the Eastbank Esplanade along the Willamette River in southeast Portland. After the town's establishment, it became a major logging community prior to and during World War I due to the abundance of timber in the area. In addition to logging, plant nurseries and agriculture have also historically been major economic forces in the town. In 2012, the town was paired as a sister city to the town of Dull, Scotland, United Kingdom, and to Bland, New South Wales, Australia in 2013 due to their unusual names.

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A place in United States, Boring is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Portland, United States. Take a short trip from Boring and set some time aside to explore the Portland. Dotted with places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden; it will definitely be a good idea. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Boring.

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Facts and Stats for Boring*

  • Pollution Statistics in Boring

    Know the pollution level of Boring before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.91 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 38.64 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.89 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.85 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.59 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.84 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.77 (Very Low)
  • Boring: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Boring for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Boring.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.58 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.36 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 36.81 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.62 (High)
    • Attacks 36.11 (Low)
    • Drug offense 62.85 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.45 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.05 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.26 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.69 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.27 (High)
  • Living in Boring - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Boring is 176.25 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.24 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 89.56 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 26.88 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.42 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.42 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 65.57 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.42 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 115.72 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Boring

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Boring

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.05 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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