Portland's inner city is divided into 5 major sections. The quadrants containing NE, SE, NW, SW and North Portland. Burnside Street divides the city North and South, The Willamette River divides the city East and West.
Portland ranks third on the list of cities with the rainiest days in the country with 164 rainy days a year. Though many days may be cloudy and drizzly, it's rare to hit stormy weather or heavy rain. Despite this reputation for rain, Portland is not one of the top 10 U.S. cities with the highest annual rainfall. Portland doesn't necessarily get a lot of rain; it just rains often.