TRUE or FALSE: Portland, Oregon, has a volcano within its metropolitan area.

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Episode Number: 28

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Welcome to CoreFacts, where we're always short on time and big on science. I'm Steve Sobieszczyk. Let's get right to it, today's question is:

TRUE or FALSE: Portland, Oregon, has a volcano within its metropolitan area.

Metropolitan Portland, Oregon, like Auckland, New Zealand, includes most of a Plio-Pleistocene volcanic field. The Boring Lava, in Portland, includes at least 32 and possibly 50 cinder cones and small shield volcanoes; including my favorite volcano, Mount Tabor.

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