Portland is a little city in Victoria, Australia, and is the most seasoned European settlement in the state. It is likewise the fundamental urban focus in the Shire of Glenelg and is situated on Portland Bay.
The narrows was named in 1800 by the British guide James Grant, who cruised in the Lady Nelson along the Victorian drift. "I likewise recognized the Bay by the name of Portland Bay, out of appreciation for His Grace the Duke of Portland," composed Grant.
The sound, the main remote ocean port amongst Adelaide and Melbourne, offers a shielded safe haven against the regularly wild climate of Bass Strait.