Portland is one of 35 U.S. cities in the running to potentially host the 2024 Olympic Games.
The U.S. Olympic Committee sent letters to mayors of possible Olympic hosts on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The USOC says they have a little more then two years to decide whether they want to submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
They say the staging of the games is an extraordinary undertaking, with operating budgets in excess of $3 billion, not including costs associated with venue construction and other infrastructure.
Cities considered must be able to provide 45,000 hotel rooms, an Olympic Village that sleeps 16,500 and a 5000-person dining hall.
Potential sites must free up operations space for more than 15,000 media and broadcasters and an international airport that can handle thousands of international travelers per day.
So far, the mayor's office hasn't responded to the proposal.
Here's the full list of cities that received the letter:
1 Phoenix Arizona 2 Los Angeles California 3 Sacramento California 4 San Diego California 5 San Francisco California 6 San Jose California 7 Denver Colorado 8 Washington D.C. 9 Jacksonville Florida 10 Miami Florida 11 Orlando Florida 12 Atlanta Georgia 13 Chicago Illinois 14 Indianapolis Indiana 15 Baltimore Maryland 16 Boston Massachusetts 17 Detroit Michigan 18 Minneapolis Minnesota 19 St. Louis Missouri 20 Las Vegas Nevada 21 New York New York 22 Rochester New York 23 Charlotte North Carolina 24 Columbus Ohio 25 Tulsa Oklahoma 26 Portland Oregon 27 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 28 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 29 Memphis Tennessee 30 Nashville & Davidson County Tennessee 31 Austin Texas 32 Dallas Texas 33 Houston Texas 34 San Antonio Texas 35 Seattle Washington
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