Não, não são portugueses nem sequer de ascendência portuguesa. São americanos, mais especificamente de Portland em Oregon. Acerca do nome da banda, segundo o vocalista:
"Honestly, it was just a random choice... it was something that I thought for a really long time would be a really cool person's name, even before it was the bands name, I always thought that Portugal would be really cool as a person's name & I guess it came about the same way most names come about... it sounded best! Ha ha"