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FESTIVAL

A New Festival Memorializes Vanport, Beyond the Flood

At the Vanport Mosaic Festival, former residents of what was once Oregon's second-largest city—destroyed by a 1948 flood—tell their stories.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 05/26/2016

HISTORY

Slide Show: The Columbia River Highway Turns 100

The state-of-the-art road was designed to make Oregon “the playground of America.”

  • Published 05/19/2016

HISTORY

One History Sleuth’s Radical Theory: Everything We Know About How Portland Began Is Wrong

The pursuit of a shadowy founding father winds deep into Portland’s Deadwood days.

  • By Leah Sottile
  • Published 05/19/2016

5 THINGS ABOUT

Union Station Turns 120

We visit our iconic train station’s past and predict its future.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 01/25/2016

NEWS

Facing Closure, 'Know Your City' Transitioning to Volunteer Model, Raising Emergency Funds

The 6-year-old social justice non-profit seeks to raise $12,000 to survive 2016.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/21/2015

THE HISTORY ISSUE

The Heroes, Villains & Rogues who Shaped Portland

Worrying about “keeping the city weird?” Don’t. As these tales reveal, Portland has always been stranger, bloodier and more fascinating than you ever imagined.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/23/2015

HISTORY

The Visionary Parks Designer Who Transformed Portland

The unlikely tale of the power brokers, rebellious hippies, and genius architect behind Portland’s first modern neighborhood

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/23/2015

BLOOD & INK

The Portland Newspaper Wars of the 1960s

At the dawn of modern media, a ruthless tycoon and a ragtag band of reporters waged a desperate battle for control of Portland’s news.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 11/23/2015

DIE, VERMIN!

This is the Woman Who Saved Portland from the Black Death

Dr Esther Pohl endeavored to kill all of Portland's rats to save the city—and succeeded.

  • By Merilee Karr
  • Published 11/23/2015

HIGH ALTITUDE HATERS

Which Portland Newspaper Magnate Climbed Mt Hood First?

Portland’s most awkward collegial dispute ever rages on, more than 150 years later: who conquered the mountain?

  • By Rick Conrad
  • Published 11/23/2015

AXIS & ALLIES

The American Pilot

The story of Hazel Ying Lee, first Chinese American woman to fly for the US military.

  • By Bill Lascher
  • Published 11/23/2015

AXIS & ALLIES

The Imperial Minister

As combat raged around the world, one Oregonian became a war criminal.

  • By Bill Lascher
  • Published 11/23/2015

OUR PATRON SAINT

The Scandalous History of Booze in Portland

From the whiskey-swilling frontier days to Prohibition’s battling “dries” and rumrunners, booze formed Portland’s civic soul.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/23/2015

PHOTOGRAPHY

Intimate Photos of Warhol and Basquiat Reveal the Artsy Grit of ‘80s NYC

From Warhol to Basquiat to Miles Davis, see some of Paige Powell's 10,000 photographs of the NYC art scene in a new Portland Art Museum exhibition.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/19/2015

PORTLAND FOOD

5 Things About James Beard, Portland's Original Foodie

The first chef on television still captures our hearts and culinary imagination

  • By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015

STYLE HISTORY

Century-Old Underwear (And Other Victorian-Era Fashion) Graces the Pittock Mansion

The renowned local mansion/museum lays out some antique finery.

  • By Rachel Sandstrom
  • Published 08/03/2015

STYLE

Dive Into Portland's Swimsuit History

Portland's Jantzen pioneered the swimsuit. A century later, we're still making a splash.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 05/26/2015

INTERVIEW

Goonies Never Say Die! Sean Astin Looks Back on 30 Years of the Truffle Shuffle

Newsflash: 1985 was THREE DECADES AGO. Take in this shocking fact during a trip down memory lane.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 05/26/2015

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Looking Back on 40 Years of Portland Pride

As the Portland Pride Festival turns 40, we look back on four decades of courage, progress, and raucous good times.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/26/2015

1845-2013

50 Moments That Shaped Portland's History

How many flips of an 1835 copper penny did it take for Asa Lovejoy and Frances Pettygrove to name our city?

  • Published 05/05/2015
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