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Our Favorite Oregon Songs

Charting the inspiration of musicians who have loved our state since 1960.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 10/05/2015
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This Is the Photo of Timberline Lodge that Inspired The Shining's Overlook Hotel

Beautiful? Yes. Creepy? Hell yes. We look back at Ray Atkeson's haunting shot.

  • Published 09/21/2015
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The Amazing Design Stories Behind Portland's 5 Greatest Bridges

The most distinctive feature of the urban landscape—the Willamette's series of bridges—is an anthology of epic engineering.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 09/14/2015
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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
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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
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11 Infographics that Explain Portland Better than Portlandia

Maps, charts, and graphs that reveal our city's past, present, and future.

  • By Amy Martin and Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/21/2015
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The Law that Changed Oregon's Beer Culture Forever

Thirty years ago, a political battle made the craft brew revolution possible.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 06/22/2015
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Learn Portland's Fashion Past and Future in Two Videos

Missed PAM's conversation series on the Portland style scene? Get caught up on decades of Rose City fashion history (and the future!) with video of all the insider panel discussions.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 04/08/2015
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Ghost in the Machine

Design firm KeeganMeegan & Co. operate 19th-century letterpress machines for the 21st-century print revival.

  • By Kate Goodling
  • Published 01/05/2015
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The Historian Behind Many of Oregon's Place Names

Point to anything on our state's map. There’s a good chance Chet Orloff helped name it.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 01/05/2015
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100 Years Ago This Month, Oregon Made the Worst Decision Ever

On most issues, we're proud of our local stance as early adopters. When it comes to Prohibition? Not so much.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 12/01/2014
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Oregon's Vietnam Naysayer

As the US marched to war, Republican-turned-Democrat Oregon senator Wayne Morse said no.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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How Ken Kesey's Iconic Merry Pranksters Reinvented the American Counterculture Road Trip

Fifty years ago, Oregon's iconic novelist launched American counterculture on a long, strange trip.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/01/2014
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Pittock Mansion Turns 100

In honor of the Pittock Mansion's centennial anniversary on July 13, we take a tour through the estate's storied past.

  • By Nicole Cordier
  • Published 06/23/2014
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Slide Show: Pittock Mansion Turns 100

In honor of Pittock Mansion's centennial, we take a tour through the estate's history.

  • Published 06/23/2014
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The Great Tsunami of 1964

The 50th Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest takes place on June 21, commemorating one of Oregon's worst natural disasters.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 06/16/2014
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Mount St. Helens: The Deep History

From the birth of the beast to its explosion in 1980 through its 21st-century rumblings, we offer a look back at the mountain's major moments.

  • Published 06/02/2014
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The Lost Album of Okinawa

In 1945, a Portland navy officer salvaged a book of photos from the Okinawa battlefield. Seven decades later, his widow began a journey to find its owners.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/02/2014
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Portland's Original Sin

Erickson’s Café, “the temple of 10,000 delights,” slaked pioneer Portland’s many mighty thirsts.

  • By Doug Kenck-Crispin
  • Published 06/02/2014
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The Birth of Crater Lake

As Crater Lake National Park turns 112, we explore the devastating volcanic eruption that formed it 7,700 years ago.

  • By Caleb Diehl
  • Published 05/30/2014
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