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HISTORY

Here's How Bad the Corruption Was in Prohibition Portland

A new book on local crime and vice makes Portland's modern-day "scandals" seem quaint.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/01/2016

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

CITY NEWS

North Portland’s Iconic Paul Bunyan Statue is Finally Getting Some Love

Oregon’s only historic roadside attraction needs more than a new coat of paint.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/10/2015

JUST BECAUSE

Our Favorite Oregon Songs

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

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 10/05/2015

BIG PICTURE

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

ARCHITECTURE

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

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

PORTLAND BY THE NUMBERS

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

BEST BEER

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

WE HEART VIDEO

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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