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BIG PICTURE

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

LOCAL LORE

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

HISTORY

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

HISTORY

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

HISTORY

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

Slideshow

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

JUST BECAUSE

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

HISTORY

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

HISTORY

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

HISTORY

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

HISTORY

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

HISTORY

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

HISTORY

The Flight of the World's Last Mini Guppy

Can the flight aficionados at the Tillamook Air Museum save this giant cargo plane built to transport rockets, school buses, and giraffes from Africa?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/01/2014

Slideshow

Portland Artist Cole Gerst's Amazing Buckminster Fuller Book

The Kickstarter-funded 'Poet of Geometry' explores the great inventor's radical, mind-blowing work.

  • Published 02/28/2014

IN FLIGHT

A Brief History of the PDX Airport Carpet

What's the story behind Portland's most beloved rug?

  • By Cari Johnson
  • Published 12/20/2013

EDITOR'S NOTE

A Fork in History

How feasts, Beats, and barbecues shaped Portland's history

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/02/2013

THE HISTORY ISSUE: AN APPENDIX

Ode on a Carpet, by T.S.A. Eliot

Soon, Portland International Airport will begin replacing the 14 acres of beloved blue-green carpet covering its terminals, a surface that has welcomed travelers since the early 1990s.

  • Published 12/02/2013

HISTORY

The 1978 Burnside Airplane Crash

When a jetliner plummeted into East Portland, an industry changed.

  • By Julie Whipple
  • Published 12/01/2013

HISTORY

A Color-Coded Look at Portland's Urban Growth

A local data tinkerer tracks PDX's progress with interactive map dubbed Portland, Oregon: The Age of a City

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/01/2013

HISTORY

Looking Back on the 1973 Oil Crisis

Forty years ago, Oregon got a peak-oil preview.

  • By Katie Gourley
  • Published 10/01/2013
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