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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

SPOTLIGHT

Mapping Elliott Smith's Portland

With sweetly melancholic songs about everything from the Rose Parade to the sidewalks of Alameda, Elliott Smith remains perhaps the closest thing Portland has to a bard.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 10/01/2013

Slideshow

Slide Show: Vintage 1973 Oil Crisis Photos

In the early 1970s, the brand-new EPA commissioned documentary photos to build support for its environmental mission. We share Oregon's place in the pictures.

  • Published 09/12/2013

HAPPENINGS

Oregon's First African American To Be Honored In Garibaldi

On September 12, celebrate the revision of the Captain Robert Gray historical marker to include Oregon’s first person of African descent, Markus Lopeus

  • By Cari Johnson
  • Published 09/11/2013

CULTURE

Newberg's Drive-In Keeps Americana Alive

How the historic 99W Drive-In keeps an all-American dream flickering for the next generation of movie lovers.

  • By Katie Gourley
  • Published 09/03/2013

NEWS

Why Portland's Central Library Matters More than Ever

Multnomah County's downtown landmark celebrates its centennial this month—and sets course for the future.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

The Columbia River Nostalgia Tour

The Historic Columbia River Highway offers epic views, serene waterfalls, and plenty of throw-back pit stops to satisfy your hunger for kitsch.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/03/2013

HISTORY

The Willamette River's History

A Portland cartographer reveals our favorite river's unseen movements.

  • By Gino Cerruti
  • Published 07/01/2013

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

The New Hollywood Theatre

Thanks to a trio of film nerds, old is new and bad is good at today's transformed Northeast Portland cinema.

  • By John Chandler
  • Published 07/01/2013

OREGON BEER GUIDE

Mapping Beervana’s History [Infographic]

Like any civilization, our city of beer can get complicated. Here’s a guide to its founders and the paths they paved.

  • By Lucy Burningham
  • Published 07/01/2013

SPORTS HISTORY

The 1946 Portland Rosebuds

A short history of Portland's last Negro league baseball team

  • By Ryan Whirty
  • Published 06/03/2013

SCENE & HEARD

The Accidental Story of Louie Louie

How the Kingsmen created Portland's greatest classic rock hit.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/22/2013

HISTORY

Tom McCall's Way with Words

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, we let Oregon's most legendary governor speak for himself

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/20/2013

HIGH FIVE

Top Oregon Towns for History Buffs

Explore Oregon's colorful past in one of these five lore-laden towns.

  • By Meaghan Morawski
  • Published 12/21/2012

Insider’s Guide to the Gorge

How’d the Gorge Get There?

We chart the geologic evolution of the Columbia River Gorge. This may take a while.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/25/2012
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