STYLE HISTORY

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

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

08/03/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

5 Things About

How McMenamins Pioneered Beervana

Some tasty tidbits from the ubiquitous pub on every corner

05/26/2015 By Brian Yaeger and Rachel Davidson

Style

Dive Into Portland's Swimsuit History

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

05/26/2015 By Eden Dawn

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.

05/26/2015 By Peter Holmstrom

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.

05/26/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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?

05/05/2015

REAL ESTATE 2015

Will Portland’s Historic Houses Survive the Wrecking Ball?

When one venerable house faced demolition, neighbors banded together to save it. But in a booming city, no one can save them all.

04/07/2015 By Winston Ross

CULTUREPHILE

The Story of Washington High School's Boom, Bust, and Rebirth as Revolution Hall

How the long-closed Southeast Portland high school became an ambitious new concert venue.

04/02/2015 By Larisa Owechko

THE TIMELINE

Death & Taxis: A Look Back At Portland's Storied Cab History

It's inescapable—Uber is coming to Portland. We explore the backstory of the city's relationship with paid drivers across the decades.

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail

INTERVIEW

Local Journalist Reveals the Scandalous History Behind a Major Board Game

Mary Pilon on her new book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail

#OREGONWOMAN

How Women Came to Run this State

A brief history of feminism and political power in Oregon

03/26/2015 By Rene Bermudez

#OREGONWOMAN

A Feminist History of Oregon, from Abigail Scott Duniway to 'Bitch'

Oregon's legacy is rooted in women shipyard workers, suffragettes, sci-fi authors, legal abortion, and kick-ass senators. Get inspired!

03/02/2015 By Marty Patail

BIG PICTURE

Ghost in the Machine

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

01/05/2015 By Kate Goodling

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.

01/05/2015 By Caleb Diehl

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.

12/01/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

HISTORY

Oregon's Vietnam Naysayer

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

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

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.

07/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

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.

06/16/2014 By Caleb Diehl

Slideshow

Slide Show: 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.

06/15/2014

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.

06/02/2014