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Brian Yaeger and Rachel Davidson
Portland's Jantzen pioneered the swimsuit. A century later, we're still making a splash.
Newsflash: 1985 was THREE DECADES AGO. Take in this shocking fact during a trip down memory lane.
SUMMER GUIDE 2015
As the Portland Pride Festival turns 40, we look back on four decades of courage, progress, and raucous good times.
How many flips of an 1835 copper penny did it take for Asa Lovejoy and Frances Pettygrove to name our city?
REAL ESTATE 2015
When one venerable house faced demolition, neighbors banded together to save it. But in a booming city, no one can save them all.
How the long-closed Southeast Portland high school became an ambitious new concert venue.
It's inescapable—Uber is coming to Portland. We explore the backstory of the city's relationship with paid drivers across the decades.
Mary Pilon on her new book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game
A brief history of feminism and political power in Oregon
Oregon's legacy is rooted in women shipyard workers, suffragettes, sci-fi authors, legal abortion, and kick-ass senators. Get inspired!
Design firm KeeganMeegan & Co. operate 19th-century letterpress machines for the 21st-century print revival.
Point to anything on our state's map. There’s
a good chance Chet Orloff helped name it.
On most issues, we're proud of our local stance as early adopters. When it comes to Prohibition? Not so much.
As the US marched to war, Republican-turned-Democrat Oregon senator Wayne Morse said no.
Fifty years ago, Oregon's iconic novelist launched American counterculture on a long, strange trip.
The 50th Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest takes place on June 21, commemorating one of Oregon's worst natural disasters.
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.
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.
Erickson’s Café, “the temple of 10,000 delights,” slaked pioneer Portland’s many mighty thirsts.