HISTORY

The Last (Dirty) Picture Show

Amid buzzy restaurants and rising condos, the Oregon Theater stands as a fading reminder of the seamy '70s.

11/01/2013 By Marty Patail

HISTORY

Looking Back on the 1973 Oil Crisis

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

10/01/2013 By Katie Gourley

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.

10/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

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.

09/12/2013

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.

09/03/2013 By Katie Gourley

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.

09/03/2013 By Zach Dundas

HISTORY

The Willamette River's History

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

07/01/2013 By Gino Cerruti

SCENE & HEARD

Veteran Pan Am Stewardesses Look Back

What was the golden age of jet travel really like?

07/01/2013 By Angela Sanders

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.

07/01/2013 By Lucy Burningham

Slideshow

Slide Show: Portland's Pan Am Stewardesses

Fly back in time (first class, of course) to the golden age of air travel

06/14/2013

NEWS

How to Make a Mummy

And why that mummy might explode

06/03/2013 By Zach Dundas

SPORTS HISTORY

The 1946 Portland Rosebuds

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

06/03/2013 By Ryan Whirty

Slideshow

Slide Show: Ancient Oddities from OMSI's 'Mummies of the World'

Mummies of the World can be seen at OMSI from June 14 through September 28, but here's a first-look glimpse at the exhibition's stars.

05/17/2013

SCENE & HEARD

The Accidental Story of Louie Louie

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

03/22/2013 Edited by Zach Dundas

PLANTWISE: EVENTS

The History of Portland's Lan Su Chinese Garden

Landscape architect Ben Ngan presents a visual and historical account of the design and creation of Portland's Lan Su Classical Chinese Garden

02/24/2013 By Kate Bryant

FEATURE

The New Shul

Can Synagogue Shaarie Torah survive in a new age of Portland Judaism?

02/22/2013 By Ketzel Levine

HISTORY

Tom McCall's Way with Words

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

02/20/2013 By Zach Dundas

NEWS

The Story of O

Can the Oregonian survive? We look to the newspaper's past for clues.

02/15/2013 By Marty Patail

Slideshow

Slide Show: A Short History of The Oregonian

We take a tour through the 163-year-old newspaper's tumultuous past

02/15/2013

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Slide Show: History of the Oregonian

Extra! Extra! We take a tour through the 163-year-old newspaper's tumultuous past.

02/15/2013