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

HIGH FIVE

Top Oregon Towns for History Buffs

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

12/21/2012 By Meaghan Morawski

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH...

James Beard On Stage: Five Questions With Jessica Kubzansky

Director of a one-man show about legendary chef James Beard talks about resurrecting Portland's culinary godfather.

12/20/2012 By Zach Dundas

TO READ

Back in Time in the NW Quadrant

Jane Comerford's "A History of Northwest Portland" shows and tells what early Stumptown was really like.

12/10/2012 By Kristin Belz