Q+A

Reclaiming Beatrice Morrow Cannady’s Home and Legacy

The Abioto family is working to purchase and preserve the historic Portland home of the civil rights activist—but they’re not the only ones who have made an offer.

10/19/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Food News

4 Fascinating Facts from Newly Released Book Lost Restaurants of Portland, OR

The nostalgia-fueled book chronicles 20 now-closed restaurants, from Henry Thiele’s to the Hollywood Burger Bar, with history, recipes, and personal accounts.

10/05/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Real Estate

Property Watch: Modern Cottage-Style in Eastmoreland

Located on the quieter end of 28th Avenue in Southeast Portland, this updated house features an artist's garret, built-in window seat, and gourmet kitchen.

10/03/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Feature

Remembering Vampira and Tarantula Ghoul, Oregon’s Scream Queens

Inside the legacies of two Oregon-grown horror hosts.

10/03/2022 By Conner Reed Illustrations by Patrick Leger

History

Meet Some of the Women Who Helped Shape Oregon as We Know It

From securing the right to vote to leading the state in Salem to representing Oregonians in DC, we owe a lot to Redmond, Neuberger, Green, Kafoury & more.

09/20/2022 By Margaret Seiler

History Lesson

Meet the Prineville Man Who Spent His Summer Hiking More than 2,400 Miles of the Oregon Trail

While pushing a makeshift covered wagon, Don Martin of Prineville was joined by a cape-wearing stuffed steer named Last Ox.

09/02/2022 By Michelle Harris

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Curving Brick Abode in Laurelhurst

Inlaid wood floor, mahogany columns, coffered ceilings, and a mysterious callout to an old ski lift company are just a few features of this historic Portland home.

08/15/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Serene Dutch Colonial In Irvington

From the outside, you'd never guess this historic Northeast Portland home has had a top-to-bottom makeover, with updated plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and more.

08/01/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Baseball

On an Epic Night, the Pickles Score 32 Runs and Blow Up a Whale

The amateur baseball team’s wackiest promo ever celebrated the infamous exploding whale on a beach in Florence, Oregon, in 1970.

07/22/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Real Estate

Property Watch: An Unfussy, Modernized Tudor in Ladd’s Addition

Originally built in 1925, this Portland home has been gloriously updated, but still with so many charming nooks and crannies.

07/18/2022 By Melissa Dalton

History Lesson

Arlington, MAC, University.... What’s the Deal with Portland’s Old Private Clubs?

From discrimination to policies, members to clubhouses, we take a deep dive into the history of the Rose City’s private clubs–and where there are now.

06/22/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Beautifully Restored Southeast Craftsman with Artistic Flourish

This Southeast Portland home, called the Harry McCormick House, boasts 9,340 square feet with three floors, eight bedrooms, and five baths.

06/21/2022 By Melissa Dalton

History Lesson

Will Portland's Shanghai Tunnels Close for Good?

After pandemic closures, Underground Tours operators are looking for a way forward.

06/13/2022 By Michelle Harris

Theater

A New Musical Brings a Lost History to the Portland Stage

Vanport the Musical opens at Northwest Children’s Theater, sharing the lost history workers' city in World War II later was destroyed by a 1948 flood.

05/20/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Affordable Housing

A New Life for the Century-Old Anna Mann House in Kerns

Once a home for seniors, the property in Northeast Portland’s Kerns neighborhood finds new life with low-income housing.

03/30/2022 By Karly Quadros

Real Estate

Property Watch: On Tabor, an Arts and Crafts Home by Architect Ellis F. Lawrence

The 6,253 sq. ft. house was designed and built in 1912 by Ellis F. Lawrence, who created the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.

03/21/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Love

The Bridal Veil Post Office Celebrates 135 Years

Every year this Oregon ghost town post office sees a flood of wedding invitations from couples hoping to secure a Bridal Veil postmark.

03/17/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

History

The Day The Dalles Dam Silenced Celilo Falls

Wilbur Slockish recounts when The Dalles Dam flooded Celilo Falls, the site of a centuries-old intertribal fishing and commerce market.

03/09/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

What to Do

4 New Oregon Museum Exhibits Focusing on History and the Environment

From exploring snow’s impact on the environment to unpacking immigrant stories of survival, these new Oregon Museum exhibits will entertain and educate.

02/04/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Film

A New Documentary Traces MLK's Legacy in Portland

Portland film ‘Keep Alive the Dream’ celebrates and traces the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil rights activism.

01/14/2022 By Karly Quadros