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

Travel

Visit These 10 Oregon Oddities and Roadside Attractions

From the Peter Iredale wreckage near Fort Stevens to the Shoe Tree near Mitchell, seek these out on your next road trip—or just the next time you're in downtown Portland.

01/13/2022 By Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler

Drag

Darcelle Turns 91 with a Plaque from the National Park Service

Darcelle’s 52-year-old Old Town nightclub first joined the National Register of Historic Places last year.

11/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Outdoors

Where to Find Veterans Memorial Sites in Oregon

For Veterans Day visit the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Portland, Veterans Park in Medford, and other sites to honor the casualties of war.

11/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

True Crime

D. B. Cooper: The One that Got Away

What we know: on November 24, 1971, a man jumped from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000. What we don’t know: what the hell happened after.

11/05/2021 By Doug Kenck-Crispin Illustrations by Max-o-Matic

Travel

Visit These Oregon Ghost Towns This Fall

Bridal Veil, Shaniko, Golden, and more once-bustling towns hold remnants of Oregon’s past.

10/28/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Books

New Book Explores Portland’s Historic and Underappreciated Cemeteries

The Portland authors talk about their new book, 'Historic Cemeteries of Portland, Oregon'. Plus: they recommend five cemeteries for spooky-season sleuthing.

10/08/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Culture

On This Day in Portland Art History...

Autumn is a fruitful time for the arts. Here are some key fall-month high points in Stumptown's history.

09/20/2021 By Conner Reed Illustrations by James Heimer

Museums

How Did Portland Become an Art City with So Few Art Museums?

For a city with a creative reputation, we're scant on honest-to-goodness museums.

09/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Euro-Style Condo at the Top of NW 23rd

Pretend you’re in Paris at this sweet spot in the Envoy building, overlooking the Alphabet District and Washington Park.

09/07/2021 By Melissa Dalton

Sports

What Would MLB Bring to Our Local Baseball Ecosystem?

As the Oakland A’s ponder a move, diamond-heads in Portland don’t have to wait to get their game on.

08/27/2021 By Alli Weseman

Politics

Why Doesn’t Oregon Have a Lieutenant Governor?

We’re one of only five states without the title that led to Kathy Hochul's taking Andrew Cuomo's former office this week.

08/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Weather

What Was Portland Up To the Last Time(s) It Got This Hot?

On Sunday, we’re poised to shatter our three-time 107 degree record. At least we won’t be in the middle of a world war.

06/24/2021 By Cami Hughes

Pride

The Six Weeks that Changed the Trajectory of Oregon’s Gay Rights Movement

For a brief moment in 2004, Multnomah County issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We caught up with a few of them.

06/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

History

Vacant Portland Storefronts Become Canvases for New History Exhibit

History Is Now, part of the sixth Vanport Mosaic Festival, tells Oregon’s history through the voices of its underrepresented and marginalized communities.

06/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

Music

An Incomplete Timeline of Portland’s Musical History

From the post-World War II jazz boom to when Courtney met Kurt, these were the moments that shaped Stumptown’s sound.

05/05/2021 By Conner Reed

Real Estate

How the "Great Renumbering" Tamed the Chaos of Portland Streets

In the 1930s, the city's new address stem brought sense, order, and jobs.

03/31/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Fashion History

A Stitch in Time

A look at three centuries of Portland's fashion scene and its impact on the world.

03/22/2021 By Eden Dawn Illustrations by Sarah Donofrio