History

These places represent the legacies of those who helped shape Rose City into what it is today.
His murals span more than 50 years and can be found in public buildings and schools
Over her 17-year career, she has featured in Vogue India and at the Portland Saturday Market, while also advocating for henna education and safety.
Now known as Providence Park, it is one of the most historic grounds used by any United States professional soccer team
Portland’s first and only world’s fair drew more than a million visitors
This Danish concept emphasizes all things comfortable and cozy.
Explore a natural area rich in Portland history
Officials found the 93-year-old North Portland facility presented serious safety hazards.
The building is all that’s left of a once grand estate.
The 62-acre campus encompasses botanical gardens, Catholic shrines, statues, forested walking paths, and chapels.
The 30-ft-by-30-ft sign is turned on for the holiday season each year.
Founder Seth Tibbott wanted vegans and vegetarians to feel welcome at the dinner table.
It causes quite the double take when you’re driving in the fall and winter
The Portland tradition is hosted each year by the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation
The annual display has been occurring since early November, but will peak the night of Thursday, Nov. 17 through the morning of Saturday, Nov. 19
The cache, sometimes called “Sims’ Gold,” has intrigued treasure hunters for decades.
Say buongiorno to beautiful architecture, rich cuisine, and fascinating history in the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region
Venture into the infamous catacombs beneath Portland and celebrate making it out alive with a flight of beer from Old Town Pizza & Brewing
So you’re saying there’s a chance?
Tom Stefopoulos’ calligraphic designs were nearly lost to city development
Get to know local organizations keeping their heritage alive
How well do you know Portland, Oregon? We’re bringing you some fun facts about the city and its history. If you’re a trivia master (or local enthusiast), give this a try.
Pull back the curtain on the history behind the headstones this Halloween weekend
The iconic sculpture is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States after the Statue of Liberty
The area that would become Naito Parkway and Tom McCall Waterfront Park looked much different nearly eight decades ago
See the German influence on the city, from green parks to group workouts
The annual gathering honors what’s considered the oldest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and the mother-of-all-apples for Washington’s iconic industry
Learn about the iconic restaurant chain’s origins in Portland, OR.
Iron and brass rings scattered across the city are nostalgic reminders of its horse-powered past
Portland, Oregon has 170+ years of history. In this guide, we’re diving into the city’s oldest streets and how they got their names.
Over 300 manuscripts submitted by everyday writers are stored inside the Clark County Historical Museum
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