A Changing Landscape and the Forgotten City of East Portland

Southeast
When
Nov. 1, 2019–Apr. 25, 2020
Days vary, Times vary
$7
Where
Architectural Heritage Center
701 S.E. Grand Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

What we think of today as Portland covers a broad swath of land on both sides of the Willamette River. In the late 19th century, that same area contained several mostly independent communities, including Albina, St. Johns, Sellwood—and East Portland, a small city on the eastern shore of the river roughly bounded by Division Street to the south, 12th Avenue to the east, and Sullivan’s Gulch to the north. While people had lived in this area for far longer than recorded history, East Portland only existed as an official city for two decades before merging with Portland and Albina in 1891. This original Architectural Heritage Center exhibition on the historic city of East Portland focuses on the period from the 1840s to the 1910s and explores the people who lived there, the impact of the arrival of the railroad and industry, and the changing landscape that in the course of only a few decades turned a flood zone into a thriving city.

Join up for the opening reception for this exhibit on Friday, November 1, 5-7 p.m.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Nov. 22
10am–5pm
Nov. 23
10am–5pm
Nov. 27
10am–5pm
Nov. 28
10am–5pm
Nov. 29
10am–5pm
Nov. 30
10am–5pm
Dec. 4
10am–5pm
Dec. 5
10am–5pm
Dec. 6
10am–5pm
Dec. 7
10am–5pm
Dec. 11
10am–5pm
Dec. 12
10am–5pm
Dec. 13
10am–5pm
Dec. 14
10am–5pm
Dec. 18
10am–5pm
Dec. 19
10am–5pm
Ongoing
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