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Looking for History Events during Mar. 28, 2020–Mar. 27, 2021

Tours

BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour
Ongoing

BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub $45

Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour and hear firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters – all while sampling six local beers. The Old Town District in downtown Portland, Oregon is lined with beautiful historic buildings and cobblestone streets. Lively with restaurants and nightlife today, 100 years ago Old Town was home to many...

Guided Tour, Beer, History
Bridge Tour
Ongoing

Bridge Tour

Floyd's Old Town Coffee & Tea $25 adult, $15 youth (12 and under)

Join a walking tour that takes groups around, across, under, and inside the unique and storied spans that shape life in Portland. Strolling along the waterfront the tour will cross several bridges, pausing at the Morrison Bridge to meet the bridge operator and see the view from the control tower. The tour may then head...

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Outdoors, Science & Tech, History

Exhibitions

Editor's Pick
Flaxen: From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon
Oct. 8, 2019–Mar. 31, 2020

Flaxen: From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Oregon Historical Society Included With Admission

"Flax was once touted as a cash crop in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, but for various reasons the plant never lived up to its potential. It wasn’t for lack of trying though — in the 1930s, Portland Public Schools produced a series of hand-tinted glass lantern slides depicting scenes from the flax industry, from planting to...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
Editor's Pick
Being Present: Revisiting, Somewhat Unfaithfully, Portland’s Most Experimental Art Experiment, PCVA
Nov. 16, 2019–June 14, 2020

Being Present: Revisiting, Somewhat Unfaithfully, Portland’s Most Experimental Art Experiment, PCVA

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

"Portland has gotten a lot of attention in recent years for its thriving arts scene, but few people know about the organization that originally put the city on the art-world map: Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA). PCVA was an artist-run contemporary art organization that brought innovative artists and performers from around the country...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
Editor's Pick
The Art of Reading
Nov. 16, 2019–June 21, 2020

The Art of Reading

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

"Reading may be falling out of fashion in these times of increasingly short attention spans, but books were once a big business, and publishers employed gifted artists to promote their newest titles. The Art of Reading presents gems from the golden age of poster advertising, with color lithographs from some of the most famous names...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
 Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns
May 23, 2019–May 23, 2020

Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns

Portland Chinatown Museum

Using rare and seldom-seen objects like Chinese opera costumes as well as theatrical sets, bilingual text, audiovisual media and interactive visitor stations, Beyond the Gate tells a sprawling transnational story of contact and trade between China and the West, focusing on Portland’s Old (1850-1905) and New (1905-1950) Chinatowns. Beyond the Gate was originally created as...

Exhibition, Cultural Communities, History
A Changing Landscape and the Forgotten City of East Portland
Nov. 1, 2019–Apr. 25, 2020

A Changing Landscape and the Forgotten City of East Portland

Architectural Heritage Center $7

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...

History, Exhibition
After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading
Nov. 1, 2019–Apr. 25, 2020

After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading

Architectural Heritage Center $7

On May 10, 1869, two railroads-built with haste, hope and aspiration—joined in a lonely desert of northern Utah, at a place called Promontory. On that day, dignitaries from both companies—the Central Pacific, which had built from California, and the Union Pacific, which had built from the east—gave speeches and installed ceremonial last spikes. To mark...

Exhibition, History

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