Portland Waterfront, circa 1940

The southeast Portland waterfront between the Ross Island and Hawthorne Bridges, circa 1940. Notice the huge piles of sawdust and the power plant that burned it south of the Hawthorne. The site is now occupied by OMSI.


City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-001.169

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-001.169


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The Oregon Archives Crawl 2016!

The Oregon Archives Crawl is back and we want YOU to join us October 8th, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., in celebration of Oregon Archives Month. Travel between the City of Portland Archives & Records Center, the Oregon Historical Society, and the Multnomah County Library, where you can explore our region’s history with 28 local archives, special collections, and heritage organizations. For more information on the event, please click here!