Portlandness

Author: David Banis
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1632170000
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In 150 infographic maps of Portland, Oregon, two leading geographers explore unexpected topics like city chickens, wild coyote encounters, food-truck trends, and coffee culture.

Seattleness

Author: Tera Hatfield
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781632171276
Size: 48.12 MB
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This visually rich cultural atlas of Seattle explores the mercurial nature of place through the lens of one of the fastest growing cities in America. Through both experiential and data-driven cartography, Seattleness lends itself to longtime residents, newcomers to the city, and those curious about the moody borough that has brought us airplanes, grunge, gourmet coffee, and e-commerce. In the style of Infinite City and Portlandness, this illustrated book examines an expansive range of topics from UFO sightings to pinball legacies, gray skies to frontier psychology, strong women and strong coffee. Compelling infographic visuals emerge from deep dives into data, unraveling over 50 real and strange narratives about the green metropolis perched at the edge of the Salish Sea.

Portland

Author: Dan Haneckow
Publisher: Then and Now®
ISBN: 9781911216476
Size: 42.59 MB
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This book traces the evolution of the city from a small town long dominated by cast-iron, terracotta, and brick buildings to a tourist destination. Sites include: New Market Theater, Blagen Block, Royal Palm Hotel, Grand Stable & Carriage Building, Pioneer Courthouse, First National Bank, City Hall, Berg Building, Portland Art Museum, Masonic Temple, Paramount Theatre, Union Station, Pittock Mansion, Bagdad Theater, Hollywood Theatre, St. John s Bridge, and Swan Island."

Vanport

Author: Zita Podany
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439656177
Size: 72.51 MB
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Nestled in the floodplain between North Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, a housing project was built to help house World War II shipyard workers. Its very name, Vanport, is derived from Vancouver and Portland. When the United States entered the war, the demand for ships and for workers to build those ships became a huge priority. Workers were recruited from all corners of the United States. Portland had a serious lodging shortage, so much so that these workers lived in cars, tents, parks, and whatever shelter could be found. Vanport, built in a little over a year to house them, was a city that did not sleep. In its heyday, Vanport was the second-largest city in Oregon with a population of over 40,000 residents. It was a city with many firsts. It was a city that touched many lives in a very short period of time. And on May 30, 1948, it was a city that disappeared just as quickly as it came into existence, leaving a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.

An Architectural Guidebook To Portland

Author: Bart King
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780870711916
Size: 57.19 MB
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Portland strikes a unique balance between the rich architectural traditions of the past and the cutting-edge creative developments of modern architecture. Within a small downtown area can be found 19th-century cast-iron-front buildings, skyscrapers, old brick warehouses, a landmark 1890 train station, historic bridges, and a distinguished assortment of museum, government, and retail buildings. Its civic planning, historic preservation, and overall attractiveness make Portland a place that natives revel in and visitors admire. Written for both layperson and professional, An Architectural Guidebook to Portland is filled with history and photos that demonstrate why this city is one of the most admired in the nation. The Guidebook's first edition was praised for its readability and usefulness as a reference book. It has now been revised and updated to reflect Portland's explosive growth in the 21st century. New features include an added focus on the development of "green buildings" and sustainable design in Portland, a chapter on downtown bridges, expanded coverage of the city's vibrant neighborhoods, and a glossary of architectural terms. With over 250 entries that tell the stories behind Portland's celebrated cityscape, this comprehensive guide is an indispensable resource for visitors and Portlanders alike.

Walking Portland

Author: Becky Ohlsen
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976824
Size: 13.93 MB
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From a massive urban forest to the tiniest brewpub, Portland offers a huge variety of entertainments within a surprisingly compact area. Organic coffeeshops line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano, and independent bookstores nestle up against food-cart pods. Already famous for its great beer, the city has become a center for serious dining on a reasonable budget. And thanks to years of progressive urban planning, Portland's layout makes it a walker's nirvana. In Walking Portland, devoted local Becky Ohlsen guides you through the Rose City's many charms, from idyllic waterfront fountains to the more obscure and out-of-the-way pockets of cool. On each walk, you'll discover hidden gardens, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, old-school taverns, oddball shops, and edgy warehouse galleries in some of the Northwest's most exciting neighborhoods. You'll cross bridges and graveyards, wander a Smithsonian-honored boulevard, see experiments in urban renewal (some inspiring, some dubious) and be regaled with stories of the city's colorful past. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll full of shopping and snacks or a vigorous trek over tree-covered hillsides, grab this book, step outside and . . . walk Portland.

This Is Portland

Author: Alexander Barrett
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621065200
Size: 70.58 MB
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This is Portland is a first-hand look at a city that people can't seem to stop talking about. It's a guidebook of sorts, but not to restaurants and sightseeing. Instead, Alexander Barrett is your friendly guide to the quirky characters and atmosphere of Portland, Oregon and how fun, beautiful, and ridiculous it can be. With its approachable, often hilarious tone, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about bikes, beards, beers, rain, and everything else important about the city you've heard you should like.

Reading Portland

Author: John Trombold
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295997605
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Reading Portland is a literary exploration of the city's past and present. In over eighty selections, Portland is revealed through histories, memoirs, autobiographies, short stories, novels, and news reports. This single volume gives voice to women and men; the colonizers and the colonized; white, Hispanic, African American, Asian American, and Indian storytellers; and lower, middle, and upper classes. In his introduction, John Trombold considers the history of writing about a place that has nourished a provocative and errant literary tradition for over 150 years. In the preface, Peter Donahue considers the influence of region--particularly Portland's urbanity and its hybrid population--on literature. Included here are the voices of Carl Abbott, Kathryn Hall Bogle, Beverly Cleary, Robin Cody, Lawson Fusao Inada, Rudyard Kipling, Ursula K. Le Guin, Joaquin Miller, Sandy Polishuk, Gary Snyder, Kim Stafford, Elizabeth Woody, and many more.

Food Lover S Guide To Portland

Author: Liz Crain
Publisher: Hawthorne Books
ISBN: 0990437019
Size: 49.59 MB
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For residents and visitors alike, Food Lover’s Guide to Portland is a road map to finding the best of the best in America’s favorite do-it-yourself foodie mecca. Navigate Portland’s edible bounty with this all-access pass to hundreds of producers, purveyors, distillers, bakers, food carts, and farmers markets. This book is the indispensable guide to it all. In the second edition, readers get 20+ new full listings, 150+ new businesses, a new food cart chapter by food cart expert Brett Burmeister, and an Hispanic market section from food writer and Mi Mero Mole owner Nick Zukin. Whether you’ve lived in Portland your entire life, are visiting for business or pleasure, or are a hungry transplant — this book helps you find all that is delicious in Portland.

Portland Oregon

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Publisher: Twin Lights Pub
ISBN: 9781885435668
Size: 53.83 MB
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Welcome to Portland, the largest city in Oregon with half a million people within its borders and 1.6 million in the metropolitan area. Surrounded by hills, trees so tall they seem to touch the sky, and water, water everywhere. Fountains, rivers, ponds and plenty of rain keep the landscape green. With the Willamette River winding through the center of the city and framed by Mount Hood, Portland is a gateway to an outdoor wonderland. Let these 150 full color photographs walk you through this vibrant, eclectic, and well-loved city.