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Hilda Morris (1911-1991) by Joaquin Dollar

Hilda Grossman Deutsch Morris was an influential modernist sculptor associated with the Northwest School, a movement of artists that began in the Seattle area in …

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Housing Authority of Portland by Richard Sanders

The Housing Authority of Portland was created in 1941 in response to the urgency of war preparations and the needs of the thousands of people …

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Julia Ruuttila (1907-1991) by Sandy Polishuk

Julia Ruuttila was a labor and investigative journalist, a poet and fiction writer, and a union, peace, and justice activist who lived all but a …

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Kathryn Hall Bogle (1906 - 2003) by Kimberley Mangun

A freelance journalist, social worker, and community activist, Kathryn Hall Bogle is remembered as “one of Portland’s earliest and most passionate advocates of racial diversity.” …

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Oregon Black Pioneers (organization) by Mary Oberst

Oregon Black Pioneers, an all-volunteer group founded in Salem in 1993, aims to preserve the rich heritage and culture of Oregon’s African Americans through collections and …

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Portland (essay) by Carl Abbott

Portland, with a 2010 population of 583,776 within its city limits and 2,226,009 in the seven-county metropolitan area, was platted on the west bank of …

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Richard “Dick” Bogle (1930–2010) by Prof. James Harrison

Dick Bogle was a multi-talented Oregonian and humanitarian who dedicated his adult life to service in the Portland area. The great-grandson of Northwest pioneers, Bogle …

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Salvation Army in Portland by Morgen Young

The first Salvation Army meeting in Portland was held on October 3, 1886, at the corner of Southwest Fifth Avenue and Burnside Street. Captain Mary …

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Swan Island by William F. Willingham

Swan Island sits about eight miles above the mouth of the Willamette River. The island has played a significant role in the development of waterborne commerce in …

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"Sweet Baby" James Benton (1930-2016) by Lynn Darroch

James Benton has been a singer of jazz, blues, and R&B during two distinct eras in Portland's musical history. He first came to prominence in …

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