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Western red cedar by Frank A. Lang

Western red cedar(Thuja plicata) is one of the grand trees that grows in moister forests of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Theophrastus, a …

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Western Seminary by J. Carl Laney

Western Baptist Theological Seminary had its beginnings in 1925 as the Portland Baptist Bible Institute through the efforts of Portland pastor Walter B. Hinson. Within two years, the Institute leadership determined that …

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Western Shore (a.k.a. Oregon Clipper) by Dick & Judy Wagner

Oregon's most famous sailing ship was the Western Shore, the only clipper ever built in the state. Captain Asa Meade Simpson and his brother, Captain …

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West Linn streetcar system by Richard Thompson

The Willamette Falls Railway was built by the Portland General Electric Company (PGE) in 1893 to carry employees from the town of Willamette to its …

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West Union Baptist Church (Washington County) by Liz Carter

The West Union Baptist Church, established in 1853, is one of the earliest surviving examples of a pioneer-era church in Oregon. Located in the unincorporated …

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Whale Cove by Cameron La Follette

Whale Cove is a small, nonnavigable bay in Lincoln County, approximately a mile and a half south of the town of Depoe Bay. Only about …

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Whidden and Lewis, architects by Brandon Spencer-Hartle

From 1890 to 1910, the Whidden and Lewis firm dominated architectural design in Portland. The firm designed commercial, educational, public, and residential buildings in a …

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Oregon Encyclopedia

Whitebark pine by Frank A. Lang

Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is arguably Oregon's quintessential timberline tree. This five-needle pine grows under the harshest of environmental conditions, frequently as a …

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Whitecloud Center by Morgen Young

The Whitecloud Center in Portland was created in 1975 by the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center (OHSC; now Oregon Health & Sciences University) to …

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White Stag Manufacturing by Edwin Battistella

The White Stag block is a renovated complex of environmentally friendly buildings in Old Town, Portland, which now houses the University of Oregon School of …

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