Monday, November 25, 2019

Kennedy School History Pub

Northeast Portland: Past, Present and Future

Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater

6 pm doors, 7 pm event

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTORY2019 or mention it when you call the hotel.

About Northeast Portland: Past, Present and Future

Northeast Portland: Past, Present and Future

Presented by Doug Decker

Just over a century ago, orchards, open fields and patches of forest defined the landscape of Portland’s eastside. But as a young city sprawled across the river, the rural landscape was replaced by a grid of neighborhoods, a busy streetcar system and tens of thousands of new residents. Successive waves of homebuilding and change in the decades that followed shaped the neighborhoods we know today. New challenges arise in this second century that are reshaping the look and feel of these Northeast Portland neighborhoods.

Using early maps, documents, photos and newspaper accounts, and memories he’s collected from past residents, local historian Doug Decker will explore the early years of Northeast Portland neighborhoods—Sabin, Alameda, Vernon, Concordia, Beaumont-Wilshire and Cully—to examine connections between past, present and future.

About the speaker:

Doug writes a history column for the Concordia News and AlamedaPDX News, and runs a website devoted to old house and neighborhood history in Northeast Portland: He also conducts architectural and social history studies of buildings and places through interviews, document and archive research, photo research and other explorations to create a rich understanding of a property and its impact, significance and role over time.

About Kennedy School History Pub

Kennedy School History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp