Author Archives: John Chilson

  1. Lost: Moore’s Flour Mill in Oak Grove


    January 14, 2013 by John Chilson

    Continuing our look at the Clackamas County Cultural Resource Inventory, we travel down the Trolley Trail to 4001 SE Roethe …
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  2. Lost: Church in Oak Grove, Ore.


    January 6, 2013 by John Chilson

    Note: This is a cross-post from my other blog, Oak Grove! (The O.G.).  Last month there was a discussion on …
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  3. Sign of the times


    December 21, 2012 by John Chilson

    Portland Penny Diner’s new signage wins Sign of the Year, hands down! From the restaurant’s website: In 1845 Frances Pettygrove …
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  4. Lost: Country Bills, Portland, Ore.


    November 28, 2012 by John Chilson

    A few weeks back, Country Bills in Woodstock was demolished to make way for Gawd-knows-what (mixed-used condos?). My pal managed …
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  5. Mystery structure on Grand near the Hawthorne Bridge


    November 13, 2012 by John Chilson

    My apologies for the poor pic – I snapped it from the morning bus commute. I’ve been noticing this structure …
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  6. Diary of a Portland 1920s teen


    November 12, 2012 by John Chilson

    I first met Doris on Twitter earlier in the year. I started following her because her tweets were interesting – …
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  7. Photo of the Week: Downtown Burns, Oregon


    October 21, 2012 by John Chilson

    I’ll let the back of the postcard describe the scene: Main Street, Burns, Oregon, center of Oregon cattle industry, and …
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  8. Photo of the Week: Mitchell, Oregon


    September 29, 2012 by John Chilson

    I’ve been enjoying Foster Church’s Discovering Main Street: Travel Adventures in Small Towns of the Northwest. In the book, he profiles Oregon …
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