Author Archives: John Chilson

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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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