Category Archives: Oregon

  1. What’s next for Milwaukie, Ore.? Look to the past, perhaps.


    December 28, 2013 by John Chilson

    Milwaukie, Oregon, is an interesting place. No, really. It has a rich, historical past that’s often overlooked. The Lot Whitcomb, …
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  2. The Witherspoon Building is getting a makeover


    September 11, 2013 by John Chilson

    Built in 1890 as a saloon, dance hall, and brothel, the Witherspoon Building, located at 424 SW 4th, is in …
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  3. A Milwaukie brewer, and a call for Portland brewmasters to make a pre-Prohibition beer


    August 31, 2013 by John Chilson

    Down in Milwaukie, Ore., snuggled near the Ledding Library sits the former home of Philip Streib. As you come around …
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  4. On the imminent closing of the Black Cat in Sellwood


    April 28, 2013 by John Chilson

    On their Facebook page, the owners of the Black Cat Tavern in Sellwood announced that they are shutting down their …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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