Lost Oregon is a combination of two blogs I did previously: Roadside Oregon and Stumptown Confidential wayyy back in 2005.
Content for Stumptown Confidential was lost when the host flipped some switch. I’m saddened that all my work from 2004-2008 is gone for good. Thankfully I still have the photos and put them up on a Flickr account.
The goal of Lost Oregon was the same as Stumptown Confidential’s —document lost and found Oregon through old postcards, newspaper ads, photos and words.
Lost Oregon leans heavily on the architecture of Oregon, some buildings lost to time, others being repurposed, recast, and reused. Oregon has a ton of great old commercial buildings with great bones. Let’s be creative with them.
Various media mentions
Over the years Lost Oregon has been mentioned and featured in various publications. Here are a few:
The Guardian in the UK named Lost Oregon as one of the Best Blogs for Travelers.
Here’s a cool piece that Peter Carlin from The Oregonian wrote about Lost Oregon’s obsession.
Lost Oregon (when it was still Stumptown Confidential) was named as part of the Willamette Week‘s Best Of issue in 2005 (with the infamous Greg Oden cover).
Thanks for reading!