Too often we get caught up in the day to day trappings of what is being lost in Portland, so it’s refreshing from time to time to be able to take a breath and explore Portland’s rich history in ways that are interesting and fun.

If you aren’t familiar with them, there are a number of interesting Portland (and Oregon) web-based history sites that are fun to read and include lots of great images and historic information.  Check out these sites below, you might just be reminded of some nugget of local history forgotten long ago.

Cafe Unknown – local historian Dan Haneckow’s great blog dedicated to little-known Portland histories.

Vintage Portland – Daily images of Portland from days gone by.

Lost Oregon – Documents the recent past of Portland and Oregon.

Dead Memories Portland – Facebook Group – A very fun Facebook page that invites everyone to share their memories and photos of bygone Portland. Lots of fun if you are a longtime Portland area resident.

The Oregon Encyclopedia – A great general information site about Oregon’s rich history and culture. The site is growing all the time, so there is always something new to read.