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Giant Ghosts of the South Park Blocks!

Giant Ghosts of the South Park Blocks!

On a leisurely stroll through the South Park blocks, you might notice two statues. One giant state of Abraham Lincoln, and another giant statue of “Rough Rider” Teddy Roosevelt. The two presidents that have been memorialized in many a story, legend, and even Mount Rushmore. While the statues are indeed placed in the South Park […]

The Portland Leprechauns and The Toy Hor...

The Portland Leprechauns and The Toy Horse Brigade.

While walking around Portland, you might see metal rings on the sidewalk. These rings are a remnant of a time before cars, when horses were a major form of transportation. The rings were used to tether horses and horse drawn carriages to the side of the road as their owners frequented shops, homes, and the […]

Long line Microwave and Portland’s Own W

Long line Microwave and Portland’s Own War of the Worlds.

A few weeks ago, a landmark of Curiosity of Portland was dismantled. The Long Line Microwave tower on top of the ATT building is no more. What happened? Why? It’s anyone’s guess. A more important question, what was it for to begin with? Sure, the official answer says it was part of a vast network […]

Rudolph: Made in Portland, Oregon.

Rudolph: Made in Portland, Oregon.

As you walk, drive, or bike across the Burnside Bridge into downtown Portland, you might notice something different this time of year. The nose on the deer of the “Portland, Oregon” sign has been switched from white to red – to imitate Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. While most might pass this off as a […]

The Union Station Gangplank

The Union Station Gangplank

Ever notice, while crossing the Broadway bridge, a gangplank leading from a covered roofway to the main rooftop (and then a door) of Union Station? Much speculation has been made – what exactly is the purpose of this object? Perhaps the gangplank serves as an emergency exit, or maybe a maintenance walkway. If you guessed […]