Multcolib School Corps Picks Portland: History, Buildings, Bridges and Neighborhoods Grade 3

Bridges of Portland
Bridges of Portland By Bottenberg, Ray Book - 2007 624.2 B751bp 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Columbia and Willamette Rivers enabled seagoing vessels to reach the port, but they also presented obstacles to local travel and commerce. Willamette River ferry service was available by 1853, but Portlanders had to wait until 1887 for a bridge.

Vanishing Portland
Vanishing Portland By Bottenberg, Ray Book - 2008 979.549 B751v 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Portland at the end of World War II was an international port and a powerhouse of the timber and shipbuilding industries. Oregon's largest city grew and changed in the decades that followed, adding new industries and population. I

Our Portland
Our Portland By Cody, M. J. Book - 2003 917.9549 C671o 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Nature is not just close at hand to the residents of and visitors to Portland, Oregon; its fundamental to the city and to the way of life.

Portland, Then & Now
Portland, Then & Now By Dodds, Linda Book - 2001 979.549 D642p 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Featuring black-and-white archival photos from the first half of the last century paired with modern shots of the same areas, "Portland Then and Now" documents the city's changing face. 140 photos, 70 in color.

Above Portland
Above Portland A New Collection of Original and Historical Aerial Photographs By Forster, C. Bruce Book - 2010 917.9549 F733a 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Through the stunning aerial photography of Bruce Forster, Above Portland offers a unique and beautiful perspective on the picturesque region of Portland, Oregon and its surrounding areas.

Portland By Fortner, Walter Book - 2007 979.549 F743p 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Collected here are many rare images of Portland: grand hotels and magnificent buildings, the natural beauty of the surrounding area, the great bridges, and splendid sailing ships.

Portland City Walks
Portland City Walks Twenty Explorations in and Around Town By Foster, Laura O. Book - 2008 917.9549 F755pc 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:From the inspired creator of the beloved Portland Hill Walks comes a rich collection of twenty eye-opening walks exploring the backstreets and back stories of the neighborhoods of Portland and five nearby towns.

The Portland Stairs Book
The Portland Stairs Book By Foster, Laura O. Book - 2010 917.9549 F7558p 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Portland has 196 public staircases, an irresistible asset to this pedestrian-friendly city. In The Portland Stairs Book, Portland's walking guru Laura Foster has gathered the best and most interesting in a handy pocket-sized guide.

Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon A Photographic Portrait By Frost, Susan E. Book - 2006 917.9549 F939p 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Welcome to Portland, the largest city in Oregon with half a million people within its borders and 1.6 million in the metropolitan area. Surrounded by hills, trees so tall they seem to touch the sky, and water, water everywhere.

Portland From the Air
Portland From the Air By Heinl, Russ Book - 2000 917.9549 H468p 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:First in the Bird's Eye View Series, this unique portrait presents Portland from a new perspective, capturing the city's essence in a broad and brilliant way.

An Architectural Guidebook to Portland
An Architectural Guidebook to Portland By King, Bart Book - 2007 720.9795 K52a 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Portland strikes a unique balance between the rich architectural traditions of the past and the cutting-edge creative developments of modern architecture. Within a small downtown area can be found 19th-century cast-iron-front buildings, skyscrapers, old brick warehouses, a landmark 1890 train station, historic bridges, and a distinguished assortment of museum, government, and retail buildings.

Vanport By Maben, Manly Book - 1987 979.549 M112v Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of Vanport City, which was conceived in 1942 as temporary housing for shipyard workers and disappeared in a flood on Memorial Day 1948.

The Eagle & the Fort
The Eagle & the Fort The Story of John McLoughlin By Morrison, Dorothy Nafus Book - 1984 j B-M1653mo 1984 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A biography of the man who was the chief factor and developer of Fort Vancouver for the Hudson Bay Company. Under his direction the fort became the center of settlement and civilization for the Pacific Northwest.

Historic Photos of Portland
Historic Photos of Portland By Nelson, Donald R. Book - 2006 979.549 N425h 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Historic Photos of Portland captures the past through photographs from the city's finest archives.

Remembering Portland
Remembering Portland By Nelson, Donald R. Book - 2010 979.549 N4257r 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:By the mid nineteenth century, the city of Portland was a vibrant cultural center of the West. Through the late 1800s, two world wars, and into the modern era, Portland has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, independent culture of its citizens.

African Americans of Portland
African Americans of Portland By Oregon Black Pioneers Book - 2013 979.502 O662a 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The prolific journey of African Americans in Portland is rooted in the courageous determination of black pioneers to begin anew in an unfamiliar and often hostile territory.

Our Portland Story
Our Portland Story Volume One : A Project Founded by Melissa Delzio / Edited by Sarah Koch Book - 2010 917.9549 O938 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:We sought submissions of stories from Portlanders of all walks of life and paired those stories with local designers to create artful snapshots of the city and its people at this place in time.

Out & About With Kids
Out & About With Kids Portland Book - 1997- 917.9549 O94 Available in some locations

Annotation:The ultimate family guide for fun and learin

Portland at Play
Portland at Play Your Guide to Fun and Adventure With Kids in and Around Oregon's Rose City DVD - 2005 DVD 917.9549 PORTLAND All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Young children and older kids alike will find lots to explore in and around the Rose City.

Central Library
Central Library Portland's Crown Jewel By Ritz, Richard E. Book - 2000 027.4795 R615c 2000 Available in some locations
Northwest Kid Trips
Northwest Kid Trips Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria By Shinn, Lora Book - 2010 917.9504 S5568n 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:With humor, a sense of adventure, and sensitivity to family-budget issues, author Lora Shinn guides travelers through four vibrant Northwest cities, presenting itineraries and options that are uniquely geared for families with children in tow.

Larry Gets Lost in Portland
Larry Gets Lost in Portland By Skewes, John Book - 2012 j 917.9549 S6279L 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 26 copies

Annotation:In Larry the adorable pooch's latest adventure, he goes on vacation with Pete and the family to Portland, Oregon.

Portland ABC
Portland ABC By Skewes, John Book - 2014 jE Concept SKEWES 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Larry and his friend Pete see Portland from A (Art Museum) to Z (Portland Zoo), and everything in between. H is for Hawthorne Bridge, P is for Powell's Books, and W is for Willamette River--children can learn their ABCs and about their hometown! How many letters can you find around you?

Portland Names and Neighborhoods
Portland Names and Neighborhoods Their Historic Origins By Snyder, Eugene E. Book - 1979 917.9549 S675p Available in some locations

Annotation:History of Portland neighborhoods

Spenser Goes to Portland
Spenser Goes to Portland Book - 2008 jE SPENSER 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A small dog and his mother explore the history and geography of Portland, Oregon.

Walk There
Walk There 50 Treks in and Around Portland and Vancouver Book - 2008 917.9549 W177 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:50 Treks in and around Portland and Vancouver

The Portland Bridge Book
The Portland Bridge Book By Wortman, Sharon Wood Book - 2006 624.2 W879p 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Wortman offers technical information, history, and anecdotes for 12 bridges across the Willamette River, two across the Columbia River, and several railroad bridges in the Portland (Oregon) vicinity.

Annotation:From the Multnomah County Library Homework Center, explore local information about police, the water system, neighborhoods, landmarks and buildings, bridges, and more.

Annotation:Search for each neighborhood on this Oregon Historical Society site.

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A collection of fiction and non-fiction materials about Portland for 3rd grade students. Please note: Most materials about Portland are categorized at adult reading level. However, these materials may still be useful as many have photographs and sections that should be useful for learning about Portland.

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