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