A TIMELINE OF PORTLAND, OREGON

By Tim Lambert

Early Portland

1843

Portland is founded

1851

Portland is incorporated

1857

Portland gains a gas supply

1871

Washington Park is created. Horse drawn trams ran in the streets of Portland

1873

Portland suffers a severe fire

1875

Pioneer Court House is built

1883

The Old Church is built

1887

Morrison Bridge is built. Portland Zoo is founded.

1888

Skidmore Fountain is built

1892

Portland Art Museum

1900

The population of Portland reaches 90,000. The bronze elk is given to the city.

1905

The Lewis and Clark Exposition is held in Portland

1908

Reed College is built

1909

Governor Hotel is built

1910

Portland is booming. Its population has risen to 207,000. In this year Hawthorne Bridge was built.

1912

Jackson Tower is built. Steel Bridge is built.

1913

Multnomah County Library is built. Broadway Bridge is built.

1914

Pittock mansion is built

1931

St Johns Bridge is built

Modern Portland

1946

Portland Children's Museum is founded

1966

Marquam Bridge opens

1970

Keller Memorial Fountain is built

1971

The World Forestry Discovery Museum opens

1973

Fremont Bridge opens

1978

Tom McCall Waterfront Park opens

1980

Oregon Maritime Museum opens

1982

Portland Building is erected

1984

KOIN Center is built

1990

Oregon Convention Center opens

1992

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry moves to its present site

1995

Rose Garden Arena opens

1997

Mark O Hatfield Courthouse is built

2000

Lan Su Chinese Garden opens

2016

The population of Portland is 632,000

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