A TIMELINE OF PORTLAND, OREGON
By Tim Lambert
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
1949 Portland Children's Museum 1949
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
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