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Yesterday and Today Portland
     

Yesterday and Today Portland

by Ted Kaauskas
 
Portland: Yesterday & Today is an in-depth tribute to one of America's friendliest, most prosperous, and most livable cities. In 192 pages of spectacular imagery and fascinating stories, it celebrates the grace, natural beauty, and innovation of Portland, a gem of a city on the banks of the Willamette River that has an unparalleled view of mighty Mount Hood.

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Portland: Yesterday & Today is an in-depth tribute to one of America's friendliest, most prosperous, and most livable cities. In 192 pages of spectacular imagery and fascinating stories, it celebrates the grace, natural beauty, and innovation of Portland, a gem of a city on the banks of the Willamette River that has an unparalleled view of mighty Mount Hood.
Explore "the Spinster City" in a gorgeous pictorial journey. In Portland: Yesterday & Today, you'll discover the natural beauty and compelling story of Portland, Oregon, including:
? The story of the Corbett Cow and the history behind the municipal code that limits (to three) the number of hens city-dwellers can own
? Pioneer Courthouse Square, known as "Portland's Living Room" -- host to hundreds of civic events and activities each year and home of The Whispering Chamber and Allow Me statues and The Weather Machine mechanical clock
? The internationally acclaimed Forecourt Fountain, an interactive fountain in downtown Portland that evokes the look and feel of cascading waterfalls
? Lush, green Forest Park, the largest urban preserve in America
? The Grotto, a 62-acre Catholic shrine with a replica of Michelangelo's Pieta and a Festival of Lights at the Chapel of Mary
? Washington Park, which houses the Oregon Zoo, an International Rose Test Garden, the Portland Japanese Garden, and Hoyt Arboretum
? Michael Graves's Portland Building and the 36-foot Portlandia statue, U.S. Bancorp Tower ("Big Pink"), and the innovative Equitable Building
? The futuristic Metropolitan Area Express light-rail commuter trains (MAX) that coexist side-by-side with the Portland Streetcars and a preponderance of bicyclers
Rare and nostalgic photos chronicle Portland's history, mixing with lovely modern-day imagery and tales of the people, the architecture, the neighborhoods, and the soul of Portland. Portland: Yesterday & Today is an unparalleled presentation of Portland as you have never seen it before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412777933
Publisher:
Publications International, Limited
Publication date:
10/07/2009
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
11.22(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.84(d)

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