An Architectural Guidebook to Portland

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Gibbs Smith, 2001 - Architecture - 310 pages
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A graceful combination of eccentric and traditional architecture.

Portland, Oregon, is a city widely known for its civic planning, preservation of historic buildings, attractiveness, and inviting atmosphere.

Within the five-mile downtown district can be found skyscrapers, nineteenth-century cast-iron-front buildings, a riverfront park, old brick warehouses and breweries still in operation, a train station with a 150-foot clock tower, five bridges, and a rich assortment of museums, government buildings, and shops. With more than 250 entries, this comprehensive guide includes the following:

Pioneer Courthouse

Union Station

Chinese Classical Garden

U.S. Bancorp Tower

Historic Bridges

U.S. National Bank Building

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User Review  - tim - Goodreads

Overall, I really enjoyed this well-researched book on Portland's major buildings and bridges. Copious facts abound on the myriad architectural trends, past and present, that have contributed to this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alyson - Goodreads

I LOVE this book. It has awesome info. Like today I learned that the Morgan Building (on Broadway) is on top of an old grave yard, and there are most likely bodies beneath the blocks. EEKS! And maybe my old apartment building. A must read for anyone who loves Portland. Read full review


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Bart King writes funny--and educational!--books for kids and immature adults. (His title The Big Book of Boy Stuff was once's top-selling children's book.) As a young lad, Bart discovered he could punch people into outer space. Sadly, he lost a lot of friends that way. Today, Bart is recognized as one of the world's leading superhero experts. (And as a longtime middle school teacher, he is also highly sought after by supervillains!)

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