Dear Reader,

This site is dedicated to Portland past, a Portland which is quickly fading into a homogenous morass of instagram-airbrushed millennials and ironic donuts.

The photos featured on my site come from a family member’s never-before seen 35mm film slides. This blog was established with the goal of sharing these uniquely candid views with a broader audience. You will see no parade floats with lovely ladies or quirky group-portraits here! Our photos offer an unvarnished glimpse into another era.

So… please, come, take a step back in time with me to a time when the Willamette was turbid with human waste, the cold war raged and traffic was always light.

Kitty Corbusier,

Executive Editor