The Multnomah County Library just announced that they have made available a nearly complete digital archive of The Oregonian newspaper.
Currently most editions of the paper from 1861 through 1972 are included. The rest of the editions through 1987 will be added by the end of the year.
It’s all accessible, for free, via the web. You have to have a library card and PIN though to see it at home, though anyone can access it at the library.
The interface is not the easiest to use, and it’s kinda slow, but you can view or print pages, articles, and ads; search the text; navigate between pages and articles; download individual pages or whole editions in PDF format.
I’m not a big fan of the Snoregonian, but I have to say that’s quite an archival accomplishment! Impressive work by the library, and nice find on your part. I guess you really do know! 🙂
Our daughter recently bought a home that was featured in the Sunday Oregonian’s Real Estate section in the last month. It was on SE 63 and the LR carpet was a custom multi-colored affair with a grey fireplace next to it. I would love to have the article in color to frame for her.
Thank you. Carol Cerasin
Give The Oregonian a call – I think they sell prints of photos by some of their photographers. Not sure about something in the real estate section though!
I need the regular crossword for Saturday 2/12/2012. Help, my husband threw the paper away.
Anonymous – You might have to go to the library for that – the online archive or recent Oregonian articles is just the article text.
Karen Woods says
Sometime in the mid – to-late nineties, I think around 1997, I saw an article in the Oregonian on the front page featuring a large color photograph of a black police paddy wagon with a white, nearly naked man tied onto the outside on the back….just above the bumper. Can you tell me exactly when it was? I want to share the article with a friend who cannot believe it happened.
Dick Smith says
Looking for the name of a closed small restaurant that was by a Sears Store in NE Portland on Grand. The restaurant had a policy where patrons picked out their own steak and then cooked it themselves. It came with awesome baked potatoes & salad. Who remembers the name of that place?