PDX Social History Guide

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Know Your City’s PDX Social History Guide is a free phone app and corresponding website featuring 15 leading historians telling stories about people and places vital to Portland’s cultural heritage.

Portland has been home to many ethnic groups and cultures — including Native American, African American, Chinese, Japanese, Greeks and Jews, among others. Because of urban development, some of these communities have little physical remnants of their neighborhoods. Consequently, many visiting Portland for the first time — and even those that have lived here many years — are unaware of the city’s history. PDX Social History Guide brings our city’s multicultural histories to the surface through stories, mapping and smartphone technology.

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Partners: Elsewise Media, LLC, Travel Portland, Numerous community historians
Funders: Travel Portland, Oregon Arts Commission, 100+ individual backers on Kickstarter