Forces of Nature

Flood of 1894
Portland during the flood of 1894. Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society, #43943.

Forces of Nature:
Historic Portland Floods, Fires, Ice & Snow

On view Feb. 1 – July 8

Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

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