PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE
Portland’s 125-Year Anniversary
By Mark Edward Nero
When the Port of Portland was founded in 1891, America had only 45 states, Hawaii was still ruled by a queen, and the detachable bicycle tire was a brand new invention.
A lot has changed in the US and around the word since then, and a lot has changed at the Port of Portland.
The port, which was established in February 1891, was initially tasked by the Oregon Legislature with maintaining a shipping channel between the city of Portland and the Pacific Ocean. But the port, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, has seen its mission evolve greatly over the years…MORE