Oregon My Oregon
Powering Oregon: 125 Years of PGE
December 13, 2014 – May 10, 2015

Explore 125 years of Portland General Electric. In 1889, PGE produced the first long distance transmission of electricity in the country. Learn about PGE’s involvement in Oregon’s iconic 20th century events like the Lewis & Clark Exposition and the Portland Rose Festival. From hydropower to wind power, discover PGE’s role in powering the state. Travel back to the streetcar era and look ahead to electric cars through PGE’s involvement in evolving transportation in Oregon.

Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape
November 8, 2014 – May 17, 2015

Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape brings together an impressive collection of artists currently working to capture and interpret the landscape of Oregon through the medium of photography. The dramatic beauty of this region’s landscapes has inspired generations of artists, and these contemporary photographers carry forward the innately human aspiration to depict the relationship between their own existence and nature’s elegance. This exhibition will feature the stirring works of ten contemporary landscape photographers and draw from the Oregon Historical Society’s extensive collections to foster a contextual examination of the land, its people, and the artists’ negotiation of that duality.

Famed Portland Painting on Display
January 12, 2015 – February 15, 2015

From 1995-2014, customers dining at the Portland Hilton Hotel’s Bistro 921 sat in the company of 54 iconic Portland personalities in the form of an 8 ½ foot by 4 ½ foot watercolor mural. In the wake of a re-design of the restaurant, the Hilton has donated the painting to the Oregon Historical Society, where it is currently on display in the museum’s North Wing Gallery.

Oregon: 150 Years of Statehood; 150 Million Years in the Making
The windows in this exhibit illustrate how geology crafted Oregon's landscape and natural resources and continues to shape the land and lives of its citizens.
Oregon My Oregon
Winner of a 2005 MUSE Award, Oregon My Oregon features the most important pieces from the Society's collection of artifacts.
Oregon Voices: Change and Challenge in Modern Oregon History
Through March 1, 2015, re-opening Fall 2015

This spring, the Oregon Historical Society will temporarily close its permanent exhibition on modern Oregon history, Oregon Voices, for renovations. Oregon Voices will re-open this fall in its new location (Gallery B, first floor), showing off a refreshed look and visitor experience. The second floor Brooks Julian Gallery will re-open in June with WWII: A World At War, A State Transformed.

Clink! A Mini-Taste of Oregon Wine

Due to the popularity of Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, the exhibit’s “Tasting Room” (Hayes Gallery) has been held over and a portion of the exhibit highlighting the history of the Oregon wine industry is currently on display in the space. Learn about the early days of Oregon wine through colorful graphics with photos and text, view vintage bottles from the OHS collection, or relax in comfy chairs while paging through photo books featuring some of Oregon’s most celebrated vineyards.



Want more Oregon wine? See where the traveling version of Clink! is headed next!