Portland Psychedelic: Music and Culture in the Rose City and Beyond, 1966 – 1972

The Psychedelic Shop, a store that catered to the counterculture youth of Portland, was located downtown at SW Thirteenth and Washington in the late 1960s. The shop sold jewelry, concert tickets, herbs, posters, and clothing. 022772, bb002266

Type: Current Exhibit Audience(s): Free for Members, ResearchersLocation: Portland

July 10 – March 17, 2019

  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Handicap Accessible Friendly

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Portland Psychedelic

Portland served as a common West Coast stop for touring bands in the 1960s and 1970s, with a number of nationally known musicians playing shows in the Rose City. Local music thrived at the same time, centered on psychedelic coffeehouses across Portland. Featuring posters, handbills, autographs, and other memorabilia representing bands including The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and Buffalo Springfield, Portland Psychedelic includes over 100 objects recently donated to the Oregon Historical Society Research Library by donor Peter Glazer. Showcasing one of the largest collections of local poster and handbill art, the exhibit gives visitors a glimpse into the music and visual design that dominated the countercultural scene in Portland in the 1960s.