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Online Exhibits

Online Exhibits
Exhibits included here highlight the City's collections and history.

The City of Portland Archives is excited to announce a new online exhibit, From Cesspools to 'Big Pipes': Portland's Sewer Projects. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Portland officials faced the challenge of dealing with the sewage of a city that was expanding rapidly. Sewer projects, including developing the waterfront, and building sewer lines, pump stations, and wastewater treatment facilities, were put to the test as the city grew. Visit the new online exhibit and explore these projects through materials from the City of Portland Archives.

Black and white photo from 1928 of sewer construction along the Willamette River. A blue box overlays the image with the text, "From Cesspools to Big Pipes: Portland's Sewer Projects"

View past exhibits:

Other curated resources from the City of Portland Archives: