Sept. 18, 1914 began with fair weather as the Francis H. Leggett set out for San Francisco. But by afternoon, the skies turned dark. As the Leggett made its way south past the Columbia River, gales reportedly reached 60 miles per hour. Giant swells churned the ocean, and the vessel began to take on water.
Rose City Comic Con hosted roughly 45,000 people last weekend for a cosplayer competition, community building and fun. It was the convention’s second year back, since canceling in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Portland Art Museum's Center for an Untold Tomorrow rents out virtual reality headsets, preloaded with 10 curated immersive VR pieces from around the world, for viewers to try out for a few days at home.
Many Asian communities around the world will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 10, but Lan Su Chinese Garden is starting a little early. Lan Su kicks off the festival with the Mid-Autumn Moonlight Market.
Fiesta Mexicana has been an annual summer tradition in Woodburn since the 1960s. The weekend of festivities in August brings community members together for plenty of food, music, dance, a parade, a car show and more in celebration of Woodburn's vibrant Mexican community.