Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, and his impact, is being realized here, where we live, through Adrienne Nelson, who was recently sworn in as the first African-American State Supreme Court Justice in Oregon's history.
Chkalov was Russia's most famous test pilot and a national hero. In 1937, he and 2 other pilots did something that had never been done before. They flew over the North Pole from Russia to the United States, spending a record 63 straight hours in the air.
The Martini House and its brilliant light-up martini are iconic in this place where we live, emerging every holiday season. The 30-by-30-foot sign in the Southwest Hills, built out of plastic pipes and LED lights in 2015, is hard to miss.
After Dave's Killer Bread sold for $275 million in 2015, Dahl followed his passion, buying a piece of African art. One turned into hundreds; hundreds grew into thousands; thousands became one of the largest African art collection on the west coast.
The Eastbank Esplanade, located on the Willamette River, encompasses all of it. The Esplanade is named after former Portland mayor Vera Katz. It was a part of her vision and it's a part of where we live.
In Portland, a city known for demonstrations and protests, perhaps the biggest one of all happened in the fall of 2011. Occupy Portland took over downtown for more than a month and gained worldwide attention.