On Jan. 4, 1996, 24-year-old James Rincker entered the KOIN Tower where he took hostages and shot 2 people -- forcing employees to scramble to safety and hundreds of people to evacuate Portland's 3rd tallest skyscraper.
You've probably heard a million times that "real Portlanders" don't carry umbrellas -- we're tougher than the rain. So if you buy the myth, it might seem off that one famous Portlander would carry one all the time.
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.