The Portland Winter Light Festival came to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center on the nights of February 4 through 7th attracting large crowds and introducing more than 1500 people to the Center. The Festival literally turned the lights on buildings, fixtures, and trails along the inner byways of Southeast Portland. ORHC was a major stopping more »
The Portland Winter Light Festival runs from February 3rd through 6th and will turn the city into a tapestry of light, color, artistry, and performance. The exterior of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center will be illuminated by artist Matthew ‘Roz’ Rosvold as part of the Portland’s colorful transformation during the festival. The area around OMSI — including the more »
A new exhibit has opened at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center. This exhibit chronicles the contributions of the Greek immigrant community to the development of the railroads in the Pacific Northwest. The first job for many Greek immigrants who came west was working on the railroad. While for some it remained their permanent job, others eventually moved into town and more »
70 trips over 4 weekends. Over 14000 candy canes and just as many smiles. The 4449 came back to life after two years of being rebuilt. Countless number of photos. Visitors from all over the world. Sunshine, rain, wind, a rainbow, but thankfully no snow or ice. Over 100 volunteers, including train crew, our car more »
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