The inaugural lighting of the new Portland Oregon sign is a week away. The City of Portland anticipates the new sign to light up, warm up and kick off the holiday season.
Did you know?...
Back in November 26, 1896 (114 years ago), citizens of Downtown Portland, stood at the corner of SW Third Street and SW Yamhill to watch letters light up letter by letter to spell out the name “Cordray” by electricity. It was an electrical phenomenon at the time and an amazing attention grabber for the owner of the Cordray Theater.
This little tidbit came straight from the Oregon Almanac 1940. No lie!