Do you have a story to tell?

The Portland Archives and Records Center has created an oral history program and wants your ideas for storytellers.

Gathering and preserving stories through interviews allows the people who’ve experienced life in Portland to speak for themselves and adds a dimension to the documents that memorialize City business. Oral histories amplify diverse experiences within the community and help narrators create meaning that otherwise would not exist. We are seeking suggestions for stories that should be told about past City projects, initiatives, and events.

If you have an idea for a great oral history that we could preserve, please visit our online form and tell us about it. Feel free to share the link with former city employees, too:


Please email your questions to parc@portlandoregon.gov

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