Paper pub. date
January 2007
ISBN 9780870711916 (paperback)
6 x 9 inches, 328 pages. Maps. B&W photographs. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
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An Architectural Guidebook to Portland

Second Edition
Bart King

Portland strikes a graceful balance between the rich traditions of its past and the creative developments of modern architecture.

Written for both layperson and professional, An Architectural Guidebook to Portland is filled with history and photos that demonstrate why this city is one of the most admired in the nation. Portland's civic planning, historic preservation, and overall attractiveness are all explored in detailed profiles of structures ranging from 19th-century cast-iron front buildings to sleek modern skyscrapers.

Now revised and updated to reflect Portland's explosive growth in the 21st century, this second edition includes an added focus on the development of "green buildings" and sustainable design, a chapter on downtown bridges, and expanded coverage of the city's vibrant neighborhoods.

With over 250 entries that tell the stories behind Portland's celebrated cityscape, this comprehensive guide is an indispensable resource for visitors and Portlanders alike.

Don't miss Bart King's Architecural Guide to Portland, a mobile site for the Web and mobile devices, which features rotating content from the book.

About the author

Bart King lives with his wife in a Portland residence of uncertain architectural lineage. A longtime teacher, he is also the author of The Big Book of Boy Stuff. Along with his five sisters and fifty girls, Bart also wrote its companion volume, The Big Book of Girl Stuff.

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"This wonderful book is a plethora of riches, an irresistible read, and a fine guide to many of Portland's unique buildings and areas."

The Statesman Journal

"It offers the perfect amount of interesting and enlightening information in a very accessible format."

The Oregonian

"Witty, informative, and accurate."

–Wallace Kay Huntington, architectural historian

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