Explore 125 years of Portland General Electric. In 1889, PGE produced the first long distance transmission of electricity in the country. Learn about PGE’s involvement in Oregon’s iconic 20th century events like the Lewis & Clark Exposition and the Portland Rose Festival. From hydropower to wind power, discover PGE’s role in powering the state. Travel back to the streetcar era and look ahead to electric cars through PGE’s involvement in evolving transportation in Oregon.
A Community on the Move is a groundbreaking exhibit about the courage and persistence of Portland’s black residents in the 1940s and early 1950s. This interactive exhibit will engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds as it traces how the WWII shipyards, migration from the South, the Vanport flood, and urban renewal projects affected Portland’s black families and businesses.