Free Screening of Portland Noir

September 20, 2013

Events, Oregon

From shanghaied sailors to opium dens, Portland’s illicit past is legendary.

“Mr. Chairman, I will state that there is one port on the Pacific Coast that has always been known as the greatest crimping den in America. I refer to the port of Portland.”
—Andrew Furuseth, President, International Seamen’s Union, in testimony before Congress in 1911

Stop by McMenamins Mission Theater in Portland Friday, October 11, 2013, for a special free-to-the-public screening of “Portland Noir”! Part of the award-winning Oregon Experience television series co-produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society, this documentary will delve into Portland’s sordid past in an attempt to unravel fact and lore.


“Portland Noir” includes insights from Barney Blalock, author of Portland’s Lost Waterfront: Tall Ships, Steam Mills, and Sailors’ Boardinghouses, and JD Chandler, author of Murder & Mayhem in Portland, Oregon.

Related Posts:

Interview with Finn J.D. John, Author of Wicked Portland

Interview with JD Chandler, Author of Murder & Mayhem in Portland

Portland’s Lost Waterfront Reviewed by Willamette Week

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