• Oregon Historical Society- sketching visit

    8 days ago - By Urban Sketchers Portland

    On this past cold and windy day in Portland I decided to visit the Oregon Historical Society. I had heard that there was a display of SantaLand items and thought that might be interesting.
    Now, I am immigrant from the east coast, so I was not familiar with what Santaland was. It turns out that for many years the Meier and Frank company had this animated holiday display...at one time it took up a whole floor of the downtown store. Over the years it was compressed to smaller spaces and eventually disbanded.
    The display that I saw was pretty small. A volunteer there said that mostly it was...
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