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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Portland History: Veterans Memorial Coliseum

October 28, 2015 

This morning, City Council heard a presentation from two local architects and preservationists, Brian Libby and Stuart Emmons, regarding Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

They shared a great video, created by the Friends of Memorial Coliseum, which showcases a number of vintage photographs of the historic building.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum was completed in 1960, and has been host to a number of important Portland milestones – including our Portland Rose Festival coronations and Grand Floral Parades, the Portland Trail Blazers championship win in 1977, and shows by The Beatles and Elvis!

Thanks to the Friends of Memorial Coliseum for sharing this piece of Portland’s history.