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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

Women's History Month

February 29, 2016

March is national Women’s History Month. It celebrates the vast contributions women have made and continually make to society.

Women’s History Month began over a century ago, in 1911, as International Women’s Day. In 1981, after increased popularity, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Maryland Representative Barbara Mikulski passed a Congressional Resolution proclaiming Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a full month. 

On Wednesday, Mayor Hales will proclaim March as women’s History Month in the City of Portland. The City will host many events throughout the month to honor women.

Check out the Women’s History Month 2016 Calendar for a full list of events from the City of Portland.