The History Collection 


"The Working History Center"

People making things the way early Oregonians made them

 “We bring our working past to life”

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As a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Organization, The History Collection will restore Montgomery Dock No. 2, located at 1300 N. River Street, Portland, Oregon into a multi-use, light industrial working history facility. This unique indoor/outdoor warehouse on the Willamette River, will house various historical and educational entities including:

  • Native American local tribes-making baskets, carving totems, fishing equipment, originally used in the region
  • Woodworkers-boat building, Willamette River Tender boats & canoes
  • Knitters/Weavers-making traditional clothes for work, home & church
  • Fisherman-demonstrating traditional netting & fishing on our public dock
  • Restaurateurs- preparing historic era meals and cuisine
  • Loggers-demonstrating timber bucking and hand-cutting methods
  • Blacksmiths-forging axes, knives, pans, saw and other metalwork
  • Portland Water Taxi dock and a river pilot-mechanic workshop
  • Maritime floating vessels and military history
  • Water front activities and other educational activities for the Portland Metro area
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Every Nonprofit Organization relies on generous donations from its supporters. Whether it be Cash, Stock, In-Kind gifts or Volunteer support. A one time gift, on going support, a grant or corporate support...



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2335 N. Clark Ave

Portland, OR 97227

The History Collection Working History Center is located at 1300 N. River Street, Portland, OR 97227 (please contact Brian to arrange a tour of the facility)

Mailing address: 2335 N. Clark Ave, Portland OR 97227

Contact: Stan Herman


Phone: (503) 799-6666