Season 8 Episode 802 | 29m 23s
Portland's past is filled with tales of shanghaied sailors and opium dens. In the mid 1800s, Portland was a major Northwest trading center. With a population of mostly young male migratory workers, the town gained a reputation for violence and lawlessness. Over the years, stories of the era have taken on legendary proportions. "Portland Noir" unveils the true story of the city's sordid history.
Aired: 10/21/13Video has closed captioning.
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Funding provided by James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Fund for Lifelong Learning, Oregon Cultural Trust and Roundhouse Foundation.