Portland Noir

Portland Noir

by Kevin Sampsell

Every city has a history. From its settlement in 1843 through today, Portland Noir paints a dark, intriguing, and not always legal picture of the stories from before Portland as we know it. Tales of family, crime, and scandal give us a closer look at the lives of those who walked the same city grounds. Through these fictional histories we learn that no matter where you are there is always more than what appears on the surface, both in the past and the present.

Portland, Oregon has always been a city of stories and uncertain history. From kidnappings in the shanghai tunnels, crime landmarks, cultish rituals, Portland's local volcano Mt. Tabor, and the coin toss that decided the city's name, Portland's colorful history is chronicled by local writers in this collection of short stories.