KOIN Center

One of the most recognizable buildings on Portland's skyline, the KOIN Center helped revitalize downtown in the 1980s, but only after its South Auditorium District wiped out a neighborhood. In the basement is the TV station the building's name, where for decades some of the city's most venerable newscasters have sat at the anchor desk. And long before the KOIN Center, Oregon's greatest women's suffrage leader, Abigail Scott Duniway, lived in a house here just over a century ago. Our first interview features Jan Willemse of architecture firm ZGF, who discusses the KOIN Center's architectural beginnings. In second interview, longtime KOIN anchor Jeff Gianola reflects on his career. And in a special third interview, historian Jennifer Chambers discusses Abigail Scott Duniway's continuing legacy.

Om Podcasten

In Search of Portland is a continuing journey through the city we love: a celebration of old and new landmarks, and the dreamers who populate them. Each episode is devoted to one special building or place—a sacred ground of sorts—with a focus on its past, present and future.