“Slabtown gets its name from the enormous quantities of slab wood—the rounded, exterior parts of a log cut away to square off lumber–that were produced as a popular form of heating fuel in the early 1900s by lumber mills of the neighborhood. Slabtown has been a cohesive residential community, distinguished by a mixed ethnic component, since the 1850s. It encompasses the area roughly from NW 16th Avenue to Montgomery Park and from the Willamette River to NW Pettygrove.”

Pro Photo Supply is happy to be a featured sponsor of the 2011 Slabtown Festival in Portland on September 17th. The festival will encompass a day full of community events but also a Historic Slabtown Photo Exhibit. Come learn how this area of Portland got it’s name and take a look into it’s past.

Learn more about the festival here.

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