Linus Pauling: Notable Washington High School “Graduate”

linus pauling gets diploma from washington high school in portland in 1962

My father, who died when I was nine years old, had recognized that I had an unusual interest in reading and in obtaining knowledge. It is my opinion that the many excellent teachers I had contributedRead more →


Recent Press on Washington High School

Washington High School Portland Oregon Classroom Before Renovation

Venerable has received some nice press on our involvement with Washington High School over the last year or so.  In October, the Oregonian ran a piece on our plans for the project, including a gallery ofRead more →


Shop Class – Then and Now

washington high school metal shop

One of our favorite historic  photos found in the archives is this one of two glamorous coeds making a pie pan in shop class.  The photo was taken in 1948. Sixty five years later, this isRead more →


A Fiery History: The Original Washington High School

The original Washington High

I thought for our inaugural blog post I’d share a little bit about the original Washington High School that was first built on this site.  It was a pretty magnificent building that only stood for 16Read more →