Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes America/Portland/2012

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Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland

Wikipedia Takes Portland 2012 is an annual event which occurs each September in Portland, Oregon as part of Wikipedia Takes America and Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States. Photographing sites in Portland listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the main focus of Wikipedia Takes Portland. This year the event will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at noon at Pioneer Courthouse Square. If you are interested in attending, please sign up below!

Details

Invitation

Pioneer-SquareDaytime.jpg You're invited to participate in Wikipedia Takes Portland 2012, an annual event which occurs each September in Portland, Oregon as part of Wikipedia Takes America and Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States. Photographing sites in Portland listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the main focus of Wikipedia Takes Portland. This year the event will kick off at Saturday, September 22nd at noon at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Currently, there are no formal plans--this is simply an opportunity to meet fellow Wikipedians before trekking around PDX to photograph sites on the Register. Not interested in coming downtown? You can still upload your images as part of the international photo competition. Be sure to RSVP and share the results of your work HERE (number of images uploaded, links to galleries, successes, feedback, etc.
Click here for more information about meetups in Portland!

Instructions and resources

Instructions for Wikipedia Takes Portland

In order to participate in the Wiki Loves Monuments competition, you must upload images during the month of September 2012 (photographs may have been taken during this month or any time prior). You'll need to create an account on Wikimedia Commons if you do not have one already. From the NRHP lists on Wikipedia (see below for examples), click on the "upload" buttons to submit images of specific sites. You may also use the general upload method on Commons, but using this site-specific tool will automatically generate descriptions and categories based on the unique NRHP ID. Click here for additional contest details.


Visit the following links to view sites on the NRHP within Multnomah County or by quadrant of Portland:

Similar lists for neighboring counties within the Portland metropolitan area can be found at the following links:

National Historic Landmarks are also included on the NRHP. The following link contains a list of National Historic Landmarks in Oregon:

Participants

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Report

  • User:Another Believer arranged a private, "behind-the-scenes" tour of the Central Library, partly to photograph the building's interior and exterior and partly to begin a collaboration with the Multnomah County Library system as part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries. More than 170 photographs were uploaded to Commons as part of Wikipedia Takes Portland 2012 and Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!

Overall, nearly 200 images were uploaded to Commons!

See also