List of people from Portland, Oregon


List of people from Portland, Oregon

The following is a partial list of notable residents, past and present, from Portland, Oregon. A separate list of people from Oregon is available.

A - E

*Obo Addy, worldbeat musician
*Brad Adkins, artist
*Art Alexakis, member of Everclear
*Goli Ameri, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
*Garner Ted Armstrong, televangelist
*Jean M. Auel, author of "The Clan of the Cave Bear"
*Thomas J. Autzen, plywood manufacturing innovator, Autzen Stadium benefactor
*Lance Bangs, artist, filmmaker
*James Beard, food expert
*Jona Bechtolt, musician
*Pietro Belluschi, architect
*Brian Michael Bendis, comic book writer
*Simon Benson, philanthropist, logging innovator
*Becca Bernstein, artist
*Mel Blanc, voice actor best known as voice of Bugs Bunny
*Lance Blankenship, retired Major League Baseball player and World Series Champion
*Earl Blumenauer, Democratic U.S. representative
*Chuck Bown and Jim Bown, NASCAR drivers
*Terrell Brandon, NBA all star
*Thom Bray, "Riptide" actor
*Isaac Brock, co-founder and frontman of Modest Mouse
*Meredith Brooks, singer ("Bitch")
*Mel Brown, R&B and jazz drummer
*Carrie Brownstein, musician, guitarist with Sleater-Kinney
*John Callahan, cartoonist
*Clive Charles, soccer coach
*Beverly Cleary, children's stories author
*Brad Cloepfil, architect
*John H. Couch, sea captain and early merchant who platted the Portland's NW alphabet district
*Joseph Buford Cox, chainsaw chain inventor
*Tom Cramer, artist
*Larry Crane, publisher of Tape Op
*Ward Cunningham, inventor of wiki
*Chuck Currie, United Church of Christ clergy and long-time homeless advocate
*Michael Curry, costume designer for The Lion King, and designer of the 2002 and 1996 Olympics opening ceremonies
*Farel Dalrymple, comic book artist
*Britt Daniel, musician best known as the lead singer of Spoon
*Valerie Day, member of Nu Shooz
*Walter "Walt" Dawson, political lobbyist
*Paul deLay, blues harmonica player
*Richard Diebenkorn, painter
*Michael Doleac, NBA Miami Heat player
*Abigail Scott Duniway, radical, suffragist, and publisher/editor of Portland newspaper "The New Northwest"
*Katherine Dunn, author, "Geek Love"
*Mike Dunleavy, Jr., Jesuit H.S. and NBA Indiana Pacers player
*Dick Egan, baseball player
*Sam Elliott, actor
*Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse
*Marie Equi, physician and anarchist

F - L

*Harrell Fletcher, artist
*Brad Fitzpatrick, creator of LiveJournal
*Dick Fosbury, high jumper, inventor of the Fosbury Flop
*Boaz Frankel, host and creator of Clips & Quips
*Alex Frost, actor
*C. Gordon Fullerton, astronaut and member of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
*Elizabeth Furse, U.S. Congresswoman
*Clark Gable, film actor, best known for "Gone with the Wind"
*Robert Lee Ghormley, World War II naval officer
*Rodney Glisan, U.S. Army surgeon on the Oregon frontier
*Jacob Golden, musician
*A.C. Green, former NBA player
*Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons", "Futurama" and "Life In Hell"
*Sean Healy, artist multimedia
*Sally Haley, artist and painter
*Tonya Harding, controversial figure skater and boxer
*Katie Harman, Miss America 2002
*Joey Harrington, NFL quarterback
*Lou Harrison, composer
*Michael Allen Harrison, musician
*Steve Havelka, creator of Pokey the Penguin
*Ernest Haycox, writer
*Todd Haynes, filmmaker
*Susan Helms, astronaut (actually born in North Carolina, but spent most of her childhood in Portland, and considers it her hometown)
*Joe Hill, radical labor activist
*Stewart Holbrook, author and artist
*Matt Hollywood, musician
*Peter Holmstrom, musician
*Bill Hudson, musician, singer/songwriter, producer
*Brett Hudson, musician, singer/songwriter, producer
*Mark Hudson, musician, singer/songwriter, producer
*William Hurt, Academy Award winning actor
*Peter Jacobsen, golfer
*Gary Jarman, musician, singer/songwriter
*Jeff Jahn, curator, critic and artist
*Chris Johanson, artist
*Fred Jones, former Portland Trail Blazers player, 2004 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Champion
*Miranda July, performance artist, filmmaker
*Louis Kaufman, violinist
*The Kingsmen, musicians, best known for "Louie Louie"
*Ben Hur Lampman, writer, editor at "The Oregonian", Oregon poet laureate
*Storm Large, singer, fronts the band Storm and the Balls, contestant on Rock Star: Supernova
*Thomas M. Lauderdale, musician, Pink Martini
*Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction/fantasy author
*Norman Leyden, arranger, conductor, clarinetist
*Mickey Lolich, major league baseball pitcher
*Courtney Love, actress and musician

M - S

*Shannon MacMillan, U.S. soccer player
*Stephen Malkmus, band member of Pavement
*Phillip Margolin, writer and lawyer
*Johnny Marr, former guitarist for The Smiths and current guitarist for Modest Mouse
*Ana Matronic, singer
*Dallas McKennon, voice actor best known as voices of Gumby, Pokey, Archie Andrews, Tony the Tiger
*Mike and Brian McMenamin, brewpub owners
*Carlton Mellick III, bizarro fiction author
*Colin Meloy, musician, singer/songwriter, leader of The Decemberists
*James Mercer, musician, singer/songwriter, leader of The Shins
*Tiffeny Milbrett, U.S. soccer player
*Don Miller, author
*Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, former MTV VJ 1992-1996
*Cris Moss, curator and artist
*Ona Munson, actress in "Gone with the Wind"
*Dale Murphy, former Atlanta Braves star
*Scout Niblett, musician
*Michael Paul Oman-Reagan, artist
*Chuck Palahniuk, writer, author of "Fight Club", and idiosyncratic guide to Portland, "Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon"
*Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize-winning chemist
*Johnny Pesky, iconic Boston Red Sox baseball player
*Henry F. Phillips, inventor of the Phillips-head screw
*Roddy Piper, professional wrestler
*Tom Potter, former police chief and current mayor (2005-present)
*Jane Powell, actress/singer
*Ahmad Rashad, former NFL player, television personality
*Johnnie Ray, musician
*John Reed, journalist
*Mel Renfro, defensive back for Dallas Cowboys
*Rozz Rezabek, punk pioneer and vocalist for early Negative Trend and Theatre of Sheep
*Kim Rhodes, actress, "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody", "As the World Turns", "Another World"
*Raina Rose, folksinger
*Alex Ross, comic book artist
*Mark Rothko, artist
*Greg Rucka, novelist and comic book writer
*Rick Rydell, outdoors writer, novelist, and radio talk show host
*Joe Sacco, graphic novel journalist
*Katee Sackhoff, actress, "Battlestar Galactica" (2003) and "Bionic Woman" (2007)
*Curtis Salgado, soul singer
*Rebecca Schaeffer, actress, whose murder in 1989 led to anti-stalking laws
*Randal L. Schwartz, author of Perl programming books and magazine articles, and controversially convicted computer criminal
*Danny Simon, television writer
*Elliott Smith, musician
*Lawrence Leighton Smith, conductor
*Harry Everett Smith, archivist, ethnomusicologist
*Tom Spanbauer, author
*Matthew Stadler, author
*William Stafford, poet
*Damon Stoudamire, San Antonio Spurs star
*Salim Stoudamire, Atlanta Hawks NBA player
*Sally Struthers, actress
*Jon Micah Sumrall, lead singer of the Christian rock band Kutless

T - Z

*Courtney Taylor-Taylor, musician
*Tommy Thayer, musician, guitarist for KISS
*Craig Thompson, graphic novelist
*Kirk Thornton, notable voice actor
*Linus Torvalds, organizer of the Linux operating system kernel
*Michael Totten, writer, foreign correspondent
*Zoe Trope, teenage author
*Corin Tucker, musician, guitarist with Sleater-Kinney
*Gus Van Sant, filmmaker
*Angela Via, singer/songwriter
*Will Vinton, claymation animator
*Lindsay Wagner, actress best known for The Bionic Woman
*Chris Walla, musician, guitarist of Death Cab for Cutie
*Marie Watt, contemporary sculptor
*Janet Weiss, musician, drummer with Sleater-Kinney
*E. Henry Wemme, businessman
*Minor White, influential photographer
*Brad Wilk, Portland-born drummer of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
* Craig L. Williams, Emperor XVI Craig Hollywood of the Imperial Court of New York
*Martin Wong, Portland-born painter
*Anthony Wynn, author

See also

* List of people from Oregon
* List of lists about Oregon


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