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Welcome to the Lincoln High School Alumni Association web site. Be sure to visit the Who We Are section for information about the organization.

In celebration of Lincoln's Sesquicentennial we are working on a legacy book filled with photos from 1869 and essays from alums! You are invited to have your name inside the cover for $100 which includes your copy of the book too!

Throughout the years, Lincoln has been known for providing excellent educational opportunities to Portland students. It is an example for the nation of a downtown urban school which produces high achieving graduates in the face of continuing budget cuts. The Alumni Association is dedicated to doing what it can to continue this proud tradition.


The new vision for Lincoln High School calls for a seven-story tower of academic classrooms and teaching space. A center courtyard will separate the tower from a three-story theater and a gym above an adequately sized cafeteria. The school is scheduled break ground on its new building in 2020, to open for the 2022-23 academic year.

The predecessor of Lincoln High School, called Portland High School, was founded in 1869. It was one of the first public high schools west of the Rockies. After sharing facilities with several elementary schools on the west side of Portland, the first separate Portland High School building was completed in 1885. It was located on S.W.14th and Morrison. In 1908 the name was changed to Lincoln High School, and in 1912 the school moved to a new building on Broadway between Market and Mill. This building is now part of Portland State University. In September, 1952 school began in the present building on SW 16th and Salmon St. 

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