D.B. Cooper 101 (19 November 2013)

DB Cooper 101Join Kick Ass Oregon History‘s Ribald Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder) for D.B. Cooper 101.

Get the Straight Shit on the only unsolved skyjacking in US aviation history at “DB Cooper 101″ … The Resident Historian will give you the who, what, where, when and how (maybe not the why . . .), and discuss some of the leading suspects in the case. In addition, we will watch a little film about 727s and some of the strange things they did over “Indochina” in the late 1960s, and maybe some other, as yet to be unnamed, film too! It will be a night for those who ask “Who is this DB Cooper guy?” to the self styled Cooper Sleuth, who knows most of the details by now (This is a pretty complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you’s.). AND we will have a Trivia Contest, with the winner receiving TWO tickets to the Washington State History Museum, which includes admission to their amazing COOPER exhibit! Hmmm . . . let’s see . . . “What drink special will the JLB run that night . . .???” So come on down and join us – you won’t want to miss this one!

21 and over only, the investigation begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Embezzler, philanderer, racketeer, Senator: The life and times of John Mitchell Hipple, a.k.a. Senator John Hiram Mitchell (5 November 2013)

Embezzler, philanderer, racketeer, Senator: The life and times of John Mitchell Hipple, a.k.a. Senator John Hiram Mitchell

Join Finn John, author of the Offbeat Oregon column Wicked Portland: The Wild and Lusty Underworld of a Frontier Seaport Town, tonight at the Jack London bar as he presents Embezzler, philanderer, racketeer, Senator: The life and times of John Mitchell Hipple, a.k.a. Senator John Hiram Mitchell

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Ghastly Northwest Tales: A Historic Halloween (31 October 2013)

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Kick Ass Oregon History presents Ghastly Northwest Tales: A Historic Halloween on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder). Master of ceremonies and resident historian Dough Kenck-Crispin will reveal Rotten, Vile Yarns of the Pacific Northwest, including tales of Satanic ritual cult murders of the […]

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Stumptown Stories: When Oregon was Russian (15 October 2013)

Kick Ass Oregon History‘s Ribald Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin presents When Oregon Was Russian on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder). Tuesday! Please join Doug Kenck-Crispin from Kick Ass Oregon History for “When Oregon was Russian” – looking at the fascinating history and influence […]

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Oregon Experience ‘Portland Noir’ Documentary Screening (11 October 2013)

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Watch a preview screening of Oregon Experience‘s Portland Noir on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan). From shanghaied sailors to opium dens, Portland’s illicit past is legendary. In the 1880s, the city had an international reputation for vice and violence. But what is real and what is lore? ‘Portland Noir’ […]

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