Thanksgiving Day this year marks the 40th anniversary of the infamous D.B. Cooper hijacking, so it’s only appropriate that Portland will be playing host to a D.B. Cooper Symposium this weekend, on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Portland Hilton (921 SW 6th) to be exact.
Coordinated by Geoffrey Gray, author of Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper, the symposium will begin at 9am with lectures, presentations, and panel discussions. There’s a D.B. Cooper t-shirt contest, a poetry contest, and more. After lunch join other attendees for a trip to the world famous Ariel Tavern.
The symposium is open to the public. Donations are suggested, but nobody will be turned away. Visit the website for more details.