Stumptown Stories: Mighty Celilo Falls! (9 March 2015)

Mighty Celilo Falls! on Monday, 9 March 2015, is the latest installment of the venerable Stumptown Stories series. Sellwood Public House (8132 SE 13th) is the host.

On This Day in Oregon History

At some point in 2010 I realized that with my Multnomah County library card I had access to The Oregonian Historical Archive, among other research databases and sites. That, plus an obsession with Oregon history, gave me the bright idea to write a “Day in History” post for every day in 2011. Naturally, and innocently, I […]

Kick Ass Oregon History Diorama Contest 2015

The 4th annual Kick Ass Oregon History Diorama Contest is under way. You made them in Mrs. Dingleberry’s 5th grade American History class. You saw them at that Crappy County Historical Society your Dad drug you to on that one summer road trip. And you envied Suzie Snotgrass’s winning science faire entry of Tranquility Base. […]

Curious Gallery – The Wunderkammer Revival (January 10-11, 2015)

Curious Gallery Flyer 2015

Curious Gallery is back with an arts festival of the wunderkammer revival this weekend, January 10-11, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza (1441 NE 2nd Avenue). Long before public museums became a feature of many cities, private citizens in Europe and elsewhere formed their own extensive collections of scientific specimens and cultural artifacts meant to educate […]

Things to do in Portland on Christmas Day 2014

Christmas Day doesn’t have to be about family™ SHOPS Powell’s Books (1005 W Burnside). The downtown Powell’s is open 10 AM to 6 PM on Christmas Day (all other locations, save the one at the airport, are closed). ACTIVITIES Seedy, Seamy & Sinful Portland Tour: Join Kick Ass Oregon History‘s Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin for […]