On This Day in Oregon History

This Day in Portland and 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. […]

Holiday Cheer: A Celebration of Oregon Authors (7 December 2014)

Holiday Cheer

The 47th Annual Holiday Cheer: A Celebration of Oregon Authors, takes place Sunday, December 7, 2014. This celebration of Oregon writers is a popular holiday tradition. Authors will be on hand displaying, autographing, and of course selling their latest works.

Oregon History 101: Immigration and Ethnicity (1 December 2014)

History 101: Immigration and Ethnicity

Oregon History 101: “Looks Like a Good Beginning”: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Exclusion in Oregon, 1850-1910. will be presented by Dr. Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave) on 1 December 2014 at 7 PM.

Revolution: DB Cooper (22 November 2014)

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For the fourth year in a row, the geeked out history folks at Kick Ass Oregon History give us the straight shit on the NW’s most famous hijacker. Revolution: DB Cooper takes place Saturday, 22 November 2014 at Turn! Turn! Turn! (8 NE Killingsworth).