Portland’s Chinatown – the Gambling, the Girls, the Opium will be presented by historian Doug Kenck-Crispin and artist Jim Hill on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at the Jack London Bar – the new bar in the basement of The Rialto (529 SW 4th).
A night of fun, music, storytelling and art. Jim Hill will create sweet illustrations during the event (for sale at end of night). Tuesday’s topic: The history of Portland’s Chinatown. Get ready for some tawdry tales folks!
This free event starts at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm.
Doug Kenck-Crispin is a graduate student studying Public History and Pacific Northwest History at PSU. With Andy Lindberg, who is currently working as an actor in New York City, Doug produces the Kick Ass Oregon History podcasts, dedicated to covering just the good stuff: Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll and Earth Shattering, Devastating Destruction.
Ultimately, our goal is to take Oregon History out of the hallowed halls of the academy, get folks excited and enthused about this shared history, and get them out into the state, digging it and experiencing it. Get them to embrace it, and get their boots muddy in the process. It’s all OUR History; nobody owns it.