Finn J.D. John tells the tale of Portland’s Father of the Year for 1858 … a hard drinking daddy named Danford Balch, the star attraction for Portland’s first public hanging after he went all “Clifton Clowers” on his new son-in-law, with a double-barreled shotgun.
Heather Arndt Anderson regales us with the story of how a fir trapper named Ewing Young used his powers of moonshinin’ and cattle-wranglin’ to win the battle with Dr. John McLoughlin — aka the Father of Oregon!
Stumptown Stories, batshit crazy stories from the murkiest, weirdest, and nuttiest corners of Portland history, takes place the second Tuesday of every month at the Jack London.
Admission is free. Doors open at 7:00 PM, 21 and over only.