History

beaujolais nouveau, portland

Celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau in Portland

The tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau originated in the Beaujolais region of France and is now celebrated around the world on the third Thursday of November.

hazel lee, wasp

Sky’s the Limit

Hazel Lee, a Second World War aviatrix who grew up in Portland, was the first licensed Chinese-American woman pilot in 1932.

umatilla petticoat revolution

The Ladies’ Revolution of Umatilla

In 1916, a group of seven women in Umatilla devised a plan to take over the city government. The story of their revolution lives on today.

kam wah chung, john day

The Story Behind Kam Wah Chung

The Kam Wah Chung Heritage Site in John Day offers a look Oregon’s Chinese population in the 1800s.

Buzz Martin: The Singing Logger

With a gravelly voice telling tales of whistle-punks and hooktenders, cork boots and mollies, Buzz Martin’s songs describe felling Oregon timber and a way of life that’s all but disappeared.