Guns in Schools

In 2009, police arrested a Western Oregon University student at the student union with a concealed handgun and knife in his pocket. Later, the Newberg School District sought, and failed, to keep guns from its schools. These cases ignited a strongly-contested conflict about guns on the campus of Oregon state universities and other state schools.


Function from Form

Two years ago, Rick Fredland made a clever connection between form and function, crafting the concept of the Silipint, or pint cups made of silicone. These vessels could bounce off any surface, survive cliff jumps and regain shape after being run over by a bicycle-powered mobile pub. The cup’s adaptable form gives it more lives than a cat.


Coming Home

It was Fourth of July weekend in Vancouver, Washington, and the startling snaps, pops and explosions from fireworks outside of Mandee Juza’s home immediately transported her back to Iraq. She holed up in the basement, and tried to escape the feeling that guns and bombs were thundering nearby, threatening her life. She was experiencing the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a common mental illness that has affected veterans of all wars.


Russel Wong: the Extended Interview

Known as the “Avedon of Asia,” Russel Wong is among celebrity photographer royalty—Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton. Wong’s portfolio includes sixteen covers for Time magazine, landscapes sold by Christies, and lush publicity images for the Oscar-winning films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers.


Tillamook State Forest

In Oregon, there are six primary state forests. Altogether, these account for 3 percent of forestland in Oregon. The Tillamook State Forest is an 800-square-mile forest eighty miles west of Portland. As a state forest, the land is managed by the board of the Oregon Department of Forestry, which is composed of seven members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate. The Department of Forestry is charged with managing forestlands to balance social, environmental and economic interests under a doctrine known as “greatest permanent value.”


Mitochondria Man

Shoukhrat Mitalipov is a molecular biologist at OHSU’s National Primate Research Center in Beaverton. Recently, he announced, through the science journal Nature, breakthrough research in which he created mitochondrial disease-free monkey offspring by replacing the diseased parental mitochondria with disease-free donor mitochondria. The upshot of Dr. Mitalipov’s research could help parents have their own biological children without the risk of inherited mitochondrial diseases. That’s huge. At least one in 200 born childen inherits mitochondrial mutations that can lead to disease. The problem now is navigating political and regulatory barriers in the U.S., while the U.K. embraces Mitalipov’s research.


Cooperation Runs Through It

The Deschutes River flowed icy blue under an arching footbridge at Sawyer Park in Bend. On the right side of the river, ancient layers of rock glowed orange at dusk, and joggers and mountain bikers caught the last light of a chilly January day on the east flank of the Cascades.


1859 Oregon’s Magazine Takes First Oregon ADDY; Finalist for Maggie

BEND, Oregon—In one memorable weekend, 1859 Oregon’s Magazine (, a statewide lifestyle magazine, won the 2012 Oregon ADDY Award for Best Oregon Publication Design and was a finalist for the prestigious Western Publishing Association’s (WPA) Maggie award for Best Consumer Quarterly.
The inaugural year of the ADDDYs took place at Sunriver Resort March 17. The 2012 Maggie Award winnerswill be announced during the 61st annual Maggie Awards Banquet on April 27th in Los Angeles. 1859 Oregon’sMagazine was also a Maggie finalist for Best Quarterly in 2011.
“We’re grateful to these esteemed awards organizations for recognizing the effort that the 1859 crew puts intoevery issue,” says Heather Johnson, 1859 publisher. “We thank our designers, in particular, for their gift andfor this ADDY award. We are about to open a new chapter, with bimonthly publication, and are confident in ourcreative team to continue that level of excellence.”
1859 Oregon’s Magazine, the icon for Oregon lovers, will build on its continued growth over the past three years,increasing its publication frequency to six issues a year, beginning with the July-August issue. 1859 readers canexpect the same quality they have become accustomed to but with an upgrade in quantity.
“We’ve now reached an exciting point where consumer acceptance of 1859 and market demand have created theperfect environment for us to increase our frequency and deepen our relationships with partners,” says Johnson.
Since its inception in 2009, 1859 has gone from a quarterly magazine created by two people to a cross-platformmedia icon sold in seven states with 12 employees located throughout Oregon.
About 1859 Oregon’s Magazine
1859 Oregon’s Magazine is a statewide lifestyle magazine named for Oregon’s year of statehood. 1859 capturesthe true Oregon for Oregonians, its admirers and visitors. Oregon is a wealth of recreational, ecological, historicaland entrepreneurial intrigue. We’re pioneers in the sustainable movement; we’re bike geeks and techies, NativeAmericans and cowboys, financiers and vintners. We’re urban, suburban, rural and ranch. 1859 Oregon’sMagazine is the vehicle that folks from Pendleton to The Pearl District, from Bend to Bandon, recognize as theirown. In an intelligent and beautiful format, 1859 explores the landscapes, the personalities, the movers andshakers, the history and the architecture that is the jewel of the Pacific Northwest. For Oregonians, 1859 is anexploration of the state’s rich history, its incredible destinations and colorful personalities.
About the Oregon ADDYs
Following a focus group of advertising industry participants and much discussion, the Drakes Committee andAdvertising Federation of C.O. (AdFed) Board created a state-wide ADDY® competition, now called the OregonADDY® Awards. The ADDY® Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms ofadvertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels.
About the Western Publications Association (WPA)
The WPA has represented magazine publishers and related companies for more than fifty-seven years. Servingthose publications west of the Mississippi, the WPA is committed to responding to the challenges and opportunitiesfacing the ever-changing magazine industry. For more information, visit For more informationon the Western Publications Association, please visit
For more information on 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, contact Megan Oliver at 541.550.7081, ext. 513, or email her [email protected].


Best Lodging in Willamette Valley Wine Country

When visiting the Willamette Valley’s wine country, often the hardest decision isn’t where to go tasting or dining but where to rest your head after all the sipping and supping. Sure there are a few inexpensive motels around, but with several distinctive and romantic accommodations, why not make it a more memorable experience? Here are some of my favorites: