History

The Pioneer Saloon: Oregon’s 134-Year-Old Bar

One of the oldest pubs in Oregon—it first started serving drinks in 1883—the Pioneer Saloon in Paisley has an effect…

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Old and New Songs About Our Beloved Oregon

From Johnny Cash to Sufjan Stevens, many songwriters have been inspired by the state of Oregon.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Andy Warhol Exhibit in Portland Shows Complex Side of a Controversial Icon

The Portland Art Museum's new Andy Warhol exhibit is the largest and most thorough of its kind, showing a more…

3 years ago

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.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Vernor Martin Sackett

A gallery of images capturing the early days of university life, circa 1920.

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Steens Wild Horses

It was February 2010, and absolutely spitting snow and rain—typical for southeastern Oregon. My husband, Farrel, and I had driven…

3 years ago

The History of Influential Women in Oregon

From women’s rights activists to boundary-breaking athletes, Oregon has no shortage of powerful and strong women.

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