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Category: History

Old and New Songs About Our Beloved Oregon

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Unraveling the Mystery of Vernor Martin Sackett

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

Steens Wild Horses

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

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.

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…

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