History

The Vanished Cities

Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state, largely a result of early booming mining and lumber industries that…

4 years ago

The Bing Cherry

The curious history of the Bing Cherry.

4 years ago

The Pioneer Picnic: Oregon’s Longest-Running Community Event

Started by Oregon's pioneers in the 1800s, the Pioneer Picnic will celebrate its 130th anniversary in Brownsville this June.

4 years ago

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…

5 years ago

Old and New Songs About Our Beloved Oregon

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

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago