History

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.

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For the Ladies

March brings festivals, conferences and other events celebrating Oregon women. 

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How Portland Became Known as the City of Roses

Today, the symbol of the rose is pervasive throughout the metro area. Portland’s association with this non-native flower is one of the quirks that makes the city so fascinating.

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3 Historic and Scenic Railroads

As train use for shipping goods has waned, organizations around the country have converted historic trains and railroads into sources of local tourism.

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Encyclopedia of Bold Oregon Moments

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when Oregon’s collective conscience moved beyond a backwater timber state north of California to a kick-ass place known for its progressive ideas, tough pioneering spirit, recreational abundance, and some of the best damn eating and drinking anywhere.

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Claire Phillips: Forgotten Hero

Kneeling blindfolded on the stone floor of a dungeon in medieval Fort Santiago, the prisoner heard a command: “Bow your head!” A Japanese officer stood above, gripping a gracefully curved sword.

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Waiting for Bigfoot

For more than forty years, a ten-by-ten-foot wooden box has been sitting deep in the heart of the Siskiyou National Forest, awaiting Sasquatch.