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The 42nd annual Friend of the Library Spring Used Book Sale takes place April 17-19, 2015. Proceeds benefit the Multnomah County Library. The post Friend of the Library Spring Used Book Sale 2015

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Gimme that old-time religion … on second thought, don’t. is the title of the 13 April 2015 edition of Stumptown Stories hosted by the Sellwood Public House (8132 SE 13th). There’s some weird stuff in the back pages of Oregon’s spiritual past. On this Monday night presentation, pop historians Joe S

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FYI: Oaks Amusement Park rides open for the 2015 season on Saturday, 21 March. Only have to get through the rest of today, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and then guess what happens… RIDES OPEN!!!! — Oaks Amusement Park (@Oaks_Park) March 17, 2015 The post

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The happiest place just south of Salem off I-5 opens for the 2015 season on Friday, March 20. The post Enchanted Forest Opening Day (20 March 2015) appeared first on

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OMSI presents Clinical Genetics and DNA Testing: It is Good to Know as part of the Science Pub Portland series, on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at the Empirical Theater (1945 SE Water Ave). The post

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Portland Geek Council and Interesting Times present Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton) on Sunday, 15 March 2015 at 2 PM. The post Monty Python and the Holy G

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Mighty Celilo Falls! on Monday, 9 March 2015, is the latest installment of the venerable Stumptown Stories series. Sellwood Public House (8132 SE 13th) is the host. The post Stumptown Stories: Migh

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At some point in 2010 I realized that with my Multnomah County library card I had access to The Oregonian Historical Archive, among other research databases and sites. That, plus an obsession with Oregon history, gave me the bright idea to write a “Day in History” post for every day in 2011. Naturally, and i

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The 4th annual Kick Ass Oregon History Diorama Contest is under way. You made them in Mrs. Dingleberry’s 5th grade American History class. You saw them at that Crappy County Historical Society your Dad drug you to on that one summer road trip. And you envied Suzie Snotgrass’s winning science faire entry of Tranquilit

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Curious Gallery is back with an arts festival of the wunderkammer revival this weekend, January 10-11, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza (1441 NE 2nd Avenue). Long before public museums became a feature of many cities, private citizens in Europe and elsewhere formed their own extensive collections of scientific specimens and cult

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Christmas Day doesn’t have to be about family™ SHOPS Powell’s Books (1005 W Burnside). The downtown Powell’s is open 10 AM to 6 PM on Christmas Day (all other locations, save the one at the airport, are closed). ACTIVITIES Seedy, Seamy & Sinful Portland Tour: Join Kick Ass Oregon History‘s Resid

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For three weekends in December the 1881 Mariner’s Building (209 NW 3rd) will be the location, and canvas, for Illuminations #1, a site-specific work by artist Rose Bond. The post Old T

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The 47th Annual Holiday Cheer: A Celebration of Oregon Authors, takes place Sunday, December 7, 2014. This celebration of Oregon writers is a popular holiday tradition. Authors will be on hand displaying, autographing, and of course selling their latest works. The post

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Oregon History 101: “Looks Like a Good Beginning”: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Exclusion in Oregon, 1850-1910. will be presented by Dr. Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave) on 1 December 2014 at 7 PM. The post

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Clear Creek Distillery (2389 NW Wilson), a Portland artisan spirits pioneer, is hosting an Open House on Saturday, 22 November 2014. The post Clear Creek Distillery Open House (22 November 2014)

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Science Pub Portland presents Shaping Light with Folded Surfaces tonight at the Empirical Theater at OMSI (1945 SE Water Ave.). The post Science Pub Portland: Shaping Light wi

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For the fourth year in a row, the geeked out history folks at Kick Ass Oregon History give us the straight shit on the NW’s most famous hijacker. Revolution: DB Cooper takes place Saturday, 22 November 2014 at Turn! Turn! Turn! (8 NE Killingsworth). The post

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The Oregon Historical Society presents Made in Oregon, an evening of 16mm films produced by local area businesses on Wednesday 12, November 2014 at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd). The post

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Join Kick Ass Oregon History‘s Ribald Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder) for D.B. Cooper 101. Get the Straight Shit on the only unsolved skyjacking in US aviation history at “DB Cooper 101″ … The Resident Histo

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Join Finn John, author of the Offbeat Oregon column Wicked Portland: The Wild and Lusty Underworld of a Frontier Seaport Town, tonight at the Jack London bar as he presents Embezzler, philanderer, racketeer, Senator: The life and times of John Mitchell Hipple, a.k.a. Senator John Hiram Mitchell

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Kick Ass Oregon History presents Ghastly Northwest Tales: A Historic Halloween on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder). Master of ceremonies and resident historian Dough Kenck-Crispin will reveal Rotten, Vile Yarns of the Pacific Northwest, including tales of Satanic r

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Kick Ass Oregon History‘s Ribald Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin presents When Oregon Was Russian on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder). Tuesday! Please join Doug Kenck-Crispin from Kick Ass Oregon History for “When Oregon was Russian” –

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Watch a preview screening of Oregon Experience‘s Portland Noir on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan). From shanghaied sailors to opium dens, Portland’s illicit past is legendary. In the 1880s, the city had an international reputation for vice and violence. But what is real and what

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Portland ecologist and food writer Heather Arndt Anderson presents Breakfast: From Silver Screen to Small Screen, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder) Why was Scarlett O’Hara depicted enjoying breakfast in bed after being subjected to marital rape? Why does Walt

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Finn John, author of the Offbeat Oregon column Wicked Portland: The Wild and Lusty Underworld of a Frontier Seaport Town, presents Mysterious Skeletons of Old Oregon: If only these bones could talk … on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder).

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This Tuesday, September 24, 2013 history nerd/writer/factoid enthusiast Joe Streckert presents Radical Portland.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Boulevard) presents Noir City Portland, this weekend Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22, 2013.

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Inspired by the recent Old Timey Bars podcast and taking a page from last summer’s Portland Bar Double Decker Bus Tour, the Old Timey Bars Kick Ass Bus Tour begins at the kick ass Jack London Bar, where after priming the Kick Ass Oregon History’s inimitable resident historian Doug Kenck-Crispin will guide us lucky ticke

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The 4th annual CellarFest at Bailey's Taproom (213 SW Broadway) kicks off this Saturday, January 26, 2012, at 4 p.m.

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The 2nd annual Kick Ass Oregon History Diorama Contest has begun. As everybody knows – Dioramas Kick Ass! Those awesome little cardboard boxes detailed with globs of glue and faded construction paper that make history just jump to life! And do you know what kinds of Dioramas Kick the most Ass? Why ones about

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