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This is What Oregon Looked Like in the 1930s Great Depression

From humble beginnings in 1890s New Jersey and contracting polio at age 7 (which left her with a lifelong limp), Dorothea Lange went on...

80 Years Ago This Sky Phenomenon Terrified Oregon Residents

"I was standing still for a moment, looking toward Portland," recalled Thurston Skei, who was climbing Mount Adams just before 8 a.m. on July...

Unplug and Plan a Getaway to This Gorgeous Historic Hotel in...

The brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin are personal local heroes of mine. I had visited many of their properties and brewpubs in the Portland...

A Photographer’s Journey to Capturing Over 250 Old Schoolhouses in Oregon

I don't know when or why this obsession first came about. If I try to trace it back, maybe it was my first glimpse...

18 Historical Photos of Oregon That Will Transport You Back in...

I love historic film images, both for their quality and for a glimpse of life forgotten. There are some amazing archival photos of Oregon...

Watch This Rare 1920s Footage of Multnomah Falls & The Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is easily one of the most visited places in Oregon, and with good reason. Multnomah Falls alone attracts approximately 2.5...

This Oregon Insane Asylum Mix-Up Left 47 Patients Dead

Seventy years ago, on a quiet November evening, 467 psychiatric patients at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem were about to tuck into a...

Oregon’s ‘Old Man of the Lake’ Mystery Evokes Curiosity

Crater Lake is not only one of the most magnificent lakes in the world, it's also probably one of the most mysterious places to...

The Legend of Oregon’s Crystal Cave: Is it real?

There's nothing that fascinates me more than America's incredible history — especially in the state of Oregon, the place I've called home since birth....

Here’s 40 Fun Facts You May Not Know About Oregon

Some of these facts you may not know already about Oregon, and some you probably already do. Either way, some of these facts are...

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