19th Jun 2017
USS Oregon

Navy ships named for PNW Locations

Pictures of the USS Plainfield abandoned near Dismal Nitch, Washington got me to thinking about ships that were named for locations, things, or native peoples in the Pacific Northwest. This...

19th Jun 2017
Oregon Native Indian History Resources

Oregon Native Indian History Resources

Oregon Native Indian History Resources This is a huge subject because we had so many tribes that were very drastically culturally different from each other. The other problem is that...

26th Dec 2016

Portland Theater Listing

Portland Theater Listing In the ever expanding list of things that makes Portland a vibrant and livable city, one is the sheer number of independently owned theaters that exist in...

12th Sep 2016

Rickard Train Station and Ghost Town

Name: Rickard Class: A4 GPS: 44.4067889, -123.2900982 Directions: Unable to reach from public roads. Located in what is now the William L Finley National Wildlife Refuge. Description: The Rickard family...

04th Jul 2016

Cable Cove (Cableville), Oregon

Name: Cable Cove (Cableville) Class: A1 GPS: 44.8568096, -118.2691085 Directions: From Sumpter Oregon, head north along Cracker Creek Road to Bourne, Oregon. At 4.8 miles take a left on to...

25th Jun 2016
Henry and Anna Anderegg

Kronenberg Oregon and the Meadowland Dairy

Name: Kronenberg Class: H2 GPS: 45.493315, -122.494300 or 16430 SE Powell Blvd, Portland Oregon Directions: From downtown Portland, take Highway 26 East towards Gresham. The “town” as it were was...

24th Jun 2016

Vegan Restaurants Portland

Vegan Restaurants Portland One of the things the city of Portland Oregon is well known for is the number of vegan and vegan friendly restaurants in the city. Most popular...

14th Jun 2016
Snooseville Corner, just a sawmill

Snooseville Corner, just a sawmill

Name: Snooseville Corner Class: A3 GPS: 45.72336, -123.07137 Directions: From North Plains, head Northwest on Mountaindale Road towards another ghost town, Mountaindale. Pass that location 7.4 miles Mountaindale Road comes...

14th Jun 2016
Bacona, Oregon

Bacona, Oregon, Ghost town in the woods

Name: Bacona Class: A3 GPS:45.777316, -123.121992 Directions: From Buxton Oregon just off of Highway 26 in Western Washington County, head north on NW Bacona Road for 8.8 miles. On the...

07th Jun 2016
Ghost Town of Van Oregon

Ghost Town of Van Oregon

Name: Van Class: A(Unknown) GPS: 43.99045, -118.68882 Directions: From John Day head south on Highway 395 or the John Day-Burns Highway for 36.6 miles. Turn left on Silvies-Hopper Ranch Rd....

25th Apr 2016

Portland Oregon Museums

Portland Oregon Museums For all it’s quirkiness, Portland has a number of good museums for history and art. It also has a number of “Keep Portland Weird” type museums. Either...

09th Apr 2016
Hines, Oregon

Hines, Oregon

Hines, Oregon Contributed by Steve Arndt: Fred Herrick owned and operated the Herrick Lumber Company and promoted the railroad north of Burns. A community sprang up around the mill, and...

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