The Oregon Historical Society Museum Store features a wide selection of books from local and regional authors. All publications featured on this page are available for purchase in the museum store.
Looking for a particular book or subject? Call the Museum Store at 503.306.5230.
Museum Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday | 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday | Noon – 5 PM
Admission is free to visit the museum store.
The Oregon Historical Society Museum Store is located in the main pavilion of the Oregon History Museum at 1200 SW Park Avenue in downtown Portland.
Select Presidential Books 25% Off!
Current Exhibition Reading:
Hockey in Portland
Jim Mancuso and Scott Petterson
$19.99 regular price, $17.99 member price
This book is the perfect companion to Oregon History Museum’s exhibition that looks back on Portland’s rich hockey tradition Rose City Champions: 100 Years of Hockey. Members of the Society of International Hockey Research, Jim Mancuso, and Scott Petterson have assembled 127 pages of photos, illustrations, and memorabilia to recall the heroics of the Rosebuds, Eagles, Penguins, and Buckaroos teams that preceded the Portland Winterhawks.
Suggested Reading: Photography in the West
While the Oregon History Museum hosts the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition, the Museum Store will be focusing its attention on a selection of new and noteworthy books that capture the essence of landscape photography and history in the West.
Ansel Adams in Color
Edited by Harry M. Callahan with John P. Shaefer and Andrea G. Stillman
$35.00 regular price, $31.50 member price
The great landscape photographer Ansel Adams is famous for his iconic black-and-white images of the American West, but he also engaged in color photography soon after the advent of Kodachrome film that demonstrates the same technical mastery. This newly revised and expanded edition of the posthumously published book includes twenty previously unpublished pictures and a more faithful reproduction of the photography thanks to recent advances in scanning and printing.
Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867–1957
By Terry Toedtemeier and John Laursen
Hardcover, $75.00 regular price, $67.50 member price
This exquisitely produced large-format book features more than 130 images by some three dozen photographers, with special attention given to the work of Carleton Watkins, Benjamin Gifford, Lily White, Sarah Ladd, Fred Kizer, Alfred Monner, and Ray Atkeson. No other title compares in picturing the spectacle and grandeur of the Columbia River’s awesome visual history. Don’t miss John Laursen’s Second Sunday lecture on Wild Beauty coming up on April 13!
Out Here: Poems and Images From Steens Mountain Country
Poems and drawings by Ursula Le Guin and photography by Roger Dorband
$35.00 original price, $15.00 sale price
Out Here is a loving visual and literary tribute to the austere and unique beauty of the high desert country surrounding Steens Mountain in southeast Oregon. Award winning author Ursula Le Guin’s poems and Roger Dorband’s magnificent photographs illustrate this alluring landscape that continues to attract artists, adventurers, and naturalists.
Portland’s Maritime History
Rebecca Harrison and Daniel Cowan
$21.99 regular price, $19.79 member price
Just released by Arcadia Publishing is this visual history of life on Portland’s waterfront. Full chapters are devoted to photographs that chronicle the port’s steamboats, commercial shipping, ship building during World War II, sunken ships, and early recreational boating and fishing.
The Oregon Historical Quarterly, a peer-reviewed, public history journal, has been published continuously since 1900 by the Oregon Historical Society, an independent, nonprofit organization. OHQ brings well-researched, well-written history about Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to both scholars and a general audience. With a circulation of around 4,500, OHQ is one of the largest state historical society journals in the United States and is a recognized and respected source for the history of the Pacific Northwest region.
“The Road that Won an Empire”: Commemoration, Commercialization, and the Promise of Auto Tourism at the “Top o’ Blue Mountains”
by Chelsea K. Vaughn
Nose Sakae’s Study Abroad: Idealization and Devaluation of American Education During Japan’s Early Meiji Era
by Yasutaka Maruki
Women’s Lands in Southern Oregon: Jean Mountaingrove and Bethroot Gwynn Tell Their Stories
by Heather Burmeister
Enforcing Oregon’s State Alcohol Monopoly: Recollections from the 1950s
by Warren Niete
introduction by Rob Donnelly
Thompson’s Mills and the Lost Town of Boston: Oregon’s Newest State Heritage Site Celebrates Its Ten-Year Anniversary
by Kristine Deacon
A Tribute: Eckard V. Toy, Jr. (March 19, 1931–October 7, 2013)
Single and Back Issue Purchases
Looking for a copy of a specific issue? Most issues of OHQ are still in print and available for purchase. Issues of the Oregon Historical Quarterly are available from the OHS Museum Store.
In-print issues, Volume 110 to present, 2009-present: $12.00 each
In-print issues, Volume 103 to 109, 2002-2008: $10.00 each
In-print issues, Volume 1 to Volume 102, 1900-2001: $8.00 each
Contact the Museum Store
For more information or to place an order:
Oregon Historical Society Museum Store
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 306-5230
Fax: (503) 221-2035