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David Lett tastes wine at The Eyrie Vineyards winery in McMinnville, Oregon. Tom Ballard took the photo for an article in the News-Register.

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Oregon Wine—Grapes of Place

In the 1960s a new breed of pioneers began arriving in Oregon’s Willamette Valley determined to grow Vitis vinifera, the fine wine grapes of Europe. They were told it couldn’t be done and were amply warned that Western Oregon was too cold and wet for vinifera to flourish.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
State Representative Mark Hatfield, 1953. OHS Research Library, 479A, folder 2.

Type: Special Event, Online Video     

Mark O. Hatfield Centennial Celebration

Celebrate Senator Mark O. Hatfield’s 100th birthday with guest speakers, root beer floats, and free museum admission! Former Oregon governors Barbara Roberts and Ted Kulongoski join other speakers to share their memories of Senator Hatfield’s remarkable 46-year career in elected office.

  • Family-friendly
One of the thousands of

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Vortex I

In the summer of 1970, some tens of thousands of people converged in rural Clackamas County for an event called Vortex 1. This “biodegradable festival of life” celebrated freedom — freedom from violence, from drug laws and from clothes. It also served as an elaborate ploy to lure young people away from Portland. And to this day, Vortex remains America’s only large-scale rock festival ever sponsored by a Republican governor.

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Portland Noir

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Portland Noir

From shanghaied sailors to opium dens, Portland’s illicit past is legendary. But how much of it is true?  "Portland Noir" examines Old Town’s sordid history.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Shoppers visit the OHS Museum Store. Photo by Andrea Lonas Photography.

Type: Special Event     

Summer Sales Spectacular

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Striking longshoremen on picket duty along Portland's waterfront. Oregon Historical Society. OHS Research Library, bb01347

Type: Online Video, Television Broadcast     Series: Oregon Experience

The 1934 Waterfront Strike: Solidarity on the Docks


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
A researcher explores OHS Digital Collections during a visit to OHS’s research library. Photo by Andie Petkus.

Type: Education Event, Virtual Event     

All About Access: Exploring OHS Collections Online


Register here

  • Free
  • RSVP Required
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Keisha Blain headshot, courtesy of Keisha Blain

Type: Virtual Event     

Historians and the News: Keisha N. Blain


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  • Free
  • RSVP Required
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
An OHS staff member welcomes a visitor to the research library. Photo by Andie Petkus.

Type: Special Event     

Research Library Renovation Celebration


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • RSVP Required
  • Members Only
Doris Kearns Goodwin. Photo by Annie Leibovitz.

Type: Lecture, Attend In Person or Online     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Doris Kearns Goodwin


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Teachers
  • Researchers