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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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