Tag Archives: Northwest

Brushwork and big plans

Recently, I was notified of an exciting opportunity to further my education: I was accepted into a graduate program at the University of California Berkeley. I am very excited by this, and looking forward to it tremendously. However, this new … Continue reading

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Getting to know dead people

Being a writer with a strong interest in the region’s history, I find myself running across certain names with great repetition. It is hard, for example, not to read about the Ladds in Portland, or John McLoughlin in the pre-territory … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Presentation on the Mount Tabor streetcar line

Interested in the past, present, and future of streetcars in Portland? Since late last year, the Architectural Heritage Center has been celebrating the city’s streetcars, first with “Streetcars Build a City”, an exhibit of streetcar artifacts, as well as with … Continue reading

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2012 Ten Favorite Images

As 2012 rolls to a close, it’s time once again to look back at the year’s photography. I’ve been doing this for five years, so this is the sixth time for the review. The exercise is rather interesting for me, … Continue reading

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Announcement: Presentation on railroad architecture in Portland!

Interested in architecture, the history of American expansion, the Gilded Age, or rail transportation? If so, consider yourself invited to attend Railroad Architecture and the Northwest: Economics, Ethos, and Culture, an educational program given by me at the Architectural Heritage … Continue reading

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Review: Discovering Main Street: Travel Adventures in Small Towns of the Northwest

Discovering Main Street: Travel Adventures in Small Towns of the Northwest By Foster Church. Oregon State University Press, 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97331; http://oregonstate.edu/; 5.5 x 8.5 in; trade paperback; 192 pages, 5 maps; $18.95 Although the Northwest … Continue reading

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Is Seattle the odd man out?

Last week’s news was a bit of a shocker in the region, as Washington State went through its primary election. Voters seemed to be bludgeoning incumbents, from rural port commissioners through to mayors of significant municipalities. As Jeff Mapes put … Continue reading

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