If you are interested in, passionate about, or geeked out on Oregon History, then we are glad you found this site. We are too. We hope you come to really enjoy this site.
At orhistory.com we are hoping to enable your cravings and carnal desires for all things Oregon. Listen in to Kick Ass Oregon History, our irreverent take on the great shit you didn’t know about The Beaver State. Join us for one of our Live Oregon History Events (there is usually locavore beer and spirits involved). Come along on one of our walking or bus tours. Links will abound and appear to multiply. You will read quality, unpublished prose that will contribute to your jonseing for the Beaver State.
This site is like one tasty taquito. Instead of filling your stomach, it just tends to accentuate your ravenous hunger. That’s us. We are that taquito. We aim to fulfill that initial impulse, but hope you will leave here on your own search, visiting sites around the state, reading books, talking to people.
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A local history organization with an upbeat, mildly profane name. – Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian, “The Hot List,” 3/15/2012
Lighthearted but deeply informative, a reference source that’s pitch-perfectly calibrated to a certain laidback-but-wonky Portland aesthetic. – Alison Hallett, The Portland Mercury, “Pump Up The Volume; The Many Sounds of Portland’s Podcasters,” 7/19/2012
They do a great podcast. (Kick Ass Oregon History) should be world famous. – Cort Weber, The Cort and Fatboy Show, 11/14/2012
Y’all put on some of the finest of nerdy Portland happenings. – A Satisfied Ass Kicker! 6/4/2012
If that guy would have been a college professor I probably would have finished. He was funny as hell, and knows how to tell a tale. – A Bigfoot Night Attendee, 6/19/2012
I can assure you that Doug is *exceedingly* objective and rational…he just manages to pull it off with a liberal application of F-bombs, interspersed between cans of PBR and bong hits. Doug puts the “cad” in “academic.” – An Ass Kicker’s FB post, 7/5/2012