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PDX:DNA - 60 Minutes that Shaped Portland

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:30pm

White Stag Block, Room 142/144
70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

60 Minutes that Shaped Portland, a White Stag happy hour with five Portland historians.

Presented by UO Portland and John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape, this will be an evening of food, drinks, music, and stories about such topics as how:

  • a picnic for 300 on a highway median strip led to the building of Waterfront Park
  • the bombing of Pearl Harbor shaped Portland racial politics in ways still felt today
  • two 20-something county planners hand-drew a map that created the Willamette Valley wine industry
  • bird calls, a recipe book, and a Talking Heads video shaped Stumptown’s cultures of sustainability, food, and film

Whether you’ve lived in Portland for decades or just one term, you’ll walk away with a deeper view of here—or at least some excellent anecdotes to impress your friends at the next happy hour.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Free


College of Design, John Yeon Center

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Graduate Students, New Students, Alumni




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