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Multcolib Picks: Unique and Quirky Portland

Fugitives & Refugees
Fugitives & Refugees A Walk in Portland, Oregon By Palahniuk, Chuck (Book - 2003 ) 917.9549 P153f 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Chuck Palahniuk takes you on a tour of his Portland. It's a adventurous journey of the past, present, and future of our unique city.

Dark Rose
Dark Rose Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland By Donnelly, Robert C. (Book - 2011 ) 364.1060979549 D6858d 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A look into the criminal underbelly of Portland.

Just Call Me Darcelle
Just Call Me Darcelle A Memoir By Cole, Walter (Book - 2011 ) 792.7028092 D214c 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A memoir that traces the growth of a city through the life of one of Portland's legendary personalities.

Portland in the 1960s
Portland in the 1960s Stories From the Counterculture By Olsen, Polina (Book - 2012 ) 979.549043 O523p 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:"In 1968, Newsweek reported an imminent threat of twenty thousand hippies descending on Portland, Oregon." -- Back Cover

Hidden Portland
Hidden Portland Museums & Collections : An Illustrated Guidebook By Bye, Carye (Book - 2010 ) 917.9549 B993h 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Portland, Oregon's Local Museum Lady, Carye Bye takes you on a tour of the overlooked and rarely seen museums and collections.

The Life and Death of the X-Ray Cafe
The Life and Death of the X-Ray Cafe By Mirk, Sarah (Book - 2010 ) ZINE 781.660979549 MIRK 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:History of an alternative rock & roll club that flourished in downtown Portland, Oregon, in the early 1990s.

The Far Out Story of Vortex I
The Far Out Story of Vortex I Part Two of the Beaver State Trilogy By Love, Matt (Book Plus CD - 2004 ) 979.5 L897f 2004 In-library use only in some locations

Annotation: in the summer of 1970, Oregon Governor Tom McCall and a few area hippies came up with a plan to avoid a violent clash with anti-war protestors: they would have a free rock festival at a state park, without police intervention. "--cover (p. [4])

The Many Lives of the Crystal Ballroom
The Many Lives of the Crystal Ballroom By Hills, Tim (Book - 1997 ) 725.09795 H655m 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:Since 1914, the Crystal Ballroom has hosted a myriad of events and boasts a rich and diverse history.

Vortex I
Vortex I (DVD - 2010 ) DVD 979.5043 VORTEX Available in some locations

Annotation:"The 1970 Vortex I festival transformed a rural state park into a clothing-optional 'hippie zoo'. But this was no ordinary rock fest. The Portland business community paid for it." - - Container

History by the Glass-- A Second Round
History by the Glass-- A Second Round Portland's Past and Present Saloons, Bars and Taverns By Pintarich, Paul (Book - 2007 ) 647.95795 P659h 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:A journey through the Rose City's long history of Saloons, Bars, and Taverns.

Portland's Rose City Ghosts
Portland's Rose City Ghosts I By Davis, Jeff (Book - 2007 ) 979.549 D262p 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explore the spooky side of Portland through some well known, and obscure haunted locations.

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Take a glimpse into the unique and quirky side of a city where "keeping Portland weird" is more than words on a bumper sticker. It's everywhere! If you know where to look...


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