‘Vanport’ travels back to special Portland place – A & E Oregonian story

  Cast members of “Vanport,” clockwise from top left: Isaiah Sims, Kristen Warren, Israel Hammond and Hayden Todd. (Kate Szrom photo) Written for the print edition of Nov. 15, 2013 The Oregonian’s A & E section, titled...

It’s not about the sea lions – Summer Adventure with Kids 2013 – No. 10

My 10-year-old Gus and I were alone for the week and I wanted to get away on a summer outdoor adventure, but farther than our usual more local, within-an-hour-of-Portland trips. Chris and the twins were on a 10-day high adventure-rafting trip on the Deschutes River...

For 100 years, it’s “Just Home” – Celebrating what makes West Linn special on August 15-17- Oregonian story

UPDATED SATURDAY AUGUST 17 )   I penned a history book about West Linn called, Images of America: WEST LINN. It was published four years ago. Now, the city I wrote about and call home is having its 100th Birthday party this week, and I wrote about that 3-day party for...

West Linn Street Dance returns to historic Willamette area July 13

(Oregonlive News Brief West Linn Street Dance) In its sixth year, the West Linn Street Dance takes over much of the historic downtown Willamette area of West Linn on Saturday July 13. The  2008 inaugural Street Dance was a revival of a long ago tradition in the town...

Piecing Together West Linn’s 100 Year History – Oregonian SW Weekly Cover story Nov. 24, 2012

(Originally published in Nov. 24, 2012 Oregonian newspaper SW Weekly, Cover story — Oregonian story link online As West Linn heads towards its 100-year anniversary as an incorporated city, members of the West Linn Centennial Planning Committee are asking...

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