Oregon Curiosities, 2nd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat Stuff

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Beaver State has to offer!

Whether you?re a born-and-raised Oregonian, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Oregon Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Harriet Baskas takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Beaver State. 

? Meet the lovely but carnivorous Darlingtonia californica lily and the ghostly ...

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Overview

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Beaver State has to offer!

Whether you’re a born-and-raised Oregonian, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Oregon Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Harriet Baskas takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Beaver State. 

• Meet the lovely but carnivorous Darlingtonia californica lily and the ghostly Bandage Man from
   logger’s heaven.

• Discover the Best Funky Food Show, where Jell-O is the medium with the message; the Silvy 250, a
   race in which love seats and recliners get rolling; and an infamous lighthouse known as “Terrible Tilly,”
   where only the dead are welcome to stay.

• Experience a town with streets full of frogs, an eight-state mac ’n’ cheese contest, and the unsettling
  Oregon Vortex where gravity goes giddy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762749713
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 1/6/2010
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,372,478
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Harriet Baskas is the author of six travel books, including Washington Curiosities for Globe Pequot Press. She is also an award-winning public radio producer.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Oregon Coast 1

Chapter 2 Portland 59

Chapter 3 Greater Portland 113

Chapter 4 Willamette Valley 149

Chapter 5 Southern Oregon 191

Chapter 6 Columbia River Gorge and Central Oregon 229

Chapter 7 Eastern Oregon 261

Index 309

About the Author 316

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