Synopses & Reviews
Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Beaver State has to offer!
Whether youre 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 loggers 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.
The definitive collection of Oregon's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Beaver State residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.
About 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.