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Fire at Eden's Gate: Tom McCall and the Oregon Story
Fire at Eden's Gate: Tom McCall and the Oregon Story
by Brent Walth
Publisher Comments
An impetuous, flamboyant, imposing, and outrageous showman, Oregon Governor Tom McCall fascinated America as a refreshingly candid and forthright politician.... (read more)

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The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
by Opal Whiteley and Benjamin Hoff
Publisher Comments
Long before environmental consciousness became popular, a young nature writer named Opal Whitely captured America's heart. Opal's childhood diary, published in 1902, became an immediate bestseller, one of the most talked-about books of its time... (read more)

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Food Lover's Guide to Portland
Food Lover's Guide to Portland
by Liz Crain
Staff Pick
Portland celebrates its locally sourced food scene. Now, there's an indispensable guide to hundreds of producers, purveyors, distillers, bakers, food carts, and farmers markets to bring the best of Portland to your kitchen.... (read more)

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Grasping Wastrels vs Beaches Forever Inc.: Covering the Fights for the Soul of the Oregon Coast
Grasping Wastrels vs Beaches Forever Inc.: Covering the Fights for the Soul of the Oregon Coast
by Matt Love
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The first book in Matt Love's Beaver State Trilogy, Grasping Wastrels vs. Beaches Forever Inc. is a slim collection of essays tracing the nearly century-old battle for the Oregon coast. From former Governor Oswald West's 66-word 1913 law declaring that... (read more)

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Above Portland
Above Portland
by Bruce Forster and Chet Orloff
Staff Pick
Finally, my fantasy of seeing Portland from the air is fulfilled! Not by riding in a traffic copter, as I'd imagined, but by turning the pages of this gorgeous book. Celebrated Oregon photographer Bruce Forster's low-level aerial photos (including a few... (read more)

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The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos (Best in Tent Camping Oregon)
The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos (Best in Tent Camping Oregon)
by Jeanne Louise Pyle and Paul Gerald
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If you're the type of camper who thumbs your nose at RVs and doesn't enjoy listening to Metallica's Black Album being pumped from the adjacent site, you'll appreciate the picks in the Best in Tent Camping series. Scenery and serenity are key, and this... (read more)

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Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel
Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel
by Matt Love
Publisher Comments
In June 1970, the biggest movie star in the world traveled to the Oregon Coast to film an epic novel about a defiant family of loggers written by a home grown counterculture hero. The star was Paul Newman. The author was Ken Kesey. The story was... (read more)

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Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution
Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution
by Kelly Rodgers and Kelley Roy
Staff Pick
We Portlanders love our small neighborhoods of quirky livability, and the indie food carts exemplify some of that charm. Cartopia highlights some of the major pods (a cluster of three or more carts) and delves into the wellbeing of the food-cart realm... (read more)

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Super Sunday in Newport: Notes from My First Year in Town
Super Sunday in Newport: Notes from My First Year in Town
by Matt Love
Staff Pick
Matt Love epitomizes the Oregon writer. After 10 years of serving as the caretaker of the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge (near Pacific City), Love returned to teaching and has since been publishing with fervor. Super Sunday in Newport: Notes from... (read more)

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The Portlandia Activity Book
The Portlandia Activity Book
by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
Publisher Comments
This is The Portlandia Activity Book—a compendium of guaranteed enrichment for the Pacific Northwestern part of your psyche. Like a cool high school that prefers a sweat lodge to the traditional classroom, this book will expand your mind through... (read more)

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Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide
Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide
by Robert Michael Pyle
Staff Pick
This book is as much about people and place as it is about the mythical hominid in our backyard. Pyle is a naturalist and a rational man thrust against doubt, and the beauty of the wild unknown flits through these pages like the shadow of his prey flits... (read more)

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A Heart for Any Fate
A Heart for Any Fate
by Linda Crew
Staff Pick
A well-written, non-glamorized Oregon trail story told by seventeen-year old Lovisa, who can't wait to get started on the adventure of a lifetime. A Heart for Any Fate is based on the real King family who settled in Oregon after barely surviving the... (read more)

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Moon Pacific Northwest Camping: The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping in Washington and Oregon (10th Edition)
Moon Pacific Northwest Camping: The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping in Washington and Oregon (10th Edition)
by Tom Stienstra
Staff Pick
Moon Pacific Northwest Camping is the definitive guide to every sort of outdoor space you'd want to hunker down in for a night. RV, tent, back country — you name it, it's in this newly revised volume. A mandatory sidekick for your next PNW outdoor... (read more)

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Pacific Northwest Reader
Pacific Northwest Reader
by Carl Lennertz
Staff Pick
This terrific book is the second in a new series of anthologies spawned by the success of State by State. In it are tales about the relationship of an author to a state in the Pacific Northwest, written by brilliant writers who also just happen to be... (read more)

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Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain
Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain
by Eirik Johnson
Staff Pick
Sawdust Mountain is a gorgeous book. I'm not a photographer, a historian, or a visual artist — but I've been a bookseller for a decade, and I've lived in the northwest almost 20 years, and this book comes closer to visually depicting the legacy of... (read more)

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Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
by Bryce Andrews
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Bryce Andrews has written a fascinating account of the intersections between humans and wild animals, nature and violence, and our capacity for transformation. Badluck Way is mesmerizing.... (read more)

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On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak
On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak
by Jon Bell
Staff Pick
Some 50 miles southeast of Portland lies the highest peak in the state of Oregon: Mount Hood, a 700,000-year-old stratovolcano. The fourth tallest in the Cascade range (around 11,240 feet high), Mount Hood is currently rated fourth by the U.S. Geological... (read more)

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The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche
The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche
by Gary Krist
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You think you've got it bad trudging uphill in the snow every day to work and back? Just imagine you're stuck inside one of two trains trapped in the Cascade Mountains during a catastrophic blizzard... and then an avalanche hits! The only thing more... (read more)

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The Journals of Lewis and Clark
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
by John Bakeless
Staff Pick
This selection of the Lewis and Clark journals, compiled by Harvard scholar John Bakeless, is the perfect selection for readers with a general interest in Lewis and Clark. Bakeless has edited down the voluminous journals into a relatively concise... (read more)

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Moon: Take a Hike Portland: Hikes within Two Hours of the City
Moon: Take a Hike Portland: Hikes within Two Hours of the City
by Barbara I. Bond
Staff Pick
Moon knows a thing or two about hiking books, and this one belongs in the glove compartment of every wandering Portlander. Perfect for beginners and experienced hikers alike, this comprehensive guide offers informative itineraries that ensure you'll get... (read more)

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