Every Tuesday night in the Jack London Bar(located in the basement of The Rialto at 529 SW 4th AVE) Meet up and listen to local writers and educators speak on topics like Oregon History, Environmental issues and Art. All lectures are informal, fun, and geared to folks who are curious about things and like spending time in bars. These are not stuffy lectures held in museum halls. Expect humor and adult language.
Seating: There will be big tables pushed together with Meetup table tents placed on them. Sit there to mix/mingle with other Anyones or sit anywhere you like.
Happy hour: 4-7. $1 off well drinks, draft and a nice small plate menu. Full menu available all night. The Jack London opens at 6pm and drinks/food are available upstairs in the main bar/pool room area before that for anyone who wants to come a bit early. Full bar and menu also available in the Jack London.
August 6: Speaker Finn JD John presents on "The History of the KKK in Oregon." Doors at 6. Lecture begins at 7:30pm. In the early 20th century, The KKK had a strong presence in state and local governemnt and even marched in the Rose Parade. Although their presence here was short-lived, the affects of their influence has been long lasting on our city. Finn is a dedicated local historian, author, and educator with a great sense of humor and ease at the mic.
Speaker: Tracy Prince, PhD
Topic: " A Hollow, a Creek, and a War about Geese; The history of Goose Hollow."
Join author and historian Tracy Prince, PhD, Scholar in Residence at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
as she shares stories and history about Goose Hollow Neighborhood. Learn about how the area got its name, uncover Tanner Creek and more!
Speaker: Doug Kenck-Crispen of Oregon Kick Ass History!
Topic: "When Oregon was British".
That's right, Oregon was once under the rule of the British Crown. John McLoughlin, the "Father of Oregon", was British. This is a really fascinating chapter of our state history and Doug will no doubt deliver it with the vim and vigor it deserves. Come for laughs, tawdry tales and don't mind the f-bombs, Doug is an grade A public historian dedicated to community education.
Speaker: Amanda Caffail
Topic: "The Artic Ocean."
Speaker: Joe Streckert