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October History Pub @ Kennedy school

Join me for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

This month topic: "How Oregon's Geological History has contributed to the development of Oregon's Prominent Wine Industry"

This month’s History Pub gives some geological background on Oregon’s prominent wine industry. Dr. Scott Burns, Portland State University Professor of Geology, will explain what terrior is, and how the relationship of geology, soils, and climate affect wine growth. Dr. Burns will also give a brief history of the development of Oregon’s wine industry, and explain the geology of the various wine regions in our state. Dr. Burns is a past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at PSU, and has just finished his 22nd year of teaching. He was also Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at PSU from 1997-1999. He has BS (Chemistry)and MS (Physical Science) degrees from Stanford University in California, and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. History Pub is a partnership between OHS, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamin's.

Please note that there will be a Food Collection box benefiting the Oregon Food Bank at the entrance to the theater! I would very much appreciate it (and so would the Food Bank), if you could bring some non-perishable food donations with you!

I am hosting a Happy Hour in the Boiler room beforehand as well, you can sign up for it here:

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  • juls

    some good information ... did not know oregon has an official state soil

    October 30, 2012

  • GabrielF

    The second half more than made up for the first half.

    October 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Educational! Enjoyed the grape/geology relationship.

    October 29, 2012

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