Stories from Jewish Portland is reviewed by The Oregonian

December 3, 2011

Oregon, Reviews

Polina Olsen stands at a Lair Hill intersection and points to the site where a Jewish mail-order bride from Ukraine once lived with her husband, a Jewish farmer from South Dakota.

They lived not too far from a barn that housed the horses of the many Jewish junk peddlers who lived and plied their trade in the neighborhood. These early recyclers would pile their wagons high with rags and bottles and whatever else they could find, then sell them to the junk dealers who lined Front Avenue…

Follow this link to read more of Rebecca Koffman’s article “A walk in South Portland with Polina Olsen, author of ‘Stories from Jewish Portland.'”

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