Tag Archives: Jewish Portland

Interview with Polina Olsen, Author of Stories from Jewish Portland

August 15, 2011

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AK: How did you first become interested in the stories of Portland’s Jewish community? PO: I became interested when I moved to a house in John’s Landing and learned that the neighborhood next store was once home to Jewish immigrants. All four grandparents emigrated from Eastern Europe but like many others, I never thought to […]

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Forthcoming Books from The History Press Frontier

July 17, 2011

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This fall The History Press will release its first Oregon titles: Stories from Jewish Portland by Polina Olsen and Hidden History of Civil War Oregon by Randol B. Fletcher. Polina Olsen captures the history of Portland’s Jewish community through interviews and extensive research, while Randol Fletcher explores the often overlooked connections between the Beaver State […]

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