Tag Archives: The Jewish Review

History Press Releases First Portland Book

October 12, 2011

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The History Press is proud to announce Stories from Jewish Portland by Polina Olsen is now available for preorder through The History Press website. Look for the book in Portland stores in November. These are the stories of Jewish Portland, whose roots stretch back to the Gold Rush, whose heart is ‘the old neighborhood’ of South […]

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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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