The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane
This compendium of information about Oregon places, Oregon people, and all things Oregon is than 400 pages in length and with more than 160 illustrations. It is an essential handbook for travelers in Oregon as well as for newcomers and visitors.
What People Are Saying About The Oregon Companion
“The Oregon Companion gives us a wonderful paradox: a detailed history about a place where people migrate to escape their history. This should be required reading for anyone moving north from California.”
–Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon.
“The rare photographs alone make this book worth the purchase price and I found myself learning more about Oregon in one sitting than I can ever remember.”
–Matt Love, PowellsBooks.Blog
“The Oregon Companion is contextually rich and served with a dollop of wit.”
–Shannon Applegate, author of Skookum and Living Among Headstones
“More than just a coffee-table trophy, The Oregon Companion opens a window onto a distinctly Oregonian version of the past, one that leads (however unexpectedly) into our uncanny Oregon present.”
–Caitlin McCarthy, Willamette Week
“The book’s subtitle says it all: this is no dry historical tome. Rather it is written with wit and verve by someone who knows what he is talking about and has a blast doing it.”
–T. F. Walsh, Amazon.com
“Engeman dusts off for us a cubbyhole of diversions and souvenirs that, taken together and viewed from a certain angle, create a pointillist portrait rather like a Chuck Close painting …. If it will appear different to every reader who picks up The Oregon Companion, that’s no flaw. It’s just life in a random state.”
–Bob Hicks, The Oregonian
“I’ve been devouring The Oregon Companion; it’s a total delight, and I will refer to it often. I need a copy for my office, for my bedside, and for my car!”
–Laura O. Foster, author of Portland City Walks and Portland Hill Walks
Timber Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-88192-899-0
Published in paperback and as an e-book. Out of print.