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Inside Oregon State Hospital with Diane Goeres-Gardner

April 1, 2013


Oregon State Hospital. Courtesy of Diane Goeres Gardner.

In this interview with History Press West, author Diane L. Goeres-Gardner offers a behind-the-scenes take on her new book Inside Oregon State Hospital: A History of Tragedy & Triumph. As Howard Baumann writes: “Ms. Goeres-Gardner balances the unique and complex history of the Oregon State Hospital with the art of the storyteller. This well researched […]

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Interview with JD Chandler, Author of Murder & Mayhem in Portland, Oregon

March 24, 2013


Photograph by Ralph Eddy. Courtesy of

In this interview with History Press West, Portland-based writer and criminal historian JD Chandler discusses the inspiration, the research, and the craft behind his new book Murder & Mayhem in Portland, Oregon. HPW: What compels your interest in murder and history? JDC: I have had a lifelong interest in history, even as a young child […]

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Interview with Geoffrey C. Arnold, Author of Cascadia Clash: Sounders vs Timbers

February 11, 2013

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Timbers vs Sounders. June 24, 2012 at JELD-WEN Field.  Photograph by Craig Mitchelldyer. Courtesy of the Portland Timbers.

In this interview with History Press West, sports journalist Geoffrey C. Arnold provides a behind-the-scenes look at his new book Cascadia Clash: Sounders vs Timbers and the greatest soccer rivalry in the United States. HPW: As a veteran sportswriter, how did you come to cover the soccer beat? GA: My longtime interest in the sport […]

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Interview with Sherry Monahan, Author of California Vines, Wines & Pioneers

January 23, 2013


Italian Swiss Colony warehouses. Courtesy Sherry Monahan.

This spring, the History Press will toast to the deep roots of the West’s wine heritage with a new addition to the American Palate series. In this interview with History Press West, Sherry Monahan, author of the forthcoming book California Vines, Wines & Pioneers, shares insights about her writing process and California’s wine industry. HPW: […]

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Interview with Author Tiffany Harelik of Trailer Food Diaries

January 13, 2013


Courtesy Tiffany Harelik

This spring, Tiffany Harelik brings her Trailer Food Diaries series to Oregon to chronicle the stories and recipes of Portland’s finest food cart chefs. In this interview with History Press West, Harelik offers a taste of her newest cookbook: Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook: Portland Edition, Volume One. HPW: How does mobile food fit into the […]

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