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REVIEW Wicked Portland 100 ¹ Tucked away in the northwestern frontier Portland offered all the best vices opium dreams gambling cheap prostitutes and drunken brawling In its early days Portland was a combination rough and ready logging camp and gritty hard punching deep water port town and as a young city established in the late 1840s it developed an internationalPortland to the US state department and Congressional testimony from the time cites Portland as the worst place in the world for crimping Today tours of the alleged Shanghai Tunnels offer Portland visitors a taste of that seedy pas. A uick and entertaining history of the uestionable activities and people who engaged in them during the tail end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century There were a few names that I recognized but not the seedy goings on Best uote of the book Sea air is good for loggers Joseph Bunco Kelly Shanghaier

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Ching deep water port town and as a young city established in the late 1840s it developed an international reputation for lawlessness and violence In the early 1900s the British and French governments filed formal complaints about. Finn JD John is a fun writer There are now uite a few books on seedy early Portland but i hadn't read this one and this one focuses on the early days of Portland as a seaport town There's a chance to use a R code to go to on the web but i did not The laying of the land is an interesting story Who settled Portland where did they come from what are their values or immediate interests Lots of wicked from crimps to bad mayors It's kind of vignette style stories follow stories sometimes a connection or reflection remark I have read a couple of books since this one and that's probably my only issue I have with vignette style books is they are fun or shocking to read at the time but my brain doesn't hold that much random stories that I can't tie to a physical place etc so the stories don't last in my memory John also does a lot of podcasts and is part of the storytelling series Stumptown Stories 2nd Tuesdays at the Jack London Bar in Portland so there's ways to hear and see all these Portland wicked stories Oh and I really like the cover

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Wicked PortlandTucked away in the northwestern frontier Portland offered all the best vices opium dreams gambling cheap prostitutes and drunken brawling In its early days Portland was a combination rough and ready logging camp and gritty hard pun. Finn John you had me at floating brothel