In 1970, a Republican Oregon governor lured protesting hippies out of town with a state-sponsored music festival (photos)
This month marks the 44th anniversary of Vortex, the
only state-sponsored music festival in U.S. history, which took place at
Milo McIver State Park near Estacada. Author Matt Love, who’ll
Words: Casey Jarman. Photos: Vivian Johnson. Regular WW photographer Vivian Johnson and I were both utterly thrilled to be heading to Pendarvis Farm on Friday for this year's Pickathon festival. Vivian because she went last year and had a blast; me because I've been trying to get out to the annual shindig for years and something always gets in the way. And so we saw each other out on the edge of ...