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Assembling the Northwest: A Roadside View of Oregon and Washington

Assembling the Northwest: A Roadside View of Oregon and Washington

A Geological & Photographic Presentation by geologist and photographer Dr. Marli Miller Friday, February 28, 2020 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Dinner at 6pm, Program at 7pm


Program-Only: $5

For tickets & information order below, call 541-296-8600 or email

Tickets are planned to be available at the door but get yours now to ensure your admission. Dinner will not be available for walk-ins.

Dinner Menu:
Crispy Lemon Herb Chicken
Creamy Parmesan Polenta
Roasted Winter Vegetables
Simple Salad
Warm Rustic Bread
Dessert: Lemon Panna Cotta

Beer and wine available for purchase.

“With its spectacular mountain ranges, lush valleys and tumbling rivers, the Northwest landscape attracts nature lovers and travelers from around the world. But the rain-soaked coast range, snow-covered volcanoes and expansive high desert didn’t appear overnight. They formed through a variety of geologic processes over millions of years. UO geologist and photographer Marli Miller will outline the geology of Oregon and Washington as seen along our federal and state highways. Beginning with the plate tectonic setting of the Pacific Northwest, she will describe the process of continental growth that forms the underlying but diverse “basement” of the region and is readily visible in the Coast Range, North Cascades, Okanogan, Klamath, and Blue Mountains. Following that, a photographic “roadtrip” up I-84 and Washington State Highway 14 in the Columbia Gorge will illustrate many of the younger features that make our landscape so unique.”

Brought to you by the Ice Age Floods Institute and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

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The Big River – Peter Marbach Book Signing & Presentation

Healing the Big River Columbia River Book

The Big River by Peter Marbach: Dinner, Presentation & Book Signing

Friday, November 22 • 6 pm – 8 pm — Accomplished photographer and author Peter Marbach shares his newest book Healing the Big River: Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty. The book combines his beautiful landscape photography with compelling essays from individuals concerned about the river’s future providing a unique window into this critical moment in the history of the Columbia. $18 roast beef, salmon, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy dinner with salad and dessert is at 6 pm and includes the 7 pm program. The program-only is $5 at 7 pm. The book will be available at a discount in the museum store the night of the event and Peter will be signing copies.

Please call 541-296-8600 ext. 201 or reserve online at by Nov. 19th.

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