Come Hear About Oregon’s Famous ‘Woodstock’ Concert: Vortex I

Posted: Oct. 15, 2010

Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) will hold a free Historians’ Roundtable panel discussion to look back on Vortex I, a rock concert held 40 years ago in the Portland area.

The concert was the brainchild of Oregon Governor Tom McCall, who wanted an alternative activity and site for local youth to discourage them from protesting America’s involvement in Vietnam. Many refer to the concert as Oregon’s version of Woodstock.

The Historians’ Roundtable will include MHCC employees Calvin Walker, academic adviser (whose band performed onstage at Vortex I), Stephanie Cram, psychology instructor, and Ted Scheinman, economics instructor. Each attended the concert, held in 1970 at McIvor Park, located on the Clackamas River outside of Portland.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and bring their memories and questions. This event will be held Friday, Oct. 29, noon to 12:50 p.m. in room 1267, located on the Gresham campus, 26000 SE Stark St.

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

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