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Steppin' Out May 25

Edgefield history

WHAT: The Oregon Encyclopedia continues its monthly series of History Nights at McMenamins Edgefield. In 1946, the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a 10-year moratorium on building dams below the McNary Dam on the Columbia River in response to concerns by biologists and fishermen about the health of the salmon fisheries on the river. Within 18 months, however, the department reversed its decision and began to build more dams. William L. Lang will explain why the moratorium was reversed, who was involved, and what was - and still is - at stake.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31.

WHERE: McMenamins Edgefield, Power Station Theater, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale.

COST: Free and open to the public.

INFO: Call 503-725-3990 or visit oregonencyclopedia.org.

Midweek Farmers' Market

WHAT: Pick up some fresh flowers, veggies, homemade treats and crafts and enjoy an evening out of the house. The midweek market will go through the end of August.

WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning June 1.

WHERE: Gresham Station Shopping Center.

INFO: Visit greshamfarmersmarket.com.