Joy Margheim

Joy Margheim, a lover of history and dogs and long hikes, was an accomplished editor and writer. She was managing editor at University of Nebraska Press before coming to Oregon as the associate editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. Before leaving to pursue a doctorate in urban studies at Portland State University, she served as managing editor of the Quarterly and the Oregon Historical Society Press. For several years she then worked as a copy editor for multiple scholarly presses. She died in 2018.

Author's Entries

  • Hood To Coast Relay

    A nearly 200-mile foot race, the Nike Hood To Coast attracts runners from across the United States as well as other nations. The event bills itself as the largest running relay race in the world in terms of total participants—12,000 runners and 3,500 volunteers. The first relay started on August …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Portland Marathon

    In November 1972, the first Portland Marathon attracted 86 marathoners (and about the same number of "half-marathoners") to a course on Sauvie Island, a flat expanse of farmland 10 miles northwest of Portland, bordered by the Willamette and Columbia rivers. By 1977, the race had outgrown the island and …

    Oregon Encyclopedia