Meryl Lipman holds a Masters in writing from PSU. She works as community relations manager for Portland Community College and has written freelance for local and national publications. In her spare time she mentors young women with eating disorders and she loves to walk, hike, read and jump out of airplanes.
Dorothy McCullough Lee (1902-1981)
In 1947, the city of Portland crawled with gambling halls, strip joints, bars, and brothels. Violence and venereal disease rates were so high that sea captains refused sailors liberty time in the city. Crime rings paid off police and politicians, and there were suspicions that Portland Mayor Earl Riley was …