Latest blog posts: Vexilloid Tabloid #98 and Vexilloid Tabloid #99

#98 features a remembrance of Michael Orelove (& his last three items for VT); NAVA’s New American City Flags Survey; Sobriquets for Civil War Flags; Field Report from Long Beach, WA; and the Music of Vexillology.

#99 features Utah’s New Flag, Confederate Flags on I-5, Sobriquets for U.S. Flags III, Gender and Sexuality Flags, and Will AI Replace Vexillographers?

(Pictured: top, Michael Orelove with an 80th birthday present; bottom, Utah’s new flag, set to take effect March 9, 2024.)

We are a group of vexillologists and flag enthusiasts in Portland, Oregon. The PFA started meeting in 1995, as has grown to be the the largest flag group in the US and Canada, outside of NAVA (the bi-national association).

We meet every other month for roundtable discussion and everyone is welcome — if you find yourself in the Portland area when we’re meeting, please join us. After each meeting we put out a newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, posted here and sent out to a large email list (contact editor@portlandflag.org to be put on the list). The Vexilloid Tabloid summarizes the discussion at our meeting, but contains much more: essays, news items, the What’s That Flag quiz, and more. Check it out!

We also blog from time to time.

Every October 1st (or thereabouts), we celebrate World Vexillology Day with a flag display in downtown Portland’s Salmon Street Springs.

PFA joined the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (FIAV) in 2013. In order to join we needed to have a paying membership. So it now costs $1 for a lifetime membership in the PFA. (There is no need to be a member to attend any of our events or to receive our newsletter.)

There are so many different ways to be interested in flags, and things to discuss about them — we try to cover them all. If you have a flag-related item to share, please send it to Ted Kaye, the Vexilloid Tabloid editor, at editor@portlandflag.org.

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