The PFA Turns 20

From VexTab #49, by Ted Kaye (& John Hood) It’s been 20 years! The Portland Flag Association had its roots in the local organizing committee for the 28th annual meeting of the North American Vexillological Association. The organization itself was conceived at a sub-meeting of NAVA 28, held in Portland, Oregon, in October 1994. It […]

Twitter, Facebook, and Beyond

We’re now carrying the flag on Twitter as well as Facebook: Follow @portlandflag on Twitter: Like our Portland Flag Association page on Facebook: And, while you’re at it, send a note to to get our bimonthly newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, delivered to your inbox.

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The Vexilloid Tabloid is the bimonthly newsletter of the Portland Flag Association, edited by Ted Kaye.  Each issue features the What’s That Flag? quiz, Flags in the News (news stories featuring flags), Flutterings (highlights from the last PFA meeting), and Portland Flag Miscellany (news about Portland’s city flag), as well as feature articles on flag-related topics […]

November meeting postponed

Due to the expected SNOTASTROPHE on Thursday the 13th, we are meeting a week later than usual this month.  Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 20 November 2014, at Michael Orelove’s home in Gresham.  For directions, see the next meeting page.

John Hood 1934-2011

Everyone who drove on S.E. 39th Avenue opposite Laurelhurst Park knew the Flag House. Portlanders enjoyed the changing daily display of three flags—all flown for some special reason—by John Hood. There, with his long-time companion Vivian Jackson, he built a collection of over 600 full-size flags and enthusiastically shared them with passersby based on a […]

Notes on the September 2011 meeting

We had another lively discussion, this time in the somewhat hard to find Tupelo Alley “Eco-Lounge”. We had decent attendance, though we particularly missed John Hood, who was unable to attend due to health issues. Here are a few highlights, each with an illustration! Scott Mainwaring and Ted Kaye gave a brief report on their […]

Who could replace John Hood?

The answer, of course, is no one. However, as John reveals in his Open Letter to Members in the latest edition of The Vexilloid Tabloid, someone must replace John as editor of this venerable publication if it is to continue. Over 29 issues John has diligently and with great humor built the Tabloid into one […]