Douglas-fir Flags

The magnificent Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is, after the coast redwood, North America’s second-tallest tree, reaching heights of 300 feet or more. Found throughout the wetter parts of Cascadia, it was declared the State Tree of Oregon in 1939 and has appeared on Oregon’s passenger car license plates since 1988. In designing a flag for Cascadia, […]

Arboreal Flags

A popular flag in Portland is the “Doug Flag” of Cascadia, a favorite of the Timbers Army and secessionist Pacific Northwesterners. Let’s look at some of its neighbors – tree flags of the world. Lebanon Cedar Norfolk Island Pine Fir Oak Magnolia Palmetto White Pine Mythological Unknown

Flags and Occupy Portland (2011)

By Ted Kaye, revised by Scott Mainwaring Originally published in The Vexilloid Tabloid #31 & #32, Dec ’11 & Feb ’12 Occupy Portland, the protest movement and encampment in downtown Portland, has used flags in interesting ways. Ted Kaye observed a march in late October in which the flags used included USA, Cascadia, Tunisia, and red (IWW) […]