A proud fourth-generation native Oregonian, Gerry Frank has deep roots in the retail, restaurant, political, civic and business activities of his state. Gerry has made his home in Salem for many years and for one purpose or another has visited nearly every community in the state. For over 28 years, Gerry has been writing for The Oregonian Travel Section and getting to know the nooks and crannies of Oregon. A good part of his life as chief of staff to the late Senator Mark Hatfield involved traveling the entirety of Oregon’s geography on constituent swings. As a part of a “department store” family, he developed a certain retail savvy.
This nonagenarian continues to travel and discover new Oregon gems; all of these adventures and opportunities resulted in a wealth of information. And this third edition of his popular guidebook, Gerry Frank’s Oregon, contains hundreds of new listings awaiting your attention.
A side note, Gerry is also the author of a guidebook to Manhattan, Gerry Frank’s Where to Find It, Buy It, Eat It in New York, now in its 19th edition.