Gerry Frank is a proud fourth-generation native Oregonian with deep roots in the retail, restaurant, political, civic and business activities of his state. This nonagenarian and his family have either witnessed or long been a part of Oregon’s amazing history. He has made his home in Salem for many years and for one purpose or another has visited nearly every community in the state. For decades, he has chronicled these travels in his Oregonian columns and has now assembled his keen observations into a second edition of his popular guidebook, Gerry Frank’s Oregon, which follows the sold-out first addition.
The author has frequently traveled to far-flung places around the globe. As a young adult, he served with the U.S. Army Field Artillery in Europe during WWII and received his B.A. and M.A. from Cambridge University in England. His globe-trotting activities continued for several decades as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield; during that career he visited more than 150 countries. His thirst for knowledge and long-standing friendships on nearly every continent keep him continually traveling by plane, auto and tuk-tuk.
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 18th edition, has sold over 1.1 million copies!