Pamela Mattson McDonald



Pamela Mattson McDonaldWhile a successful, visual artist at the mouth of the Columbia River for twenty years, Pamela Mattson McDonald relied on acute observation, creativity, and a disciplined focus.

For the last ten she’s honed these skills to the written word. Her work is a window on her varied past experience and worldview. She’s worked in the merchant marines, cooked in fine restaurants, gardened extensively, hiked, climbed, and traveled the world.

Her work is represented in print and on the Internet. Also the author of the Jennifer Harrington Jones Mysteries, Pamela’s eBook’s are available at and iTunes books. She is the author of the unpublished “Slingin’ Hash and Haulin’ Oil”.




Hipfish: alternative press serving the lower columbia pacific region

News for Oregon, Solar Power International 2019 November, 2019

Resolution 2019-003 Regarding the Modernization of Forest Practices in Oregon  September, 2019

A Coastal Marriage, The Arch Cape Watershed and Forest Reserve  July, 2019

Oregon Solar Conference:  Warning! Do Not Leave Your Dog Or Baby In The Car! The Orb Above Is Powerful!  June, 2019

The Wizards of Public Works 2, The Watershed  May, 2019

Power to the People  March, 2019

Armed Assault on Congress by the Solar Armada January, 2019

How the Wizards of Public Works Gonna Change Up Bond Street November, 2018

Triage at the Mouth May, 2018

Wall Street Loggers vs The Jetty Creek Watershed March, 2018

Clean Energy Jobs Bill January 2018

EV’s Are Here to Stay November, 2017

Report from Solar Power International October 2017


Seaside Public Library Foundation

The Substitute  Short Story Anthology  April 2019


Daily Astorian Newspaper

MERTS Boxed Opinion Piece February 2, 2016

Traffic Alert: Blizzards and Volcanic Ash Ahead September 11, 2009


Oregon Health and Science University

Activity and Restaurant Guide to Healthy Living at the Confluence of the Columbia     June 2015


Heirloom Gardening Magazine

The Regal Thistle – Heirloom Artichokes     Spring 2015 (Cover Story)


Produce News Magazine

Urban Farms     July 2014


Mountain Hiking Magazine

Saddle Mountain Rocks!   –     July 2014


Astoria Coop Newsletter

Artichoke Recipes, Tips on Cultivation     Summer 2014


Rain Magazine, Astoria, Oregon

Fiction – Parade   Spring 2014

Essay – The Middle of Somewhere   Spring 2011


Huffington Post Live

Deployed During the Holidays      December 19, 2012


The Ship Report – Joanne Rideout, Host Frequent radio show guest since 2007



It Is a Family Disease   September 2012


Sun Magazine

Essay in Change of Heart   August 2007


Woodfired Ceramics

Coll Minogue and Robert Sanderson; Contributed writing Pg. 139- 40, 2000




BFA Alfred University

MAE Pacific University

AB United States Merchant Marine


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