B&B Lite: Whiskey, barn dance and island fun
Whiskey, pop-up beer gardens and barn dances: Those are just a few of the latest summer tidbits that landed in our in-box this week at Bread & Brew.
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Sun Jul 06, 2014
Medford Mail Tribune
Ukeleles take Southern Oregon by storm
The whimsical four-stringed instrument is easy to pick up and a joy to play, enthusiasts say; a recent ukelele workshop at Britt drew dozens of participants Craig Chee teaches a Ukulele Boot Camp class during Britt's second annual Ukulele Getaway last month at Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Two wanted felons arrested after high-speed chase in the gorge
Two people in a stolen car were arrested after a high-speed chase on I-84 that stretched from east Multnomah County to The Dalles.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Portland comedians lure audience with free chips and salsa
Do these chips and salsa look enticing? Enticing enough to lure you to a comedy show? Organizers of "Free Chips and Salsa" certainly hope so.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Connecting the dots with 136 wines
When the Wine Goddess started questioning the hours of time we were spending on the road, driving from place to place, it was Day 5. We were motoring along the Columbia River Gorge, carved out during Ice Age floods that left both states with a natural boundary line, great water views, and hairpin highway turns.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Oregon Political Geography: Southern Oregon
Southern Oregon has about 12% of the state's population, and about 12% of the votes cast in Oregon in the last presidential election came from the region.
New Pacific Northwest cruises will cater to wine lovers
New Pacific Northwest cruises will cater to wine lovers The wine-themed sailings are being offered by small-ship line Un-Cruise Adventures.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Escape Oregon's rain shadow for fun in the sun
Escape Oregon's rain shadow for fun in the sun East of Portland, find countless, sunny ways to enjoy the outdoors.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Neighborhood Beer Challenge at New Seasons Market is set to begin Saturday, June 28
At the four-weekend event, each of the 13 New Seasons Market stores will offer customers 21 and older free samples of Northwest brews so they can vote on a neighborhood favorite.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Portland restaurant and bar events -- Week of 6/25 - 7/1
Cider Feast Dinner at St. Honore : From 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on June 26, St. Honore on Southeast Division will be preparing a five-course dinner to celebrate Oregon Cider Week .
We do love Oregon beer: more than half the draft beer served here was brewed here
We live in a unique state with the largest number of breweries per capita and also the highest percentage of dollars spent on craft beer in the U.S. The Oregon Brewers Guild announced today that Oregonians bought more than 500,000 barrels of beer produced in Oregon in 2013, setting a new record in Oregon craft beer history and leading the U.S. in ... (more)
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Who won the Walk+Bike Challenge? 56K Oregon kids, that's who.
This May 56,000 students joined together to walk and bike during the Walk+Bike Challenge and logged over 300,000 active trips to school.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
History 101: The Nash Automobile
In 1890, Charles Nash, a former farm hand and shepherd, went to work for William C. Durant at the Durant-Dort Carriage Company.
Sun Jun 22, 2014
Oregon needs a better climate change vision: Guest opinion
Oregon's target of a 75 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is ambitious, but in isolation it's only symbolic.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Central Oregon wildfire danger prompts tightened fire restrictions
Early wildfire danger in Central Oregon has prompted the s tate Department of Forestry to tighten fire restrictions for the public in 12 counties -- including no fireworks, no blasting and no release of sky lanterns.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Firefighters Make Progress Against Oregon Wildfire
By digging lines and dumping water on it, firefighters have begun to get the upper hand on the Owens fire south of Hood River.
Hood River wildfire now estimated at 12 acres
The Oregon Forestry Department now says a wildfire burning on forest land owned by Hood River County in northern Oregon covers only about 12 acres, not 50. In a statement, state officials said the fire burning 12 miles south of the community of Hood River was reported early Wednesday morning.
Astoria Sunday Market draws buyers, sellers to town from around lower Columbia River
Astoria Sunday Market fills downtown streets with tourists and locals, for three blocks along 12th Street.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
Celebrate summer solstice with OMSI star parties
Have it your way on the so-called "longest day'' of the year by celebrating with a star party at Rooster Rock or Stub Stewart state parks near Portland, or by watching the fire and belly dancers at Hood River.