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April 24th, 2014
Now in it’s 10th year, the Oregon Garden Brewfest will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 25 through Sunday, the 27th at The Oregon Garden in historic Silverton, Oregon. This year’s event, presented by Growl Movement, has released the lineup of breweries, cideries and meaderies for its 10th annual event at Orego
Tonight, April 24th, the Bad Habit Room will be participating in Dining Out For Life. Now in it’s 6th year, Dining Out For Life is an annual dining fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations. Tonight buy a beer on tap at regular price at Bad Habit Room and 100% of draught beer sales [...]
April 23rd, 2014
I really need to blog more so I thought I’d write about my continuing adventures with my Dodge Viper. About 18 months ago, my passenger-side window regulator failed. The window regulator is the part that makes the window go up and down and mine was making lots of clunking noises as it moved. It’s notorious [R
EUGENE, Ore.—April 23, 2014— Following the release of its gold medal-winning Pravda Bohemian-Style Pilsner, Ninkasi Brewing Company announces the release of Lux, a German-Style Helles Lager available throughout all of its distribution areas, May through August. Commonly known for its big, hoppy Northwest beers, Ninkasi
Gresham’s 4th Street Brewing has confirmed that they will be closing their doors on Wednesday, April 30th. The only brewpub in Gresham will turn into a new restaurant called Senoritas when the new owners take control of the property on May 1st. 4th Street Brewing’s owner/brewer Adam Roberts was known for craftin
A 20-inch water main burst on Fifth Street outside the fire department around 3 p.m. Tuesday, causing thousands of gallons of water per minute to flow through downtown streets in Corvallis, di…
Guest photographer Tom Miller once again brings us a great view of rural life, with this red barn in a field. Very cool. Thanks, Tom!
From cutting-edge ezines to collaborative projects, poets and poetry lovers are finding each other on WordPress.com.
It’s hard to avoid hearing references to the juicing craze. Stores and juice bars advertise their latest creations; a friend talks about how juicing cleared her skin or helped her lose weight;…
Celebrating the history, the form and the function of the wooden white water boat that was invented here on McKenzie River. Saturday April 26th Nimrod, Oregon Come join the McKenzie River Community at the 9th annual McKenzie River Wooden Boat …
Deschutes Brewery has an array of new releases hitting the market. Some of these are old standbys while others are brand new to their lineup. These releases include Not The Stoic, Hop in the Dark, Twilight Summer Ale, Foray Belgian-Style IPA, and Black Butte XXVI. A few of these are available now while others will [...]
In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using
For the past one and a half decades one could only find Kona Brewing’s Castaway IPA on the Hawaiian Islands. Now 14 years later Castaway IPA is available in select markets across the U.S. mainland. This self proclaimed Hawaiian-style IPA was born on the islands and is now available in both 12oz bottles and on [...]
April 22nd, 2014
PORTLAND — Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs afte…
Early deficits are a little less concerning when you can score runs in bunches.
Ain’t entirely sure, but I think the Surf Candy fly style is undeservedly under-appreciated on the US Pacific Coast. As I researched saltwater flies, beginning my personal venture offshore, I was struck by the fly’s simple construction, slim profile, and …
National Homebrew Day is fast approaching and takes place every year on May 7th. To help celebrate this day, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates AHA Big Brew on the first Saturday in May which happens to be on May 3rd this year. This year, throughout the day on May 3, hundreds of bars, breweries, [...]
Annual May Day March and Rally to take place at the Oregon State Capitol on May 1stSalem, Ore. -- On Thursday, May 1st, Causa, other organizations and businesse
I passed by the Bird & Hat Inn bed and breakfast on 3rd Ave. yesterday, and thought it was looking rather lovely with the colorful trees and plants around. It’s definitely one of the prettiest places in town.
Ecologists and entomologists. Natural history buffs. Bloggers with green thumbs. We're among many WordPress.com users focused on nature and the environment. Today, let's celebrate the work of some of these bloggers.
Brad Smith found a way to provide Habitat for Humanity with revenue and rehabbers with deals on material
Heidi Neuffer of Corvallis ran the Boston Marathon last year, finishing about 30 minutes before a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and wounding more than 260.
When he was still in high school, Russell Tripp used to head out on his bike looking for out-of-state license plates on cars.
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INDEPENDENCE, OREGON – At Rogue Farms we know spring has arrived by watching our 7,140,286 honeybees. Our honeybees are the first to notice the blossoms that appear in our Hazelnut trees and Big Leaf Maples; and the daffodils and tulips that grow near the barn. Soon they’ll be foraging for nectar in the flowerin
April 21st, 2014
Day after day, Roman Sapolu rolled around practice on an ankle/knee cart.
Hallice Cooke’s Oregon State basketball career will apparently end after just one season.
NEW YORK — You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers …
American Meb Keflizighi wins the men's title and Kenya's Rita Jeptoo captures her second straight women's win in a course-record 2:18:57
In two weeks Cinco De Mayo will be upon us and downtown Portland’s Rock Bottom will be hosting their Brewmaster’s Cinco De Mayo Dinner. Beginning at 6:30pm, Rock Bottom will celebrate the Fifth of May with a 4 course beer dinner. The Cinco De Mayo Dinner will feature 4 seasonal beers from Rock Bottom’s
Rob Sisk, President of SEIU 503, participated in a 7 week fast for immigration reform with the national Fast for Families campaign and Causa Oregon. This week marks the last of the 7-week fast. Below are his reflections about fasting for immigration reform. Causa thanks Rob and SEIU for their commitment and sa
From the Oregonian
On Saturday, April 26th, celebrate the Netherlands King’s Day at Bazi Bierbrasserie from 5:00 to 11:00pm. Bazi will be pouring La Trappe and Urthel to ring in King’s Day. At the end of April every year, the Dutch will now celebrate their King during Koningsdag. Originally known as Queen’s Day, now King’s
CHRISCARLSON Carlson Chronicles His name was Rollie Bruning, though some called him “RJ” as his by-line in print was always R.J. Bruning. Thought about him the other day when I took our grandchildren to Wallace to visit the old train depot. On our way there we walked past the store front office of what used to [
Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) Canyon Fair ousted from Simplot Stadium (Nampa Press Tribune) Idaho water situation improves (Nampa Press Tribune) Idaho: nation’s h
These very small little flowers were popping up in various places on the grass at Pioneer Park the other day. They are cute little buggers.
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April 20th, 2014
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Albany-based club, founded in 1989, now has access to 20 ponds and 17 river locations for more than 650 members
It was an odd weekend for the the fifth-ranked Oregon State baseball team.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office recovered a body from the Willamette River near Bryant Park Sunday afternoon.
Thinking about a little “Spring Cleaning” of your fly gear? Upgrading fly line and leader material is often the first order of business. Today’s fly line market is larger than ever and the 2014 spring season brings more options to …
Michael and Dana breakfasting. with Dana, Ardee, and Alexandr & Michael at Shari’s Restaurant & Pies – View on Path.
Big sister: I think you’re right. You just need to be selective about who you talk to about the idea so the naysayers don’t drain so much energy from you and cause doubt. You have a worthy idea. You can’t afford to lose confidence at this point because people aren’t getting it. Me: I guess […]
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BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts The number one thing keeping our national economy – and thus all lesser economies – from growing as quickly as conditions would otherwise dictate – is the monumentally constipated and completely ineffective U.S. Congress. And you can take that to the bank. Geoff Colvin, F
Marion County Sheriff’s Office last weekend responded to the 2900 block of Wintel Road SE because Kyle Randall, age 24 was knocking on doors and asking residents for a place to sleep. After arriving deputies noticed a plume of smoke in the distance that turned out to be a car fire. When they went to […]