Sunday, May 4, 2014

Pat's Get to Know Oregon Portland Rose Festival






Celebrating over 100 years
This years festivities will take place from May 18 through June 15, 2014.
At the heart of Portland’s popular culture for more than a century, the Rose Festival has its roots in tradition, with inspired programming that embraces both the contemporary and the nostalgic. Visionary city leaders started the festival during the first decade of the 20th Century to put Portland on the map and brand it “the summer capital of the world.” Little did they know that more than a hundred summers later the Rose Festival would be world-famous – both for its remarkable, award-winning events and as a leader in celebrating community values like volunteerism, patriotism and environmentalism.

When is the 2014 Portland Rose Festival
The Portland Rose Festival is actually a whole series of events that kick off over Memorial Day weekend. This years festivities will take place from May 18 through June 15, 2014.

Where is the Portland Rose Festival
Rose Festival events take place all around Portland. Venues include:
•Downtown Portland
•Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park
•Memorial Coliseum
•Portland International Raceway

Major Portland Rose Festival Events in 2014
Fireworks Experience
May 24
This kick-off event features a lighting ceremony followed by a grand display of fireworks over the Willamette River
(Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park)

•Rose Festival City Fair (formerly the Waterfront Village)
May 24 – 27, May 30 – June 2, June 6 – 9
Held over most days of the festival, the CityFair offers all the favorite fair activities – live entertainment, carnival rides, food booths, and arts and crafts.
(Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park)

•Starlight Parade
June 1
Floats and marching groups decked out in lights of all kinds.
(Downtown Portland)

•Fleet Week
June 5 – 9
View and tour naval vessels from the United States Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Maritime Forces.
(Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park)

•Portland Rose Society Annual Spring Rose Show

June 6 – 7
(Lloyd Center Ice Rink)
•Rose Cup Races June 14 – 16
A variety of races and exhibits.
(Portland International Raceway)

•Queen’s Coronation

June 8
(Memorial Coliseum)

•Grand Floral Parade
June 8
Colorful floats, marching bands, equestrian groups, and more.
(Memorial Coliseum to Downtown Portland)

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Portland Rose Festival
http://www.rosefestival.org/

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WhiskeyFest NW 2014 Portland Oregon May 9th-May 10th





WHISKEYFEST NORTHWEST
Big barrels, wet tongues, whiskey-toting monks, and a mechanical bull named Tipsy. Put on your big boy pants May 9th & 10th for shenanigans of unprecedented magnitude with the world’s best distilleries. They call it Devil’s Mouthwash. We recommend gargling. Must be 21+ and down to get down.
Brought to you by
WFNW is organized by The Luna Foundation, an Oregon nonprofit whose mission is to facilitate otherwise unavailable opportunities for children and families affected by illness or poverty through the promotion of the arts, music and events in the NW.

For the Benefit of ORA
WhiskeyFest NW 2014 Proceeds will benefit the Oregon Active Foundation (ORA), an Oregon 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing Adventure Therapy (AT) for people in our community with disabilities and other life challenging conditions. ORA inspires through positive emotion, challenges, community support and a connection with the natural world that refreshes the human spirit. The AT Programs undertake tasks that require perseverance, imagination, commitment and, above all, fun and excitement. Adventure therapy offers access to the essential meanings of human life, as revealed both by the natural world and on that foundation it offers an examination of how personal lives and values fit with the underlying structures of humanness.
2013 Proceeds benefitted CASA for Children of Multnomah & Washington Counties.

WhiskeyFest Northwest
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 9, 2014
4:00p Whiskeyfest NW opens!

BOOTLEGGER LOUNGE
4:00 – 5:30PM – Freak Mountain Ramblers
5:30 – 6:00PM – Portland Vaudeville Allstars
6:00 – 7:30PM – The Slide Brothers
7:30 – 8:00PM – Tribute to Whiskey
8:00 – 9:30PM – The Stone Foxes
PROHIBITION CIGAR LOUNGE
4:00 – 5:00PM – Boy & Bean
5:00 – 5:30PM – Portland Vaudeville Allstars
5:30 – 6:30PM – Boy & Bean
6:30 – 7:00PM – Portland Vaudeville Allstars
7:00 – 8:00PM – Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners
8:00 – 8:30PM – Portland Vaudeville Allstars
8:30 – 9:30PM – Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band
DISTILLERS ROW 4:00 – 9:00PM – Whiskey Tastings

Sat, May 10, 2014
12:00p Whiskeyfest NW opens!
BOOTLEGGER LOUNGE
12:00 – 1:30PM – Country Lips
1:30 – 2:00PM – Cocktail Competition Round 1
2:00 – 3:30PM – Jackstraw
3:30 – 4:00PM – Cocktail Competition Round 2
4:00 – 5:30PM – The Slide Brothers
5:30 – 6:00PM – Cocktail Competition Finals
6:00 – 7:30PM – Poor Old Shine
7:30 – 8:00PM – Tribute to Whiskey
8:00 – 9:30PM – Robert Randolph & The Family Band
PROHIBITION CIGAR LOUNGE
12:00 – 1:30PM – Midnight Serenaders
1:30 – 2:00PM – Portland Vaudeville Allstars
2:00 – 3:00PM – Midnight Serenaders
3:00 – 3:30PM – Portland Vaudeville Allstars
3:30 – 4:30PM – Pete Krebs Trio
4:30 – 5:00PM – Portland Vaudeville Allstars
5:00 – 6:00PM – Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners
6:00 – 6:30PM – Portland Vaudeville Allstars
6:30 – 7:30PM – Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band
7:30 – 8:00PM – Portland Vaudeville Allstars
8:00 – 9:30PM – Pink Lady & The John Bennet Jazz Band
DISTILLERS ROW
12:00 – 9:00PM – Whiskey Tastings

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Get to Know Oregon McMenamins Annual UFO Festival May 2014



McMenamins 15th Annual UFO Festival
at Hotel Oregon in McMinnville
Thursday thru Sunday, May 15–18, 2014

To mark our 15th Annual UFO Festival, we’ve brought in a truly extraordinary line-up of guests – from an internationally known talk-show host to an expert in the Sasquatch/extraterrestrial phenomena and beyond…
To accommodate this broader schedule, the festival has been extended to four days! This year, we’ve planned events from Thursday through Sunday, May 15–18, with expert presentations, lunch with speakers, a UFO costume parade, multiple live bands and much more.

Speakers’ Lineup Announced

Our 2014 Speakers include:

George Noory – Host of the nationally syndicated radio program “Coast to Coast AM.”
Stanton T. Friedman – Nuclear physicist, author and award-winning UFO/ufology lecturer since the mid-1960s.

David Marler – Author/expert on triangular UFO phenomenon and an independent UFO researcher.
James Clarkson – Washington State Director of MUFON and author; retired police sergeant, child abuse detective and state investigator.

Kewaunee Lapseritis – Authority on sasquatch phenomenon, particularly as it relates to extraterrestrial activity.

 Peter Davenport – Director of the National UFO Reporting Center since 1994.
In addition to ticketed events, the weekend includes a number of free, family-friendly attractions, including live music, a costume parade, contests and a movie.
Remember to visit the all-day vendor booths, presented by our friends at the McMinnville Downtown Association.
The festival began as a way to honor the famous 1950 Trent sighting in which two local McMinnville citizens witnessed and photographed a UFO, said to be some of the most credible images of UFOs to date
.
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Get to Know Oregon Wallula Gap




Wallula Gap …
The Wallula Gap spans both sides of the Columbia River (Lake Wallula) and is located in southern Washington State, 16 miles south of Pasco, Washington. Upstream of the Wallula Gap is the mouth of the Walla Walla River and Wallula, Washington, home of an early trading post known as Fort Nez Perce. The fort was located at the bend of the Columbia with a view straight down the Gap. Across from the mouth of the Walla Walla at the edge of the Wallula Gap basalts is the former Washington State town of Yellepit, the location of Lewis and Clark’s campsite of April 27 and 28, 1806. At the head of the Wallula Gap lies Port Kelley and Spring Gulch. Lewis and Clark spent the night of October 19, 1805, near Spring Gulch.
“… the river passes into the range of high Countrey at which place the rocks project into the river from the high clifts which is on the Lard. Side about 2/3 of the way across and those of the Stard. Side about the Same distance, the Countrey rises here about 200 feet above The water and is bordered with black rugid rocks …”
[Clark, October 18, 1805]

Wallula Gap National Natural Landmark
The Wallula Gap was designated as a National Natural Landmark in August, 1980.

Wallula Gap Basalts …
The basalts flows of the Wallula Gap were created in the Miocene Era, over 10 million years ago, and are part of the massive fissure flood basalts of the Columbia River Basalt Group (CRBG). Wallula Gap was created when ancestral Columbia and Snake Rivers flowed through a low area of the basalts.
The Creation of Wallula Gap …
From Geologist Bruce Bjornstad of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as presented to the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City on October 17, 2005:

The Creation of Wallula Gap …
From Geologist Bruce Bjornstad of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as presented to the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City on October 17, 2005:
“… The story of Wallula Gap begins back in the Miocene Epoch, about 17 million years ago. At that time, lava flows of basalt ran out of giant fissures in the Earth’s crust east of here, near the Idaho-Oregon-Washington border. During basalt volcanism, the southern and western portions of the Columbia Plateau, including Wallula Gap, began to warp and fold under stresses deep in the Earth’s crust. The bending of the ancient lava flows is clearly visible in the folded layers of basalt exposed in the steep walls of the gap.
Early in the history of folding, the ridgecrest here was slightly lower than elsewhere along the ridge. This caused first the ancient Salmon-Clearwater River (precursor to the Snake River), and then the Columbia River to flow across the ridge over this low point. As the ridge continued to bend upward, river erosion kept pace, and a water gap developed. Until about 10 million years ago only the ancestral Salmon-Clearwater River flowed through Wallula Gap. It wasn’t until about 6 million years ago that the Columbia River joined in, where it has continued to flow ever since. Somewhere between 2 and 3 million years ago, the ancestral Salmon-Clearwater River captured the Snake River in the vicinity of Hell’s Canyon, along the Idaho-Oregon border; this added significantly to the amount of water draining through the gap. …”

Wallula Gap and the Missoula Floods …
Wallula Gap is the largest, the most spectacular, and the most significant of the several large water gaps through the basalt anticlines in the Columbia Basin, and funneled the mighty waters of the Missoula Floods. The Missoula floods are the largest known floods on Earth in the last two million years; the flow of water was ten times the combined flow of all the rivers of the world. The flood crest at Wallula Gap on the Columbia River at the Washington-Oregon border was about 1,200 feet, as evidenced by glacial erratics that were left stranded on the slopes of the Horse Heaven Hills and other anticlinal ridges. The water that poured down the Columbia River Gorge stripped away soil, surficial sediments, and talus up to 1,000 feet elevation as far as The Dalles, Oregon . By the time it reached Crown Point, the surface of the last flood (there were over 40 individual floods) had dropped to about 600 feet elevation The average interval between Missoula floods was about 30 years, with the last flood occurring about 13,000 years ago.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Get To Know Oregon Willamette National Forest Huckleberries




Drawing inspiration from the Oregon Bounty Wanderfeast, this week I headed to the Willamette National Forest in search of the elusive huckleberry. The Oregon Cascade Mountains can satisfy your needs for exploration and adventure in so many ways: perhaps aboard a whitewater raft where thrills, chills and spills wait at each turn…or maybe with a rod and reel and the chance to land a trophy with each cast. Or perhaps it’s something far simpler that can be found down a quiet forest service road in the Willamette National Forest where a bounty of berries waits for you right now. USFS

Spokesperson Jennifer O’Leary said that time is right: “A wonderful activity to enjoy with family or friends. It’s really great to see visitors out there enjoying themselves and tasting a little bit of mother nature.” It is what I call “Huckleberry Hound” time for my family and friends and we couldn’t be more pleased with this time of seasonal change in the forest. It’s a favored time of year because no permit is required and there are no personal harvest limits either.

We take what we can use near the Twin Meadows area inside the Detroit Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest. O’Leary’s best advice for the newcomer? “Really get out on to the forest and explore because there are so many roads where the are huckleberry patches are nearby… if you see a huckleberry bush by the side of the road, chances are good there’s more right there, so get out there and look.” There are nine species of berries on the forest, but two dominate this area: one is large and sweet, the other more red and tart.

We have no trouble finding plenty of bushes full of berries that are a bit like “candy drops” as I often eat more than I pick. The berries are plentiful in areas of the forest that provide a sun–shade mix. Lift up a branch and expose the underside and you’ll find an easier chore of picking the berries; especially if you have both hands free. Soon, we are kitchen-bound with our bounty so to try a favorite recipe called “Huckleberry Crisp.” You can find the recipe for Huckleberry Crisp in the Travel Oregon Food/Drink recipe collection. While in the area, we also stopped along the Santiam River where Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept has converted long popular North Fork Santiam State Park from a day-use site to an overnight campground. Park manager Bob Rea said, “It’s great to have a place to come to off the river and camp in a tent. We also added a group picnic shelter and a visitor can also make a site reservation. We have converted picnic sites and actually remodeled them to tent sites.”

There is a 2.5-mile long trail through the park and the best part is that more than a half-mile of the parkland includes river frontage. Rea noted, ” It’s very peaceful and quiet and there aren’t very many sites – the over all experience that people have there is very satisfying.” Finally, if you love following your taste buds as much as I do, I invite you to sample the Oregon Wanderfeast this fall as ten top chefs chase after ten of Oregon’s finest epicurean products. It’s ten weeks of food bliss, from one end of Oregon to the other. You are invited to come along. and win your own Oregon Wanderfeast!

Courtesy of Grant McOmie is a Pacific Northwest broadcast journalist

http://traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/grants-getaways/huckleberry-hounds/


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Monday, March 3, 2014

Get To Know Oregon Salt Creek Falls




                                             Salt Creek Falls Observation Site

Salt Creek Falls Observation Site is located approximately 23 miles southeast of Oakridge at an elevation of 4,000 feet. This site has 15 picnic sites with fire rings and tables. Toilets are available but there is no potable water. The observation site is a popular stop for Hwy. 58 travelers. The 286′ waterfall is the second highest in Oregon. After viewing the interpretive exhibits at the kiosk, it is a mere 75 yards around to the viewing platform and a magnificent site. From the viewing platform, you can either venture down to the bottom of the falls or follow along the top of the rim to stand (behind the railing of course) within a few yards of where the water takes its plunge to the pool below. A trail follows along Salt Creek to the picnic area, a perfect spot for lunch. Late spring, early summer brings added beauty to the site when the rhododendrons are blooming.

Directions: From Oakridge: Proceed east on Hwy. 58 for 23 miles to FS road 5893. Follow signs to Salt Creek Falls and the parking lot.
  
Seasonal Access: Normal Services Available: Year-round
Facility Type: Observation Site

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Get to Know Oregon Winter Crabing




When you’re lucky enough to go fishing with a good friend who knows the water well, you’re sure to learn something new. That’s especially true when the Columbia River is under your keel to carry you toward new adventure.
Steve Fick first explored the Columbia River estuary as a kid, so he knows his way around the vast waterway where the river meets the sea. We left the snug harbor of Hammond, near Astoria, and slowly motored the short distance downriver to an area just off Clatsop Beach.
Fick had prepared five large crab pots or traps with varied baits – a strategy he often uses so to “see what the crabs prefer.” Sometimes he’ll use turkey legs, chicken wings, shad or salmon carcasses – even a can of tuna for crab bait.

“Oh yes, a can of tuna fish is perfect bait,” exclaimed Fick. “All you do is perforate the can so that the scent comes out – you can also buy canned sardines or mackerel too – both work well. As long as they have a high oil content, it seems to fish well – the scent is what draws the crab into the pot.”
Each Oregon crabber must carry an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Shellfish License. Each crabber is allowed to use up to three crab pots. We timed our trip to fish our traps during the last hour of the incoming tide and then through the high slack tide period (that’s often the best crabbing time).
Steve said it’s the safest time to crab in the estuary: “There is no reason to be out here on the ebb tide – that’s the outgoing tide and things can go from bad to worse in a heartbeat. It can be the most dangerous part of the tide cycle and this river can change so fast. You just don’t take chances out here.”

Fick said that each trap should “soak” for 15-20 minutes – that allows enough time for the crabs to locate the bait and enter the pot. Each crabber is allowed a dozen male crabs apiece and in Oregon they must be five and three-quarters (5¾) inches across the back. Females are protected to preserve the breeding population of crabs. A crab gauge or other measuring device is essential gear since some crabs miss the mark by only a fraction of an inch.
Steve and I soon had our hands full of fresh crabs, but truth was that the trap made the catching easy – and it turns out, the crab pot is 100% Oregon.

At the Airport Crab Company in Warrenton, they have rolled the steel into rings, welded the weights in place, wrapped the rings in rubber and woven the steel mesh into crab pots since 1948. “Building a crab pot – one that will fish well – is a science,” said company owner Verne Lamping.
His wife, Lisa Lamping, added, “”They really got it right way back then – there are little things you can do but for the most part there isn’t a better way to catch crab.”

Lisa is right. Dungeness crabbing dates to the earliest days of commercial fishing in Oregon’s off shore waters. It was a profitable way to make a living for many commercial fishermen during the slack times between salmon runs. Inside Oregon’s only sport and commercial crab pot manufacturing company, you soon see that the heritage of the business is alive and well.

Gene Elliott, Paul Shaw and Mike Gill collectively own more than a century of experience building pots the old fashioned way – with their hands! They “hand knit” each pot using stainless steel wire to make each pot’s top, bottom and sides. The 18-guage stainless steel wire requires tough, quick hands and a sharp eye to knit the mesh just right. “You have to hold the meshes at exactly the same size,” said Shaw. “So, you really must stay focused on the work all of the time.”

Gene Elliot’s hands worked at a blurry pace – swiftly wrapping the mesh weave, seamless and smooth. “I’ve been at this for more than 37 years – just like these fellas, but I was also a fisherman so I made and repaired my own gill nets. I was already familiar with the knitting techniques before I started working on crab pots.”

Lisa Lamping has long admired the weavers’ efforts – she explained that it’s all “piece work” so each weaver must be accurate and speedy if they wish to make money. “Each of these men is able to consistently weave the mesh accurately; the meshes must be about two inches wide. It’s very ‘old school’ and it hasn’t changed much in a hundred years.”

Down at the dock is where the work pays off. Oregon’s Dungeness crab harvest is the state’s most valuable seafood; last year, the coast-wide catch was worth nearly 50-million dollars.
“It’s an economic component that fills a big void from December to March for many fishermen,” said Fick, who owns Fishhawk Fisheries in Astoria. “Families live here and the infrastructure of support – like the crab pot businesses or the marine supply stores – all of that business stays in our community and it is key to the viability of rural life along the Oregon coast.”

It is also a lot of fun to catch your own crabs and then head to the kitchen where Steve shared a favorite recipe for a stuffed crab sandwich.” “You can do a lot of different things with crab meat,” said Fick. “You can make a chowder, fritters, salads – sandwiches – so many different things. You can mix it with fettuccine, other seafood, so it’s very versatile.”

Fick Crab Sandwich Recipe: Fick mixed one cup of grated swiss cheese with two cups of crab and added one teaspoon each of Worcestershire sauce and lemon pepper before he mixed in on cup of mayo and half a cup of sliced olives. The mixture was then stuffed into each half of a hollowed-out sandwich roll. Steve then spread a generous amount of grated Parmesan cheese across the top of each roll and slid the tray of sandwiches into a 375-degree oven for seven to ten minutes. It was a perfect way to round out our crabbing adventure and bring the day’s activity full circle from the estuary to the dining table.

Interestingly, Fick added that 80% of the crab is caught in the first month of the season – it’s also the time when prices for the seafood are at their lowest. Plus, even if you don’t sport fish for crab, the annual commercial crabbing season provides fresh Oregon Dungeness in your local grocery.
As we enjoyed a very filling seafood dinner, I asked Fick what he liked most about the adventure that’s just off his front door step:

“Oh, it’s simple to do and everyone can be involved in it. It’s easy to catch a dozen crabs per person with lots of action for kids. And – you never really know until you pull the pot up what you got!”
Save the date: Mark your calendar for the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival in February, Astoria Warrenton Crab Seafood & Wine Festival in April and the Charleston Seafood Festival in August.
Get started crabbing:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Crabbing and Clamming Information
Crabbing 101

 Courtesy of
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Get to Know Oregon Eagle Convocation William Finley National Refuge




Published on Feb 14, 2014
One of the most amazing Oregon wildlife moments is found atop four story-tall cottonwood trees near Tangent where an eagle convocation draws up to 100 eagles in the Linn County tree tops each evening. You can also visit wildlife refuges and see eagles in the Willamette Valley. Molly Monroe, US Fish and Wildlife Biologist at William Finley National Refuge near Corvallis said that there are three wildlife refuges — Finley, Ankeny and Baskett Slough that are easily accessed public settings to see bald eagles and other birds, including thousands of waterfowl.

William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge

is situated along the foothills of the Coast Range at the western edge of the fertile Willamette Valley of northwestern Oregon . A second unit on the east side of the river, Snag Boat Bend, has been added to the Refuge. The Refuge encompasses a diverse assortment of habitats including riparian forest, upland forest, upland prairie, wet prairie, wetlands and farm fields. Elevations range from 185 to 414 feet msl.

As with the other refuges within the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Complex, the primary management goal of William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge is to provide high quality wintering habitat for geese, especially the dusky Canada goose, to ensure healthy, viable goose populations while minimizing goose browse damage to crops on private agricultural lands.
Western meadowlarkOther management goals are to preserve native species and enhance biodiversity. Populations of several endangered and threatened animal and plant species can be found on the refuge. A herd of Roosevelt elk can be found in the bottomland forests or farm fields on the Refuge. Wildlife/wildlands observation, photography, hiking, and environmental education and interpretation are the major public use activities allowed on the Refuge. Limited hunting and fishing opportunities are also provided.

Of special interest are several historic buildings located within the Refuge including the Fiechter House, completed in 1857 and thought to be the oldest house in Benton County.
Habitat improvement and restoration are essential for the continued survival of wildlife populations in the Willamette Valley. If you are interested in restoring your lands to native habitat, such as wetlands, prairies, grasslands or upland oak/savannas, please click on the following link ” Partnership for Fish and Wildlife ” for further information.
WILD GOOSE NATURE STORE LOCATED IN REFUGE COMPLEX HEADQUARTERS FACILITY

Visitors can now look forward to finding friendly faces and information inside the office on the weekends. The Friends of the Willamette Valley NWR Complex, a non-profit organization formed to provide support to the Refuge, opened the Wild Goose Nature Store inside the headquarters office on August 21st. The new Nature Store is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 4pm. Items relating to the Willamette Valley Refuges, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and other conservation related themes provide the inspiration behind t-shirts, hats, books, pins, and more.
Volunteers are needed! If you are interested in talking with people from all walks of life and sharing your passion for wildlife, contact the Friends at friends.secr.melanie@gmail.com. You may also contact the Refuge Ranger at (541) 757-7236 or Katrina_Maggiulli@fws.gov.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Get To Know Oregon Whitewater Steelhead Fishing



Author: Grant McOmie
Oregon is blessed with abundant rivers that offer countless whitewater rapids. In fact, many of the state’s rivers provide thrilling settings for exciting outdoor adventures.
On this week’s “Grant’s Getaway,” we enjoy a whitewater rafting trip that offered a unique spin: we also went fishing for the premier Oregon game fish called Winter Steelhead.
We gathered to run the Nestucca River’s whitewater rapids with guide John Krauthoefer, (Firefighter’s Guide Service: 503-812-1414,) who casts baits for king sized steelhead from aboard his fifteen-foot inflatable raft.
The Nestucca River is a fabulous coastal stream located in southern Tillamook County and is famous for its runs of salmon and steelhead.
Krauthoefer is hooked on a new plan that’s supported by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
In fact, Chris Knutsen, a fishery biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, took a day off work so he could join us on our adventure too.
So grab your rod and reel, don’t forget the waders as we go fishing for wild winter steelhead – not to keep – but to keep them alive for a fishery future.
Anglers are encouraged to participate in the brood stock program, but they must register at the Tillamook-based North Coast Watershed District Office.
You can also visit the Cedar Creek Hatchery to observe the brood stock steelhead and learn more about the Nestucca River program.
Visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for more information on Oregon Angling Licenses and visit Travel Oregon to locate an Oregon Fishing Guide.
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http://traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/grants-getaways/whitewater-steelhead-fishing/

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Newport Oregon Seafood & Wine Festival



Newport Oregon Seafood & Wine Festival
South Beach Marina
Newport Oregon
Friday Saturday Sunday
February 20-23 2014

The Original and Still the BestTM

2014 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival-XL “Live! Life! Large!"--

Since 1978 the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival has attracted visitors from around the world to the central Oregon coast. The 2014 festival will be packed with all of the fun, food and wine you've come to know and love at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival!

New This Year

Saturday continues to be the most attended day at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. In an effort to maintain safety and accommodate large crowds, we have made some adjustments to entry procedure and crowd management.
There will be NO General Admission available on Saturday. Standby tickets MAY be available after 1pm depending on capacity. Saturday’s entrance will be sold via E-Tickets ONLY. We will have two E-Ticket entrances to aid with the flow of the line. Be advised that many of our patrons arrive during peak hours (11am-3pm).
We anticipate that the adjustments we have made will improve crowd flow, however patrons who arrive during peak hours should expect a delay in entrance. Event Staff will be readily available to provide information.

Have a question about this year's event? Visit our FAQs page .

You must be 21 years or older to attend this event and must have valid ID (no exceptions). The site is smoke free and handicapped accessible.
Parking is available at the festival site for $5.00. Free shuttle buses will run on a regular schedule from downtown Newport and major hotels. Maps are available at local businesses and at the Chamber. Cab service is available for a nominal fee or call the Chamber office for transportation options.
E-tickets will be available for purchase in December. Special group rates are available as well. Ticket prices do not include wine tasting. Food item prices range from $1 and up. Wine sampling starts at $1 and glasses of wine are available for menu price. Bottles and cases of wine are sold by wineries, too!

For more information visit
http://www.seafoodandwine.com/



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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Get To Know Oregon Cape Perpetua Thor's Well



Geography
Cape Perpetua is located about 2 miles (3 km) south of Yachats, Oregon along U.S. Route 101. It is a typical Pacific Northwest headland, forming a high steep bluff above the ocean. At its highest point, Cape Perpetua rises to over 800 feet (240 m) above sea level. From its crest, an observer can see 70 miles (110 km) of Oregon coastline and as far as 37 miles (60 km) out to sea on a clear day

History
For at least 6,000 years Native Americans hunted for mussels, crabs, sea urchins, and clams along the coast near Cape Perpetua. Evidence of their lives can still be found in the huge piles of discarded mussel shells that lie along the shore near the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.
Several early explorers sailed past the cape. The first recorded passage was by Bartolom√© Ferrelo in 1543; then came Sir Francis Drake in 1575 and Martin d’Aguilar in 1605. The cape was named by Captain James Cook on March 7, 1778 as he searched for the Pacific entrance to a Northwest Passage. Cook named the cape Perpetua because it was sighted on St. Perpetua’s Day.

The area became part of the Siuslaw National Forest in 1908. In 1914, the United States Forest Service cut a narrow road into the cliff around Cape Perpetua and constructed a wooden bridge across the Yachats River, opening travel between the small community of Yachats and Florence, Oregon to the south. The wooden bridge was replaced in 1926 with a steel structure. The Cape Perpetua section of the Roosevelt Memorial Highway (now Highway 101) was built in the 1930s.
In 1933, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp was built at the foot of the cape just north of Cape Creek near where the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center is located today. The CCC constructed Cape Perpetua campground, a network of trails, and the West Shelter observation point near the top of the cape. During World War II, the West Shelter observation point was used as a coastal watch station and a large coastal defense gun was temporarily installed. An SCR-270B radar was installed at an undetermined location to take advantage of the height of the promontory.
The Cape Perpetua Shelter and Parapet were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
The Forest Service created the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and built the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center in the 1960s to highlight the unique beauty of the central Oregon Coast. The scenic area includes 2,700 acres (11 km2) of old growth spruce, Douglas-fir and western hemlock
Camping, picnicking, hiking, sightseeing, whale watching, and a visitor center with daily programs are all available within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. There are twenty-six miles of interconnected hiking trails in old growth forests which lead to Pacific Ocean tidal pools. One of the trails leads to a 600 year old Giant Sitka Spruce known as the Silent Sentinel of the Siuslaw. This tree stands more than 185 feet (56 m) high, and has a 40-foot (12 m) circumference at its base. On September 15, 2007, this ancient spruce was designated a “Heritage Tree” by the State of Oregon to recognize its exceptional age and size and ensure its protection.

Along the Cape Perpetua coastline there are several unique features as well. The Devil’s Churn is a long crack in the coastal rock that fills with each ocean wave, occasionally exploding as incoming and outgoing waves collide. The Spouting Horn at Cook’s Chasm and Thor’s Well on the plateau nearby are both salt water fountains driven by the power of the ocean tide. Thor’s Well is at 44.278421°N 124.113499°W. Spouting Horn is at 44.277497°N 124.112994°W. Both Thor’s Well and Spouting Horn are best seen approximately an hour before high tide to an hour after high tide. How spectacular the sights are is a function of the height of the high tide and the direction and size of the swells. The wind can also be a factor. Devil’s Churn, Spouting Horn and Thor’s Well are popular with visitors; however, all three can be dangerous especially at high tide and during winter storms.
The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center is located two miles (3 km) south of Yachats. The visitor center offers spectacular views of the ocean and coast from its deck. It is also a popular place to watch migrating gray whales. The visitor center has comprehensive natural history and cultural exhibits, an interactive children’s science area, a theater with nature films, and a bookstore. At the shelter there was never a gun installation. An SCR270B radar was installed on the site in 1943 in response to the bombing of Mt. Emily, Brookings, Oregon.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Willamette Pass Resort Oregon



Willamette Pass Resort is a ski area in the western United States, located at Willamette Pass in west central Oregon, in Klamath and Lane counties. In the Cascade Range between Oak Ridge and La Pine and accessed by Highway 58, it operates on federal land under special use permit on the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests. Founded in 1941, the ski area has been locally-owned and operated by the Wiper family of Eugene since 1982, the year its first chairlift was installed.

Ski area information
Willamette Pass Resort is a year-round destination with two distinct seasons: A winter ski season and a summer season. In the summer, hiking, sightseeing, disc golf, geocaching, and downhill mountain biking are available, as the Eagle Peak Accelerator is converted into a 6-person gondola.
Willamette Pass is best known for having one of the steepest runs in the world, “RTS”, which at its steepest point is 52 degrees. It hosted the 1993 Subaru U.S. Speed Skiing Championships, where a top speed of 116.56 mph (187 km/h) was achieved.
The area is a popular place for nearby schools to visit, with lessons and plenty of green runs. The lodge has a restaurant, shop, lost-and-found service, and ski and snowboard rentals.
Snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and inner tubing activities are also available
Resort statistics

Elevation
Summit: 6,683 ft (2,037 m)
Base: 5,120 ft (1,561 m)
Midway: 5,899 ft (1,798 m)
Vertical: 1,563 ft (476 m)

Skiable area: 555 acres (2.25 km2)
Groomable area: 225 acres (0.91 km2)
Trails: 29 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg – 20% Beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg – 45% Intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg – 35% Advanced / Expert
Nordic trails: up to 12.4 miles (20 km) groomed
Longest run: “Kaleidoscope/Perseverance” – 2.1 mi (3 km)
Steepest run: “RTS”- up to 52°
Average annual snowfall: 430 inches (1,090 cm)
Terrain Parks: 2 (By George and Timberglades)
Peaks: 2 Eagle Peak
Peak 2

Lifts
The only High Speed Six-Pack in Oregon.6 Total 1 High-Speed Six Pack Eagle Peak Accelerator (Doppelmayr CTEC)
1 Triple Chair Twilight (CTEC)
3 Triple Chairs Sleepy Hollow, Midway, and Peak 2 Lift (Riblet Tramway Company)
1 Magic Carpet
Lift capacity: 11,100 skiers per hour
U.S. Ski Team
Mike Lafferty – 1972 Olympian

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hoodoo Ski Lodge Santiam Pass Oregon



Hoodoo is a ski resort near the summit of Santiam Pass on U.S. Route 20, in the central Cascade Range of Oregon, U.S. The ski area operates on federal land through agreement with Willamette National Forest on Hoodoo Butte, a volcanic cinder cone

History

The ski area was built in 1938[1] by a group funded by Ed Thurston of Bend, Oregon. The group wanted to build on Three Fingered Jack but could not secure funding for a road. There was a hotel at the base that burned. In the 1960s, it was purchased by Hoodoo Ski Bowl Developers, Inc., which later built the Manzanita chair lift.
In 1999, Hoodoo Ski Area was acquired by real estate developer and Umbrella Properties owner Chuck Shepard of Eugene, Oregon. Since then, Hoodoo has built the Hodag chair lift, a 60,000 sq. ft. lodge, the Autobahn Tubing Park, and replaced the green and red double chair lifts with quad chair lifts.

Skiing

Hoodoo has a 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) full service lodge. Hoodoo's flagship Green lift—a fixed grip quad chair—services the entire hill providing access to all 806 acres (3.26 km2) and 1,035 feet (315 m) of vertical. Green is a 2001 replacement for the old double chair. The Ed chair, named after Hoodoo's founder, Ed Thurston, replaced the aging Red lift in 2001. The Manzanita triple chair serves the bowl, terrain park, and is open for night skiing. The Hodag lift was built in 1999 and services the backside terrain. The beginner area consists of a double chair (named Easy Rider) and is isolated from other terrain. Hoodoo also has a large selection of Nordic Skiing trails, both at high and lower altitudes.
The tube hill, called the Autobahn Tubing Park, is on the northwest flanks of Hayrick Butte. The 800-foot (240 m) long runs are serviced by a handle tow.[2] Hayrick Butte has a handle tow servicing the 800-foot (240 m) long tube lanes.
Hoodoo offers RV camping on the south side of the parking lot.

Stats

Lifts
  • Green Chair - Quad chair
  • Manzanita Chair (formerly known as blue) - Triple chair
  • Ed Chair (formerly known as red) - Quad chair
  • Hodag Chair - Quad chair
  • Easy Rider - Double Chair
  • None of these chairs are detachable
Runs
  • Longest Run - Over Easy (from summit)
  • Steepest Run - Chuck's Backside
  • 34 Runs total
  • 20% Easiest
  • 39% Difficult
  • 41% Most Difficult
For more information visit
http://www.hoodoo.com/


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