Treat Your Tastebuds To Wood Fired Pizza From This Joint In Oregon
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by Jessica Tomlinson
7h ago
Foodies and casual diners alike are in for a treat when visiting Smoky Hearth Bar And Grill in the charming town of Sandy, Oregon.  Boasting a rustic and inviting atmosphere with a menu that features a variety of classic American dishes, Smoky Hearth is a must stop when in Sandy. Smoky Hearth Bar And Grill In Sandy, Oregon Photo via the Smoky Hearth Sandy Facebook page. If you’re wondering where to eat in Sandy, Oregon, we’ve got you covered with our favorite spot: Smoky Hearth Bar And Grill.  One of the standout features of Smoky Hearth is its use of a wood-fired grill to prepare ma ..read more
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An Old-Time General Store Has One Of Oregon’s Best Bakeries
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by Tyler James
2d ago
Over the past 30 years, Apple Valley Country Store has served the Hood River community. They offer a wide variety of goods that prove how diverse and creative this region of Oregon is. Small batch jams, syrups, pie fillings, pepper jellies, and more are available – all made from locally sourced ingredients. This was once the sight of a lumber mill around the turn of the 1900s, and is now the sight of a few homes and the Apple Valley Country Store. The store feels very nostalgic, and filled with lots of souvenirs, country aprons and dish towels. The Apple Valley Country store is famous for the ..read more
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Soar Beyond Your Wildest Dreams At This Air Adventure Park In Oregon
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by Jessica Tomlinson
2d ago
Have you ever wanted to go skydiving but have been too scared to try it out?  Jumping out of a plane can be intimidating, but you can still get the experience and adrenaline rush at iFLY in Portland, Oregon.  One of the best things about iFLY is that the whole family can go with you since kids as young as 3 can take to the air in the iFLY wind tunnel! Take Flight At iFLY In Portland, Oregon Photo via the iFLY website. Indoor skydiving is an exhilarating experience and a great activity for families, team building, and birthdays. Photo via the iFLY Facebook page. Using a state-of-the-a ..read more
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This Walkable Stretch Of Restaurants And Shops In Oregon Makes For The Perfect Day
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by Megan Fisk
2d ago
If you’re looking for a place to spend the day where you can just park your car and see where your feet take you. A place where you can stay busy for hours, then consider the cute downtown of Oregon City. Main Street is located just off the 205 interstate and one block from the Willamette river waterfront. Between the cute shops, restaurants, bars, live music in the summer months and parks you won’t run out of things to check out! Downtown Oregon City. Photo via Downtown Oregon City Facebook page Start with working up an appetite and head over to the eye-catching public elevator. This elevator ..read more
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Goonies House in Oregon To Be Open For The World, According To New Owner
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by Tyler James
2d ago
People like Behman Zakeri, who defy superlatives, are fans of the 1985 Steven Spielberg cult classic “The Goonies.” Zakeri, who lives in Kansas, now owns the house where the film was shot in Astoria, after sealing the deal for a cool 1.65 million earlier this month. The Astoria house has been a tourist attraction since the movie first aired in theaters — and for fans worldwide. Zakeri has seen this adventure film countless times. “You had the five boys and two girls, the bad guys after them. So I think that sense of adventure and that just chase for a treasure hunt — I think everybody someday ..read more
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You’ve For Sure Driven Past This Hidden Bakery On The Oregon Coast
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by Tyler James
4d ago
Tucked away in the small coastal town of Reedsport, Oregon, there’s a little bakery you have probably drove by 100 times and may not even noticed! Reedsport is at the heart of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, and is said to be the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in the United States. With chainsaw-carved wood sculptures and painted totem poles are all over this little town, Reedsport is worth a visit. Surrounded by verdant forests and wildlife, visitors to Reedsport enjoy crabbing and fishing at Winchester Bay, shopping at specialty stores and visits to the century-old Umpqua R ..read more
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The Mt. Hood Skiway Was a Flying Bus Trolley and an Epic Failure
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by Danielle Denham
4d ago
(This article was partially reproduced with full permission via Creative Commons from Offbeat Oregon. We love their site…give them a browse sometime.) If the idea of cable car service to Mt. Hood’s historic Timberline Lodge strikes you as a not particularly bad one, you’re not alone. The lodge gained a place in movie history for being the filming location of the exterior shots of the Grand Overlook Hotel in 1980s The Shining. Who wouldn’t want a quick and scenic way to get there? The Mt. Hood Skiway Trolley The Skiway (originally “Skyway,” but that name turned out to already be trademarked) wa ..read more
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49 Extraordinary Photos of What Oregon Life Was Like During World War II
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by Danielle Denham
4d ago
His name was Al Monner and he never became a world-famous photographer (unlike his peers Ray Atkeson, Minor White, and Dorothea Lange). As far as Oregon is concerned though, I would argue that Monner gave us a priceless look into life during WWII. Al Monner, Self Portrait / Image via / OHS Digital Collections Born and raised in Portland and small Eastern Oregon communities, Monner was hired as a staff photographer for the Oregon Journal newspaper in 1938 where he continued on until retiring in 1975. During his tenure, Monner made thousands of film images for the paper, covering everything from ..read more
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This Quirky Roadhouse BBQ In Oregon Offers Ribs That’ll Melt In Your Mouth
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by Danielle Denham
5d ago
Headed down Mt. Hood from a long day of skiing or snowboarding? If you’ve passed the Skyway by then you’re definitely missing out on some of the yummiest barbeque to be had in Oregon. The Skyway Bar and Grill The classic restaurant was hand-built in 1972 by Al and Opal Salazar, but things really got cookin’ when Tom and Tracie purchased the structure in 2000. They decorated the unique building with art, antiques, and photographs in an unforgettable style, then brought in Texas transplant and chef, Jason Hornor. He came with a passion for barbeque, and the Skyway took on the presence we know an ..read more
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Oregon Sees Sharp Decline In Population For First Time Since 1983
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by Tyler James
5d ago
Long before our world drastically changed in 2020, Americans have made a habit of packing up in search of a better quality life. It wasn’t too long ago, Oregon was the number one place to move to in 2016. In fact, for three years in a row, more people were moving to Oregon than anywhere else in the country. You could say our secret was out. Oregon was number one and seemingly favored for not only its vast beauty with endless outdoor activities, but its rich diversity. Oregon’s population increased by more than 40,000 people over the course of 2018 according to an estimate from Portland State U ..read more
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