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Bring in the Birds with these flowers

Photo caption:  After surviving brutal winter and summer conditions, Echinacea Sombrero® Baja Burgundy, a 2020 All-America Selections winner, continued to produce flowers midsummer to frost during a three-year plant trial. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of All-America Selection. by Melinda Myers Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will […]

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Hot springs in Oregon’s Outback

Photos and article By Greg Johnson, travel writer Summer Lakes Hot Springs is a rustic 145-acre resort in eastern Oregon featuring natural artesian hot mineral springs, cabins, campgrounds and nature trails. To get there, take a drive in Oregon’s Outback on Oregon 31 (turnoff hwy 97 just south of La Pine.) Oregon 31 gradually rises […]

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Oregon coast tourism growing

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Avoid winter driving kinks

AAA Washington anticipates making more than 14,500 roadside rescues during the end-of-year holiday travel season, with more than 5,000 of those calls requiring a vehicle tow. Other car troubles most likely to interfere with holiday plans include dead batteries, lockouts and flat tires. To avoid a kink in your holiday plans, AAA Washington recommends drivers […]

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Holiday buffet at Mount Ranier

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A new Cornucopia

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Bring in the Birds with these flowers

Photo caption:  After surviving brutal winter and summer conditions, Echinacea Sombrero® Baja Burgundy, a 2020 All-America Selections winner, continued to produce flowers midsummer to frost during a three-year plant trial. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of All-America Selection. by Melinda Myers Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will love. You’ll enjoy the flowers as well as the birds that visit to dine on the seeds. Best of all, there is no feeder to refill or clean. Sunflowers are likely the first seed-producing plant that comes to mind. Their dark brown centers turn to seeds that attract

Support Our Northwest Businesses!

Photo Caption: Ezell’s Famous Chicken continues to serve fresh, mouth watering dishes throughout the Pacific Northwest. The coronavirus crisis will dramatically affect the Pacific Northwest economy.The trade war has already harmed Oregon and Washington’s economy...and COVID-19 is now threatening jobs, air travel, restaurants, small businesses and pretty much the entire economy. Financial experts are predicting a recession. So now, more than ever, it is important to support your favorite restaurant and small business. For example, many restaurants are offering home delivery or curbside service. Small business are also offering a variety of delivery services. One of the best ways to support local
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See Our Active New Video Showcase!

From flyfishing on Oregon's Deschutes River, surfing on Bend's whitewater park, touring Seattle to the Northwest's dynamic music and cultural scene...its all here on our Active Video Showcase!
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Photographer is passionate about Northwest

Photo caption: Blooming colors illuminate Jake Bestgen's "Stargazer" image. Photographer Jake Bestgen is passionate about capturing his many Pacific Northwest landscape and floral arrangements. “Until just recently, my work has remained in the archives of my computer,” says Bestgen, a Vancouver, Washington resident. “I recently decided to print and frame some of my photos and was so pleased to see the evolution from digital file to beautiful art that now fills my home.” Take a look at Bestgen’s striking photos of Mount Hood and Mount Adams, eastern Oregon, the Oregon coast and many other Pacific Northwest venues at Jake Bestgen Photography.

The Musical: What is this show about?

The Tony Award-nominated musical comedy “The Musical” will grace the stage in May of The Craterian Theater at The Collier Center in Medford, Oregon. Performances are set at 7:30 p.m. May 1-2 and May 8-9. Tickets are adults $28, youth & students 22 and under $10. The play follows two struggling writers hope to make their mark in the theater world by entering their yet-to-be-written musical in a New York City festival. With only three weeks to go and nothing but the help of a few well-meaning friends, the big question remains, what should their show be about? The answer soon
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“Dragonia” by Northwest artist Andrea Traphagen

Caption: "Dragonia" by Andrea Traphagen Woodland, Washington artist Andrea Traphagen paints her original watercolors and acrylics in vibrant hues…taking you from fantasy worlds to old world to current times. With the stroke of a brush and a vivid imagination, Andrea’s vision takes you into a world of mermaids, dragon flies and old growth forests. She currently exhibits her work at Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park, Washington and Sea Gypsy Gallery in Astoria, Oregon.

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Microsoft expands NFL partnership

Photo caption: Microsoft Surface Instant Replay. (Photo by Cooper Neill/AP) Redmond, Washington technology firm Microsoft Corp. and the National Football League on Tuesday announced an expansion of their deep technology partnership. The multiyear expansion aims to help the entire NFL, including its coaches and players, be more efficient through enhanced communication and collaboration via Microsoft […]

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New video shows transistor chip journey

Intel builds processors at the heart of nearly everything. And transistors – lots and lots of them – make up the engine that powers every Intel processor. To build a modern microchip, Intel’s engineers place billions of these tiny switches into an area no larger than a fingernail. It’s one of mankind’s most complex feats, […]

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Geek out at Seattle’s Living Computers

It all started with one computer. In 1997 Paul Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc., purchased a TOAD-1 System from XKL Systems Corporation (now XKL LLC), an engineering firm in Redmond, Washington. Mr. Allen was interested in preserving the historically significant software that was created on Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP-10 family of systems, which came to […]

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The importance of tipping points

Geologist Ed Brook, geographer David Wrathall and complexity scientist James Watson will discuss the importance of tipping points at 7 p.m. March 3 at OMSI in Portland. Children of today are going to live through some of the most important environmental, social and technological changes humankind will ever see. It is likely that some of […]

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Portland: TechfestNW explores innovation

Photo Caption: Roger McNamee, author of “Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe.” TechfestNW, a global gathering of technology and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, takes place April 2-3 at Portland State University’s Viking Pavilion in downtown Portland, Oregon. Learn more about the innovative, impactful tech that helps define our region. Hear from thought leaders […]

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