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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Brake for Mount Rainier’s Spirits of Iron

When you first glimpse Dan Klennert’s Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park on your way to Mount Rainier National Park, you might just brake to a stop. And if you don’t, we guarantee you will want to when the next opportunity arises. Peering over the fence you may wonder, “What IS this place?” In Latin […]

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Tips for Raised Bed and Elevated Gardening Success

Caption:  Get the most out of your elevated garden by spacing plants just far enough apart to reach their mature size. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Raised beds and elevated gardens provide easier access to gardens and can increase space available for growing vegetables and flowers. You will enjoy convenience and easy […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities

Grow an Earlier and More Abundant Tomato Harvest

Caption: All-America Selections winner Patio Choice Yellow Sweet is a compact tomato variety perfect for containers, patios or balconies. Photo credit:  All-America Selections by Melinda Myers Be the first in your neighborhood to enjoy a garden-ripe tomato. Then continue harvesting an abundance of flavorful tomatoes throughout the growing season. A little planning and strategic planting […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

5 adventures near the small town of La Pine, Oregon

Caption: Horses graze in a scenic meadow off hwy 97 just south of La Pine. The following article is reprinted from the Travel Oregon website. By Jen Anderson, Author If you’re not paying attention, you can easily bypass the quiet town of La Pine. It’s 30 miles south of the activity in Bend and 60 […]

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Northwest Lifestyles

Grow Quick, Easy and Nutritious Microgreens

Caption: Small grow light kits make growing herbs and microgreens indoors easy and convenient for harvesting and cooking. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company by Melinda Myers Add fresh flavor to your meals year-round with microgreens. These easy-to-grow greens need minimal space and no special equipment for a flavorful and nutritious harvest in little more […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon

Portland Gear celebrates ‘Made in Portland’

Caption: The Red Portland Chenille Crewneck chenille collection, features simple but loud designs on cozy garments. The fabric pops off the clothes, adding dimension to your style. In moving back to Portland in 2012, Marcus Harvey started a freelance apparel design business where companies from all over the country began asking for apparel that had […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Uncategorized

Dos and Don’ts of RV Buying

Caption: Taking delivery – plan time for the dealer to perform PDI Written by Dave Helgeson Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Most people thinking about buying their first RV typically visit an RV show (or two) […]

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Winter Care for Houseplants

Cutline:   Moon Valley Pilea is a moisture-loving plant that prefers high humidity but will tolerate average home humidity. Photo credit: MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Holidays are filled with new plants and decorations that often find our houseplants relegated to any out of the way available space. Be sure to keep your houseplants looking their best […]

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Economy Environment Northwest Lifestyles Washington

JUNGMAVEN makes hemp part of pollution solution

Caption: The Yin Yang Basic Tee is printed on light weight basic tee for a vintage feel. JUNGMAVEN grew out of these roots of simplicity and sustainability. In the early ’90’s JUNGMAVEN founder, Robert Jungmann, who is based in Vancouver, Washington, became passionate about putting a stop to clear-cutting practices that devastate the planet– and […]

Northwest Lifestyles Washington

Seattle’s North Country

Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett, Washington. Seattle’s North Country includes the urban port city of Everett located 28 miles north of Seattle boasts family-friendly sights. The sights include a marina boardwalk with outstanding Puget Sound views, the hands-on activities at Imagine Children’s Museum and the Paine Field Aviation District, home to numerous aviation attractions including […]