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Attractions Northwest Events Oregon Outdoor Activities

Portland Farmers Market

The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University will be open every Saturday, year-round. April through October hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. November through March hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market at PSU is located in Downtown Portland in the South Park Blocks between SW College & Montgomery Streets. Portland […]

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Attractions Northwest Events Oregon

May is Wine Month in Willamette Valley

During the months of April, May and June the Willamette Valley is “in bloom” with brilliant gardens, budding vines and clear skies. At the center of it all is the long-running Memorial Weekend in Wine Country event, now expanded to include the entire month of May. Wineries open their doors to welcome the return of vibrant colors to […]

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Attractions Northwest Events Oregon

First Thursday in the Pearl

First Thursday in the Pearl starts May 5 in Portland. Started in 1986, First Thursday in the Pearl is a district-wide celebration that occurs on the first Thursday of each month. Originally a gathering of art collectors and dealers, the celebration has grown to a monthly event of over ten thousand people that includes art enthusiasts, […]

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Featured Oregon Technology

Utility-scale platform to help build clean energy

ESS Tech, Inc. (“ESS,” “ESS Inc.”) (NYSE: GWH), a Wilsonville, Oregon manufacturer of long-duration batteries for utility-scale and commercial energy storage applications, announced recentlythat it has entered into an agreement with Portland General Electric (PGE) in Oregon to test and demonstrate the ESS Energy CenterTM platform. The 3 MWh Energy Center is expected to come […]

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Environment Oregon

Will renewed hunting hurt wolf populations?

Caption: Yellowstone’s gray wolves, reintroduced to the region in the 1990s, are now at risk from hunting outside of park borders. Credit: Patrice Schoefolt, Pexels.com. Dear EarthTalk: Is the recent lifting of quota restrictions on wolf hunting in Montana north of Yellowstone National Park a threat to the reintroduced wolf population there? — J. W., […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival blossoms each spring

​The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival March 18-May 1 blossoms each spring in Woodburn, Oregon, drawing thousands to see acres upon acres of tulips in full bloom. The owners of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm have expanded beyond the beautiful tulips, adding a gift shop, café, and family-friendly kids’ area. In addition to fresh-cut flowers and potted […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

Japanese Gardens feature little-known Japanese art forms

Caption: Japanese Maple in upper pond during fall. Photo by David M. Cobb. Portland Japanese Garden’s first new Pavilion art exhibition this year featuring small Japanese accessories and miniature Japanese carvings runs through April 17. Once immensely popular across Japan, netsuke (pronounced nets-keh), small accessories fashioned from wood, ivory, or porcelain, blurred the lines between function and art in […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

Enjoy biking Oregon’s wild river coastal bikeway

Fat biking along the Oregon’s Southern Coast. Credit: traveloregon.com Editor’s note: The following article is reprint from the Travel Oregon. Written by Gary Hayes The Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway is a 60-mile route starting and ending in Port Orford with scenic stops all along the route including three scenic state parks, Cape Blanco Lighthouse […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities Uncategorized

Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway is a paved joy ride on Deschutes River

Caption: The Deschutes River above Sherar’s Falls. Photo by Greg Johnson. Maupin has served as a focal point for adventurers rafting the Deschutes River. The town itself is friendly, walkable and brimming with eating and drinking opportunities. On the river, a series of whitewater drops, punctuated by slow and tranquil floating, makes for a trip […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

Biking the Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway

Caption: The Crooked River Wild & Scenic River Corridor. The Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway is a scenic, enjoyable and interesting route that winds through a narrow, twisting canyon. Before you start your ride make sure you stop in Prineville at Good Bike Co. LLC, a bike shop where you can pick up a part, […]