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Luxury lodging in Oregon Wine Country

Luxurious accomodations at Atticus Hotel. Photo by @melissarighero Finely crafted furnishings complement original artistic pieces from local artists. Personal bars featuring French press, electric water kettle and kitchen and barware. A restaurant and bar, fitness room, Dutch style bicycles and electric car charging stations. These are just some of the amenities that make the historic […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon

Wolf Creek Inn takes you back in time

Portland sister-brother-duo Andrew and Jessie Shroyer recreated the 1883 classic revival style of Wolf Creek Inn and reopened its doors in 2018. The inn has served travelers off the Applegate Trail (now Interstate 5) since the late 1800s. Throughout its lifetime, the Inn has hosted many celebrities, including Clark Gable, Jack London and Orson Welles. […]

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Enjoy the ranch life in Southern Oregon

Caption: The three bedroom Meadow House sits on a private knoll overlooking acres of meadows and mountains. Owners Suzanne Willow and Lanita Witt have restored a working forest and wetland, and a small farm on the Willow-Witt Ranch., a 445 acre sustainable ranch and farm stay near the southern Oregon town of Ashland. The family-friendly […]

Hopservatory in Bend
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Brews and stars at Worthy’s in Bend

Worthy Brewing on the east side of Bend is a popular venue for locals and visitors to grab a bite, tour the brewery, wander through the on-site gardens and see the stars in the observatory tower. “Hopservatory” patrons can step up to the mini-Hubble telescope to see specific galaxies, stars, nebulae and even planets, depending […]

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Neon sign museum explores the light fantastic

Photo caption: The Dalles was nominated in the top five runner ups for the competition in the Business Revolution National Campaign. The National Neon Sign Museum in The Dalles downtown historic district captures the history, craftsmanship and culture of America through the lens of the signage and advertising industry. The museum provides historical, social, and […]

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Oregon Technology

Researchers find pesticides shorten honeybee lives

The lives of honeybees are shortened – with evidence of physiological stress – when they are exposed to the suggested application rates of two commercially available and widely used pesticides, according to new Oregon State University research. In a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, honeybee researchers in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences found […]

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Northwest Lifestyles Oregon

Ride the Albany Carousel

The historic 1900 Albany Carousel has attracted more than 150,000 visitors since its August 15, 2017 opening. Community volunteers hand-carved each rideable creature including a giraffe, a mermaid-horse and a giant bunny. The Dentzel family, creators of the Dentzel Carousel, have been major supporters of this project. Marion Dentzel, through the American Carousel Corporation, supplied […]

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Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities

Flying high in the Central Oregon sky

Editor’s Note: Visit ActiveLifestylesNW.com Video Gallery for a virtual peak at Big Mountain Heli Tours cascade helicopter tours. Big Mountain Heli Tours gives visitors a bird’s eye view of the lava rock, rivers and waterfalls, rolling sage brush hills and ponderosa pines that make up the scenic high desert in Central Oregon. The company offers […]

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Attractions Northwest Lifestyles Oregon

Sunshine Mill serves virtual wine in The Dalles

Molli and James Martin transformed the ground level of the Sunshine Mill in The Dalles, Oregon to a warm winery space. The former historic flour mill now houses Quenett and Copa Di Vino (Wine by the Glass) wineries.  Quenett Winery released its first vintage in 2002 and burst onto the wine scene with its outstanding […]