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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Washington

My favorite Pacific Northwest RV camping spots

Caption: Deception Pass – Courtesy of DeceptionPassFoundation.org Written by Steve Froese It’s great to live in our neck of the woods! We have some of the most scenic highways and byways on the continent. For instance, here in the lower mainland of British Columbia, we can go snow skiing and water skiing on the same […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

New Ways to Explore Washington State Parks

Caption: Winter Camping at Millersylvania State Park 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. The MHRV Show Association, producers of the annual Seattle RV Show, Puyallup RV Show and Enumclaw RV Show have enjoyed supporting Washington State Parks for […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon

Explore exotic chocolates at Southeast Portland shop

Cloudforest, located in Southeast Portland, produces a wide range of chocolate bars, ranging from “Orchid,” made with house-made vanilla extract to “GOMA,” a grey chocolate bar made with black sesame seeds that tastes like white chocolate. Cloudforest also serves delicious freshly-baked cookies using their chocolate, as well as coffee drinks and seasonal hot chocolates. In […]

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Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities Uncategorized

New Oregon map shows status of popular recreation areas

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s Natural and Cultural Resources Recovery Task Force released an interagency status map in March to help the public navigate the status of popular recreation areas impacted by the 2020 wildfire season. The September 2020 wildfires swept through approximately 1.3 million acres of land in Oregon across multiple jurisdictions. Many of these […]

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Featured Health and Fitness Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Outdoor Activities

Ski scenic groomed trails on Mt. Bachelor

Nordic Sports Director Bob Mathews founded the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center in 1975 by overseeing construction of a modest pair of looping trails with all of 7 kilometers of snowmobile-groomed trails. The then diminutive Nordic program was rounded out by a 150-square-foot rental and lesson department squeezed into a corner of the main lodge. Through […]

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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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Environment Oregon Outdoor Activities

Should rivers have legal rights?

Caption: In 2019, the Yurok Tribe granted personhood to Northern California’s Klamath River, giving the waterway the same legal rights as a human, — at least under tribal law. Credit: Bob Wick, BLM, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: Should rivers be given the same legal rights as people in order to protect them? — Phyllis T., New […]

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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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Economy Featured Oregon Technology

Intel meets digital challenges with memory, storage products

Editor’s note: Intel is Oregon’s largest private employer with a reported 21,000 employees in the state. Intel recently announced six new memory and storage products to help customers meet the challenges of digital transformation. Key to advancing innovation across memory and storage, Intel announced two new additions to its Intel® Optane™ Solid State Drive (SSD) […]

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Economy Featured Oregon

Portland men’s fashion store curates progressive design

Caption: The Camping Pullover Fleece is made from a poly-rayon polar fleece. The design includes sleeves engineered to eliminate armhole seams. Made in the USA. MACHUS is a family-owned retail space in Portland dedicated to curating a store “with the most compelling designers in the contemporary men’s market,” according to company officials. “We believe in every […]