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The 2020 Lost Vintage: Willamette Valley Fires & Wine Impact

2020 is associated with the pandemic and a worldwide shutdown. It’s also the year when the Willamette Valley fires occurred, leading to many vintners, vineyards, and wine grapes being affected by the smoke. In fact, the smoke from the wildfires impacted most of the area’s winemakers. According to the University of Oregon, 62% of Willamette Valley grape growers […]

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Hood River, Oregon: A Look at its History, Activities, and Food & Drink

Hood River, Oregon Activities, Food, Drink & History Hood River, Oregon is a picturesque Pacific Northwest town with stunning views of the mighty Columbia River and Mount Hood. It’s no wonder why this charming destination has become a popular weekend getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. From skiing and hiking to kayaking and paddle boarding, there are

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Oregon Geology: The Coastal Range and Cascade Mountains

Oregon Geology: The Coastal Range and Cascade Mountains The Oregon Coastal Range and the Cascade Mountains are two of the most spectacular geological features in the Pacific Northwest. Spanning from the Columbia River Gorge to the Oregon-California border, these mountain ranges provide a stunning backdrop for outdoor recreation. But what lies beneath their majestic peaks?

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A History of the Black Walnut Hotel: A Willamette Valley Luxury Icon

Set along the Willamette Valley, a lush and picturesque landscape known for its rolling hills, orchards, and vineyards, stands a regal icon of luxury and leisure; The Black Walnut Hotel. For over 80 years this grand establishment has welcomed guests with an inviting grace which has made it one of the region’s foremost destinations for

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A Short History of Agriculture in Willamette Valley Before Wine

The Willamette Valley, located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, has a rich history of agriculture that predates its current status as a world-renowned wine region. For thousands of years before European settlement, the valley was inhabited by indigenous peoples who practiced a variety of agricultural techniques to cultivate crops like camas,

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