Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Devil’s Punch Bowl II

The Devil’s Punch Bowl is a bowl-shaped rock formation found on the rugged Oregon Coast. When the tide rushes in, waves spill through a small hole in its base, racing around the interior walls until they get sucked back out again into the ocean. Continue reading

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The Devil’s Punch Bowl

The Devil’s Punch Bowl is a bowl-shaped rock formation found on the rugged Oregon Coast. When the tide rushes in, waves spill through a small hole in its base, racing around the interior walls until they get sucked back out into the ocean. The result is an angry, frothy brew fit for the devil himself. Continue reading

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A Taste of the Northwest

The Best Places Northwest Cookbook (Sasquatch Books) is a great introduction to the region’s distinctive cuisine. Over 100 recipes that capture the unique flavors of the Pacific NW and serve them up in tasty dishes you can duplicate at home. Continue reading

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Michael Orwick – Master of Light

Michael Orwick is a well known local artist with deep-seated ties to the Pacific NW. His love of the Oregon landscape is especially evident in his work. There’s a strong sense of place in each painting, but it’s his masterful use of light that makes his landscapes come alive. Continue reading

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Walla Walla Sweet . . . Mustards?

Anyone who’s wild about Walla Walla sweet onions is going to love the assortment of specialty mustards offered by AJ’s Edible Arts. Their secret ingredient? Walla Walla sweet onions! Continue reading

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The Dundee Hills

At the northern end of the Willamette Valley lies a little bit of heaven known as the Dundee Hills. This region is also the heart of Oregon’s $1 billion commercial wine industry. Continue reading

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Cigar Box Guitars

Cigar box guitars are currently undergoing a nationwide revival. And one of the very talented craftsmen who makes these unique musical instruments lives right here in the Pacific NW. His name is Alan Matta and he is the owner of Hammered Frets. Continue reading

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Thomas Kay Woolen Mill II

The building which housed the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill was built in 1896. The foundation walls, built of rock and concrete, are two feet thick and nine feet high. The plank floors inside are supported by 48 massive 12 X 16 inch wooden beams, each 60 feet long. Continue reading

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Thomas Kay Woolen Mill

The best part of visiting the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill is that inside the musty, creaky old building are many of the massive machines original to the mill. A remarkable tour for young and old alike! Continue reading

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