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Oregon Republicans and Democrats Kill Sweeping Gun Control Bill

Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. –-( Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesm...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Wikipedia, Gop, House, Portland, Salem, Npr, Bill, Seattle, Nra, Willamette Valley, State Legislature, Columbia River

OR Republicans & Dems Kill Gun Sweeping Control Bill in Education Deal

Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. –-( Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesm...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Wikipedia, Gop, House, Portland, Salem, Npr, Seattle, Nra, Willamette Valley, State Legislature, Columbia River, Burdick

Willamette Valley cities get money to revitalize

SALEM, Ore (AP) — Four cities in Oregon’s Willamette Valley have received $800,000 in revitalization grants. The Statesman Journal reports that Dallas, Stayton, Turner and Woodburn are receiving a total of $800,000 from Oregon Heritage – $200,000 each in matching grants through Oregon lottery bonds – for economic revitalization building projects in the core of […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Ap, Northwest, Willamette Valley, Woodburn, SALEM Ore, The Statesman Journal, Dallas Stayton Turner, Oregon Heritage

Five Impressive Oregon-Made Sparkling Wines

Elegant and elevated bubbles from an unexpected region Oregon is known for its award-winning Pinot Noir, but its success with sparkling wine might very well change the conversation. The numbers speak volumes (as sparkling wine sales from the state grew more than 50% in Nielsen-tracked channels in 2018) but there are, of course, far more impressive and interesting factors at play here. Andrew Davis, owner …
Tags: Design, Oregon, Alcohol, Drinking, Wine, Nielsen, Champagne, Food + Drink, Brut, Rose, Willamette Valley, Andrew Davis, PNW, Wines, Sparkling Wines, Cuvee

Kendall Ellis, aka “Relay Girl,” set for pro outdoor debut at Mt. SAC Relays

LOS ANGELES — A decade ago, Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus was dubbed the Carnegie Hall of American track and field. And for nearly a century it was indeed center stage to some of the sport’s greatest moments and its greatest stars. Rono, Lewis, Ryun, Eaton, Joyner-Kersee, Decker, Lavillenie, El Guerrouj and of course the late Steve Prefontaine all competed there, the timber holding up Hayward’s iconic East Grandstand rocking with their every step. A year ago Nike co-founder Ph...
Tags: Europe, Florida, London, Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Georgia, Nike, Qatar, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Bahamas, Doha

Thousands Rally For 2A in Oregon; Have Antis Reached Their Limit?

Opinion Thousands of Second Amendment activists gathered at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem Saturday. (Screen snip, YouTube, MaharlikaAWA) Oregon – -( Thousands of Second Amendment activists gathered over the weekend at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, according to KGW, essentially telling Beaver State anti-gunners that enough is enough. Whether their effort will be adequate to derail anti-gun legislation remains to be seen, but this was a significant turnout in a state w...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Portland, Salem, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Northwest, Nra, Olympia, Capitol, Legislature, Willamette Valley, Sen Bernie Sanders, Oregon State Capitol

WA ‘bump stock buyback’ funded as OR braces for ban initiative

Bump fire stocks, like this one pictured in a YouTube screen snip from Central Texas Survival, are being “bought back” in Washington State. U.S.A. –-( While Washington State lawmakers have approved funding for a “bump stock buyback” at $150 apiece, gun owners in neighboring Oregon are already bracing for a fight next year when anti-gunners will push a measure aimed at banning “a variety of semi-automatic firearms,” as reported by KATU in Portland. In the Evergreen State—which ne...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, House Of Representatives, Portland, Ayn Rand, Gun Control, Ferguson, Las Vegas, Pacific Northwest, Gun Rights, Northwest, Morton, Second Amendment, Nra

Best things to do in Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon , is an outdoor lover’s dream. It offers almost anything an outdoor enthusiast could ask for. Straddling Oregon’s wet coastal region and its dry interior, complete with lakes and rivers, Bend boasts gorgeous scenery and outdoor options year round. Each season brings with it an abundance of outdoor activities — from mountain biking to skiing. Here are a few things to do in Bend during each of its four seasons. Summer: hiking, biking, fishing, craft brews, and outdoor concerts Ph...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Oregon, Drake, Santa Barbara, All, Willamette Valley, Deschutes River, Smith Rock State Park, Bend, Beertown USA, Mount Bachelor, Bike Park, Deschutes River Trail, Oregon Desert Trail, Bike Town USA

Guest Opinion: A year of bad headlines for freeway expansion

— Written by Shawn Fleek (OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon), Mary Peveto (Neighbors for Clean Air), and Anaïs Tuepker (350PDX). In 2017, the nascent No More Freeways coalition published an editorial in The Oregonian asking elected officials for an honest reassessment of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)’s plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to expand the Rose Quarter Freeway in North Portland. Since then, headlines over the last eighteen months have only confirmed tha...
Tags: Opinion, Oregon, Ipcc, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Salem, City Hall, Willamette Valley, North Portland, ODOT, Jonathan Maus, Rose Quarter, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Portland Mercury, Albina

Crater Lake, Dufur, and Independence star in 31st annual Cycle Oregon rides

The mythical Crater Lake is back in the Cycle Oregon line-up for 2019. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The annual reveal party for the 31st annual Cycle Oregon routes was held at the Portland Art Museum tonight. Hundreds of fans of the rides gathered to hear which rural communities they’ll be sleeping in and riding through if they’re lucky enough to participate in the weeklong “Classic”, the two-day “Gravel”, or the one-day “Joyride”. Cycle Oregon will run three events this year after. (T...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, National Park, Crater Lake, Willamette Valley, Cascade Mountains, Portland Art Museum, Central Oregon, Mount Adams, Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, Cycle Oregon, Dufur Oregon, Jonathan Maus

Any other preppers in Oregon?

I am looking for other preppers in the Willamette Valley. Are there any classes or groups I can join of like minded people? (I.e. learning to forage wild edibles, hiking in the cascades, learning to trap) I am looking to gain knowledge about this sort of thing. Please and thank you!
Tags: Oregon, Weapon, Willamette Valley

Where to wine taste in all 50 states

It used to be that when people thought about wine tasting, they thought about swirling expensive glasses while snacking on brie in Napa Valley. It was a boujee, sophisticated weekend activity reserved for wealthy couples and the occasional bachelorette party. Now, literally every state in America has a wine region, even Alaska. So while the image of high-class leisure may be a bit diluted, the experience is far more accessible. Granted, some states do it better than others. You’ll still find ...
Tags: Wine, best US wine country, best US wineries, US wineries by state

Weigh in on the design of the future (carfree!) French Prairie Bridge

Pick a bridge, any bridge. Whenever a carfree bridge over the Willamette River is being built in our region, it’s worth knowing about — especially when that bridge is the lynchpin that will someday connect 1,000 miles of paths and trails in the Portland region with the 134-mile Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. I’m talking about the French Prairie Bridge project. And it’s time to do some bridge shopping. Advertisement --> It’s been nearly six years since we reported on one of...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette Valley, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Newberg, Willamette River, Tualatin, Jonathan Maus, BP Headlines, Champoeg State Park, French Prairie Bridge, Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, Wilsonville People

Francis Ford Coppola acquires Oregon winery

DAYTON, Ore. (AP) — Francis Ford Coppola’s wine company, The Family Coppola, has purchased its first winery in Oregon. The Statesman Journal reports Tuesday that the renowned filmmaker and his family already own a winery in California and will add the 42-acre Vista Hills Winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley to their portfolio. Dave Patterson, the […]
Tags: News, California, Oregon, Ap, Nation, Food & Drink, Agriculture, Northwest, Francis Ford Coppola, Dayton, Willamette Valley, Nation & World, Oregon The Statesman Journal, Dave Patterson, Family Coppola, Vista Hills Winery

Weekend Event Guide: Explore Vancouver’s new waterfront, ride the CZ Trail, and more

*We need a new sponsor for the Weekend Event Guide and the BikePortland Calendar. Please contact me for more info! The weekend is right around the corner and it’s time to make plans. The fall colors have begun to peek out and a bicycle is a great way to see them. Here are our picks for the best things to do… Friday, September 28th Alice Awards – 5:30 pm at Castaway Portland (NW) This annual awards dinner and auction is the largest fundraiser of the year for The Street Trust. This year t...
Tags: France, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, Vancouver, William Henderson, Floyd, Willamette Valley, Floyd Landis, Carl Decker, Vernonia, Jonathan Maus, John Joy

Study Finds 77% of Millennials Have Recommended a Product or Service in the Past Month

Who do you recommend? It’s an innocent question. One that I rarely think about before I ask, whether presented to a restaurant server or posted online in a Facebook group. The answers we receive shape our own opinions, tweak our preferences and cement our decisions. When we ask other people for their recommendations or respond with our own preferences, we do so from a place of trust: trust between people, rather than the trust of an advertisement, spokesperson or brand.   Millennials are lead...
Tags: Facebook, Seo, Joe, Austin Texas, Willamette Valley, Jay Baer, Word of Mouth, Daniel Lemin, Social Media Consulting, Google Reviews Millennials

US wineries with accommodations

As the US wine industry grows , more and more people are looking to book wine-country getaways in California and the Pacific Northwest, as well as burgeoning wine destinations like Virginia and Texas. Rather than staying at some boring hotel in town, or stressing over transportation issues between wineries and your accommodation, get the complete wine-country experience by staying right at the vineyards themselves. Immerse yourself in green acres of vinifera at these eight beautiful vineyards ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, US, Missouri, Ford, Wine, St Louis, Pacific Northwest, Beacon, Renoir, Willamette Valley

USC turns to Talanoa Hufanga, C.J. Pollard for safety help

LOS ANGELES — Talanoa Hufanga grew up on a five-acre farm in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. “Out in the middle of the country,” Hufanga said. It was still close enough to Pac-12 country. Hufanga estimated he lived only about a 15-minute drive from Oregon State’s Reser Stadium. The proximity provided an early edge. Hufanga’s older brother, T.J., was a walk-on linebacker under Coach Mike Riley for several seasons. After T.J. first joined the Beavers in 2013, Hufanga met his teammates, players su...
Tags: Texas, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Oregon State, Usc, Mike Riley, Willamette Valley, Longhorns, T J, Beavers, Daniels

A Wine Expert Shares The Best, Most Surprising Things To Sip This Fall

We swap our wardrobes according to seasons and the same goes with our wine: whites in spring, rosés in summer, and reds all fall through winter. Just as we don't wear shorts in snow, we also don't sip rosés with a Thanksgiving feast — right? Well, not exactly. Fall and winter's wine lineup can actually cover a spectrum of reds, whites, and even pinks. In other words: summer may be ending, but rosé season isn't over yet.We consulted certified wine educator and founder of Wine Savvy NYC, Sayle Mi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, France, Oregon, South Africa, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, Lodi, Starbucks, Bordeaux, Primitivo, Willamette Valley, Southern France, Pinot Noir

Weekend Event Guide: Welcome to (Bike) Portland, Fat Bike Fest, ‘cross clinic and more

Cyclocross clinics are starting all over town this time of year. Wenzel Coaching is leading one on Saturday at Gateway Green.(Photo: Jonathan Maus) The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus! Looks like we’ll get a reprieve from the heat this weekend. And it’s a good thing because we’ve got some great rides and events to tempt you with. Here’s what we suggest… Saturday, August 4th **BP PICK!!** Banana Belt Fat Bike Festival – Gold Beach (Oregon Coast) Escape the ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan, Willamette Valley, Mtb, PWTC, Wenzel, Greg LeMond, Jonathan Maus, Weekend Event Guide, Peninsula Park, Wenzel Coaching

Newbie from Oregon

Hello all, When I have done research (Googling) in my free time I almost always end up reading a post from this forum, so I thought I'd finally sign up and post a bit. I am in the Willamette Valley, between Eugene & Salem. Live in suburbia, but feel the need to prepare for the 'what if'. Former USMC SGT POG (In the rear w/ the gear!), formally from Colorado and before that Kansas, with a year in the "beautiful" 29 Palms, Ca. I'm sure I will gain a lot of valuable information here and hopeful...
Tags: Colorado, Oregon, Kansas, Weapon, New Member Introduction, Willamette Valley

On the ground – and on the road – at a sweltering 2018 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance

A Porsche 914 holds court with a first-gen Buick Riviera and a convertible Mercedes-Benz. Photos by author unless indicated otherwise. The Forest Grove (Oregon) Rotary Club held its 43rd concours event Sunday, and around 350 entries showed up. It is a lovely setting on a university campus under deep shade of trees, with the old brick campus buildings in the background. It is held annually on the third Sunday of July. Mercedes-Benz “Ponton” cabriolet. It got brutally hot in the afternoon – ove...
Tags: Oregon, Shows, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Jaguar, David Smith, Cadillac, Willamette Valley, Rotary Club, U S Army, Alfa Romeo, Hemmings, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Philippine Islands

Weekend Event Guide: Pedalpalooza picks, Naked Ride, Sunday Parkways, Petal Pedal, and more

Time to cruise carfree streets in north Portland!(Photo: Jonathan Maus) The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus! It’s definitely a clothing-optional weekend. Whether you want to soak in the Portland spirit at Sunday Parkways and the World Naked Bike Ride; or escape the craziness for a race on Mt. Hood or a ride through the Willamette Valley, we’ve got something for you in this week’s guide. Don’t forget to peruse the official Pedalpalooza Calendar for all the goo...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Don, Jonathan, Willamette Valley, Gresham, Crema, Mt Hood, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Cathedral Park, Dawson Park, Swan Island, Weekend Event Guide

Wines of The Times: Chardonnay, the Oregon Way

After years of focusing primarily on pinot noir, winemakers in the Willamette Valley have turned their attention to chardonnay with excellent results.
Tags: News, Oregon, The Times, Willamette Valley, Wines, Chardonnay (Wine, Willamette Valley (Ore

Two pastel summer bridal bouquet recipes

Cakies, allow us to kick the new week off with some of the loveliest summer bridal bouquet ideas we’ve seen this year, as captured on film by Sierra Ashleigh Photography. The ever-talented Katie of Ponderosa and Thyme was inspired by their surroundings in Salem, Oregon, when dreaming up these two bouquets. Grab the bouquet recipes + romantic bridal inspiration below: Katie of Ponderosa and Thyme says, A little more subtle and often a lot more thoughtful, I find that playing off and using the c...
Tags: Wedding, Ponderosa, Willamette Valley, Katie, Salem Oregon, Wedding Inspiration, Summer Wedding, Bouquet Recipe, Sierra Ashleigh, La Belle Epoque Tulips Spirea Heuchera, Columbine Narcissus Such, Sierra Katie, Giovanna Borges Lab

Noah Lyles, Ronnie Baker steal show at Prefontaine Classic

Germany’s Thomas Rohler throws during the javelin competition at the Prefrontaine Classic athletics meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. Rohler won with a throw of 294 feet, 10 inches (89.88 meters). (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP) U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks heads up on the way to clearing 19 feet, 3/4 inches (5.81 meters) to win the event at the Prefrontaine Classic athletics meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Friday, May 25, 2018. (Andy Nelson/The Re...
Tags: Oregon, Germany, Sports, Nike, Sport, Turkey, Ap, Soccer, Olympics, Morocco, Shanghai, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ncaa, Rio De Janeiro

Portland cargo bike maker Metrofiets calls it quits after 11 years

Metrofiets bikes were known for a near-perfect combination of utility, ride quality, and aesthetic beauty.(Photos: Jonathan Maus) Just over a decade after launching as “the Portland-made bakfiets”, the owners behind Metrofiets have decided it’s time to move on. Phillip Ross standing in a hop farm during the Fresh Hop Century in 2016. Our friend Phillip Ross just sent over the official announcement: All good things come to an end.  After 11 years of making cargo bikes, Metrofiets will cease...
Tags: Business, Los Angeles, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Seattle, Ross, Grimm, Nichols, Phil, Willamette Valley, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Daniel Baldwin, Metrofiets, Jonathan Maus

Weekend Event Guide: Castelli sample sale, CycloFemme/Kidical Mass mash-up, mom rides galore, and more

A perfect weekend for CycloFemme and celebrations of women. The Weekend Event Guide is sponsored by Abus Bike Locks. Thanks Abus! Break out the shorts because it should be a sunny and warm weekend. And don’t forget to celebrate moms on Sunday (we’ve got several mom-related ride options). Here’s our carefully selected menu of great biking morsels for the upcoming weekend… *BP PICK!* Thursday through Saturday: Castelli/Sportful Time Warp Sample Sale Huge selection and huge discounts at the ...
Tags: US, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, MMR, Portland, Salem, Bp, Willamette Valley, East County, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Willamette River, Castelli, Jonathan Maus, The Monday Roundup

Cool vintage travel trailer hotels

A vintage travel trailer isn’t the most practical of camping vehicles out there, but that doesn’t stop the many folks that haul them around the country for a picture-perfect, nostalgia-filled roadtrip. But for those that are unwilling to commit to the full camper lifestyle, they can still get a taste of it by staying in a vintage trailer hotel — a new accommodation phenomenon that’s been popping up across the Western United States. These spots offer up a good, ol’ fashioned camping experience ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Washington, Oregon, West, Dundee, Trailers, Dell, Kate, Kate Pierson, Elvis, All, Taos Pueblo, Marfa, Shooting Star, Willamette Valley

What’s new, what’s novel in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country

An old ferry, a unique hotel, new tasting rooms await visitors to the vineyard region southwest of Portland.
Tags: Travel, News, Oregon, Life, Food & Drink, Willamette Valley