Mt. Hood specialty cake designer, Pam Regentin, owner of Fleur Cakes, has made national news, following another Oregon business, “Sweet Cakes” of Gresham, in deciding against providing a wedding cake to a same sex couple. The incident occurred this week when Katie Pugh, a naturopathic physician contacted Regentin to arrange for a wedding cake for an upcoming ceremony in Hood River. Pugh was communicating by phone and then follow-up email when she used the word “she,” referring to her partner, Erin Hansen. The couple is from Portland.
A CenturyLink spokesman Martin Flynn confirmed Wednesday that the company plans to lay off 51 employees at its “assignment center” in Hood River. CenturyLink plans to close its Hood River this summer, the company told employees Tuesday that they have jobs through Aug. 2.
The Gorge Technology Alliance invites the community to a May 22 presentation by Professor Melanie Mitchell on “Complexity: A Guided Tour.” Mitchell, professor at Portland State University and Santa Fe Institute, will share examples that illustrate how the interdisciplinary field of complex systems science is discovering common principles underlying different natural and technological systems.
Bob Stone Freeway Autocenter will be relocating its staff and inventory from its Hood River location on West Cascade Street to its central location in The Dalles effective May 15.
Dr. Scott W. Edgar has announced the opening of the Hood River location of his specialty endodontic practice, Northern Oregon Endodontics.
The demands for local, sustainable, and affordable goods as well as accessible healthcare services continue to grow in the Pacific Northwest. Hood River is no exception and these forces have shaped Rebecca Chown’s vision for her new eye clinic, Indian Creek Family Eye Care, now open on the Heights.
3rd annual benefit at WAAAM raises funds for scholarships
Vintners pour their wines, artists display their skills, and chefs serve their best during the Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival May 18-19 in Hood River. And students will reap the benefits of all that sharing and tasting of wares in the third annual Rotary benefit event.
The hotels have been fixtures in the Hood River lodging landscape for generations. Now, they will become official members of the City of Hood River. During the May 13 City Council meeting, the Vagabond Lodge and the Columbia Gorge Hotel, along with a remaining unincorporated sliver of Westcliff Drive, were annexed into city boundaries. A total of 16.5 acres will now fall under full, city jurisdiction.
To celebrate American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19), Full Sail Brewing will release a new beer in its Brewer’s Share Experimental line up: “Bello-Torres y Amigos Lager” (ABV 5.0% IBU 21) crafted by maintenance supervisor Eduardo Bello and bottling technician Leo Torres.
Everyone knows the challenge and fear of carrying out home maintenance jobs that require tool management while standing on a sloped roof.
If the valley’s myriad gem-tone wines and amber-colored brew selections are not to your liking, another adult beverage producer is about to remedy that for visitors and locals alike – and no, that wouldn’t be another hard cider operation.
Cherry commission estimates 5-10 percent loss in HR valley
You’ve probably heard it: that hearty, rhythmic thwop-thwop-thwop that rouses you from your early morning dreams. Or you may have noticed a brownish-dull haze hanging in the skies.
Gorge Grown Food Network, in collaboration with Nuestra Comunidad Sana (a program of The Next Door, Inc.), organized a recent event for Spanish-speakers interested in opening food businesses.
Employees honored at centennial party and open house
ODELL — A hundred-years’ hubbub filled Diamond Fruit Growers packing plant and offices on April 24.