Gorge Life


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Travelogue: Hood River backpacker follows trail mantra: ‘Hike Your Own Hike’

When I found myself jobless at the end of May, I decided to follow a long-held dream to solo-hike sections of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail).

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Roots and Branches: Reviving ‘Nisei picnic’: What’s old can be new again

Saturday evening kindled fond memories of a Japanese tradition we let slip away decades ago.

Parkhurst Place supports fire fighters

Residents and staff of Parkhurst Place Assisted Living have put together care packages for firefighters “battling the front line fires near John Day, Ore.,” reports Community Relations Manager Terri Hansen.

Gorge Quilt Show moves to October

The Columbia River Gorge Quilters’ Guild (CRGQG) will be presenting its annual Quilt Show at a new place and date, the Hood River Armory, Oct. 23-24.

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La Lluvia Exhibition Calls for RAIN

Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s iconic phenomenon with the October Gallery exhibition La Lluvia/RAIN Oct. 2-31.

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Yesteryears: Wine spotlight shines on Gorge in 2005

A new set of spotlights is about to shine on the emerging wine industry of the Columbia River Gorge and basin. The low light of a PowerPoint demonstration, over a luxurious five-course dinner, helped highlight the wines of Hood River, Klickitat, Wasco and other counties in the region. The occasion was “Oregon Wine Camp,” in which regional, national and international journalists took a tour of Oregon wine and food from Jackson County in southern Oregon through the Willamette Valley, and concluding last week in Hood River and The Dalles.

Stevenson Library hosts annual Artist of the Gorge opening reception

October brings some great events to the Stevenson Community Library. Come join the celebration at the 36th Annual Artists of the Gorge Opening Reception on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s gallery.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 30

Munchkins at the Museum; Cowboy Poetry show Oct. 18; more

‘Confluence Project: Teachable Places Along the Columbia River’

The Confluence Project highlights the convergence of the history, cultures and ecology that define our region through artistic installations along the Columbia River. Colin

Church News: CROP Walk Saturday

The 27th annual CROP Hunger Walk is this Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning and ending at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m.

Munchkin fun returns to Museum

Munchkins at the Museum is back!

Entertainment Update for Sept. 26

Terry Evans returns to CEBU; ‘Left Coast’ at River City Sept. 25; more

Music Festival raises $7K for school programs

Local school music programs will get a boost as a result of the Music Festival of the Gorge, which premiered last week at Waterfront Park. The event raised $7,580.

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Maryhill Museum gets $1 million state grant

The Maryhill Museum of Art is set to receive a $1 million state grant to help repair and replace the historic building’s stucco exterior.

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Travel Oregon features Gorge culinary destinations

Double Mountain, Sunshine Mill, Camp 1805 selected

Foodie fanatics around the state of Oregon and beyond will now be able to connect eating with Travel Oregon’s “The 7 Wonders of Oregon” campaign through the tourism commission’s new Passport to Bounty feature.