The Bite: Tumalo’s Food-Truck Frenzy Heats Up

The Bite: Tumalo’s Food-Truck Frenzy Heats Up

Food-cart pod. Mobile kitchen. Food-truck lot. Brew Depot. Whatever you call it, the humble meal-on-wheels dining phenomenon continues to be a strong food trend -– even in tiny Tumalo. It’s hard to believe I wrote about Yolie’s Drive-Up Kitchen, Tumalo’s...
Daytripping: Reel Fun at East Lake

Daytripping: Reel Fun at East Lake

I was looking for a bit of Oregon history; Jack was in search of Kokanee. We found both recently at East Lake. (What’s more, we invited a cadre of Jack’s family to join us on our five-day escape. Sweet!) Located about 45 minutes southeast of Bend, East Lake is one of...
Day Tripping: Clear Lake & Coldwater Cove Campground

Day Tripping: Clear Lake & Coldwater Cove Campground

It’s autumn in Central Oregon, and you know what that means: Time to hit the road. When it comes to spectacular fall colors, the region is an embarrassment of riches, boasting a wide variety of locales where Mother Nature really struts her stuff. Over the years, I’ve...
2014 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: A Photo Tour

2014 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: A Photo Tour

Well, Sisters’ main annual event — the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show — has come and gone, and what a show it was! Now in its 39th year, the onetime one-day festival has gradually evolved into an international quilting extravaganza — with with more than...
New Kid on the Block: Tumalo Peddlers Market

New Kid on the Block: Tumalo Peddlers Market

The first time I spotted the flashy white horse and buggy outfit in the parking lot of Tumalo Feed Co., I did a double-take. It isn’t every day you see a horse-drawn carriage parked in town (even Tumalo). But then again, that’s the idea: It made me look and wonder,...
Day Tripping: Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest

Day Tripping: Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest

During Easter Weekend, my sister-in-law, Denise, and I trekked to the Wooden She Tulip Fest in Woodburn. The festival, which runs from March 28-May 4, celebrates one of spring’s favorite bulbs — and what a celebration it is! More than 40 acres of fields...