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Name the Goats Contest

Help name the goats from Silverton Country Historical Society's photo and you could win your choice of a "Silverton or Bust" or "Oregon or Bust" t-shirt Contest ends Saturday, October 1st. Winner will be selected on Sunday, October 2nd. Contest has closed. The goats have been (unofficially) named Davenport and Oakley! :)

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Why is Portland Called the City of Roses?

Did you know that roses are not native to Oregon? So how did Portland get its nickname? Photos courtesy of Wikipedia The story behind "City of Roses" is not a straightforward one, but each event lead incrementally to Portland's royal rosy status. It all started when a rose bush was given as a wedding gift in 1837, before Oregon even became a state. After which, appreciation for the flower grew (pun intended), with the creation of the Portland Rose Society, thanks to Georgina Pittock, whose husband was Henry Pittock, fancy man-about-town and publisher of The Oregonian. In 1891, William S. Ladd, a former mayor of Portland, subdivided his 126-acre property to develop Portland's first planned residential area. The unique feature...

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2020 Northwest Christmas Gift Guide

The holiday season is in full swing and you're looking for the perfect, unique Christmas gift. What better way to keep it local and UNIQUE with our 2020 Northwest Christmas Gift Guide! These are some of my favorite makers and some I have even supported myself and know first hand their product is amazing. Jewelry & Apparel Wander and Whimsy - Anacortes, Washington Genuine, Sterling silver, hand cut and stamped jewelry Instagram - @wanderandwhimsypnw Melissa Pothier - Port Orchard, Washington Hand block printed kids' shirts, art, and decor! Cheerfully printed in the Pacific Northwest! Instagram - @melissapothierart The Baked Clay Studio - Portland, Oregon Small batch, slow made clay jewelry Instagram - @TheBakedClayStudio Forever Northwest - McMinnville, Oregon Comfy hoodies and...

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