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When PitchBlack, the “Shark Tank” style competition where Black entrepreneurs pitch their businesses and compete for cas...
02/02/2023
PitchBlack, startup competition for Black entrepreneurs, returns in new venue

When PitchBlack, the “Shark Tank” style competition where Black entrepreneurs pitch their businesses and compete for cash prizes, returns next week, it will be at its biggest venue yet.

Eleven Black entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas in the hopes of winning money they can put towards their businesses.

Since its construction in 1916, the old store had served as a dance hall, hotel, grocery, gas station, restaurant and co...
02/02/2023

Since its construction in 1916, the old store had served as a dance hall, hotel, grocery, gas station, restaurant and community anchor. But over the decades, and through a series of ownership changes, the store and the building fell into disrepair.

“People were saying it should have been knocked down,” Tim Carter said. “You go across the country, and you see old farmhouses disappearing and country stores disappearing. We just couldn’t do it. If this went away and we replaced it with a Dollar General, you lose the soul of the community.”

Tim and his wife, Patti, bought the century-old general store and renovated it into a charming store and Airbnb with wine tasting and a taproom.

Read more at https://www.hereisoregon.com/places/2023/01/spend-the-night-in-the-newly-restored-historic-grocery-in-azalea-oregon.html

Joseph, Oregon is home to incredible mountain views, charming storefronts and some seriously wild adventures. It now als...
02/01/2023
Oregon town named one of America’s most beautiful. Here’s why

Joseph, Oregon is home to incredible mountain views, charming storefronts and some seriously wild adventures. It now also has the honor of being named one of the most beautiful small towns in the country.

A new list from Travel + Leisure gives kudos to a beautiful northeast Oregon mountain town.

Since 1976, the United States has celebrated Black History Month in February. This year, Oregon and southwest Washington...
02/01/2023
Celebrate Black History Month 2023 with these Oregon, SW Washington events

Since 1976, the United States has celebrated Black History Month in February. This year, Oregon and southwest Washington events offer the opportunity to recognize and learn more about Black Americans’ roles in history through film, art, theater, poetry and more. Some offerings can be viewed from home but the majority of events are in-person experiences.

February offers events in celebration of Black History

At Kaede — a new Sellwood “sushi bistro” from a pair of longtime chefs with experience at well-regarded restaurants in T...
02/01/2023
Kaede’s married chefs seek to raise sushi bar in Sellwood

At Kaede — a new Sellwood “sushi bistro” from a pair of longtime chefs with experience at well-regarded restaurants in Tokyo, Amsterdam and San Francisco — guests are slipped a small square of paper listing that day’s nigiri specials. On a recent visit, those included kamasu, or Japanese barracuda, and hobo, a seasonal white fish, each imported from Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market.

Izumi and Shinji Uehara took different paths to the United States, working at several well-regarded Japanese restaurants from Tokyo to Amsterdam to San Francisco.

In the past two decades, roughly 50,000 floats crafted by local artists have been dropped on the stretch of beach betwee...
02/01/2023

In the past two decades, roughly 50,000 floats crafted by local artists have been dropped on the stretch of beach between Roads’ End and Siletz Bay.

“We have people coming from all over the country and all around the world looking for floats,” said Stephanie Hull, event and outreach coordinator for Explore Lincoln City. “It’s just a wonderful place to come to enjoy the outdoors and the beauty of our coastline, and maybe find a piece of local art.”

Read more at https://www.hereisoregon.com/experiences/2023/01/how-lincoln-citys-glass-floats-create-random-acts-of-findness-for-treasure-hunters.html

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Making its triumphant and delicious return, Dumpling Week is here in Portland! Now through Feb. 4, The Oregonian and Her...
02/01/2023

Making its triumphant and delicious return, Dumpling Week is here in Portland!

Now through Feb. 4, The Oregonian and Here Is Oregon teams will be indulging in the creations of these five restaurants and others as they present their dumpling dishes to the Portland community.

Enjoy the best of the best from local restaurants. These establishments have worked hard to come up with new creations to share during Dumpling Week and they can’t wait to see you there.

Featured today are Cibo, Ecliptic Brewing, Fressen Artisan Bakery and Cafe, Gado Gado and Il Solito.

To follow along with all the fun, download the Dumpling Week passport here: bit.ly/3H6JbOs?utm_campaign=hereisoregon_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


Thank you to our partner Visit Downtown Portland for helping our team bring Dumpling Week to life.

Are you under the impression that maybe mid-winter is a boring time in the entertainment world? Think again. Several lar...
02/01/2023
Winterfolk, Festival of African Films, and Winter Light Festival: 11 things to do this week

Are you under the impression that maybe mid-winter is a boring time in the entertainment world? Think again. Several large events, and a few smaller ones, offer plenty of interesting avenues to explore this week. The PCC Cascade Festival of African Films kicks off this week with both live and virtual screenings. If you really want to get out and move, take in a salsa dance class in Hillsboro or stroll through hundreds of exhibits all over the metro area during the Portland Winter Light Festival.Although the state-wide indoor COVID-19 mask mandate has lifted, some venues or artists still have restrictions in place. Check venue websites for information on specific COVID safety requirements.

Check out our list of events for the week of Feb. 3-9, 2023

In Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 western “The Wild Bunch,” Robert Ryan, William Holden and Ernest Borgnine ride into town to rob ...
02/01/2023
The Wild Bunch rides again: Popular Portland natural wine fair returns after hiatus

In Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 western “The Wild Bunch,” Robert Ryan, William Holden and Ernest Borgnine ride into town to rob a railroad payroll office. In Dana Frank’s version, a posse of winemakers storms The Factor Building in Portland for a natural wine hoedown.

The return of The Wild Bunch takes place on Saturday, March 4, at The Factor Building on Southeast Madison Street, with over 50 winemakers and importers pouring approximately 400 wines.

Cold, sweet-treat lovers rejoice: Ice Queen, known for its vegan paletas, is serving vegan Thiccflurries. Owner Rebecca ...
02/01/2023
Ice Queen vegan paleta shop offers ‘Thiccflurries’ for soft serve lovers

Cold, sweet-treat lovers rejoice: Ice Queen, known for its vegan paletas, is serving vegan Thiccflurries. Owner Rebecca Smith and her team at Ice Queen are whipping up the oat- and soy-based soft serve concoctions. Customers choose between vanilla, chocolate or swirl soft serve, then pick toppings to be mixed in. Everything is vegan, down to the pink sprinkles imported from Canada.

The paletería moved last October from a Southeast Portland walk-up window to a full walk-in storefront a few blocks away.

After originating as a collection of advice columns, then being adapted for the stage, Portland-based author Cheryl Stra...
01/31/2023
Portland-based writer Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ premieres as Hulu series in April

After originating as a collection of advice columns, then being adapted for the stage, Portland-based author Cheryl Strayed’s “Tiny Beautiful Things” is now coming to Hulu as a TV series. Kathryn Hahn, whose roles include playing the breakout character of Agatha Harkness in the Disney+ series “WandaVision,” stars in “Tiny Beautiful Things.”

Kathryn Hahn, whose roles include Agatha Harkness in "WandaVision," will star in "Tiny Beautiful Things," an upcoming Hulu series inspired by Cheryl Strayed's book, which includes advice essays she wrote as the "Dear Sugar" columnist for The Rumpus website.

Serving NW Oregon and SW Washington for over 160 years, NW Natural natural remains focused on caring for people and inve...
01/31/2023

Serving NW Oregon and SW Washington for over 160 years, NW Natural natural remains focused on caring for people and investing in the community.

In 2022, NW Natural announced its Programs of Focus for 2023–2025 and launched a new Conservation Champion Award to support leading environmental nonprofits’ efforts to grow capacity, develop innovative programs or reach new audiences.

To learn more about NW Natural and the company’s impact in our communities, click here: bit.ly/3JtJ56l?utm_campaign=hereisoregon_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

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Dumpling Week is an ongoing favorite event among Portland locals. Now through Feb. 4, join The Oregonian and Here Is Ore...
01/31/2023

Dumpling Week is an ongoing favorite event among Portland locals.

Now through Feb. 4, join The Oregonian and Here Is Oregon in experiencing specially-crafted dumpling dishes at more than 25 restaurants.
Enjoy a variety of takes on the traditional dish as well as new and creative ideas.

Featured today are Por Que No Taqueria, Bantam Tavern, Boke Bowl, Chin’s Kitchen and Chinese Delicacy.

To follow along with all the fun, download the Dumpling Week passport here: bit.ly/3H6JbOs?utm_campaign=hereisoregon_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


Thank you to our partner Visit Downtown Portland for helping our team bring Dumpling Week to life.

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Two hours into the hike, the silence began to envelop me. After three hours, it became a peaceful salve. Once four hours...
01/31/2023
Silver Falls backcountry offers a peaceful forest getaway

Two hours into the hike, the silence began to envelop me. After three hours, it became a peaceful salve. Once four hours passed in the quiet, backcountry forest, my feet began to feel like they were floating, carrying me wordlessly through an endless sea of green.

Leave the waterfalls behind to relax among the quiet trails and cozy cabins of the state park backcountry.

The teams at The Oregonian and Here Is Oregon are excited to see these five restaurants participating in this year’s Dum...
01/30/2023

The teams at The Oregonian and Here Is Oregon are excited to see these five restaurants participating in this year’s Dumpling Week!

For seven days, these establishments and others will be presenting their prized dumpling dishes and they can’t wait to bring the community together through food.

Find new favorite dishes and restaurants now through Feb. 4 during Portland Dumpling Week.

Featured here are Produce Row, Normandie Dumplings, Danwei Canting, Mayrose Restaurant and Top Burmese.

To follow along with all the fun, download the Dumpling Week passport here: bit.ly/3H6JbOs?utm_campaign=hereisoregon_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Thank you to our partner Visit Downtown Portland for helping our team bring Dumpling Week to life.

Johann Sebastian Bach is famous for his innovative, beautiful, and technically difficult pieces for orchestral ensembles...
01/30/2023
Three concerts of Bach’s music turn February into a ‘Bachanal’

Johann Sebastian Bach is famous for his innovative, beautiful, and technically difficult pieces for orchestral ensembles and keyboard instruments. He also played the violin and wrote all sorts of solo works, including six suites for unaccompanied cello that are still considered the Mount Everest for that instrument. On top of that, his cantatas for choir, soloists, and orchestra are considered among the highest achievements for oratorios right up to the present.

Bach’s famously challenging “Cello Suites” are featured in a pair of concerts.

01/29/2023

The Rose City Classic Dog Show is held each January at the Portland Expo Center. One of the largest dog shows in the country, it features agility competitions, breed judging, dog tricks and many other activities.

🎥 by Dave Killen

Dumpling Week is back! Join The Oregonian and Here Is Oregon teams through seven delicious days of Portland’s best wrapp...
01/29/2023

Dumpling Week is back! Join The Oregonian and Here Is Oregon teams through seven delicious days of Portland’s best wrapped, steamed, and fried dumplings Jan. 29–Feb. 4.

Follow along all week to discover new favorites as well as celebrate Portland staples.

These five restaurants can’t wait to share their dishes while bringing the community together through a love for crafting incredible meals. Support small and local businesses while experiencing a wide variety of takes on the dumpling dish. Featured here are Khao Moo Dang, Farm to Fit, Mama Chow’s Kitchen and Paddy’s.

To follow along with all the fun, download the Dumpling Week passport here: https://www.dumplingweek.com?utm_campaign=hereisoregon_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


Thank you to our partner Visit Downtown Portland for helping our team bring Dumpling Week to life.

Should you be the finder of a fine glass float on a Lincoln City beach, certain locals may try to persuade you it’s the ...
01/29/2023
How Lincoln City’s glass floats create ‘random acts of findness’ for treasure hunters

Should you be the finder of a fine glass float on a Lincoln City beach, certain locals may try to persuade you it’s the work of float fairies. And agreed, that does sound a bit fanciful. But you must admit that hundreds of colorful handcrafted glass orbs appearing out of nowhere over seven miles of beach does sound a bit magical. Which may explain why people come from great distances just to walk the sandy perimeter of Lincoln City.

In the past two decades, roughly 50,000 floats crafted by local artists have been dropped on the stretch of beach between Roads’ End and Siletz Bay.

The popping corks of New Year’s Eve may be a faint memory, but that’s no reason to abandon sparkling wines for another 1...
01/27/2023
Bubbly adventures await in Willamette Valley wine country

The popping corks of New Year’s Eve may be a faint memory, but that’s no reason to abandon sparkling wines for another 11 months. The fact that the Willamette Valley is becoming one of the great sparkling wine regions in the world is a cause for celebration any day of the year.

Make sparkling wine part of your upcoming plans.

01/27/2023

For more than two billion people around the world, Lunar New Year is the most important and beloved holiday of the year.

Celebrated on the day of the second new moon after the winter solstice, between the end of January and early February, two of the most important holiday activities are gathering with family and sharing traditional foods that symbolize luck and prosperity.

Centered around these celebrations is the dumpling. As Oregonians know, the best way to enjoy any food is with a perfect beverage pairing.

Originally founded in 1903 in Qingdao, China, Tsingtao is the most famous beer brand in China. As China’s leading beer export, Tsingtao is currently available in over one hundred countries.

There’s never a bad time to enjoy a bottle or cold glass of Tsingtao, but Dumpling Week and the Lunar New Year offer a particularly special experience.
To learn more about Tsingtao and their rich history, click here: bit.ly/3R8ahJE?utm_campaign=hereisoregon_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Tsingtao is a proud supporter of

Truffle-hunting dogs from across the Pacific Northwest will compete this weekend during the return of the North American...
01/27/2023
Oregon Truffle Festival begins with truffle dog competition this weekend

Truffle-hunting dogs from across the Pacific Northwest will compete this weekend during the return of the North American Truffle Dog Championship, the kick-off event for the Oregon Truffle Festival.

The Oregon Truffle Festival continues in February with truffle farming workshops, truffle dinners, a lecture series, and a fresh truffle marketplace at Oregon State University.

We want to extend a big "thank you" to Portland Coffee Roasters for helping us usher in a warm new year. We had fun deli...
01/26/2023

We want to extend a big "thank you" to Portland Coffee Roasters for helping us usher in a warm new year.

We had fun delivering these special gift packages to supporters of Oregonian Media Group and Here is Oregon that included Portland Coffee Roasters Goose Hollow blend.

We also want to congratulate Portland Coffee Roasters on raising over $11,000 for Food 4 Farmers via their Holiday Roast this holiday season. continues to work hard to diversify farms, improve livelihoods, and create strong local food systems.
Learn more about these efforts here

And learn more about Portland Coffee Roasters here: bit.ly/3kNhhPS?utm_campaign=hereisoregon_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

This caffeinated update is brought to you by the Community Connections team

Dumpling Week, The Oregonian/OregonLive’s annual celebration of all things wrapped in dough, returns for its ninth year ...
01/26/2023
More than 30 Portland-area restaurants join Dumpling Week 2023

Dumpling Week, The Oregonian/OregonLive’s annual celebration of all things wrapped in dough, returns for its ninth year next week, running Jan. 29-Feb. 4. Event organizers put out the call last month to Portland area restaurants to create special dumplings for the annual effort. More than 30 Portland area restaurants accepted the invitation.

Now in its ninth year, Dumpling Week celebrates all the things that can be made in bundles of dough.

The backcountry portion of Silver Falls State Park is enormous, taking up the majority of the park’s 9,200 acres and fea...
01/26/2023
Howard Creek Loop is an easy introduction to the other side of Silver Falls

The backcountry portion of Silver Falls State Park is enormous, taking up the majority of the park’s 9,200 acres and featuring 45 miles of mixed-use trails. You’d be excused if you found it all a little overwhelming.

A short hike offers a taste of the expansive backcountry at Silver Falls State Park.

Those used to the lush rainforests of western Oregon might be tempted to think there’s little to see on the more arid si...
01/26/2023
Exploring the treasures of the High Desert Museum: Peak Northwest podcast

Those used to the lush rainforests of western Oregon might be tempted to think there’s little to see on the more arid side of the Cascade Mountains. The High Desert Museum is here to prove that notion wrong.

The expansive museum in Bend introduces visitors to the art, nature and people of eastern Oregon.

Dumpling Week 2023 is returning this Jan. 29–Feb. 4. Join The Oregonian  and Here Is Oregon in celebrating all things wr...
01/26/2023

Dumpling Week 2023 is returning this Jan. 29–Feb. 4. Join The Oregonian and Here Is Oregon in celebrating all things wrapped in dough. With over 25 local restaurants participating, Dumpling Week is a wonderful way to celebrate our community through a shared love for food.

Join in the festivities by downloading the Dumpling Week passport here: bit.ly/3H6JbOs?utm_campaign=hereisoregon_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Thank you to our partner Visit Downtown Portland for helping our team bring Dumpling Week to life.

This tasty update is brought to you by the Community Connections team

Photo courtesy: Danwei Catering

The On Point Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest is back and ready to dazzle central Oregon this Presidents Day wee...
01/25/2023

The On Point Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest is back and ready to dazzle central Oregon this Presidents Day weekend.

WinterFest will brighten the winter season with lights, live music, art, food, drink, shopping and entertainment for the entire family.

Festivities begin on Friday, Feb. 17 and the live music kicks off Friday night at the indoor Oregrown Main Stage. Other heated indoor activities include the Wonderland Marketplace, where businesses and service organizations will showcase goods and wares including apparel, food, and other products.

Outside, warm up next to a vibrant fire pit and admire the unique fire sculptures or watch as ice carvers transform blocks of ice into intricate masterpieces.

For more information about Winterfest visit: bit.ly/3R7qIFZ?utm_campaign=hereisoregon_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

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