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Shrubs Are Redefining Cocktails

With a nod to culinary history, these food artisans are redefining the cocktail with their Oregon shrubs, a modern take on "drinking vinegars".

Off the Beaten Path To Oregon’s Farmhouse Breweries

Meet three of the best brewers in Yamhill County who are using local hops, yeast, fruit and water to produce craft farmhouse beers.

Oregon Coast Distilleries Still Blazing A Trail

Outstanding microdistilleries are a dime a dozen in Portland, but Oregon Coast distilleries are still as rare as a whole sand dollar.

Chefs Reveal Favorite Oregon Truffle Pairings

From extravagant to budget friendly, Oregon chefs reveal favorite ingredients to pair with the state's foraged prize...truffles.

Oregon Farmers Are Reading The Right Tea Leaves

Oregon’s cool, rainy valleys may be the last place you'd look for a locally produced tea – but you should. Metolius Artisan Tea and Minto...

Lonesome Whistle Farm Finds Local Success

Black Dakota Popcorn is one of the most popular grains developed by this Central Oregon farm, a major supplier of heirloom grains and beans in...

100 Mile Bakery Helps All Boats Rise

Nothing in the display case at Springfield’s 100 Mile Bakery immediately tips you off to the fact that this place was born to serve.

Hazelnut History at Dorris Ranch

Hazelnuts are synonymous with Oregon. According to the Hazelnut Marketing Board, 98% of the hazelnuts produced in the United States come from Oregon. The Willamette...

Urban Homesteading Brings “Hidden Joys”

When it comes to sustainability, Mary Wood believes in walking the talk. Wood, who serves as Faculty Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law...

On the Road: Oregon Lavender in Bloom

The divine smell of lavender has made it a favorite of gardeners, soap makers, and herbalists for centuries. But did you know it’s also a...