In many small homes and apartments, square footage is a luxury. But with inspired color, style and space-saving ideas, any indoor or outdoor space can become a welcome addition to the household. Portland salvage and DIY expert Shannon Quimby shares affordable projects based on this philosophy.
Pesticides exist and get used because of one simple reason: They work. About 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides are applied in the United States every year. Anyone leery of chemical pesticides should consider alternatives, such as natural homemade pest control.
While the number of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants in Eugene has soared recently, another less-familiar Asian cuisine is quietly trying to establish itself. Angkor Cambodian Café opened in January of 2014, offering some of Cambodia’s traditional dishes.
The small town of Oakridge, about 45 miles southeast of Eugene, is known across the country for its proximity to mountain biking and hiking trails in Cascade Range forests. Now a longtime chef from California’s Napa Valley is helping it gain a reputation for artisanal foods as well.
The first Lane County Fair was held in Eugene in 1859, the year of Oregon’s statehood. Awards totaling $80.75 were offered for the best examples of livestock, butter, cheese, field crops, garden produce and fruit. The present-day fair offers awards in those and many other categories, including baked goods, floral arranging and quilting and textiles.
Sweet potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables today and though many Americans enjoy eating sweet potatoes, most don’t attempt to grow them, especially not in the mild, wet wilds of the Willamette Valley. Master gardener Gary Jordan is on a mission to change that.
Blueberries are a tasty and healthy addition to any homestead. But cultivating patience may be the most important aspect of growing them. Blueberries have specific needs and take eight years to become fully mature, but under the right growing conditions the plant can live for up to 50 years.
You know chickpeas . . . those round, brown, hard dried peas smaller than a marble that make creamy hummus. But do you know fresh chickpeas? Don’t feel bad if the answer is no, because almost no one does.
An Oregon winemaker with roots in New Zealand grows award-winning sauvignon blanc and pinot noir on two continents.
Upstream Adventures co-owner Quin Slocumb loves showing people the view from a river, and thanks to a lack of guides running through Oakridge, a 6-mile section of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River is an undiscovered gem.