Welcome to the first
All-Oregon newsletter for 2005. Itís coming out a little
late, I normally have them sent before the end of each
month, but the holidays got in the way. I hope all of you
had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Iím bringing you some
indoor and outdoor events for something to do this month
since we are in the midst of Oregon winter. Be sure and
check out the
section of All-Oregon for more. If you are planning a trip
to attend one of these events, be sure to look to the left
of the event listing for a premier lodging property to make
your trip planning as easy as possible. (You will still
find some pages with 2004 events; Iím waiting for updates
from the local agencies and will add them as soon as
January 6 -- March
27 -- Free Public Snowshoe Tours at Mt. Bachelor
Join a Forest Service Naturalist for a snowshoe tour of
Mt. Bachelor and discover this special place. Dress warmly;
snowshoes are provided and no previous experience is
necessary. Tour Times: 10am & 1:30pm (Tours last about an
hour) For more information, call Jason or Seth at
January Ė February --
Storm Watch and
Agate Hunting Season
the Oregon coast you can experience the beauty and majesty
of a coastal winter storm and the rainbows that follow.
These are also the best months for finding agates...stirred
up by the winter sea.
January 1 Ė
February 27 Ė Wild Elk Viewing Tours Ė Baker City
The tours begin at
approximately 10:30am, running every 1/2 hour, and
concluding at 2:30 pm. Jeff, Rye, and Jay, Belgian draft
horses carry visitors to within 10 yards of 100 to 150 head
of Rocky Mt. Elk. Tours are offered every weekend. For more
information, contact T & T Wildlife Tours at (541) 856-3356
January 1 Ė March 11 Ė
Lewis and Clark Expedition Artifacts -- Portland
The Oregon Historical
Society will present the most comprehensive collection of
Lewis and Clark Expedition artifacts, artwork and documents
ever assembled. On display will be hundreds of priceless
objects that have not been viewed together since the Corps
of Discovery returned to St. Louis in 1806. More than 600
artifacts will be on display, including 25 objects from the
OHS collection. The Oregon Historical Society is the only
museum on the West Coast to host this unique and exciting
January 22-23 Ė Custom
Car & Speed Show -- Salem
Location: Oregon State
Fairgrounds, Salem. Saturday from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M., Sunday
from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for
Students and Seniors, $3 for Children ages 5 - 12, 5 & under
are free. For further information, call: (503) 390-7472.
January 27-30 Ė Spring
RV Show -- Salem
State Fairgrounds, Salem. Admission is $6 for Adults, $5.50
for Seniors, kids under 15 are free with a parent. For
further information, call: (206) 783-5957.
January 29 --
Lions Annual Crab Feed -- Yachats
4pm until the food is gone. This delicious old-fashioned
crab feed sells out every year! All you can eat crab with
french bread, cole slaw, baked beans, soda or coffee, $20.
For more information: Jerry Musial, 541-547-3498,
Held inside the Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th and Pontiac and
the Yachats Commons, W 4th and Hwy 101.
Because it is
storm-watching season on the Oregon coast, I thought it
would be a great time for exploring Oregon lighthouses. The
All-Oregon Lighthouse page (http://www.all-oregon.com/oregon_lighthouses.htm)
features eleven lighthouses on the Oregon coast and one on
the Columbia River. Links on this page take you to
information about each lighthouse so you can learn more
about these pieces of history (one is even haunted according
to rumors). Remember the All-Oregon attractions pages have
premier lodging properties listed in the left column to make
your trip planning easier.
Featured Oregon Recipe
Since it appears Iíve
got a coastal theme going on for this newsletter, Iím
bringing you a crab recipe. This is crab season on the
Oregon coast. Crabbing has been good this year for the
commercial crabbers and for the general public who throw
their crab pots into the bays from the docks and boats.
Dungeness Crab Meat 1 cup
Onion 1 small, minced
Olive Oil 1 tablespoon
Eggs 4 beaten
Parmesan Cheese 2 tablespoons, grated
Parsley 1 tablespoon, minced
In an omelette pan,
heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute. Mix
crab meat, eggs and cheese, and add to pan with sauteed
onions. Reduce heat slightly.
As the omelette cooks,
lift it with a spatula, letting the uncooked part run
underneath. When the top looks creamy and almost set,
increase the heat to let it brown slightly underneath. Turn
the omelette onto a warmed plate and fold it in half.
Garnish with parsley.
Whatís New at
January is going to
bring something new and exciting to
(http://www.all-oregon.com). All-Oregon will have itís own
classified ad section. With over 600,000 people a year
visiting All-Oregon, this should be a great way for
Oregonians to sell their treasures, cars, boats and homes.
If you have something you want to sell, send me an email and
Iíll let you know when the site is ready to go.
Another change that
will be coming is a bi-monthly newsletter. As we move into
spring there are so many events and so much to do in Oregon
that Iím going to expand the newsletter to bring you more
Well, thatís it for
this issue. If you have any ideas or suggestions for me,
let me know. Stay warm and dry and enjoy our Oregon winter.