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There are some very special places, people and products available in Oregon.  This page brings you some of my favorites.  Some I have been to or used, others I hope to in the future.  Enjoy!  If you this is your first visit to the All-Oregon Directory, be sure and check out our HOME page so you will know what this site is all about.

Think of building your dream home in the country?  Why not make it a log home.  You'll be surprised at the beauty of these quality homes.
Woodwinds Log Homes
-- Colton
Welcome to the unique world of Woodwinds Log Homes, located in Colton, Oregon, 25 miles southeast of Portland.  We're hands on log home builders available to help you create the log home of your dreams ranging from a manufactured log home 'kit' to an onsite crafted Norwegian scribe full round log home using your logs or ours.  We have a live-in model milled log home here in Colton with open house showings every first Saturday from 10 till 2 PM and other times by appointment for your convenience.  Contact us for directions and information

Are you a golfer or do you know one?  This is a great way to show off that special ball!
Hole-In-One Golf Trophies
-- Medford
Our selection of custom mounted golf trophies are perfect for displaying your prized ball from a hole-in-one, eagle, double eagle, tournament victory, or personal best round. Do you have an autographed collector's ball collecting dust in a drawer? Need a trophy for your local tournament? Our X-Deluxe model makes a fantastic Award Case. Our 3 models of display cases are great for protecting and commemorating your special golf ball in a beautiful and elegant glass and hardwood setting, reverse engraved with the information of your choice.

These T-shirts are truly uplifting.  You will make a positive statement when you wear them!
EarthShirtz -- Shady Cove
EarthShirtz is a family-run business promoting positive change since 1985. We are also an active foster home and use income from our shirts to help expand the cultural opportunities of children in our home. We are deeply dedicated to giving our kids a stable, loving home with every tool to succeed in life. Our T-shirts are brand name heavyweight, preshrunk 100% cotton and 95% cotton sweatshirts. Our inks are ecologically safe, solvent-free, very bright and durable.

Find out how flowers from the Columbia River Gorge can make your life better!
3 Flowers Healing
-- Hood River
The three of us (3 flowers) were brought together by our love of the flowers and experiences of profound healing with them. Guided by the flowers and native spirits, we began making and offering the Columbia River Gorge Flower Essences to assist those that wish to find balance, strength, clarity, and align with the millennium shifts of consciousness.  Visit our web site and find out the wonderful healing powers of flowers.

Want to feel the wind in your face and the road under your feet in style?
Chopper Customs
-- Lostine
Chopper Customs specializes, and has mastered building the ultimate chopper.  Dedicated to the Old School Styling, Chopper Customs can create exactly what you are looking for in a bike.  All custom built for you!  Whether it be building from the frame up, or customizing your existing ride, Chopper Customs can satisfy your hunger for style. Tim Delancey is the founder of Chopper Customs.  Delancey attended the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and graduated a certified Harley Technician.

Want to give a one-of-a-kind gift to someone special (yourself maybe)?
Yanase Jewelers
-- Kerby
Visit our web site for all types of custom work as well as appraisals by a graduate gemologist.  Many people assume that the price of Custom Jewelry will be out of their league. It is more expensive than just going out and buying a piece that everyone else has, but by cutting out the middleman and dealing directly with the Goldsmith rather than the Jewelry Store there are added savings, and you truly have something unique. Custom made pieces also become Heirloom Jewelry. Our greatest pleasure is a Satisfied Customer!

Want to get away from the crowd and enjoy a bit of true Oregon history?
1900 Sears & Roebuck Home Bed & Breakfast -- Vale
On the Oregon Trail and in a city known for its beautiful murals, the 1900 Sears & Roebuck Victorian Bed and Breakfast was mail ordered from the Sears & Roebuck catalog. Take a step back into history as each room is decorated in rich period decor. Guests will enjoy full use and privacy of the entire Bed and Breakfast Inn as the host does not live in the home. Available for reunions, weddings, or retreats. Hunters welcome, bird cleaning room, dog kennels. Bring your horse and ride the trails.

A taste of the Oregon Trail.  These recipes came across the country in a wagon!
Tycer Trails
-- Portland
From the hand-picked Oregon wild berries and fruit to the stone-ground flour and small-batch roasted coffee, the products in Tycer Trails gifts are absolutely the most delicious, most authentic available. Each is hand-made for us the old-fashioned way in spotless commercial kitchens - re-creations of what the Lewis Tycer family ate on the Oregon Trail in 1853, and later, as they settled into their new home in Brownsville, Oregon Territory. We know you¹ll like their unique, healthy, all-natural flavors and textures for yourself, for gifts, or just because. We would like to share them with you.

Hungry for some great Oregon Seafood?  You can visit or order it here!
Lighthouse Deli & Fish Company, Inc. -- South Beach
We are located 1/2 mile south of the Yaquina Bay Bridge on Hwy 101.  We have a complete line of fresh salmon, halibut, tuna, snapper, fresh Dungeness crab.  We have live crab tanks and have fresh crab all year, live Yaquina Bay oysters, live steamers, fresh Oregon shrimp, prawns, and our own smoked Chinook salmon and smoked albacore tuna.  We also custom smoke your catch and vacuum pack and we ship with UPS next day or second day air.  Try our deep fried tempura battered fresh halibut and chips.  None better!

Now this is what I call being pampered!  And you deserve it, so check out their web site.
Cricketwood Country Bed & Breakfast
-- Bend
While Cricketwood is close to Bend and Mt. Bachelor, we are located in a very quiet area that is primarily farm and forestry.  Each room has a fun and unique garden theme and hidden satellite TV/VCR.  Our food is amazing!  Our guests get to choose from a very large custom menu and we individually prepare each dish to your specifications.  Whether you sleep in or get up early, we serve breakfast at the time you choose.  In the evening, we serve an array of hors d'oeuvres and your beverage of choice.  To top it off, at bedtime we serve warm, fresh baked cookies.

I've traveled all over this state and these breath taking photographic pictures will show you how beautiful and diverse Oregon really is!
Strength in Perspective
-- Sherwood
Our photographic picture galleries capture an area's personality in 15 large, color coordinated prints.  We produce scenic landscapes with state of the art digital tools.  The star of each gallery is a triptych with up to 6 feet of the same image that will truly cause you to eSCAPE to a far away place!  Framed pictures are rented in groups of 15.  One can buy either an entire gallery, a triptych, or individual pictures.

How about taking a vacation in a volcano?
East Lake Resort
-- La Pine
East Lake is a spectacularly scenic vacation, geologic and archeologic wonderland. Situated in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument Caldera at just under 6,400 feet above sea level, the lake is fed by snowmelt and underground springs. Activities include camping, fishing, lake swimming, wildlife watching, cave exploring, and mountain biking, hiking and horse trails await. Accommodations include cabins, convenience and tackle store, cafe (serving breakfast and lunch), boat rental and mooring, camping/R.V. sites with water and electricity hook-ups, fuel, laundromat, and public showers.

I've lived in Bend and this is fantastic idea adding new life to a great part of town.
The Old Mill District
-- Bend
It's a vision of a dynamic and exciting new community ... a riverfront village of distinctive shops, galleries and restaurants, offices, homes and light manufacturing facilities. Standing on a former mill site on a sweeping curve of the Deschutes River in the heart of Bend in central Oregon, with panoramic views of snow-topped Cascades mountain peaks, The Old Mill District will offer those who live there the convenience and friendly ambiance of an old-fashioned neighborhood with a world of outdoor recreation at their doorstep.

This is so much fun! I took a trip on my 40th birthday with three friends.
Vista Balloons
-- Newberg
Vista Balloon Adventures, the Pacific Northwest's largest hot air balloon company, offers you (and up to 35 of your closest friends) a chance to view Oregon from a different perspective. You'll drift effortlessly over emerald fields, towering tree tops, winding rivers and beautiful farms with seemingly tiny houses, horses and cows -- sometimes you can even spot the tiny farmers waving from their little tractors.  From April 1st through October 31st, five balloons fly seven days a week, weather permitting. Gift certificates, Wine Country
Get-away packages, group rates, lay-away plans and wedding packages are available.

Enjoy a visit to Jerry's work without traveling to a gallery!
Jerry Baron -- North Bend
Jerry Baron, Oregon painter, works chiefly in oil bar and acrylic on paper or hardboard. His works speak for themselves; full of spontaneous expression and strong color use. Often his paintings provide a satirical or cutting-edge statement about the human condition and/or society.  The colorist has exhibited in major Portland art galleries the last 10 years and has also shown at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, the University of Oregon, Portland University, Sunriver in the Cascades, Coos Art Museum, Virginia Inn in Seattle, White Bird Gallery at Canon Beach, and other galleries in Oregon. 

I bet you've never seen trees and plants that look like these!
Arborsmith Studios
-- Williams
Arborsculpture: Trunks of living trees shaped into useful and artistic forms. My designs include chairs, tables, benches, entrance arches, houses, mazes, tunnels, symbols, letters, fences and ladders. I also design trees to hold and slowly swallow stained glass, bird cages, crystals, statues and fountains. By planting, framing, bending, and grafting various parts of trees together I have been able to grow a variety of shapes and structures. All growing taller and thicker every year, as long as they live. Kinetic sculpture, really.

Why not make your next vacation one you'll always remember?
Destination Wilderness
-- Sisters
We are an adventure travel company offering first-rate wilderness rafting, kayaking, trekking, culture, and wildlife journeys in the most incredible places on earth. Our philosophy and approach to outfitting is simple and founded in our 17 years of experience running global adventures: provide the best possible outdoor adventures in the most spectacular and majestic wilderness areas on earth. We do this by employing guides, most of whom have worked with us for over ten years, who are regarded by their peers and clients alike as the best in the business, operating with a focus on safety and your absolute enjoyment, and visiting only places of unmatched charm and incomparable beauty.

Why not pamper yourself?
Sassé Salon & Spa
-- Portland
At Sassé Salon & Spa, we are dedicated to the art of beauty and well being in a professional and satisfying atmosphere. We believe the Earth's natural ingredients, rather than chemicals, offer a holistic solution to individual beauty problems.  Extensive research has proven that natural elements such as sea extracts, organic clays and flower essences have a positive effect on the skin whereas man-made oils, lotions, and fragrances tend to irritate and aggravate all types of skin.

Need a place to get far away from the city?
Summer Lake Inn
-- Summer Lake
Summer Lake Inn sits on 640 peaceful acres poised between the forested heights of Winter Ridge on the west and desert wetlands on the east. Wonderful meals and excellent accommodations are your base for explorations while the deep blue skies and crystalline air invigorate your stay. The surrounding area is rich with petroglyphs and other evidence of previous visitors and inhabitants. You can explore this land of rich wildlife and stunning beauty while enjoying great food and warm hospitality.

Children love fun music!
-- Klamath Falls
Galliump contains 14 kid-proven songs by a Mother-Daughter team. Sing-Alongs, Dance-Alongs and Lullabies. Galliump multi-age appeal (age 2 through 12 and beyond), with a variety of musical styles including Country, Pop, Classical, Calliope, Boogie, Calypso, Ethnic, Rock, Folk & Lullabies.

These would make great gifts!
Northwest Stone Wise
-- Shady Cove
We carry over 96 stock titles and phrases. The true Oregon gift, with blessings from the mighty Rogue River! Deeply engraved river rock for home, garden, celebration, reflection, affirmation, memorials and tributes. The process we use to engrave our stones is very similar to laser engraving. We welcome your Custom orders.