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 All-Oregon Newsletter May 2006



I hope you are getting ready for a busy, busy summer in Oregon. The outdoor events are just getting started.  You will find festivals, rodeos, pow wows, music, cycling and more happening all summer long. 

Be sure and visit and book a fishing trip, a hot balloon ride or a white water rafting trip.  You will also find information there to help you plan your summer vacation or just a weekend get-a-away.   

This month:
Featured events – There is plenty to do in Oregon this month.
Featured book –
Fun With the Family in Oregon
Featured attraction – Rogue River National Forest
Featured recipe – Oregon Hazelnut Trail Mix
What’s new – New pages

Featured Events
There are a lot of fun things happening in May.  Here are some to get you started.  Be sure and check out more at where you will find hundreds of events every month.

Art at Bandon Public Library
May 1-31, 2006 -- Bandon
Featuring: Paintings by Keith D. Russett and Animal Wood Carvings by Betti and Dennis Ruzicka. Viewing during library open hours. Bandon Public Library 541-347-9616


Annual Farm Fest
May 4-5, 2006 -- Tillamook
9:00am, Tillamook County Fairgrounds, Sue Durrer Dairy Barn, 4603 Third Street, contact: Orella Chadwick at (503) 842-6036


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde:
May 5-6, 2006 -- Klamath Falls
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE presented by the Linkville Players, 201 Main St. The classic story of good versus evil. Follow the good Dr. Jekyll on his fateful journey toward a tragic end as the drug that separates the good and the evil within him starts to control his life.


Salem Rodeo Days
May 5-7, 2006 -- Salem
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem. Stadium/Warm up Arena. Friday 7pm; Saturday 1pm and 7pm; Sunday 7 pm. Admission: Resvd-$18 adv/$20dr; General-matinee $10 adv/$12dr; General-eve $12 adv/$15dr. Jim Moran, 503-508-4000 (cell)


Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
May 5-8, 2006 -- Portland
The Fiesta showcases music, dance, art, and Latin rhythms on three stages along with regional, local bands and groups. The Fiesta features "The Plaza de Artesanos" where artisans demonstrate and sell handcrafted artwork. Some crafts are exported directly from Mexico and/or handcrafted on sight i.e., painting, weaving, ceramics. Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR, phone: 503-232-75501.


Cowboys, Indians & Antiques Auction
May 6, 2006 -- Redmond
Selling approximately 500 items, very wide variety; old guns, bits, spurs, saddles, art work, decorator items, horse items and much more. Always a fun auction to attend. NO BUYERS PREMIUM AND NO SALES TAX. Go to web site: and download flyer and photos in upcoming events. Inspection: 8 TO 10 AM SAT. morning. Event located at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Call 541-548-2711 for more information.


River Festival
May 6, 2006 -- Vernonia
Yearly, dates subject to change. Rent a canoe or kayak and float down the river - check out website at - chamber of commerce.


Carriage Me Back

May 6-7, 2006 -- Brownsville
Carriage Me Back is a somewhat historic, always enjoyable community drama of life in a particular year in the history of Brownsville. The re-enactment skits take place along a carriage ride around town as well as within the historic 1881 Moyer House museum. The historic dramas involve over fifty local thespians, all in period costume and great spirits. Fun and educational, it's held the first week-end in May.


Portland Indie Wine Festival

May 6-7, 2006 -- Portland
Portland Indie Wine Festival casts 40 Artisan wineries in the starring role. Oregon's best self-distributed wines, movie premier and great food combine to make an award-winning performance. Urban Wine Works, 407 NW 16th Ave., Portland, OR 97209, phone: 503-961-2205.


Art in Bloom Festival
May 13-14, 2006 -- Medford
Enjoy the fine art of regional artists in the Rogue Valley's largest juried outdoor art fair. Musical performances, special exhibits, workshops and children's activities enhance this springtime celebration, which also includes a wide variety of floral displays perfect for Mother's day gifts. Medford's Vogel Plaza. For specific times and detailed information please contact 541-608-8524.


NCT RV Ralley
May 17-21, 2006 -- Rickreall
Polk County Fairgrounds, (503) 428-8224.


UFO Festival at Hotel Oregon
May 19-20, 2006 -- Portland
As part of the Great Northwest Music Tours of 2005 and to entice the road-tripper, McMenamins offers special hotel packages that include food, lodging, music, and a memento to make the experience special.
McMenamins, 1332 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97205, phone: 503.492.5448.


Annual Detroit Lake Fishing Derby
May 19-21, 2006 -- Detroit
Detroit Lake Marina and Kane’s Marina, (503) 854-3636,


Annual Eugene Swap Meet and Auto Display
May 20, 2006 -- Eugene
All indoor/under cover Swap Meet Saturday 6:00 am to 3:00 pm Free Parking. Vendor spaces $25 - vendor setup: Friday at 3pm to 8pm and Saturday at 6am (no general admission on Friday) Sponsored by Greater Eugene chapter of HCCA & Memory Lane Early Ford V8 Club of America ; Admission: $3 for adult, 12 & under free with paid adult. Phone: 541-998-7517


Spring Plant and Garden Art Sale
May 20, 2006 -- Silverton
Specialty plants from Willamette Valley growers and garden art by local artisans will be on sale at this spring event. Make sure to come early for the best selection during the special pre-sale for Oregon Garden members. If you aren't already a member, click
here to sign up, or come early and join at the sale. Mini seminars by growers will take place throughout the day.  Free. J. Frank Schmidt Pavilion - Grand HallThe Oregon Garden, Silverton, (503) 874-8100.


Taste of Klamath
May 20, 2006 -- Klamath Falls
Ross Ragland Theater, at 6pm -  Culinary samples, regional wine & microbrew samples, listen to music - the community party of the year! $20/Advance-$25 at the door. For tickets call the Box Office at RRT 541-884-0651 X10.


Rose City Exotic Bird Show
May 20-21, 2006 -- Hillsboro
The Rose City Exotic Bird Show will be held in the Main Exhibit Hall-North. Keep checking back for complete details to be posted once they are provided to us by the event organizers. For more information, call the Rose City Exotic Bird Club Hotline at 503-221-4213. <>Washington County Fairgrounds, 873 NE 34th Avenue, Email:
[email protected] Web Site:


Kite Festival
May 20-21, 2006 -- Rockaway Beach Wayside
Contact: Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce, 503-355-8188


Art, Seafood & Wine Festival
May 20-21, 2006 -- Gold Beach
The America's Wild Rivers Coast Art, Seafood and Wine Festival is a two day event that celebrates wine, the arts, fine dining, and a bistro festival atmosphere. Wine tasting; enjoy bistro style food, watch artists at work, silent auction, booths, 10K run, 5K walk along the scenic Rogue River. Event Center on the Beach, Gold Beach, Ore. $6 (plus $1 for commemorative glass) Gold Beach Chamber, Susan Brown, (541) 247-0923


36th Annual Central Oregon Street Rod & Custom Roundup
May 26-28, 23006 -- Prineville
Cruise In on May 28th at Pioneer Park, phone: 541-548-8368


Azalea Festival
May 26-29, 2006 -- Brookings
On Memorial Day weekend, enjoy displays of beautiful azaleas as well as the annual Bonsai Show, also carnival, beer garden, art displays, crafts shows, car show, live entertainment, the Azalea Parade and a lot more.  Join the fun!  Call the chamber (541) 469-3181


Clam Chowder Feed
May 27, 2006 -- Netarts
11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Netarts Community Center, 4747 Hwy 131 West. Contact: Jacky Carpenter, 503-842-4306


Nehalem Bay Winery Memorial Day Blues Festival
May 27, 2006 -- Nehalem
Nehalem Bay Winery, 34965 Hwy 53. Melissa Stetzel, 1-888-368-9463. Tasting room open 9-6


Southern Oregon Indian Rodeo & Pow Wow
May 27-28, 2006 -- Klamath Falls
Southern Oregon Indian Rodeo and Pow Wow in Klamath Falls at the Event Center of the Klamath County Fairgrounds. Call 541-883-2876 for more information.


Century Ride of the Centuries Bike Rally
May 27-29, 2006 -- Pendleton
A full three days of riding for your addiction in beautiful Eastern Oregon!
Pat Kennedy, Pendleton Convention Center, (541) 276-6569,
[email protected]


21st Birthday Celebration
May 27-29, 2006 -- Corvallis
Join Tyee Wine Cellars for a festive 3-day weekend celebrating our 21st Birthday
with complimentary wine tastings of all currently available Tyee wines and 20% case discounts. On Monday, from Noon to 5pm, enjoy the high energy, African and Latin rhythms of Balafon Marimba Ensemble and Horse-drawn Hayrides at the Buchanan Family Century Farm. Catered lunches will be offered for purchase by Nearly Normals of Corvallis. Sa, Su,& Mo 12noon-5pm, Tyee Wine Cellars, 26335 Greenberry Rd, 541-753-8754, $


Memorial Day BBQ
May 29, 2006 -- Bonanza
Enjoy a wonderful meal, as the meat is cooked underground. From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. East Langell Valley Rd. Call 541-545-6641 for more information.


Mt. Hood Cycling Classic

May 31-June 4, 2006 -- Hood River
The Mt. Hood Cycling Classic is already deep in planning for 2006. The dates selected for next years event will be May 31 - June 4. “We received tremendous support and feedback from the community and they are again looking forward to hosting the riders in 2006” says race director Chad Sperry. “Last year’s event ran very well, however we are looking at making things even bigger and better next year”. Full Sail Brewing will once again fill the role of title sponsor for the event making it their 4th year in a row. In addition Cooper Spur Mountain Resort will once again host the race at their picturesque location on the flanks of Mt. Hood. “We have some big plans in the works right now that would take this race to a whole new level, making it one of the premier stage races in the country” says Sperry. “We are looking at mixing things up in the Pro/Elite categories making the race a more balanced competition and offering time bonuses”.

Featured Book
Fun with the Family in Oregon, 3rd
Author: Cheryl McLean

Here's the inside information on all the family-friendly fun to be had in the Beaver State. Fun with the Family in Oregon leads the way to amusement parks, hiking trails, zoos, aquariums, children's museums, festivals, parks, and much more. Written by a parent, for parents, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has the best things to see and do to keep the kids busy and happy for an hour, a day, or a weekend - a guaranteed antidote to vacation boredom. This guide includes up-to-the-minute information on family attractions, detailed maps, quick reference icons, age-appropriate guidelines, kid-friendly restaurants and places to stay.


Featured Attraction
Rogue River National Forests
Located in southwestern Oregon, along the California/Oregon state line, the Forest ranges from the crest of the Cascades Mountains west into the Siskiyou Mountains, nearly to the Pacific Ocean. The Forest covers almost 1.8 million acres; portions of the Applegate and Illinois River drainages extend into northern California. The Rogue River drains over 75 percent of the Forest’s land area. Your Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest embraces a treasure of botanical diversity, and is home to incredible wild and scenic rivers (over 200 miles), isolated wildernesses (324,000 acres), outstanding fisheries and wildlife resources, and breath-taking landscapes of mountains, meadows, streams, and lakes. 

More National Forests in Oregon…

Featured Oregon Recipe

Oregon Hazelnut Trail Mix

  • 6 cups Kix cereal
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped or whole, roasted Oregon hazelnuts
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup banana chips
  • 1 small package non-instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Mix cereal, nuts, raisins and banana chips together. In saucepan, combine vanilla pudding and honey; bring to a boil and boil 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter; mix well. Pour over cereal mix and mix until coated. Put on cookie sheet to cool

Recipe from Oregon Hazelnut Commission

 You will find more great Oregon recipes at:

What’s New at All-Oregon
I’ve started filling out and adding new pages.  I just finished adding a lot of listings to the Car Show and Swap Meets page:  and added a new Hot Rod page to go with it:  Now I am working on a bunch of pages showcasing hand made Oregon products.  These will be finished soon, so check back.

That’s it for this month.  
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Jackie Farris
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