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All-Oregon Newsletter June 2005



Summer time has definitely come to Oregon.  Well sort of.  I was camping last week near the Oregon-California border, and let me tell you, I’ve never been so wet camping in my life.  Everything was soaked except the sleeping bags in the tent.  But, that’s Oregon. 

This month:
Featured events – Festivals, rodeos, teas, car shows, pow wows, music, and more
Guest article – Fishing in Northeastern Oregon by Mac Huff
Featured attraction –  Oregon farmers markets
Featured recipe – Hazelnut & Mushroom Salad
What’s new –  Fun outdoor Oregon activities

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

Colony Music & New Acquisitions Exhibit
June 1-30, 2005 -- Old Aurora Colony Museum, 2nd St & Liberty St, Aurora, Display of instruments, photographs, music related books, furniture, quilts, clothing and tools from the mid-1850s thru the 1920s. Through April 14, open Fri-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4. April 15 open Tue-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4. Admission $3.50 adults, $3 seniors & AAA, $1.50 ages 6-17. 503-678-5743

“Three Uppity Women & The Bead Nuts Quilts & Beadwork”
June 1-July 17 -- Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, 2105 Wilson River Loop, Tillamook, OR, Contact: Laurie Olmsted, Office Manager 503-842-8622, email: [email protected]

Reining Horse Show
June 25, 2005 -- Oregon Trail Ranch, Telephone Pole Road. For more information, write or call the Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce at 541-938-5563.

June 25-26, 2005 -- The ACCO gives area drivers the opportunity to learn the handling limits of their car in a controlled environment This event is located at the The Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond, OR. For more information on this event visit Autocross Club of Central Oregon or call 541-548-2711.

The Original Medford Giant Flea Market -- 
June 26, 2005 -- Area's largest indoor market; clean, 185 tables, mainly antiques & collectibles, but something for everyone; Chamber approved; door prizes.

Lostine Flea Market
July 1-3, 2005 -- This is a shopper’s dream! The entire town of Lostine turns into one gigantic flea market– a great place to find that elusive bargain! Phone: (541) 569-2415.

Fourth of July in Oregon
There are so many July 4th activities in Oregon that I have a whole page dedicated to them.  You will find the listing at:

St. Paul Rodeo -- 
July 1-4, 2005 -- St. Paul, Bill Smith 503-633-2035 -- The St. Paul Rodeo is bigger and better than ever! Get tickets now for the thrilling shows and plan on spending the day when you come. There’s truly something for everyone: cowboys in timed and rough stock events, races, royalty, hard-working clowns, specialty acts, artists and an art show, a carnival, food, a parade, dancing, and fireworks.

Waterfront Blues Festival -- 
July 1-4, 2005 -- The second largest blues festival in the U.S., the 18th Annual Waterfront Blues Festival features four days and nights of top name blues acts, workshops, food vendors and more. Benefits the Oregon Food Bank. Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR, phone: 503-973-3378.

SpongeBob SquarePants Thrill Ride 
July 1-September 5, 2005 -- Follow along as SpongeBob desperately chases a pickle through Bikini Bottom in the pursuit of making the perfect Krabby Patty. In addition to the regular zoo admission price there is a $4.50 charge for the thrill ride. Oregon ZooOregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221, phone: 503-226-1561.

43rd Annual Britt Music Festival -- 
 July 1-September 11, 2005 -- The Northwest's premiere outdoor music and performing arts festival. This annual event has something for everyone, from classical, to bluegrass, country, rock, swing, pop, dance and much more. Britt Festival Pavilion, West First Street, Jacksonville, OR.  Contact: Britt Music Festival, 541-773-6077, [email protected]

Sportsman's Holiday & Calapooia Roundup and Rodeo
July 6-10, 2005 -- For information about the Sportsman's Holiday Events like the parade, fireworks call Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce (541) 367-6186. For information about the Calapooia Roundup and Rodeo call Dick (541) 367-1389 or Sue (541) 409-1294.

Nyssa Thunderegg Days
July 7-10, 2005 -- Nyssa Middle School. Contact: Nyssa Chamber (541) 372-3091.

Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde Veterans Pow Wow
July 8-10, 2005 -- Traditional Native American Pow Wow, with dancing, food, artifacts, and pageants. City of Grande Ronde. For further information, call: (503) 879-5211.

Rogue Valley Balloon Rally
July 8-10, 2005 -- Located at the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport - 3650 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97501. Saturday Night Glo, Sunday Morning at dawn Mass Ascension. Call for specific times and detailed information: 541-664-2171.

Coos Kennel Club Dog Show
July 9-10, 2005 -- 8:00am till 4:00pm each day. Held at Bandon High School. Dog Show and Booths. For Additional Information: Ron or Linda Waggoner 541-347-2171 Or Penny at 541-267-6356 E mail [email protected] 

First City Arts Faire
July 9-10, 2005-- The First City Arts Faire is held on the 2nd weekend in July in Oregon City, Oregon. This annual juried fine arts show includes fine art for sale from over 60 local artists, entertainment, food, fine wine and day-long entertainment, NEW LOCATION! In order to accommodate a larger audience, the 2005 Arts Faire will take place at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center at 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, on July 9 and July 10, 2005 from 10 am - 6 pm.

Prospect Blue Grass Festival
July 9-11, 2005 -- Located in Prospect, Oregon. Call Dale Albee for specific times and detailed information at 541-560-3556.

43rd Annual Dory Days Festival
July 15-17, 2005 -- Pacific City & Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, OR, Contact: Pacific City/Nestucca Chamber 503-965-6161 or 888-549-2632, email: [email protected]

Da Vinci Days --
July 15-17, 2005 -- da Vinci Days is a 3 day festival celebrating art, science and technology. OSU Lower Campus Field, La Sells Stewart Center, 11th & Jefferson, 26th & Western, Corvallis, OR 97333, phone: (541) 757-6363.  5:00pm - 11:00pm
 Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

America's Largest Antique and Collectible Sale --
July 15-27, 2005 -- America's Largest Antique & Collectible Show. Fri 10a - 6p Early Buyers / Exhibitor set up. $30.00 Weekend / Early buyer pass required, Sat 9a - 6p Show Day #1. Sun 10a - 5p Show Day #2. Ticket Prices for Saturday & Sunday: $7.00 - Adults, $3.00 - 12 to 17 yrs old, Free - Under 12 yrs old. Appraisals Hall E Lobby both days during show hours - $4.00 per item proceeds go to the Portland Sunshine Division. Parking Rates: $7.00 - General, $6.00 - Carpool. Portland Exp Center, 2060 North Marine Drive. Portland, Oregon 97217.

Summer Fun Day & Car Cruise
July 16, 2005 -- Gilchrist, Or - Classic cars, basketball tournament, dunk tank, evening dance, arts & crafts, food booths. Gilchrist Mall.  Call Rick 541-433-2523.

36th Annual Land of Umpqua Art & Wine Festival
July 16-17, 2005 -- Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg. Phone: 800-444-9584, 541-672-9731, [email protected]

Seaside Beach Run --  
July 17, 2005 -- 10K and 5K runs on the beach, 5K walk on the Promenade -  wheelchairs (and person to push) available on a first-come basis, reservations required, Kid's Downtown Dash, Awards Ceremony in Quatat Park. Phone:  (503) 717-1914, e-mail: [email protected]

Square Dance Festival
July 17-23, 2005 -- Diamond Lake Resort. Phone: 800-444-9584, 541-672-9731, [email protected]

The Original Medford Giant Flea Market --
July 24, 2005 -- Area's largest indoor market; clean, 185 tables, mainly antiques & collectibles, but something for everyone; Chamber approved; door prizes.

Jazz at Jardin's
July 27, 2005 -- Oregon Cost Music Association. For tickets or more information call OCMA at 541-267-0938, [email protected]    

 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo --
July 27-30, 2005 -- Four days of PRCA-sanctioned rodeos, Indian encampment, dance competition and a carnival turn Joseph into one big celebration! 2005 will be the 60th year for this classic rodeo. Phone: (541) 432-1015. Toll Free: (800) 585-4121. Contact: Debbie Short. Email: [email protected]

Oregon Brew Fest --
July 28-31, 2005 -- The Oregon Brewers Festival is North America's largest gathering of independent brewers. Seventy-two breweries offer handcrafted brews to approximately 80,000 beer lovers during the three-day event. There is no judging at this event; rather, it is an opportunity for craft-brew lovers to enjoy 72 products from some of the nation's finest breweries.

Oregon Jamboree -- 
July 29-31, 2005 -- Sweet Home Community Field, 1641 Long St, Sweet Home, $, 541-367-8800 -- The Oregon Jamboree In Sweet Home is the Northwest's Premier Country Music and Camping Festival. Located in the foothills of the scenic Cascade Mountains the festival takes place at a seven acre park-like setting bordered by Sankey Park and the historic Weddle Covered Bridge. The Jamboree offers an intimate concert experience. In addition to featured headline entertainment this family style event hosts RV and tent camping, food booths, beer & wine gardens, and special displays. The festival draws attendees from around the state and country, and has hosted many international visitors as well. 

Paisley Mosquito Festival
July 30-31, 2005 -- Lake County Chamber of Commerce, 126 North E St., Lakeview, OR 97630, phone: 541-947-6040, email: [email protected] Contact: Patty Westgate, phone:  541-943-3372 .

Featured Attraction
Farmers Markets --
In l987, a small group of market managers from around the state organized the Oregon Farmers’ Markets Association (OFMA) to support their work recreating traditional markets in their communities. In 2004, 64 communities within the state enjoy the benefits of a farmers’ market. Recent estimates indicate that more than 1000 Oregon farmers participate in farmers’ markets each year and that farmers' markets attract more than 90,000 people each week during the peak summer months.

Featured Guest Article
Fishing in Northeast Oregon by Mac Huff
Northeast Oregon has some of the West's great, undiscovered fishing areas. The Grande Ronde is one of Northeast Oregon's most productive steelhead and trout fisheries. The Imnaha is a fast-flowing, freestone river in spectacular basalt canyons. The Wallowa is a small, floatable river which flows through the heart of the beautiful Wallowa Valley is a rich freestone river with choking hatches of caddis flies…read the rest of the article and see the photos at:  ..\fishing_northeast.htm

Featured Oregon Recipe
Hazelnuts are one of Oregon’s premier crops.  This recipe is from the Oregon Hazelnut Commission web site at

Hazelnut & Mushroom Salad
Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

  • 1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup salad oil
  • 1/2 cup wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon each salt and savory
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small head romaine, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup roasted & chopped Oregon hazelnuts

Combine mushrooms, oil, vinegar, water and seasonings. Chill about 1 hour. Toss undrained mushrooms with romaine and hazelnuts in salad bowl.


What’s New at All-Oregon
This month I added pages that tell about some of the fun outdoor activities in Oregon: berry picking, hunting for fossils, gold panning, horse camping, mushroom picking, rockhounding and finding thurndereggs.  You can find links to these pages at

That’s it for this month. 

Jackie Farris
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