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 All-Oregon Newsletter January 2005



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.


Featured Events


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 Events ( 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 possible).


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 541-383-4771.


January Ė February -- Storm Watch and Agate Hunting Season
All along 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 or


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 exhibit.


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

Location:  Oregon 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,
[email protected]. Held inside the Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th and Pontiac and the Yachats Commons, W 4th and Hwy 101.



Featured Attraction


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 ( 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 Omelette
Makes 2-3 servings
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 All-Oregon


January is going to bring something new and exciting to All-Oregon (  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.  [email protected].


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 great information.


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.



Jackie Farris


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