Great & Growing: New 1000 Friends Report Celebrates Oregon's Agri-Cluster

As Oregonians set their Thanksgiving tables, many will be enjoying grains, vegetables, cranberries, and wine grown right here in Oregon. But the farming industry means much more to Oregon than delicious local food. It is an economic engine for the whole state, supporting over two hundred thousand jobs statewide.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Crater Lake

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, November 20: Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States and an icon of Oregon.

Oregon Wine Industry Reaches New Record

Just after being named Wine Region of the Year by Snooth, Oregon's wine industry has set a new milestone: $300 million in annual sales for the first time ever.

November 14: Giving Means Getting So Much

​Today, November 14, is a great day to support 1000 Friends through Willamette Week's Give!Guide. By standing with us for a healthy, productive Oregon, you'll receive a whole bunch of great rewards--including the opportunity to win an especially big one!

Today on the Land Use Trail: Astoria

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, November 12: Astoria, a city with deep history and a bright future.

"Wine Region of the Year"? You Bet.

Yamhill County Vineyards by Patrick MorganA major wine website has selected Oregon as its 2013 "Region of the Year," recognizing the high-quality growing conditions, and winemaking expertise, that our state has fostered. Not just the Willamette Valley. The whole state.

The CRC's Next Big Barrier: Tolls

Jeff Manning
The Oregonian
Wed, 11/06/2013 (All day)

When Washington rejected funding the border-crossing CRC freeway and bridge project, Oregon proponents said our state could go it alone. That creates a bunch of new costs, including, The Oregonian reports today, tens of millions of dollars to create the infrastructure for tolling the bridge.

Farm Profile: Winter's Hill Vineyard, Yamhill County

We love visiting with the people that make Oregon agriculture great. In September we stopped by at Winter's Hill Vineyard, in the famous Dundee Hills of Yamhill County. 

Winter's Hill is a family-run winery that has been growing grapes since 1991. The Gladharts apply a strong sense of care for sustainability and community into everything they do at Winter's Hill. 

Give!Guide Big Give Day: Rogue Spirits

Give!Guide Big Give Day: Rogue Spirits

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Thu, 12/12/2013 (All day)

Give!Guide Big Give Day: Giving Tuesday Bike Giveaway

Give!Guide Big Give Day: Giving Tuesday Bike Giveaway

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Tue, 12/03/2013 (All day)
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