Oregon Field Guide Considers Oregon Land Use

In 25 seasons, OPB's Oregon Field Guide program has taken viewers to every corner of the state. Recently, the program chose to examine a key force behind the beautiful landscapes and thriving communities the program has visited: land use planning.

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1000 Friends Holiday Break

All of 1000 Friends offices will be closed for the holidays from Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 1. We regret any inconvenience and wish you a safe and happy holiday season.


Event Date: 
Tue, 12/24/2013 (All day) - Wed, 01/01/2014 (All day)

Today on the Land Use Trail: Yamhill County Vineyards

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, December 12: Yamhill County Vineyards, the beautiful heart of a $3 billion industry.

Today on the Land Use Trail: The Columbia River Gorge

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, December 4: The Columbia River Gorge, home to dozens of waterfalls, several unique communities, and one of Oregon’s most special land use balances.

Oregon Employment Department: Food Manufacturing a "Staple of Oregon's Economy"

Food manufacturing is a key part of Oregon's agri-cluster, as our new report shows. Freshly released statistics from the Oregon Employment Department further demonstrate just how important, and stable, food manufacturing is for Oregon.

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!

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