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New Listing! Private Underwood, Washington Home on 5 Beautiful Acres
Supremely private and secluded feeling, yet only five minutes to the Hood River bridge, this custom home is situated on beautiful grounds with lovely territorial views. A truly special find, the home is impeccably maintained and move in ready.
· 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths · 2,169 square feet, 5 acres · 3-car garage with lots of storage · Radiant floor heat, central vacuum, security system, wired for hot tub · Living Room: Stone gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors · Kitchen: large island, tons of cabinets, huge pantry, instant hot (4 comments)
Bottomless Taco Night at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, Mt. Hood
You simply can't beat this deal. The Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, just 20 minutes south of Hood River, on Mt. Hood, offers "Bottomless" tacos every Monday, 4 - 8 p.m! It's all-you-can eat and it's just $5! Make your own tacos using a variety of proteins/vegetarian options with all the fixings. Also, indulge in Monday night drink specials, like a massive variety of Pacific NW microbrews, five for just $12! There are plenty of other domestics, too, as well as margaritas for $5 and house wine for $4. From (4 comments)
New Listing! Lovely Starter Home in The Dalles, Oregon
This sweet home is the perfect first home for a new family or later-in-life home for a couple. Located just one mile from historic downtown The Dalles, at the end of the Oregon Trail, the house is central to everything, yet in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood.
2 bedrooms, 1 bath 1,100 sq. ft. on .29 acres Remodeled IKEA kitchen (2008) Mature Landscaping 1 car garage, covered breezeway Near schools and Sorosis Park Private, fenced backyard
For more information, visit: http://www.columbiagorgefsbo.com/property.php?ID=205 or call: 541-340-0743
Goofy & Playful, This Guy Will Make You Smile... Meet Rokie!
If you're new to our blog, we write about a local shelter dog each week and have for over a year now. Of the 60+ dogs we've featured, all but one have been adopted. Let's keep that up! As mom to four rescued shelter dogs, I urge you to adopt a shelter dog, don't buy from a breeder. The Hukari Animal Shelter currently has 17 dogs, the most I've seen in the 2+ years I've been involved with them. If Rokie doesn't strike a chord with you, there's (5 comments)
New Listing! Great Value, Super Neighborhood, In Hood River
This comfortable home is an in-town paradise in a great neighborhood. It’s just an easy walk to downtown, schools, parks and shopping, yet the setting is quiet and peaceful. Beautifully maintained, the home’s floor plan is open, bright and airy. Move in ready!
· 2 bedrooms, 2 baths · 1,856 square feet, Lot: 50’x137’ · Office/study could be 3rd bedroom · Sunroom off huge dining room · Gourmet kitchen with hickory cabinets · Master bedroom suite with heated floor, gas fireplace, walk-in closet, separate entrance (0 comments)
FREE Summer Meals For Kids at Mid-Valley Elementary School, Odell
Free summer meals are being offered to all kids, ages 1 to 18, of the Hood River Valley through a grant from the USDA and sponsored by the Hood River County School District. There is no fee, no registration and no "qualifying". Just show up at Mid-Valley Elementary School in Odell at 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and 10:55 to Noon for lunch, July 9th through the 25th. Adults cost $3.50. Food includes typical "school" breakfast and lunch fare, like pizza, hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, nachos, sandwiches etc. (2 comments)
School's Out! Now What To Do With Those Kids, Hood River?
It's time to find something to keep those kids busy now that they're out of school. Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge is a kids' (and adult's) playground with almost unlimited opportunities. The problem's going to be narrowing all those choices down! One of our family's favorite source of entertainment is the Community Ed. dept of the Hood River County School District. They offer numerous camps, classes and sports. Whether your kids want to learn to windsurf, take guitar lessons, play tennis, go hiking, make crafts, learn (0 comments)
Okay, so maybe he's not so "holy", but he was pretty darned friendly coming right up to the fence to have his picture taken. We passed this guy on the way to pick up one of my son's friends to come over to play. I love living in the country (in the mountains), where we pass both livestock and wildlife all the time.
I was photographing a new client's home, the backyard specifically, when I realized this guy, perched under a bush, wasn't just a decoration... he's real. I realized this when he turned his head when I got too close, but otherwise, he stayed right where he was. There's another smaller duck behind him, too.
New Listing! Stylish "City Cottage" Moments From Downtown Hood River
This stylish home is located in a quiet, private neighborhood just moments from downtown Hood River. Brilliantly designed, the space lives much larger than it is while finishes are higher end and very fashionable. A must see!
· 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths · 1,320 square feet, Built in 2009 · Front patio · Large master bedroom with walk-in closet · 1 car garage, converted to family room (could easily be converted back) · Office space in upstairs hall · All custom window treatments included · Custom designer colors throughout · Whole house (0 comments)
Confident & Friendly, This Guy Struts His Stuff... Meet Pepe!
Pepe, or Mr. Le Pew as his nickname goes, is a super guy who is going to make someone a fun companion. This guy is about a year old and weighs in at a wee five pounds, but he more than makes up for his small stature with personality. Pepe is confident and well behaved. He's playful, snuggly and loves to go for walks. He even gets along well with other dogs and seems to love everyone he meets. Pepe is a long-haired chihuahua (how gorgeous is he!?), is (5 comments)
Silent Saturday - Sailing The Columbia River Gorge
The temperature, surprisingly, hit 90 degrees today so we headed to the river for the first time of the summer. Cooling off felt great and the scenery wasn't bad either. I never get tired of watching the sailboats, windsurfers and kiteboarders, all against the stunning back drop of the Cascade mountains.
So I’m sitting here in my living room, blogging away, working on SEO for our company’s website. I just finished editing photos of a client’s house and next up is invoicing. Meanwhile, I have a load of laundry in the washer, another in the dryer and lasagna in the oven for dinner. The sprinklers are on and I have to go move them in 10 minutes. Both our sons (11 and 13) have friends over, but luckily Xbox is keeping them relatively quiet. For the moment. I wish I could say (3 comments)
Columbia Gorge Youth Tackle Football - Now Registering For Fall!
True, summer is just beginning in earnest, but it's already time to start planning for fall football. Our local youth football league is run by the Hood River School District's Community Education department. Registration deadline isn't until August 1st, but if you register by June 30th, you get a discount. Registration is limited so you must register early to guarantee your spot! Football teams are by grades, 3rd-4th grade division, 5th-6th grade division and 7th and 8th grade individual teams. Proof of insurance is required at time of registration (0 comments)
Today our youngest son, Ben, graduated the 5th grade (yes, they have a ceremony for that now days) and will be moving on to middle school next year. I know many of you have had even bigger milestones with your children/relatives (hs graduation, marriages, grand children etc), but this is a big one for us. We just can't imagine where the time has gone. This is Ben on his first day of kindergarten and his last day of 5th grade (this morning).
New Listing! Huge Columbia River Views, Stylish Hood River Lifestyle This stylish and large eastside home is nestled high on the hill, offering huge Columbia River views, just moments from downtown Hood River. The open floor plan provides great flow and massive windows invite the indoors in. This home is the quintessential Hood River lifestyle.
· 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
· 3,056 square feet, .36 acres · 1 car attached garage · Huge living & family rooms · Features include: bamboo, slate & marble floors,gas fireplaces on each (3 comments)
Celebrate Summer at the Community Carnival in Hood River Saturday
I love the idea of this and can't wait to take our kids! What a great way to celebrate school getting out (June 15th) and the start of summer. Bring the whole family and "Spring into Summer" this Saturday, June 16th, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Children's Park at 9th and Eugene Street in Hood River. It's FREE and the weather forecast calls for mostly sunny skies so it should be a great event!
Our family was in Eugene, Oregon this weekend for our neice's high school graduation. We were told you haven't been to Eugene until you've been to Saturday Market, which is the quintessential "hippy" gathering place in town. What an experience. I watched this young lady dancing and hula hooping and I thought of this quote, which I've always loved and find inspiring: Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's heaven on earth. -William Purkey
This sweet girl is a little bashful and so very gentle, she needs a gentle owner who would love to have a lap dog and constant companion. Chickadee is a chihuahua mix who is about six months old. She's quite the girly-girl, who likes to stay neat and clean and she just loves pink. She takes things slow in the beginning, but warms up quickly then really lets her puppy side shine through. Chickadee would be happiest in a home without small children as they're just too active and loud for her (3 comments)
New Listing! BEST VALUE! Lovely, Move-In Ready Home in The Dalles, Oregon
This lovely Goldenwest manufactured home sits on 1 and 1/2 lots moments from downtown The Dalles, Oregon. The home is impeccably maintained in excellent condition, has a roomy, open floor plan and is move-in ready. Hurry… this one won’t last!
·3 bedrooms, 2 baths · 1,848 square feet, lot: 75’x104’ · Living and family rooms · Dining room; sliding glass doors · Central air conditioning · Wall to wall carpet, cathedral ceilings and plantation shutters (1 comments)
It's That Time of Year: Remember Your Favorite Graduate, Hood River
The school year is winding down in the Hood River County School District and with it students are progressing from elementary to middle school, middle school to high school and the big one, high school to... life! Here in Hood River, each promotion is celebrated with a ceremony and parties. Hood River Valley High School seniors' last day of school is tomorrow, with graduation on Friday, June 8th. Middle Schools' 8th graders' last day is Thursday, June 14th with promotion that night. Elementary Schools' 5th graders' last day (0 comments)
Speechless Sunday - Columbia Gorge's Kiteboarding Season Well Underway
In case you don't know, the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River specifically is nationally known in kiteboarding circles. And in case you don't know, kiteboarding is a sport where the rider stands on a small surfboard then holds onto a kite, similar to a parasail, and uses the wind to ride the water. Because of its geological form, the Columbia Gorge channels wind that's perfect for the sport so enthusiasts flock to the area from May to October. The last few days we've seen lots of boarders on the (10 comments)
If you're new to my blog, each week I highlight a local shelter dog, needing a home. Of the almost 60 dogs I've written about every single one has found a home with the exception of sweet Fuji. I've blogged about him twice before, in fact. I think the problem is that he's a little old, shy and has some minor health issues. But he still deserves a home where he'll be loved forever. Fuji is a chow chow mix, about 10 years old and about as sweet as they (9 comments)
Join other local artists for weekly painting sessions every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Whether you're a pro or a novice, you are invited to take part. Learn from other artists, socialize and practice your art. It's a great opportunity to join this casual, friendly group and everyone is welcome! Bring your art supplies and a sack lunch. The club provides the coffee. Cost is only $1 to help cover expenses. Location: Christian Alliance Church in Hood River, 2650 Montello Ave., off Rand Road. Also, check our their monthy (0 comments)
This local sign made me chuckle when I first saw it. I didn't know we had that kind of establishment here in Hood River. But then you'll notice that above the "Hot Chicks" you see the shop's name, Little Bit Ranch Supply. They're talking actual chicks here. Little Bit Ranch Supply is a great place to pick up that urgently needed ranch product, located at 2727 Cascade, Hood River.
FREE Youth Sports Physicals, Hood River Middle School, June 1st
Local Middle and High schools require sports physicals for all youth participating in youth sports programs in the school district. Each physical is good for two years. Local clinics and businesses have joined together to offer a FREE sports physicals clinic to local youth this Saturday, June 1st, from 9 a.m. to noon. Hood River Middle school cafeteria This is for students entering 6th through 12th grade on a first come first served basis, as follows: 6th - 8th: 9:00 to 10:009th - 10th: 10:00 to 11:0011th - 12th: (4 comments)
This lovely visitor was on our front porch this morning. I've never seen a moth this large before (in person)... although the photo doesn't show it as well as I'd like, it's probably close to five inches wide with it's wings fully extended. I love the markings on this guy, especially the "eyes" near the wings' tips.
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