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2011 

A Little Michoacan Culture In Odell, Oregon (The Carnitas Are To Die For!) Carnitas are made from a specially seasoned and cooked pork originating in Michoacan, Mexico. The secret ingredients for Tone & Clemencia Diaz's carnitas are closely guarded and were honed over decades. From the old days i...
05/22/2011
A Guide To Wine In The Hood River Valley If you've never been to our region, you might not be aware that the Hood River Valley produces an abundance of fine, award-winning wines of several varieties. If you're in the area for the day or the week you should definately do a little tasting, so I've ...
05/22/2011
A Diamond In The Rough... Meet Huxley Huxley is probably about a year old and could be a small American Bulldog mix. He's completely white with just a few tan freckles on his face. When he first came to the shelter, it was obvious that he had poor socialization, but then quickly came to like ever...
05/21/2011
Friday's Foto - Tamanawas Falls, Hood River County Hood River County is a treasure trove of amazing waterfalls and stunning hikes. This is Tamanawas Falls, just off Hwy. 35, about 40 miles south of Hood River, just north of Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. It's a fairly impressive sight on its own (p...
05/20/2011
St. Francis House of Odell, Oregon Youth Program The St. Francis House of Odell is a dynamic youth program, designed to support under-served, at-risk youth from the surrounding areas with after-school and weekend programs that engage, educate and encourage positive development. Because our region...
05/19/2011
Wordless Wednesday - Mt. Hood In All Its Spring Glory Mel totally rocked this shot. I had noticed thumbnail previews of shots of Mt. Hood in the photos he passed on to me to edit, but just sort of thought 'Great. Another shot of Mt. Hood'. But then I opened them and saw them full size. Judge this...
05/18/2011
Good News Gardening, Hood River, Oregon It's that time of year... time to get planting, both flower and vegetable gardens. Here in the mountains, we're still getting frost at night, especially higher up like in Parkdale (where we live). So we're putting in the cold weather veggies like green bean...
05/17/2011
Why Should FSBO Sellers Choose ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com? ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com provides marketing services to FSBO sellers for a fee at the time services are performed. We are not real estate agents/brokers and do not receive a commission for our services.  We do not sell homes - we help FSBO seller...
05/16/2011
New ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com Home For Sale - 1015 Schoolview Place, White Salmon, WA 98672 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths3,360 Square FeetCustom Built Energy Efficient HomeBuilt with Foam Block Concrete WallsGreat Neighborhood, Close to both Schools and Town.  Fantastic White Salmon Real Estate Opportunity    ...
05/16/2011
Hood River Rotary Club's First Annual Wine & Pear Fest This Weekend At WAAAM The annual Wine & Fear fest is a great opportunity to showcase our region's luscious fruit, locally grown wines, exquisite restaurants, live entertainment, arts and crafts. Saturday, 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 22, 11 ...
05/16/2011
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