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2011 

New ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com Home For Sale - 3399 James Rd, Hood River, OR 97031 3399 James Rd, Hood River OR 970314 Bedrooms, 4 Baths4,200 Sq Ft, 5 Acres Enormous two-story great room with open space and expansive windows, hardwood and/or travertine throughout, higher-end finishes, impeccable craft...
05/15/2011
It's The Final Fiesta For Pine Grove Elementary If you've read many of my blogs you've heard that the elementary school where I work three hours a day is closing at the end of this school year due to the school district budget shortfall. We are all still a little shell shocked as the reality is s...
05/15/2011
Speechless Sunday - The Port of Cascade Locks, Oregon The small community of Cascade Locks is located 20 miles west of Hood River, 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon. It's location along the Columbia River is ideally located to take full advantage of the area's recreational opportunities: hiking, ...
05/15/2011
A Historic Voyage Down The Columbia River... The Sternwheeler The Cascade Locks Marine Park is the home of the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, an authentic triple-decker paddle wheeler providing 360 degree, breathtaking vistas from the Columbia River. The Sternwheeler offers narrated sightseeing exc...
05/15/2011
So Much Love In Such A Small Package... Meet Pixie! Right off the bat, I want to admit that I chose to blog about Pixie today because she so closely resembles my own sweet pup, Jessa, who we adopted from Hood River Adopt A Dog last summer. If Pixie is just half as sweet, she'll win your heart rig...
05/14/2011
Send Them To Camp... Cascade Pet Camp, Hood River, Oregon This is an ingenious idea! Every community needs a dog kennel, but the Cascade Pet Camp took it a step further. They don't just "board" dogs, they entertain them, train them and lavish them with attention. It's a great place for tourists t...
05/13/2011
Thankful Thursday - Today I'm Thankful For The Sun All right. Maybe it's not the most original idea... to be thankful for the sun... but we've seen so little of it here lately that when it does come out, it's very appreciated. Today was all blue skies, little wind and warm! Of course, in the next...
05/12/2011
Wordless Wednesday - The Road Home This is the road to our house in Parkdale, Oregon (10 miles south of Hood River) and this is our son, Sam walking with our dog, Tucker. After a longer and colder than usual spring, the leaves are finally coming out and we finally see blue sky. At least for now. ...
05/11/2011
Mt. Hood Forest Products Lumber Mill It probably comes as no surprise that a burgeoning industry in Oregon and in the Hood River Valley specifically is the production of lumber. Mt. Hood Forest Products is located twelve miles south of Hood River, Oregon at 4865 Highway 35. The mill produces high...
05/10/2011
Columbia Gorge Local Economies Summit Thursday, May 13, 8:30 am to 4:00 p.m. at Pioneer Center, 501 N.E. Washington St., White Salmon, Wash. Join other local business owners, leaders, and community members to discuss the opportunities and problems of running businesses in our Gorge communities. L...
05/09/2011
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