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The Bucket List

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Experience a slice of President Hoover’s childhood at the MinthornHoover house. By Tami Richards

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ey there! I am writing to you from a large boat floating in what was once the Willamette Valley. The rain has been coming down now for so long it certainly feels like more than forty days. The boat’s a little cramped with all the beavers, bears, skunks and coyotes, but at least we’re dry! We while away the time talking about the good old days before all the rain started coming down. The

The rain has been coming down now for so long it certainly feels like more than forty days.

sound of the waves slamming against the side of the boat. I pushed a goose out the window of the boat in hopes that it might fly back with a piece of grapevine or hops in its beak, but no luck. I haven’t seen the goose in weeks.

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Kells Brewery Irish Beer Fest


ells Brewery has announced it will host the inaugural Irish Beer Festival, a new event scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The Irish Beer Festival, which will feature specialty Irish style beers and cider from a dozen area breweries, will take place March 17 to March 19 in the tented and heated parking lot of Kells Brew Pub at 210 NW 21st Ave. Participating breweries include 54°40 Brewing, Burnside Brewing, Cascade Brewing, Cider Riot!, Culmination Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Grixsen Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Kells Brewery, Lompoc Brewing, Lucky Lab Brewpub and Mt. Hood Brewing. Many of the beers are being brewed specifically for the event. Event hours are 11am to 1am on March 17 and March 18, and 10am to 6pm on March 19. Early admission before 4pm daily is $10, which includes a souvenir logo pint glass and seven taster tokens. After 4pm, admission is $20, which includes the glass, tokens and the cover charge into the adjoining Kells Irish Festival. In addition to beer tasting, there will be Irish dancers, bagpipers, live music and Irish food specials all three days. Minors are welcome daily until 4pm. Attendees are encouraged to travel between the Irish Beer Festival and the Kells Irish Festival next door. For more information, including beer descriptions and the entertainment schedule, visit or follow @IrishBeerFestPDX on Facebook and Instagram and @IrishFestPDX on Twitter.

Debussy: La Mer (The Sea)


ebussy’s most sensuous work powers an evening of oceanic currents, with seagoing works by both Hosakawa and Mendelssohn. Renowned violinist Simone Lamsma returns to perform Britten’s Spanish Civil War-inspired Violin Concerto. Friday, April 21, 8 p.m., Smith Auditorium, Willamette University

Cheery Celebrations in the Cherry City Cherry themed festivities abound in and around Salem

herry trees have long held important cultural and agricultural significance in the Mid-Willamette Valley, with the first official Cherry Festival taking place in 1903. As winter gives way to spring, area residents and visitors alike are invited to celebrate the beauty of bloom season with a variety of cherry-themed events taking place in and around Salem. Fly a Kite The Oregon State Capitol will host its third annual Cherry Blossom Day



on Saturday, March 18, among the 150 blooming Akebono cherry trees that line the Capitol Mall. Festivities kick off at 9 a.m. with a 5K run/walk sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation. The course will travel around the Capitol Mall and finish under the trees to the beat of Japanese drums. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., guests will enjoy numerous free, familyfriendly activities including a cherry tasting, kite flying, Gyotaku (fish

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printing), origami and calligraphy. The Japanese Cultural Society will present traditional performances and exhibits including a tea ceremony, Taiko drumming, and dance and musical performances throughout the day. “This (year) is going to be the biggest one yet,” says Stacy Nalley, Oregon State Capitol Public Outreach Coordinator. “From kite flying…to a kimono fashion show…to a medley of Broadway musical performances, there will truly be something for everyone,” she added. Free tower tours of the Capitol Building will also be offered at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., (weather permitting) as well as guided botanical tours of the State Capitol State Park. Take in a Show The Salem Theatre Network (an alliance of 14 Salem area theatre companies) will host the first Cherry Blossom Theatre Festival, March 17 – 19, featuring 20 performances and workshops at six different venues in downtown Salem. The performances and exhibitions will be paired with some of the Willamette Valley’s best

wines, craft beer and food. “The festival is an opportunity for area performing arts facilities, businesses and communities to partner and collaborate in turning historic downtown Salem into a premier performing arts district and destination,” says Jay Gipson-King, Salem Theatre Network President. Explore Downtown Salem Several Salem businesses will also celebrate cherry blossom season throughout the coming weeks. On March 18 and 19, the Salem Convention Center will host a public trunk show featuring authentic silk kimonos, jackets and other accessories. Through May 17, The Word Beat Gallery will feature a special exhibition entitled, “Kitsuke: The Art of Wearing Kimono.” A collection of Japanese parasols will also be on display in various downtown businesses. For more information about cherry blossom-themed events taking place around Salem, go to:

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The Quebe Sisters at The Hult Center Thursday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $28 - $31.75 Location: Hult Center for the Performing Arts, 7th Ave & Willamette St, Eugene, OR, 97401

When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed.. then blown away! The trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic allAmericana, all the time.

Science Pub Portland: Designing Robots April 18, 2017 Doors open at 5:00 PM Cost: $5 Suggested donation Location: Empirical Theater at OMSI 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214 Designing Robots to Walk and Run With Jonathan Hurst, PhD, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University.

Only in dreams of spring Shall I ever see again The flowering of my cherry trees.

Wooden Boat Show

Saturday, April 22, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Cost: Free Location: Eagle Rock Lodge, 49198 McKenzie Highway, Vida, Oregon Each year fishing guides and wooden boat fans gather on the opening day of fishing season to celebrate and learn about McKenzie River history, wildlife and wooden boats! The event is held at the Eagle Rock Lodge located at 49198 McKenzie Hwy, Vida, Oregon. Come, relax and learn about the river and her natural wonders! April 22, 2017 – from 10 AM – 5 PM.

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2017 Tulip Fest March 24 - April 30 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Cost: Visit Website Location: 33814 S. Meridian Rd. Woodburn, OR 97071

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest is an invitation from our family to yours to enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well behaved dogs on leashes!

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McMinnville Saturday Market Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: McMinnville, Oregon Grange Local vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, eggs, honey, jams, skincare, handmade gifts. McMinnvilleGrangeFarmMarket March/April 2017 • Willamette Valley Life



Bucket List




h, the bucket list. You have one right? If you are planning to visit the Willamette Valley (or if you live in the Willamette Valley and never ventured from your neighborhood) here’s a bucket list of local items you might want to check off before you check out.

Relax on top of the world View Mt. Jefferson while standing on Mt. Hood at the Timberline Lodge. Wine/beer/spirits tours and tastings.


Willamette Valley Life’s editor, Erin Grace, has a bucket list selection of her own in the spirits department: “For wine, Willamette Valley Vineyards is the obvious pick, but Pudding River Cellars in Salem is fun for a more intimate experience. For beer, the Ninkasi brewery in Eugene or the Gilgamesh tap house in Salem are quite good.For spirits, I favor Ransom’s tasting room in McMinville. They have a really wide selection, and it’s right next to Hotel Oregon!” Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Located just outside of Woodburn, Oregon, Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is probably one the most photographed places in the Valley. And why not? Acres of tulips, with mind-blowing colors stretching as far as the eye can see, just beg to be photographed.


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The Gold Man (Oregon Pioneer) For a bird’s eye view of the Salem area and the Valley, climb to the top of the Capitol building and get up close and personal to the Golden Man. Call 503-9861388 for a current schedule.



Cherry Blossoms While you’re in Salem during spring, check out the flowering cherry trees on the grounds of the State Capitol State Park.

Trail of Ten Falls Loop Hike There are 10 gorgeous falls on this 8.7-mile hiking loop. It’s not a very strenuous hike and the South Falls Lodge offers a small cafe with seating in a rustic atmosphere.


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Gallon House Bridge Built in 1916, Gallon House Bridge is just one of over 50 covered bridges here in Oregon. The 84-foot long bridge spans Abiqua Creek just outside of Silverton, Oregon. It got its name during Prohibition when it was a gathering place for bootleggers.


Great Oregon Steam-Up Held annually in July and August at the Powerland Museum in Brooks, Oregon, is the Great Oregon SteamUp. This is an event for the entire family and one you won’t soon forget. Collectors of steam-powered engines and tractors from around the state bring in these lovingly cared for relics from Oregon’s past. It’s hard to imagine from our vantage point in the 21st century (with our air-conditioned tractors with stereos) how much effort was involved in operating these steampowered behemoths.antiquepowerland. com

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Experience a Slice of President Hoover's Childhood at the Minthorn-Hoover House B Y




f the 45 presidents who have steered the helm of our United States, only one has even remotely hailed from the Pacific Northwest: the 31st president, Herbert Hoover. President Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa on August 10, 1874. He had a modest beginning, not so much because his family was poor as because the Hoover family honored humility. Herbert’s father, Jesse Hoover, was a blacksmith turned farm store owner who passed away in 1880. His mother, Hulda Randall Minthorn Hoover, was a school teacher prior to marrying Jesse Hoover. She died in 1884. Orphaned at the age of 9, young Bert was sent to live with his uncle and aunt – Dr. John Minthorn and wife Laura of Newberg, Oregon – in November 1885. Although his stay in Newberg was relatively brief, a mere three years, Newberg left a permanent impression on him. Before his death in 1964, he shared some of his fondest memories of the small town he had so long ago called home. He wrote in his memoirs, “Oregon lives in my mind for its gleaming wheat fields, its abundant fruit, its luxuriant forest vegetation, and the fish in its mountain streams. To step into its forests with their tangles of berry bushes, their ferns, their masses of wild-flowers stirs up odors peculiar to Oregon. Within these woods are never-ending journeys of discovery.” His aunt’s pear tree also left an indelible impression on Bert: he loved them so much that he grew sick from overeating them and never touched another. The Minthorn family moved to Salem in 1888, then Hoover went off to study at Stanford university in 1891. He became a mining engineer, achieving enough success to retire from mining in 1912. During World War I, even before the United States entered the battle, Hoover devised a plan to feed the starving civilians of war-torn France and Belgium. By the end of the war, his plan saved close to 10 million lives. This gargantuan humanitarian effort endeared Hoover to many, and he continued to be successful in government. During his time as Secretary of Commerce, Hoover often warned President Calvin Coolidge of the dangers of stock market speculation, but as finances were booming, Hoover’s warnings went mostly unheeded. It is while Hoover served as president from 1929 to 1933


Hoover-Minthorn House, Newberg, Oregon.

that the crash he had foreseen occurred in such a degree that not even he could engineer a successful solution. Today, President Hoover’s historic home still stands in Newberg, an important history lesson to those who visit. Built in 1881 by Jesse Edwards, founder of Newberg, it is the oldest residence in town. The house can be classified as an 1880s vernacular with Italianate detail in the trim under the eaves. In 1947, Hoover’s childhood friend Burt Brown Barker began to restore the home, creating what is now known as the Hoover-Minthorn House. Visitors can see Hoover’s actual bedroom set and a some of his fly fishing gear, as well as period pieces like a baby cradle, wood stove, and kitchen queen. Hoover himself dedicated the Hoover-Minthorn House on his 81st birthday, August 10, 1955. The Hoover-Minthorn House is located at 115 South River Street in Newberg and is a museum maintained by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. For more information, including hours and admission prices, visit http://www. Tami Richards is a native of Salem. An avid bibliophile, she has a keen interest in the people of the community, both past and present, local and far-reaching. She enjoys the Willamette Valley for all the obvious reasons, but her favorite aspect is taking advantage of all the rivers and streams; day-hiking along them, smelling that amazing fresh scent, and searching for waterfalls to photograph.

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This Year, Try "Emerald Valley" Whiskeys for St. Patrick's Day S T O R Y







nother spring has come, and all I can think about is whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day. (I’m a simple woman.) A good Irish whiskey from the Emerald Isle is the obvious choice, but with the impressive selection of whiskeys from our own “Emerald Valley,” it would be a shame not to invite these spirits to the party. I’ve picked out three delicious Valley whiskeys that’ll add a local twist to this imported holiday. Whippersnapper Whiskey by Ransom Spirits (Sheridan) $28.00 Ransom Spirits bills Whippersnapper as a whiskey to make “those old whiskey geezers … nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.” In this whiskey, Ransom has synthesized the production methods of several different whiskey varieties: bourbon, Irish whiskey, Scotch and Dutch Corenwyn. I certainly found it an elusive spirit to describe. It has a dark honey color, a very full body and a lingering finish. Served neat, it has flavors of cherry, leather, musty straw, and a bit of orange. The addition of water or ice brings the citrus to the front and introduces a mild oaky flavor, along with notes of pepper and vanilla. Best served: Neat or on the rocks. Like many a whiskey, Whippersnapper can be a little too impertinent served neat. But with just a few drops of water or a quick swirl of ice, this whiskey opens up and turns into something special. 4 Spirits American Whiskey by 4 Spirits Distillery (Albany) $27.95 4 Spirits owner Dawson Officer named his distillery to honor the memory of four soldiers who served with him in the Oregon National Guard. A no muss, no fuss 100% corn whiskey, it has a pale straw color and a subtle, inviting nose. Served neat, it has flavors caramel, cherry, and just a touch of tobacco and wood charcoal. The finish is quick and spicy. Adding a little water pushes the cherry notes forward, and opens up flavors of bitter orange zest, minerality, vanilla,


cardamom, and a bit of pepper. Best served: In an Old Fashioned. Although the recipe typically calls for a bourbon or rye, the cherry and orange flavors in this whiskey meld nicely with the cherry and orange garnishes in the drink. Vinn Rice Whiskey by Vinn Distillery (Wilsonville) - $31.00 (1-liter) Vinn produces a variety of rice-based spirits, including a vodka and baiju. Theirs is the first rice-based whiskey produced and bottled in the States. Although rice is far from a traditional whiskey grain, it gives the spirit some unique characteristics compared with its corn- and barley-based brethren.

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May neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you! Beannachtam na Feile Padraig! Sláinte! The bright butterscotch color and strong molasses nose let you know right away you’re in for something different. Its texture is extremely smooth with a strong body. Served neat, it offers flavors of chocolate syrup, molasses, and cherry popsicles. Adding a bit of water enhances the chocolate syrup and cherry popsicle

characteristics, and adds notes of tropical fruits and subtle banana. Best served: In Irish coffee. This whiskey wasn’t my “drop of the creature” served neat or on the rocks. But Vinn’s sweetness compliments the sweetness of an Irish coffee beautifully, and the strong cherry and chocolate flavors make it a natural match for coffee. Who knew rice could enhance a traditional Irish drink? So my friends, pour yourself a dram of these fine whiskeys from our own Emerald Valley, and raise your glass. May neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you! Beannachtam na Feile Padraig! Sláinte! (Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Cheers!)

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Whale Watching Week S T O R Y





hale Watching Week is a twice yearly event on the Oregon coast. This year, the first watch week is March 19-26. Approximately 18,000 whales migrate north to Alaska, making for a beautiful sight along Oregon’s rocky coastline. During this time, trained volunteers with the Whale Watching Spoken Here program help count the whales and teach visitors about these majestic animals. There are 26 different viewpoints along the Oregon Coast, each staffed with volunteers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily during winter and spring watch weeks. Florence hosts several of these sites, including the Sea Lion Caves, Cook’s Chasm Turnout, Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint, and Cape Perpetua, which is the highest point on the Oregon Coast. High above the ocean, these 12

The best time for whale watching is in the morning hours with the sun at your back, helping you spot blows. points present an ideal viewpoint and a good angle from which to spot the whales on their journey. The best time for whale watching is in the morning hours with the sun at your back, helping you spot blows. While you’re at the coast to see the annual whale migration, you can also experience other coast highlights. The Florence coastline is home to seven flatwater lakes, dune buggy rides, coastal forest hiking and sandboarding. Learn more about Whale Watching Week and how to enhance your trip at

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Whales in Oregon!

Whale Watching Spoken Here® eople come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Whales are visible from Oregon’s shores all year long although some months are better than others. In the Winter we watch nearly 20,000 gray whales from mid-December through mid-January as they travel south to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico. Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we watch the north-bound whales all the way until June. Summer & Fall bring whales that feed along our coast from June to midNovember. We typically don’t see hundreds of whales during this time but we consistently see between 5 and 15 whales every day.


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