Perfect Food Feast: Middle schoolers learn the science behind food 

June 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, School | Comments Off on Perfect Food Feast: Middle schoolers learn the science behind food 

[caption id="attachment_8466" align="alignright" width="292"] Middle school students in Mr. Jamsa’s eighth grade science class present their Perfect Food Feast. Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Daniel Jamsa’s eighth grade class prepared a “Perfect Food Feast” of rhubarb crisp, fruit salads, smoothies, spring rolls ...

Summer brewin’: BrewCamp offers fun for grown-ups, families

May 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Garden, Music & Band | Comments Off on Summer brewin’: BrewCamp offers fun for grown-ups, families

Craft brew fans familiar with the Oregon Garden Brewfest will discover a lot that’s new at the Oregon Garden BrewCamp June 15-17. BrewCamp is a new take on the Father’s Day weekend experience at the garden.There’s more activities – from yoga ...

Spring training: 15 wineries gather for tastings

April 2018 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Spring training: 15 wineries gather for tastings

Consider Taste. Learn. Celebrate! as spring training for wine enthusiasts on Saturday, April 28 – before Oregon Wine month begins in May. Hosted by Cascade Foothills Winegrowers, the third annual Taste. Learn. Celebrate! is a chance to taste wine crafted by ...

Incentive to own: Silverton Food Co-op springs forward

April 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Incentive to own: Silverton Food Co-op springs forward

By Melissa Wagoner As spring ushers in new energy Silverton Food Co-op members ready themselves for another year with big goals on the horizon. “We’re now, more than ever, unified in moving in the right direction,” board president Jason Codner said. Codner said ...

On a roll: Couple takes on ‘take-away’ sushi

January 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on On a roll: Couple takes on ‘take-away’ sushi

[caption id="attachment_8115" align="alignright" width="225"] Marty and Mar’cia Schrock Nancy Jennings Samurai Madame 202 Jersey, Silverton, 971-370-0077 Wednesday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.[/caption]     By Nancy Jennings Marty Schrock loves to play with his food – in a sushi chef kind of ...

Sharing the spirit: Free community Christmas dinner at Silverton Senior Center

December 2017 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Sharing the spirit: Free community Christmas dinner at Silverton Senior Center

By Nancy Jennings Christmas is all about togetherness. But not everybody is able to be with their family or relatives during the holidays. Silverton’s Senior Center and Harry and Karrie Douglas found a solution to introduce neighbors to each other: Team up ...

Benedictine Brewery: Community supports heritage-driven project

December 2017 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Benedictine Brewery: Community supports heritage-driven project

[caption id="attachment_8033" align="alignleft" width="300"] The brewery is being built on the west side of the Abbey hill on Humpert Lane. Brenna Wiegand[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand One hundred volunteers – the majority monks and seminarians – gathered Nov. 11 on a gentle slope ...

Rock’n Latte: Adding a shot of fun for customers

December 2017 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Rock’n Latte: Adding a shot of fun for customers

[caption id="attachment_8037" align="alignleft" width="225"] Ash Davidson, Cheryl Baurer and Abby Hartt of Rock’n Latte.[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Would you like biscuits and gravy to go with your morning latte? Just look for the giant red-and-white guitar perched up inside of a coffee ...

Carrying on tradition: Belgian Underground explores its roots

December 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Carrying on tradition: Belgian Underground explores its roots

[caption id="attachment_8034" align="alignleft" width="169"] Dale Coleman and Sheldon Lesire in Belgium.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner “Verzetsbir is ode aan grootvader,” read a recent headline in the Belgian newspaper “Het Belang Van Limburg.” Translated it reads, “Resistance beer is ode to grandfather.” The beer in ...

Broccoli & cheddar: A cozy soup for a cold day

October 2017 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Broccoli & cheddar: A cozy soup for a cold day

By Melissa Wagoner This soup is perfect for a cold winter’s day. It will warm up the kitchen and your stomach. Although not a cream-based soup, the potatoes add a silky texture that is heavenly. For Soup Preheat oven to 400 degrees. ...

Focusing on moms’ needs: Fitness instructor, online nutrition coach customizes programs

October 2017 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, Your Health | Comments Off on Focusing on moms’ needs: Fitness instructor, online nutrition coach customizes programs

By Melissa Wagoner “If there was the perfect way to eat there would be one book,” nutrition and exercise coach Rita Horter said. Instead there is an entire industry devoted to the subject which, she admits, can be confusing to those looking ...

Gear Up: Silverton natives serve up traditional treats, new favorites

April 2017 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Gear Up: Silverton natives serve up traditional treats, new favorites

By Nancy Jennings There is something to be said for the tried and true. Grandma’s preserves. Hot dogs at baseball games. Movie theater popcorn. One can add Joy Hoge’s cinnamon buns at Gear Up Espresso to the list. Her fresh-baked cinnamon buns ...

‘Wurst’ time: Mount Angel Festhalle becomes celebration central Feb. 24-25

February 2017 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on ‘Wurst’ time: Mount Angel Festhalle becomes celebration central Feb. 24-25

The ninth annual Mount Angel Wurstfest is a last chance to eat, drink and be merry before Ash Wednesday, March 1, which for Christians is the start of the austere and holy season of Lent. This year’s Wurstfest Friday, Feb. 24 ...

Live Local: Marketplace to feature locally made food, items in downtown location

January 2017 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Other | Comments Off on Live Local: Marketplace to feature locally made food, items in downtown location

By Melissa Wagoner When asked where they are from, Josh and Elisha Nightingale look at each other and laugh. The couple has lived in many different places over the years but they agree that Silverton is finally home. Owners of Silver Creek ...

New Venue: Farmers find a warm place to meet

November 2016 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on New Venue: Farmers find a warm place to meet

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_7495" align="alignright" width="168"] Silver Falls Bread Co., 432 McClaine St., Silverton hosts the Late Season Saturday Market, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m[/caption] Customers greeted each other with hugs and handshakes in the warmth of Silver Falls Bread Co. ...

Adventure with wine: Minimalist winemaker seeks authentic tastes

November 2016 Posted in Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Adventure with wine: Minimalist winemaker seeks authentic tastes

[caption id="attachment_7470" align="alignleft" width="300"] Franchere Wine Co. owner and winemaker Mike Hinds[/caption] By Kristine Thomas It wasn’t in Oregon, where he grew up, where it happened. Or California, where he went to college. Both states well-known for their wineries and vineyards. ...

Keeping it local: Co-op brings growers downtown to sell a dream

November 2016 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Keeping it local: Co-op brings growers downtown to sell a dream

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_7476" align="alignright" width="300"] Megan Wellman & Jason Codner[/caption] Colorful, locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh baked pies and breads, handmade soaps and lotions, local flour and more lined shelves and filled baskets in the Main Street Bistro and ...

Getting Saucy: Local chef wins awards for BBQ Sauce

November 2016 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Getting Saucy: Local chef wins awards for BBQ Sauce

[caption id="attachment_7400" align="alignright" width="300"] Tyna Mays-Schey with one of her Saucy Minx sauces.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Chef Tyna Mays-Schey’s mother always told her not to play with her food. “Well, I showed her,” Mays-Schey laughed. Mays-Schey is the owner of Saucy Minx BBQ Sauces ...

Keeping it local: New Brews

October 2016 Posted in Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Keeping it local: New Brews

[caption id="attachment_7363" align="alignright" width="300"] Partners Andrew Fox and Eric Drliner sampling Silver Falls Brews[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Keeping it local is the goal of the new  Silver Falls Brewery in Silverton. The business logo, the name of the brews, the handles for ...

Silver Creek: Coffee and Crepes

October 2016 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Silver Creek: Coffee and Crepes

[caption id="attachment_7391" align="alignleft" width="225"] Joshua and Elisha Nightingale are the new owners of the Silver Creek Coffee House[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Fate reveals itself to us in many different ways. For Silverton resident Elisha Nightingale, it showed up on Craigslist. “It was a ...

One bite at a time: Edible teachings in the midst of Oregon bounty

July 2016 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on One bite at a time: Edible teachings in the midst of Oregon bounty

[caption id="attachment_7114" align="alignright" width="300"] Diggin’ Roots Farm Pitchfork to Plate dinner is held out in a field, family style.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner The events are so much more than a meal. They are a celebration of local cuisine. A way to educate people ...

Taste. Learn. Celebrate.: Cascade Foothills Winegrowers hold showcase local wineries

April 2016 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Taste. Learn. Celebrate.: Cascade Foothills Winegrowers hold showcase local wineries

Wine tasting and more Cascade Foothills Winegrowers’ Taste. Learn. Celebrate. Saturday, April 30, 1-5 p.m. Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy. Tickets: $10 per person at cascadefoothillswine.com. Includes 10 wine tastes and an afternoon of music and wine education. By Kristine Thomas Jan Wallinder can ...

An original: Silver Grille adopted farm-to-fork early

February 2016 Posted in Business, Food & Drink | Comments Off on An original: Silver Grille adopted farm-to-fork early

By Melissa Wagoner Jeff Nizlek is telling a story of the seasons in the Willamette Valley and his story is edible. Head chef and owner of the Silver Grille, Nizlek has an inquisitive mind and has taught himself how to cook ...

Hot competition: Chili feed at annual cook-off

February 2016 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Hot competition: Chili feed at annual cook-off

By Melissa Wagoner The competition is heating up between organizations participating in Silverton United Methodist Church’s second annual Chili Cook-off. Several teams are entered including last year’s champion, Silverton Health. Last year’s Chili Cook-off was a huge success serving more than 100 ...

Eat, drink: Enjoy best of the wurst before…

February 2016 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Eat, drink: Enjoy best of the wurst before…

[caption id="attachment_6658" align="alignright" width="213"] Two of the Kleinstadtlers performing during Wurstfest. Photo by Jim Kinghorn.[/caption] Before you give up chocolate or television or meat during the Lenten season, take the opportunity to have some fun. Known as the Mardi Gras of Mount ...