A Taste of Wright: Fundraiser benefits Gordon House

July 2010 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Food & Drink | Comments Off on A Taste of Wright: Fundraiser benefits Gordon House

By Rachel Bucci Taste tickets Sunday, Aug. 1, 3 to 6 p.m. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House, 869 W Main St., next to The Oregon Garden, Silverton Tickets are $30 each; $50 per couple; $60 per family; party of 12 $250. Sponsors are Minto Island Growers, Mount Jefferson Farms, ...

Local eats and treats: Foods raised and produced in our region fill picnic basket with yummy options

July 2010 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Local eats and treats: Foods raised and produced in our region fill picnic basket with yummy options

By Dixon Bledsoe Summer should revolve around eating. Our out-of-town guests may already have an itinerary in mind, because when it comes to things to do, the Willamette Valley has a plethora of sights to see. But they are going to ...

Making its mark: Monitor winery wins gold in New York competition

June 2010 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Making its mark: Monitor winery wins gold in New York competition

Hanson Vineyards, located in Monitor, won a gold medal for their 2007 Willamette Valley Pinot noir at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. The ceremony took place in Rochester, NY. Nearly 700 international wineries entered this long-running wine event. More than ...

Taking stock and stocking up: Pantry basics for saving money

October 2009 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Taking stock and stocking up: Pantry basics for saving money

By Kathy Cook Hunter Cooking from scratch and saving money while you’re at it requires forethought and a kitchen cupboard stocked with the makings of healthy meals. Here’s a list of basic dry and canned foods people often reach for when ...

Water Mountains aims to please

July 2009 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Water Mountains aims to please

Driving out toward Silver Falls from Silverton, one can’t miss the marquee on the left announcing, “$4.50 cheeseburger with fries.” A super bargain these days, and that offer is always there. Water Mountains restaurant owner Obed Lopez says you can have ...

Monitor Inn has something for all

July 2009 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Monitor Inn has something for all

Since Tony Doody bought Monitor Inn  more than three years ago, it has been spruced up, had new equipment installed and has been painted red, white and blue inside.  “I have fun,” he admitted. “This is something I’ve always wanted to ...

Berry facts: Farmer talks about Oregon strawberries

June 2009 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Berry facts: Farmer talks about Oregon strawberries

By Sharon Barnes (Editor’s note: Sharon Barnes’ family has raised strawberries since the mid-1920s and sells them every summer through their sales stand at Ace Hardware in Stayton.) Not so long ago, local strawberries were plentiful and inexpensive. Today, with fewer growers ...

Berry time: Summer’s coming

June 2009 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Berry time: Summer’s coming

By Kathy Cook Hunter Summer stretches out in front of us, and with it, a season’s worth of the berries for which our region is known. Strawberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries (and similar varieties) and blueberries simply must be part of everyone’s ...

Creekside brings out the barbecue

May 2009 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Creekside brings out the barbecue

Already known for interesting foods and Silver Creek gleaming outside its windows, Creekside Grill in Silverton will introduce its newest innovation during The Silverton Wine and Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 9. That’s the day Creekside owner Manny Rodriques will ...

Water Mountains has great variety

April 2009 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Water Mountains has great variety

Looking for a cool place to eat outdoors? Water Mountains located at the outskirts of Silverton toward Silver Falls has the answer. Owner Obed Lopez and his family provide customers with a large covered patio for outdoor dining or you ...

Harvest time: Wineries optimistic about 2012 grapes

September 2012 Posted in Food & Drink, Other | Comments Off on Harvest time: Wineries optimistic about 2012 grapes

Local vineyard managers are developing strategies to prevent a flock of thieves from snatching the fruits of their labor. From firing cannons to covering their grapes with nets, vineyard managers are attempting to keep birds from stealing their grapes. Sharon Deckelmann ...

Creekside Grill: Dining with a creek view

January 2009 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Creekside Grill: Dining with a creek view

With its sleek contemporary decor and view of Silver Creek, Creekside Grill in Silverton has become the restaurant to try out. A seafood or ribs meal is as casual or as romantic as you want to make it. Look for ...

Coffee Station features soup, sundaes, sandwiches – and of course, coffee

November 2008 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Coffee Station features soup, sundaes, sandwiches – and of course, coffee

Home-town gal Christy Peters and her husband, Daryl, are shaking up the Coffee Station – a former mid-century gasoline station overlooking Silver Creek in downtown Silverton – with their coffee drinks, Italian sodas, fruit smoothies, and, oh yes, milkshakes. Peters keeps ...

Towne House: It’s like coming home

October 2008 Posted in Food & Drink, Other | Comments Off on Towne House: It’s like coming home

Glance over the Towne House Restaurant & Lounge menu, and you’ll notice right away an emphasis on plain ol’ American food. Towne House is known for its huge array of sandwiches, burgers, steaks, chicken and seafood, as well as its ...

Rollin’ right along

October 2017 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Rollin’ right along

Rollin Sandwiches 291 Grandview Ave., Scotts Mills Hours: Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Starting September: 12 - 6 p.m. 503-400-4827 By Nancy Jennings Scotts Mills may have a small population of only 355, but it’s home to Rollin Sandwiches, a family-run eatery with big flavor. Owner ...

Kitchen experiments

October 2017 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Kitchen experiments

By Melissa Wagoner As the wife of an Italian, a devoted gardener of tomatoes and the daughter of a dessert enthusiast I was confounded recently to learn that my youngest daughter shows an allergy to wheat and tomatoes (among other things) ...

Merlot with a twist: Mount Angel Book Club uncorks fun

October 2017 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Merlot with a twist: Mount Angel Book Club uncorks fun

By Nancy Jennings Oprah Winfrey has one. So do most libraries. Now you can add Mount Angel’s Glockenspiel Restaurant to the list. Raise your glasses and toast “Wine & Words” – their new book club. Started in January, the free monthly ...

Food carts: Rolling restaurants find their fans

October 2017 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Food carts: Rolling restaurants find their fans

By Melissa Wagoner Food carts are gaining in popularity across the state including in the Willamette Valley. With low overhead and ease of mobility, cart owners can combat getting mired in an unprofitable area by picking up and moving to a ...

Cooking for Christmas: Recipes for relish and cookies to suit Santa

December 2009 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Cooking for Christmas: Recipes for relish and cookies to suit Santa

By Kathy Cook Hunter Here is a recipe to fill your special Christmas needs. From what I could glean from my oldest cookbook, what I’ve always called “date bars” are English Matrimonials – also known as “matrimonial cake.” This version came ...

Tasting tours: Thanksgiving weekend tradition

November 2009 Posted in Food & Drink | Comments Off on Tasting tours: Thanksgiving weekend tradition

Local wineries will be open for the traditional Thanksgiving weekend open house, Nov. 27-29. Domaine Margelle Vineyards will be open only Nov. 28. Abiqua Wind Vineyards will have tastings at the old Marqum Store in downtown Marquam on Highway 213. Hours ...