New tenant – Tillamook Country Smoker moving into former BrucePac facility

April 2022 Posted in Business | Comments Off on New tenant – Tillamook Country Smoker moving into former BrucePac facility

By James Day A new meat processing company will be taking over the BrucePac facility on North First Street in Silverton. Tillamook Country Smoker will be starting operations in the facility, perhaps as soon as this summer. The move constitutes an expansion for ...

Hangin’ out – The Den offers food carts, pavilion

April 2022 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Hangin’ out – The Den offers food carts, pavilion

By Melissa Wagoner As a real estate developer, Ben Johnston’s goal isn’t just to build buildings, it’s to create spaces for the community to gather. Which is why, when he was given the opportunity to refurbish the building that once housed the ...

Mt. Angel Sausage Co. honored with Innovative Business Award

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By Stephen Floyd When COVID-19 lockdowns began in 2020, the restaurant industry took a massive blow, and those who wished to survive had to adapt. Mt. Angel Sausage Co. rose to the occasion and – in addition to take-out orders and outdoor ...

Family crafted – Paradis Vineyards opens on-site tasting room

April 2022 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Family crafted – Paradis Vineyards opens on-site tasting room

By Melissa Wagoner It’s been 32 years since Pete and Donna Paradis planted their first block of Pinot gris vines in what would eventually become the Paradis Vineyards. It is only now – with the opening of a newly built tasting room – that they ...

New chapter – Books N Time in Silverton changes hands

April 2022 Posted in Business, News, People | Comments Off on New chapter – Books N Time in Silverton changes hands

By Melissa Wagoner Karolle Hughes has seen bookstores come and go during the 30 years she’s lived in Silverton.  “Whenever one would come in, I’d say, ‘Dag nab it!’ because I wanted to do that,” she recalled. “But it just wasn’t the ...

Out of the oven – Bakery opens with cookies, scones, muffins and homey feel

April 2022 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Out of the oven – Bakery opens with cookies, scones, muffins and homey feel

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_11241" align="alignright" width="354"] Silverton Bake Shop owner, Megan Ireland[/caption] Megan Ireland’s love of baking has its roots in the very heart of her childhood.  “My mom baked and I always liked licking the beater,” Ireland recalled. “And when she ...

Broadband competition booms in Silverton

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By James Day Silverton-area residents are being wooed by companies promising to upgrade the power of their internet. Ziply Fiber took the plunge first, announcing in early March that its high-speed fiber optic network was ready for service for Silverton-area residences and ...

Final steps – Silverton accepts bid for civic center construction

March 2022 Posted in Business, Community, News | Comments Off on Final steps – Silverton accepts bid for civic center construction

By James Day Silverton will break ground on its new civic center this spring, with opening tentatively set for summer 2023. The City Council selected Corp Inc. of Salem as the general contractor at its March 7 meeting. Corp Inc. turned in ...

Bilingüe / bilingual – Spanish-English preschool opening in Silverton

March 2022 Posted in Business, Community, People, School | Comments Off on Bilingüe / bilingual – Spanish-English preschool opening in Silverton

By Melissa Wagoner When Lara Ghio Gaitan and her husband, Matt, traveled with their two children to Panama in 2017, it was their goal to immerse their children in a different culture and to encourage them to become more fluent in ...

Bonding over food – Guerra’s offers Italian dining in Silverton

March 2022 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Bonding over food – Guerra’s offers Italian dining in Silverton

By Melissa Wagoner Greg and Fran Guerra’s dream has long been to open an Italian restaurant. Which is why, in the winter of 2019, they purchased a building in the heart of downtown Silverton to make that dream a reality.  “Things were ...

From PCT to LMT – Adventure on Pacific Crest Trail leads to new business in Silverton

March 2022 Posted in Business, Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on From PCT to LMT – Adventure on Pacific Crest Trail leads to new business in Silverton

By Melissa Wagoner When 21-year-old Anna Koch set off to finish hiking the second half of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2020 – a journey that began the year before when she hiked 1,800 miles of the 2,650-mile trail stretching between ...

A new ‘Leaf’ – Little Leaf Café owner opening downtown location

February 2022 Posted in Business, Food & Drink | Comments Off on A new ‘Leaf’ – Little Leaf Café owner opening downtown location

By Melissa Wagoner When Mersadee Lulay learned The Oregon Garden Visitors Center was looking for someone to take over the garden’s café space she jumped at the chance. “This was an answer to a prayer,” Lulay said. “God or the universe dropped ...