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 ...

Chamber awards presented during ‘The Next Friday’ May 13

April 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Chamber awards presented during ‘The Next Friday’ May 13

The Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce is trying a new approach to its annual community awards. Mt. Angel Honors will be held in conjunction with The Next Friday, a monthly event showcasing businesses downtown. Each of the four honorees will ...

Mt. Angel Sausage Co. honored with Innovative Business Award

April 2022 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Mt. Angel Sausage Co. honored with Innovative Business Award

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 ...

Free sausage lunch surprise for volunteer crew at Detroit Community Center construction site

April 2022 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Free sausage lunch surprise for volunteer crew at Detroit Community Center construction site

Volunteers working to finish the Detroit Lake Community Center were recently treated to a free lunch by local businesses as the project nears completion. Construction on the new community center started a year ago after the original building was destroyed during ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...