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Wright is Wrong

Written by Migin on 20 Feb, 2004

Wright is Wrong Chapter One: The Greatest Building Never Constructed (in Salem) Once a newspaper in a, relatively, small town, in need of new housing for its operations, approached a noted architect asking if he would design this for them. After a time he offered them…Read More


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Venturing Out of Salem

Written by azsunluvr on 21 May, 2005

The tiny town of Gates, Oregon (pop. 495), where my mother and father had been living for the last 15 years, is about 35 miles east of Salem on Highway 22. Improvements have been made to the highway in the last few years, and it’s…Read More


Benton-Lane Winery

Written by Tavia on 03 Jan, 2001

Address: 23924 territorial Highway, Monroe, OR 97456, tel. 541 847 5792. We definitely saved the best for last. Completely out of the way and in the South Willammette Valley, it took us an hour plus to arrive here from the other wineries in the North…Read More


Erath Vineyards Winery

Written by Tavia on 03 Jan, 2001

Address: 9409 NE Worden Hill Road, Dundee, OR 97115, tel. 800 539 9463. We arrived at Erath, tasted a few wines, and began to think that perhaps we weren't such discriminating wine drinkers after all, as most of the wines we tasted we enjoyed. Or…Read More


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Argyle Winery

Written by Tavia on 03 Jan, 2001

Address: 691 Highway 99W, Dundee, OR 97115, tel. 503 538 8520. Another winery on the main drag, by this time Rick and I had realized we were moving from place to place with the same group of tasters, and they were getting annoying. So we…Read More


Sokol Blosser Winery

Written by Tavia on 02 Jan, 2001

Address: 5000 Sokol Blosser Lane, Dundee, OR, tel. 800 582 6668. After many false starts and trips up dirt roads that led to closed wineries (always call first if you really want to taste particular wines!), we arrived way up Route 221 at Sokol Blosser.…Read More


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Redhawk Vineyard

Written by Tavia on 02 Jan, 2001

Address: 2995 Michigan City Avenue NW, Salem, OR, Tel 503 362 1596. This was our first stop after heading out from the B&B, and if there was ever a winery to give us an indication that the Oregon appellations were something unique, this was it!…Read More


Lange Winery

Written by Tavia on 03 Jan, 2001

Address: 18380 NE Buena Vista Road, POBox 8, Dundee, OR 97115, tel. 503 538 6476. Again, Rick and I arrived at another tasting room where we could not decide if were were glad we came for the wine or for the views. This winery is…Read More


Bush House

Written by Judy on 15 Oct, 2000

This elegant 1878 mansion is now a museum. It's packed with many interesting items relating to the history of the area. It's set on 90 acres with lovely oak groves and gardens. There's also an art center and greenhouse.…Read More


Mission Hills Museum

Written by Judy on 15 Oct, 2000

This is a living tribute to the valley's textile industry and features an 1896 wool mill, historic homes and the Marion County Historical Society Museum. The park-like setting adds to the charm of this wonderful place.…Read More


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