Things that go bump, rumble, and roar
Imagine a mechanical wonderland filled with tractors, motorcycles, Caterpillars, steam powered saws, fire engines and streetcars. And that’s just a handful of the rumbling, smoking, crawling and rolling vehicles housed on Antique Powerland Museum’s 62-acre site. Powerland is a non-profit museum association, housing 14 independent museums under its umbrella.
Located in Brooks, Oregon, the museum log is impressive: The Pacific Northwest Truck Museum; Willow Creek …
Aurora Colony: a story of communal life
Although a pioneering spirit is part of Oregon’s DNA, the word “commune” might bring to mind the 1960s rather than a Victorian community established over 200 years ago. Nineteenth century Aurora Colony may hold the title to “most unusual territorial community” in state history.
Utopian and Christian religious pioneer Dr Wilhelm Keil had already experimented with spiritual communities in Missouri prior to founding his Oregon …
Sewing the summer away
Vacations mean something different to every member of the family, or even the solo traveler. Maybe you like to pack the bikes on the car rack or ramble along in an RV, but whatever and wherever you go, your hobbies tend to follow. Avid readers enjoy small bookstores, antiquers search for treasure, and fisherman line up at the nearest bait and tackle shop. Quilters are no exception …
A world of comfort awaits
Portland, Oregon is the hub of the state’s transportation industry. Trade and goods are moved daily via rail, air, water, and highway. Commercial truckers drive close to four billion miles per year on Oregon’s highways and byways, delivering over 600,000 tons of manufacturing goods each day. Such statistics mean that drivers need a place to not only refuel their rigs but to reenergize their minds and …
Antiques gather no moss in Hood River, Oregon
Do the smell of oil and grease and the sound of an open throttle heighten your sense of adventure? Would the kids like to go for a ride in a rumble seat instead of screaming for ice cream? If so, the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) might be just the place to spend the day. It’s a place where all of …
A family business leaps into action
OTE highway business sign customers run the gamut from service stations and galleries to family-style restaurants, so it’s only natural that Don and Linda Milford from Hillsboro fit right into OTE’s Sign Program.
Don and Linda’s family owned business is located in Hillsboro, on busy Century Boulevard. The Milford’s established Out of This World Pizza and Play four years ago. Don Milford says that part of …
The search for idyllic proportions
Tucked away some 40 miles east of Eugene, the small rural community of Oakridge stakes its claim as the “Mountain Biking Capital of the Northwest.” The town is surrounded by the Willamette National Forest and has become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
In 2009, Lynda Kamerrer and her husband searched the Oakridge community for a place to start their dream business. When they were shown an …
Cannon Beach’s nature walk
Jutting outward from the Pacific Ocean, Haystack Rock towers 235 feet from the splashing waves below. During low tide, visitors to the rock are rewarded with glimpses into intertidal life in the form of starfish, sea anemone, crabs, limpets, and sea slugs. The rock is alive on its surface as well. Screeching and calling, nesting puffins and terns bed down in nests.
Since the 1950s, and within breathing …
Oregon visitors and motorists are truly lucky—in fact, one might pose the following question: Where on the planet is there a more scenic place for a drive than Oregon? Heading east from Portland on I- 84, the scenery transitions quickly from urban jumble to the first sightings of Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, and the awe inspiring Columbia River.
If you happen to make the journey from Portland to Eastern Oregon and …
When OTE’s off-Interstate sign customers tell us their signs really work, we believe them. In the case of rural Fish Lake Resort near Upper Klamath Lake, highway business signs are essential for directing motorists and alerting visitors to the resort’s open status.
Owners Jim and Debbi Blodgett have owned and operated the resort for 10 years. At an altitude of 4,600 feet and nestled near Mount McLaughlin’s base, the resort is …