Kristin Fintel on June 29th, 2010

Off the beaten winery path, in a former walnut processing plant, lies a fun tasting adventure.  WineWorks Oregon has made this brick building on 17th Street in McMinnvile it’s home for over10 years.  The beauty of the situation is that WineWorks houses five distinct labels so your tasting experience can be as unique as you are. WineWorks Oregon [...]

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Kristin Fintel on June 21st, 2010

Newberg can sometimes feel like a confused town: part wine town, part college town, part rural suburb.  The restaurant choices reflect that confusion: a little bit of high end, a lot of good grub and some chains.  I am happy to report that a new restaurant has emerged to shine brightly, SubTerra-A Wine Cellar Restaurant.  [...]

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Kristin Fintel on June 19th, 2010

 I fell in love with my weed whacker again.  I first fell in love when we lived in the ‘burbs.  With my Black and Decker 9″ Cordless GrassHog Trimmer Edger, I ruled my garden.  I could get a nice neat line on my yard.  I could keep the grass away from my flowers.  I could [...]

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Kristin Fintel on June 18th, 2010

The Oregon Coast’s ruggedness is unlike other coastline in the US and it’s just a one and a half hour drive from our B&B.

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Kristin Fintel on June 15th, 2010

What I like about Robin Murto is that she’s passionate about farming grapes. This was most evident to me when a friend and I spent an hour with her on her vineyard tour. Because pinot noir, probably more than any other varietal, takes much of its character from the growing conditions, the farmers play a pivotal role in the wine making process.

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Kristin Fintel on June 12th, 2010

Curt & I opened the B&B in August 2007.  That means that when I am asked, “How long have you been open?” I can now switch from “two and a half years” to ”almost three years”.  I wouldn’t have thought I’d already be writing about our returning guests, but I’m so thrilled to do so!  With three [...]

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Kristin Fintel on June 10th, 2010

Vista Balloon Adventures flies up to 7 balloons every day except Tuesday from April 1 through October 31, weather permitting. During the summer, the action starts about a half hour before sunrise and lasts about three and a half hours. Flights change to take advantage of the afternoon air in October.

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Kristin Fintel on June 8th, 2010

In a quiet Victorian house a block off Newberg’s busiest street hides one of the Willamette Valley’s finest gems. But it’s not so hidden anymore, as The Painted Lady has been recognized by Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, and Zagat, among others, for its excellence in Northwest cuisine, wine pairings and service.

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