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The Red Chair Travels to Carlton

Raspberries, a crackling fire and Taylor Swift’s lipstick share a striking attribute with the iconic traveling chair:  the color Red.  The Red Chair continued its cross country adventure at the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, Oregon with a low-key transfer ceremony in mid-April. Red’s adventure is one few of us will duplicate.  Starting on Cape […]

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Yamhill Valley Farm Fest Plowing Competition

Some 18 to 20 teams of draft horses recently displayed their strength and beauty at an old fashioned plowing competition at Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville, Oregon.  The annual spring event was an opportunity for city and town folks to experience farming as it was in the days before mechanized farming. Visitors  could also witness horseshoeing, blacksmith […]

Sip! 2011, Oregon’s Wine Classic – Lodging Available

Sip! 2011, McMinnville, Oregon’s Wine and Food Classic, descends on the Evergreen Space Museum on March 11 for a three-day run.  This will be the 18th annual year for the classic and features wine tasting from some of Oregon’s premier wineries, amazing cuisine, guest chef demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Among the scores of wineries participating […]

Farmers’ Market McMinnville Oregon

Held in its historic downtown, the McMinnville Farmers’ Market brings an array of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, crafts, dairy, fish and meats to the community each Thursday through mid October.  The market is held from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Cowls Street, between 2nd and 3rd.  Come and enjoy wine tasting and live music […]

International Pinot Noir Celebration McMinnville Oregon

For the 24th consecutive year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) will be held on the Linfield College Campus in McMinnville, Oregon from July 23 – 25.  This stellar event will bring together over 60 Pinot noir producers from around the world, outstanding chefs, and guests for a full weekend of wine tasting and education.  In addition […]

UFO Festival McMinnville Oregon

The 11th Annual UFO Festival, held earlier this month in McMinnville, Oregon, provided two days of fun and thought-provoking lectures for scores of residents and visitors alike.  An alien costume parade, music and food were all part of the mix.  Travis Walton, a logger who in 1975 reported being swept away in an alien spacecraft, was one of the speakers.

McMinnville Oregon Turkey Rama Festival

McMinnville, Oregon’s 50th Turkey Rama is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10. The festival is McMinnville’s oldest and largest and will include art/craft sales, music, entertainment and the ‘World’s Largest Turkey BBQ.’  We hope you will stay at our Carlton Bed and Breakfast, which is just 15 minutes away in Oregon Wine […]