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Four Picks for Gelato

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written by Jen Stevenson PINOLO GELATO  Tuscan technique meets Pacific Northwest ingredients at this deliciously authentic Division Street gelateria, where Pisa native Sandro Paolini churns up fresh daily batches of cold case classics such as fior di latte and Sicilian pistachio, alongside a refreshing raft of summer specials such as lavender, lemon basil, Tuscan melon and mint, and Sauvie Island Farms peach sorbetto. 3707 SE DIVISION ST. PORTLAND www.pinologelato.com BONTA NATURAL ARTISAN GELATO After a carefree August day spent floating the Deschutes River, follow the chatter of ecstatic children to this popular downtown Bend gelato shop. Using fresh local fruit at its peak, owners Jeff and Juli Labhart handcraft fleeting summer flavors such as Oregon boysenberry and raspberry citrus blossom in addition to their signature small-batch favorites like vanilla bourbon pecan and honey-infused Tumalo lavender. 920 NW BOND ST., #108 BEND www.bontagelato.com FRANCESCO’S GELATO With its honey-hued walls and Tuscan…

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Heart of the Valley Homebrewers Festival Supports Food Share

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written by Aliya Hall Despite starting as a hobby, Heart of the Valley Homebrewers in Corvallis has turned a passion into a way to give back to the community. The club, which formed in 1982 and is one of the three oldest homebrewing clubs in Oregon, focuses on home brewing beer, cider and wine. Each year it hosts a Homebrewers Fest as well as Septembeerfest, a fundraiser to support local scholarships and organizations that features nearly thirty Oregon breweries setting up tents and offering tastings. Since starting the event in 2006, Septembeerfest has donated $199,555 of its proceeds to the Linn-Benton Food Share, as well as to an endowment at Oregon State University that supports scholarships in fermentation science and other local charities and organizations. Around 70 to 75 percent of the event proceeds are donated to the food share each year. “We all live in this community,” president Dan…

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Wild and Romantic Outdoor Getaways

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Getting outside can be an aphrodisiac— turn up the heat this summer with an outdoor adventure written by Kevin Max We know you like to make travel plans around new and exciting experiences in the outdoors, so we happily brought together some of our top picks for outdoor getaways in every region of Oregon. These range from remote hike-in cabins in Eastern Oregon to hot springs resorts in Central Oregon, a fabulous Mid-century makeover in Southern Oregon, a fire lookout in the Willamette Valley and more. Here is the fruit of this exploration. Eastern Oregon » Halfway In a southwest breach of the Wallowa Whitman National Forest and 10 miles west of the Snake River lies tiny Halfway. It’s the remoteness of Halfway and the cuteness of Pine Valley Lodge that makes this a romantic outdoorsy getaway. The bed & breakfast has twelve rooms with two stand-alone cottages, one that…

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