Puppies in Prison

Woman’s best friend is freeing lives outside—and inside—prison written by Shirley Hancock | photography by Shauna Intelisano   AMY DUARTE’S FREEDOM is rooted in Oregon’s postcard landscapes. As a child, collecting bugs in the high desert. As a snowboard instructor, guiding young shredders down a volcano. As a wildland firefighter, lugging 40 pounds of gear up a mountain. But one violent, summer night in 2011, Duarte’s freedom shrank to a 6-by-12-foot cell. Arrested for domestic violence, she claimed it was in self-defense that she grabbed a lamp and swung. Her sentence—almost six years in Oregon’s “big house” for women, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. “I was like a zombie. An empty shell, with no hope,” Duarte said. “Hearing that cell door shut—that was the most traumatizing moment of my life.” Two years later hope arrived, in a wiggly pup named Sonic. Duarte is among sixty-four Oregon women who, since 1995, have…

Trip Planner—The Dalles

Trip Planner—The Dalles. Nestled at the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, The Dalles sits in a region rich in history, affords breathtaking scenery and is the perfect place for epic outdoor adventures.

Resorts

Whether you prefer water or trees—or even golf tees—Oregon’s resorts have the vacation you seek Plus: A brief history of the tribes behind local casinos written by Kevin Max and Sheila G. Miller WATER Water is in an Oregonian’s DNA. From Portland, where rain falls winter and spring, to the coast, where the Pacific Ocean laps our shores, to Central and Eastern Oregon, where the Deschutes, the Columbia, the Grande Ronde and John Day rivers run, water is at the center of our world. Given our connection with water, it’s no surprise that we seek rivers, lakes or the sea when we travel. Here, we explore Oregon’s best resorts and hotels that are bound to the water. Lake of the Woods Resort Klamath Falls If rustic is your fancy, Lake of the Woods Resort will appeal to your senses. Tucked into the mountains west of Klamath Falls and sitting on…

Statehood Media Contest Rules

Statehood Media Contest Rules

Statehood Media Giveaway Contests   Statehood Media (1859 Oregon’s Magazine, 1889 Washington’s Magazine and OnTrak) gives away merchandise and services for its own purposes and those of Statehood Media’s clients with no monetary charge to its audience. No purchase is required.  To enter, you must be a social media follower of one of our brands and a free newsletter subscriber and actively opt in to receive the free newsletter. Winners are randomly chosen and announced as soon as practicable from Statehood Media’s perspective. Some winners do not immediately respond by phone, email or social messaging and are offered a only 48-hour grace period to accept. If the Statehood Media has no response within that window, they may randomly select a new winner.  Prizes will be delivered at no cost to the winner. Most prizes consist of services that are transmittable by electronic means such as email, text or social messaging….

Meredith Lodging Resort Stay Grand Giveaway

Enter to win a 3-night luxury getaway package with Meredith Lodging! One lucky winner will get to choose a beach OR mountain resort vacation…to Olivia Beach in Lincoln City, Bella Beach in Depoe Bay, or Mt. Bachelor Village Resort in Bend!

Truffle Festival Food is Love Giveaway

Truffle Festival Food is Love Giveaway

Truffle Festival’s Food is Love! Culinary Experience Win Two Tickets to the culinary experience of a lifetime. (Value $280) Oregon Truffle Festival brings together three top chefs for an exquisite evening with truffles in wine country. Date: February 14th, 2020 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 Sheridan St., Newberg OR Two tickets Available à la carte or with the The Terroir of Truffles package Fall in love with Oregon truffles at this intimate dining event full of truffle-infused dishes and live entertainment. Sample truffle-infused creations, fresh oysters, fondue and delicious wine and cocktails, all with the live music backdrop of Gypsy Moon. An unforgettable evening in wine country!