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Oregon Convention Center gets a facelift

  written by Sheila G. Miller Since 1990, the Oregon Convention Center’s glass towers have been a part of Portland’s skyline. And now, the convention center has a new look, thanks to a $39.5 million renovation that reimagines what it means to go on your next dreaded work trip. Craig Stroud, the executive director of the Oregon Convention Center, said there were two big reasons to upgrade the facility. One, it needed a refresh—Portland in 1990 was a lot different than it is today, and he wanted the aesthetic of the center to reflect that. Two, the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center is slated to open in January. The Oregon Convention Center holds about 500 events each year, Stroud said, with fifty or more conventions and between 500,000 and 600,000 visitors. Stroud said the design of the convention center is poised to be a gamechanger—when you’re in…

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!  


Cascade Brewing and the Birth of the PNW Sour

Once upon a time, North West IPAs gained momentum and took over as the dominant beer style. Meanwhile, one brewery took a sharp turn away from the mainstream. In doing so, it created its own style of beer, the Pacific Northwest Sour.  In the fourth episode of 1859 Magazine’s Beerlandia Podcast, from Statehood Media, we share the illustrious story of Cascade Brewing.

Smith Goggles Giveaway

Smith Goggles Giveaway

  *A winner has been selected for this category* Congratulations to Michelle K. in Bend!