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Oregon Home Renovation: New Vintage

It’s hard to say what appealed most to Leslie Dunlap and Seth Cotlar when they visited their Mid-century home for the first time a decade ago. Of course, there’s the incredible view.

Back to the Land

It could be in a barn, or at a long table under the stars in a vineyard that you taste a perfectly braised piece of elk or a handcrafted wedge of locally made cheese. No matter where it takes place or what you get to eat, attending one of Field & Vine’s “Dinners in the Field” is guaranteed to feature farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients paired with a  fine wine.

A Look At Our Favorite Oregon Products and Events

Our Favorite Oregon Products written by Kelly Rogers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tentsile Spend your weekends up in the trees by elevating your tent-camping experience, literally. Tentsile tree tents get you off…

DIY: How to Plant Your Own Mid-century-Inspired Garden

written by Melissa Dalton To tackle a Mid-century-inspired landscape, try these tips drawn from Leslie Dunlap and Seth Cotlar’s garden project. 1. Consider Sightlines From Inside the House In order to sync the existing architecture with the backyard, assess the views from inside the house looking out, then create attractive vignettes at the end of those sightlines. For instance, Dunlap wanted to keep an existing Smoketree that she could see from the living room, so Canfield surrounded it with low-lying plants that underscore the tree’s height and shape. 2. Think In “Drifts” Repetition is key: Cluster the same plants together in masses to create unity and encourage the eye to move through the garden. “Not just one of this or one of that,” said Canfield, which can create a jumbled effect. 3. Highlight Architectural Plants Architectural plants have a more pronounced silhouette, either via branch or leaf structure. In Dunlap…

Mother's Day

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Plans Around Portland

written by Nishtah Thomas Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We all know mom deserves the best, no matter how late in the game your ideas might be. For those who want to surprise their mothers and wives, but aren’t organized enough to plan that far ahead, 1859 has you covered. Getaways – Mother’s Day – Portland Get out of the city and head to nearby Hood River to stay in the Historic Hood River Hotel. Relax while immersing yourselves in Nordic culture. Dig in to new foods in the Scandinavian dishes served there while enjoying the beautiful views of the Columbia River Gorge. Take advantage of year round skiing and buy passes to Mt. Hood Meadows. Truly live out that Nordic lifestyle. (Rooms $143-$215) Go above and beyond and treat your significant mother to a relaxing weekend getaway in Willamette Valley wine country, at the Allison Inn &…

From Maxville To Vanport

A FREE jazz concert featuring the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s (PJCE’s) “From Maxville to Vanport”