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Build Your Own Outdoor Sauna

With the down-to-earth Northwest lifestyle, it’s no wonder more Oregonians are investing in building their own outdoor saunas.

Oregon Elk Recipes

If you’ve never cooked Oregon elk before, now might be a good time to try! It’s delicious and more flavorful than beef.

Oregon Home Grown Chef: Cooking Elk

Oregon Home Grown Chef: Confessions of an Elkaholic Our Home Grown Chef Thor Erickson talks butchering and cooking elk I am not a hunter. As a butcher and chef, I am a friend to the hunter. I have a special appreciation for hunters who eat what they kill, and learn to be stewards for these animals and their habitats. My friend Greg is one such person. He is a die-hard elk hunter. He grew up in Tillamook, hunting the Roosevelt elk that roam the Coast Range. In Central Oregon, Greg hunts the Rocky Mountain variety. The two differ slightly in physiology, but the meat of each animal is equally delicious. Early one evening a few years back, I was finishing cleaning my kitchen, just getting ready to turn out the lights and start my weekend, when Greg rushed in. His wiry frame—seemingly made of jerky and twine—was decked out in…

Travel Spotlight: Waldo Lake

As a travel destination, Waldo Lake is often overshadowed by Crater Lake, but this Oregon gem can be just as spectacular.