At age 54, Dave Dahl is starting over. After more than two years of collecting masks and other tribal artwork, the icon of Dave’s Killer Bread now finds himself with a big bet in the African art world and on the path to healing from his well-publicized darker past.
One of the reasons we look so forward to fall is the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest. This beautiful Bavarian-style town in Oregon certainly knows how to throw a party. With the 52nd annual celebration coming up this weekend we decided to take look back at how it all got started.
When the first Oregon State Fair took place back in 1861, the organizers could not foresee the entertainment titan they were creating. But here we are, 152 years later, celebrating the state of Oregon once again as only the state fair can.
Hand-sewn by 24-year-old Christina Evert, CeaBikinis are almost impossible to get your hands on. A cult following swarms her Etsy store whenever she opens. Evert sells thousands of her bikinis on the site and only opens her shop once every month and a half.
If you squint hard enough, you can almost force the asphalt to fade away and replace it with a battered territorial road. Picture a sawmill off in the grassy distance. Follow the gentle billows of smoke as they rise and vanish into gray sky.
The blackberries of my childhood are gone, replaced by houses and driveways and above-ground swimming pools and swingsets. But there are blackberries all around if you know where to look, and we still go out together to fill our buckets.