Think Oregon

Best Places for Oregon Creatives

Creativity looks different on everyone. Here are out top picks of Oregon cities that cater to the creative class or are just starting to buzz.

The World’s First Hopservatory

The Worthy Garden Club Hopservatory is now open to the public. Worthy has partnered with the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver to offer weekly tours of The Cosmos at Worthy Brewing. Worthy Brewing hopes to raise scientific literacy, stimulate cosmic curiosity and foster appreciation of our own planet. Register for a tour Wednesdays and Sundays 9 p.m.-10 p.m. on the Worthy Garden Club website (www.worthygardenclub.com/hopservatory.html), or enjoy open viewing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (9 p.m.-11 p.m.) by signing up at the host stand. Kids 6 and under free. For Earthlings 7 and over, a $5 donation is requested. 495 NE Bellevue Dr, Bend, Or. 97701.

karen ruane, the wilds

Karen Ruane Lets Go With Fluid Art

To watch Karen Ruane work with paint and ink is to go into a sort of trance. Her hands gracefully manipulate the liquids, every motion fluid.

Oregon’s New Courthouses

In early 2016, the Oregon Legislature passed a law that will raise money for courthouse updates.

Nurtured by Wind and Sand

“It’s OK to wake up smiling.” That was how the Oregon Coast made me feel.

Craig Kauffman

Craig Kauffman is working on a book that documents the rise of Earth jurisprudence, the idea that nature should have rights.