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Oregon: Fact or Fiction

What is Oregon really known for and does it square with reality?

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Leading with the Helmet

A Newberg company tackles its problems with innovation in football helmets.

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Deschutes River Recordings: Singing for a Cause

Two of Oregon’s finest exports, Deschutes Brewery Beer and Portland indie music, have joined forces to help preserve stream flows in the Deschutes River through a recently launched project called “Deschutes River Recordings.” Watch the video and learn more about the project.

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Returning to Roots

Like a blanket in a woven Indian basket, 4-year-old Wak’amu would fold herself inside the gnarled roots of an ancient juniper tree and gaze across the Oregon high desert. 

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From Where I Stand: Mount Angel

Mount Angel is the German cultural center of Oregon, with a small community that’s all-in come Oktoberfest.

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Top 5: Cheryl Strayed

Author Cheryl Strayed latest is a memoir about losing and finding yourself on the Pacfic Crest Trail. 

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Behind the Scenes of the Editor’s Letter Photoshoot

We were working on the ‘Haunted Oregon’ piece for the September/October issue of the magazine. Because of the inexplicable oddity called The Oregon Vortex, we had to include that as part of this bewitching feature. This is a place in Southern Oregon where gravity seems to bend and mass can grow and shrink by merely crossing a threshold. Just about anyone with a scientific theory has failed to explain this phenomenon. Old Albert Einstein even left it with no satisfactory understanding. No kidding. Anyway, it was then, that Guy Olson, our design assistant, spoke up. “There’s a place like that here,” he said sheepishly. What? In more than a decade here, I had never heard of a Central Oregon vortex. Of course this couldn’t be true. Guy is a, well, guy, who shaves his head and face in with different outcomes every week, to our, and, I imagine, to his…