Mondays are normally used for diving into the work week, figuring out what needs to get done for the week ahead, but not this Monday; this Monday we decided to go hiking. We didn’t exactly have everything organized and truth be told things were kind of scattered, mostly because ofContinue Reading

Vegas is always an experience and this time around was no exception that is for sure. Of course the trip started in Portland, after the customary picture of our shoes on the PDX Airport carpet we made our way to D Terminal. There was still work to be done beforeContinue Reading

I‘ve been writing a lot more lately….just not in this blog. My writing, like my thoughts, are all over the place, which makes me afraid that this blog will just seem disjointed and chaotic, just like you’d imagine a rambling wanderer would write, so I don’t post. I tell myselfContinue Reading

Wow! What a summer! I hope your summer has been every bit as fun as mine has. This past Saturday I attended the annual Timber Tiger Lodge party, which takes place on the side of the Elkhorn Mountains, overlooking the entire Baker Valley. The food was fabulous, the band wasContinue Reading

Today I decided to start writing more often and even set an alarm on my phone to remind me to spend some quality time getting my thoughts, ideas and travel adventures down on paper….well, electronic paper anyway. Little did I know then that an adventure was brewing and I wouldContinue Reading

Sundays have become our day to explore places we’ve never gone before, today that meant a drive out Wind River Highway north SR14 in Washington state to Panther Creek Falls. We could hear the waterfall the moment we stepped out of the car and could tell it was not veryContinue Reading

In six hours and 15 minutes I will be checking in to my Saturday morning flight, 24 hours before it departs the Portland airport, with the world famous PDX carpet, and heading southeast to Denver, my first stop on my way to Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’ve never gone to Oklahoma beforeContinue Reading

I found myself in Umatilla, Oregon while playing the role of Executive Director of the Umatilla Chamber of Commerce. No really…I found myself, because when I crash landed in this small city early this spring, I was completely lost. Many of you have been a part of my journey andContinue Reading

What an incredible trip this was, yet had I known the Road to Hana is the fifth most dangerous road in the world, I don’t think I would have willingly gone. It’s been almost a year since we escaped to Maui for a week. It was one of the mostContinue Reading

There is never a lack of stories when it comes to writing about Northeast Oregon, but there is the lack of time to write them all. With 2016 quickly coming to a close I guess it is time to think about the future and what it may hold.   TheContinue Reading

Wow! What a summer!     I hope your summer has been every bit as fun as mine has. This past Saturday I attended the annual Timber Tiger Lodge party, which takes place on the side of the Elkhorn Mountains, overlooking the entire Baker Valley. The food was fabulous, theContinue Reading

What can be better than taking a trip through the woods with your man and your dog. Snow in the mountains of NE Oregon stops a lot of road trips throughout the year, but come late spring the flowers are in bloom and most of the snow in the middleContinue Reading

Have you ever had on of those weeks where everything just came together? I had the good fortune of spending five days in Pendleton, Oregon, home of Eastern Oregon’s signature event, the Pendleton Round-Up. The Round-Up wasn’t happening at the time, but good old fashioned Pendleton hospitality was alive andContinue Reading

By Lori Kimbel   Located at the base of the Blue Mountains is the city of Milton-Freewater, which has a lot to offer whether you are a resident or someone just passing through.   With a growing season that lasts from May until October, Milton-Freewater is a favorite among thoseContinue Reading

By Lori Kimbel   Lars Larson is well known around the Pacific Northwest; some people hang on his every word, others are known to disagree with him adamantly, this is what makes his local talk show the most listened to radio talk show in the northwest. He does not hideContinue Reading

  Have you ever had on of those weeks where everything just came together? I had the good fortune of spending five days in Pendleton, Oregon, home of Eastern Oregon’s signature event, the Pendleton Round-Up. The Round-Up wasn’t happening at the time, but good old fashioned Pendleton hospitality was aliveContinue Reading

These first couple months of 2016 have proven to be quite eventful to say the least, and we are covering some of those events on the following pages.   I hope you enjoy the article on the situation in Harney County, written by University of Oregon professor, Peter Walker, forContinue Reading

I attended the live production of My Fair Lady at the Historic Elgin Opera House last night and I was completely blown away, once again, by the talent that graces this stage play after play. Rene Wells played Eliza Doolittle and did an amazing job. Let me tell you, thisContinue Reading

Portland, Portlandia, The Rose City. I was here. All day long, I was here, in Portland, the Rose City, and once again she made me proud to be an Oregonian. It was amazing day in the city, even when we stepped out of the Smith Memorial Student Union Building andContinue Reading

I came across these little bird foot prints as I was rushing to a community meeting this week. They were little and cute and seemed to trample the snow that I seem to despise this year. They took away some of the hatred for the white stuff I’d been feelingContinue Reading

The middle of January doesn’t always mean weather nice enough to go for a walk in, so when the sun popped out and the warmth came along with it, it was a perfect recipe for a walk around our small town. We chit chatted while we walked, checked the mail,Continue Reading

    I don’t know exactly what it is about Hood River that I love so much, it just has that special something. It seems like I always arrive in Hood River after most of the shops around downtown are closed for the evening, but that doesn’t stop me fromContinue Reading

Chance meetings are always so much fun. While delivering the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of NEOBN I happened to walk toward a young man on my way back to where my car was parked. I smiled and said, “Hello, how are you?” He smiled back and said he was cold, heContinue Reading

I have created this website more times than I can count it seems, but this time I am going to be sure to keep up on adding photos and creating blog posts.  

>Wheatstock was amazing! Is there really anything better than live music on a Saturday night? Okay, it may not have been woodstock, but look out Oregon, I think Wheatstock has the potential to be one of Oregon’s signiture events in the coming years. With a love for music, a loveContinue Reading

“There’s gonna be blood,” Midge Baker sneered as he stared down the railroad tracks at Lookingglass Crossing. His knuckles white from the grip he had on his rifle.             “Midge, relax,” Creb Baker said. Creb knew Midge was like a loose cannon and knowing there were innocent men, women andContinue Reading

The first annual Ellie’s Day was held at Inkwood Iron and Gifts on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Ellie has been at the Boise hospital for more than two weeks. She has been very ill and of course the expenses have been growing every day. So we at Inkwood decided toContinue Reading

Our first experience with MacKenzie River Pizza Co. was in Missoula, Montana. The atmosphere was great, the waiter was enjoyable to visit with, and the food was outstanding.   We started off with their blue corn chips and salsa. Before we got filled up on chips our pizza arrived, and between theContinue Reading

We pulled into St. Regis and decided it was time to eat dinner, so we went into BLANK and I had teriyaki chicken dinner. I’d had it the last time we were passing through, so I knew I didn’t even need to open my menu. It was delicious and soContinue Reading

When we travel we don’t always book our motel room before our trip, simply because we never know when we are going to get where we are going. We do pretty good about getting in the rig and heading on down the highway, but from time to time we ignoreContinue Reading

M&M’s World Las Vegas Las Vegas is known for its glitz and glamour. People from all over the world come to Las Vegas everyday just to experience a portion of what the city has to offer.   Now I love Las Vegas just as much as the next person, maybeContinue Reading