# 1 Go Horseback Riding at the Coast

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May 242017

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Cannon Beach
Sea Ranch Resort has horses available to rent for weekend rides starting Memorial Day weekend through June 7th, with daily rides beginning June 10th and running thru Labor Day from 9:00am to 4:30pm. The stables are in the rear of Sea Ranch RV Park. All rides are guided by competent, experienced guides who strive to make each ride enjoyable and memorable.

Call (503) 436-2815 for more information. Located at 415 Fir Street, Cannon Beach.

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The Friendliest Folks Around! The owners and guides truly care about your experience with Green Acres and are quite proud of the reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp. Come by and meet the horses, help feed them carrots between rides. The younger kids can take a Pony Ride or just pet a horse for the first time. Folks are always welcome to come by for a free tour of the barn and meet the horses, or take a lesson year round. Safety is always paramount with Green Acres. All of the guides are FirstAid/CPR certified and experienced horseowners themselves, who actually care forthe horses year round. Only top quality saddles, tack and safety gear is used. Rides
with more than 2 people always have 2 or more guides. Enjoy the ride of a lifetime. Visit beach-rides.com or TripAdvisor for more information about Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides.

For more information, call 541-921-6289 or 541-603-1768

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Come experience the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area on horseback. The Pacific Ocean beach, sand dunes, coastal lakes and beautiful forest trails at C & M Stables offer one of the finest horse riding opportunities to be found anywhere in the world. For over 30 years, the wranglers at C & M have taken pride in matching riders at all levels of experience, from beginners to experts and from children to seasoned citizens, to the horse and
ride which will provide a safe, exhilarating, memorable adventure. All rides are guided and include suitable instruction. C & M offers a variety of riding experiences from 15 minute corral rides, to beach rides, trail rides, adventure rides, sunset rides, and even half-day combination beach and trail rides.

For more information, call (541) 997-7540 to reserve your ride.

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# 2 See the View from Above

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May 232017

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Konect Aviation offers helicopter scenic tours of a vast portion of Oregon, ranging from the vineyards of the Willamette Valley, the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. St. Helens, the cliffs of the Oregon Coast, to the splashing waters of Multnomah Falls. These different landscapes of the Pacific Northwest are a must see and have a different beauty in each season. Changing your perspective and viewing the world from the air is one of the most stunning ways to experience Oregon in all of it’s splendor. Take your special someone up for a romantic date night flight with dinner at sunset, a picnic and wine tasting in wine country, propose in the sky while flying over beautiful rolling hills, or leave your wedding by helicopter. With Konect Aviation the sky is the limit! Tours can be customized to include destinations of your choice as well as wine tastings, lunch, a picnic or dinner. Package flights in the helicopter or airplane are available from McMinnville, Portland Downtown, Salem, Newport and other airports, but don’t let that limit you, the helicopter can land just about anywhere! Experience the thrill of viewing the amazing Pacific Northwest from its most beautiful side: from above.

To schedule your tour, call (503) 376-0190.

4000 SE Cirrus Avenue – McMinnville

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# 3 Take a Taste of Oregon Wines

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May 222017

Vineyards and winemaking have been a part of Oregon’s history since the days of the early pioneers in the 1840s, when precious starts were carefully brought overland on the perilous journey to the “Oregon Country.” It was just over 50 years ago when Richard Sommer established HillCrest Vineyards near Roseburg that Oregon’s modern wine industry and commercial wine production got its start. Sommer, like most of Oregon’s modern era wine
producers and winemakers, was a transplant from the University of California at Davis, who defied conventional wisdom and planted Vitis vinifera grapes in cool viticulture sites. He and like-minded modern pioneers were convinced that Burgundian varieties could have greater success in Oregon than in California. In addition to traditional wines, western Oregon is home to Honeywood Winery, the oldest producing winery in Oregon.

Honeywood Winery, originally called Columbia Distilleries, had produced fruit brandies, cordials and liqueurs. Eventually they settled on making premium wines and decided a name change was in order. They also specialize in producing a wide range of fruit wines from berries, apricots, pineapple, and many other fruits.

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# 4 Blow Your Own Glass

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May 212017

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You are welcome to visit Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio anytime they are open. The studio is open for appointments and making your own glass Wednesday through Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday, the artists explore their ideas and make glass for the Galleries. You are welcome to watch at any time, but on Mondays and Tuesdays you will be watching only…which is very entertaining! For about two months, the artists forego creating on Mondays and Tuesdays to making your own glass during the ‘high season’ between July and September (Labor Day) and for the three weeks around Spring Break.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for Glass-Making, call 541-996-2569.

WHERE:  4821 SW Highway 101 – Lincoln City

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# 5 Drive the Highway of Waterfalls

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May 202017

State highway 138, the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, is commonly known as the “highway of waterfalls”, and for good reason. There are 15 waterfalls along this route, which winds its way alongside both the Umpqua and Rogue Rivers. The full scenic route covers 172 miles and takes about 5 to 7 hours, traveling from Roseburg to Diamond Lake and the north entrance to Crater lake, and then south to Gold Hill. Along the way, you’ll find well-marked trails leading to dramatic waterfalls and cliffs. Take a short hike to double-tiered Toketee Falls, which drops a total of 120 feet over columnar basalt and offers visitors an observation platform to take in the spectacular views. Or stop at Watson Falls, one of the highest in southwestern Oregon at a staggering 272 feet. Most hikes are easy to moderate and less than a mile, though there is typically some climbing involved to reach the best vantage point.

For more information, contact the BLM’s Roseburg District Office at 541-440-4930 or the Roseburg Visitor’s Bureau at 541-672-9731. Byway brochures, with detailed information on waterfalls and other features along the route, are available from the BLM and from area visitor bureaus, and can be downloaded online at:


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# 6 View Exquisite Glass Art Creations

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May 192017

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Bryce Dimitruk began creating art from hot and cold glass in 1998, while working at the internationally recognized studio Steven Lundberg Art Glass in Santa Cruz, California. During his five years there, Bryce had the opportunity to study under several masters with whom he worked on projects for many nationally renowned galleries throughout the United States, including Disney and Gump’s.

The dream of having his own studio came to fruition in the beautiful coastline town of Bandon, Oregon, and in 2004 Bryce and his wife Miyuki acquired Vines Art Glass. Together they are continuing the tradition of creating a high quality, innovative product line for which Vines Art Glass has been known and respected since 1982.

During the course of his work, Bryce’s glass art has been included in many private and public collections.

Each piece of art begins with a gathering of molten glass. This lava-like substance is then carefully decorated with colored glass shards or chips, melted onto the surface and manipulated with a variety of hand tools. Once cooled, every piece is carefully inspected and only the finest examples are signed and dated.

Stop in and say “hello” and view the beautiful blown glass creations in person.

CALL:  541-347-2652

WHERE: 47074 Hwy 101 – Bandon

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# 7 Spend a Day Viewing World Class Art

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May 182017

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Collectors and artists from around the world have known Lawrence Gallery as the west coast center for the acquisition of fine art . Arts and Antiques Worldwide Media, LLC, one of the foremost art magazines in the United States, selected Lawrence Gallery as one of only seven best places for building an art collection, and the only gallery chosen on the west coast. Most of the others are in New York.

Nestled among the wineries of Oregon’s picturesque countryside, Lawrence Gallery is a showcase for original paintings, indoor and outdoor sculpture, jewelry and glass. Elegant exhibitions feature works by modern masters such as Picasso, Chagall, and Dali.

Many works from the recent Salvador Dali and the Surrealists exhibit will stay at the gallery for viewing. All pieces shown in our online catalog are from the Argilett Collection, Museum of Surrealism, Melun, France and may be available for purchase.

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Check out WineNoir, our wine shop and tasting bar. Owner, David A. Soto is seeking out the elusive, exclusive cult-classics fine wines from the Willamette Valley, pairing these selections with superfood chocolates from Anandamide.

CALL:  503-843-3633

WHERE: 19700 SW Hwy 18 – McMinnville

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