Aerolegends Biplane Rides

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May 252017
 

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There are few places in the world that can match the natural beauty of the Oregon Coast. You can drive the coast from Brookings to Astoria and never cease to be amazed at the beauty around each corner. But if you would like to see that scenery from the next level, you can’t imagine the beauty when seeing it from an open cockpit biplane in the air. Cruise low along the beach, wave to the hikers and smell the surf. View the sea lions in the ocean and see them entering the famous Sea Lions Caves from over the ocean. Cruise past the historic Heceta Head Lighthouse as only the sailors of old have seen it. Smell the fragrant, fresh Oregon pines as you descend into a pristine valley and soar over one of Oregon’s serene lakes. View the historic Siuslaw River and see the relics of past fishing and logging industries and the historic Siuslaw River Bridge. Soar over the vast Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and wave to the dune buggies below. And do all of this in a meticulously restored 1944 Stearman open cockpit biplane. The classic Stearman was first designed in the 1930’s and was such a reliable and sturdy design that it was chosen to train their pilots for duties overseas in World War 2. Nearly 10,000 total aircraft were built – with thousands having been restored and still flying today. Your highly experienced pilots come from impressive US Air Force careers followed by airline and flight test experience – and they will entertain you with interesting historical facts and land you safely and softly in the grass at the airport – the way Wilbur and Orville would have wanted it! There are several ride profiles available that will fit any budget – or just tell them where you want to fly. Come Fly With Us!

Aerolegends is located at the Florence Municipal Airport.

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For more details, contact Winette and Terry Tomeny at 541-991-3579

www.aerolegends.com

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C & M Stables

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Apr 222014
 

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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.

WHERE: 90241 Highway 101 – Florence

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www.CandMstables.com

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City Lights Cinemas

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Jun 032015
 

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Experience the Best Hollywood, Independent, International & Documentary Film on the Oregon Coast

Plus Performing Arts in HD and Unique Live Events

Quality Entertainment for the Whole Family

WHERE:  1930 Hwy 101 – Florence

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Movie Line:  541-305-0014

Times & Tickets:  citylightscinemas.com

 

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Dockside Charters

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Jun 102015
 

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Oregon’s Premier Charter Service

Charter Fishing – Deep Sea Fishing Year Round – Whale Watching – Sight Seeing Cruises

WHERE:  270 Coast Guard Drive – Depoe Bay

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CALL:  541-765-2545

www.docksidedepoebay.com

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May 252017
 

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Fifth Street Public Market has been identified by Travel Lane County as a premier tourist attraction in Eugene. Unique, lively, diverse, entertaining, special, vibrant, memorable are terms used by the community to describe the essence of the Market and its business.

Situated in the heart of downtown Eugene, the Fifth Street Public Market is the area’s premier shopping destination. This locally owned property is the cornerstone of the 5th Avenue Historic Market District, an area that boasts interesting and unique shops, fine restaurants and a boutique hotel making it the hub of Eugene’s retail shopping area in the downtown core.

You will enjoy a colorful collection of unique and enchanting stores and locally owned restaurants and cafés that offer everything from boutique fashion, jewelry and décor to specialty products, beauty treatments, and delicious food and drink.
Flower baskets and landscape abound, providing a feel of paradise!

Known as the place to go for great food and coffee, the Market is home to a multitude of international food cafes and restaurants. Tempting scents of exotic food are everywhere. Patio style tables and chairs invite friends and family to sit down and relax in the courtyard or on one of the many balconies overlooking the iconic brick fountain and rooster mascot.

The Fifth Street Public is more than a shopping trip. It is the real flavor and fun of Eugene. Locals come to eat and shop daily and bring their visitors to see a cross section of what Eugene is all about.

CALL: 541-484-0383

WHERE: 296 East 5th Street – Eugene

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www.5stmarket.com

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Florence Antique District

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Sep 202013
 

 

Antiques and antique stores abound on the Oregon Coast, and shopping for antiques in Florence is like taking a trip into the past, while you add to your collection. Whether you’re a casual collector, or a passionate lifetime antique enthusiast, there’s something for everyone, just waiting to be discovered in any of the fine dealers located in and around the Florence area. Start your hunt for that certain time piece, period furniture, jewelry or apparel that you’ve always wanted, but could never find. Talk to the friendly staff at any of the dealers about your quest, and if they don’t have it or can’t get it, they will lead you to another source.
Please visit these fine dealers in the Florence Antique District:  Mon Ami, Purple Pelican Antique Mall, Resto-Arts, Thrifty Threads, Treasures by The Dunes. *

* Bold type refers to Florence Area Chamber of Commerce members.

Please visit these fine dealers:

#1 Cindy Wobbe Estate Sales – 498 Hwy 101 – 541-999-0126 –www.cindywobbeestates.com
#2 Purple Pelican Antique Mall – 478 Hwy 101 – 541-997-2220 – antiques@peak.org (email)
#3 Resto-Arts – 1255 Bay Street – 541-991-3322 – www.restoarts.com
#4 Thrifty Threads – 168 Maple Street – 541-991-6196 – Facebook.com/ThriftyThreadsFlorence
#5 Treasures by the Dunes – 84755 Hwy 101 – 541-999-7609 TreasuresbytheDunes.com

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Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides

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Sep 202013
 

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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 First Aid/CPR certified and experienced horse owners themselves, who actually care for the 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.

CALL:  541-921-6076 or 541-603-1768

WHERE: 5985 Pacific Ave – Cloverdale   Google Map

2915 S. Hill Road – Otis   Google Map

www.beach-rides.com

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Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio

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May 252017
 

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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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www.jennifersearsartglass.com

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Jul 172012
 

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Mail Boats & Jerry’s have joined forces on the Lower Rogue River at the Port of Gold Beach

Enjoy the Historic “Mail Run” on the 64 Mile Round Trip
or the more exciting 80 – 104 Mile White Water Trip
Beautiful Scenery, White Water and Family Fun
Trips suited to your budget and level of excitement!

WHERE:  Located in Gold Beach on the Oregon Coast

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CALL:  800-451-3645

www.roguejets.com

Rogue River Museum and Gift Shop
Online Shopping
Open Year Round

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Lawrence Gallery

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May 252017
 

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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.

WineNoir – A Lifestyle, a Culture, and Community

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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www.lawrencegallery.net

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Jul 092012
 

RV Sites with Full Hook-ups – 30 & 50 amp
On-Site Marina & Boat Launch
Wi-Fi
Coin Laundry & Showers
Gift Shop
Grassy Tenting & Dry Camping Area
Crab Boat Rentals
Bait
Crab Cleaning Station Available

WHERE:  850 Highway 34 – Waldport

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CALL:  541-563-4656

www.mckinleysrvparkandmarina.com

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Mindpower Gallery

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Sep 202013
 

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You’ll have plenty to see when you walk through the doors of Mindpower Gallery. there are many rooms, each containing another segment of beautiful art created by local and regional artists. You’ll find fine art in the form of paintings, sculpture, blown glass, custom furniture, jewelry, and much more. Mindpower Gallery hosts many art related events throughout the year. The gallery is a also a very popular coastal framing shop known for it’s innovative custom framing design and great prices.

WHERE: 417 Fir Avenue – Reedsport

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CALL: 541-271-2485

 

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Mt. Angel Sausage Company

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Sep 202013
 

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Make a trip to Mt. Angel Sausage Company and watch and learn how authentic handmade artisan sausage is made. Then be sure to ENJOY one…or two! Mt. Angel Sausage Company is a family-wowned business where Jim Hoke and his son James make all the natural products.

WHERE: 105 South Garfield – Mount Angel, Oregon

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CALL: 503-845-2322

www.ropesausage.com

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Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Jun 042014
 

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To check for discounts, purchase tickets and learn more, visit www.aquarium.org.

Oregon Coast Aquarium is located at 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport.

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For more information, call (541) 867-3474.

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Oregon Coast Railriders

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May 252017
 

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Have you ever looked down a railroad track and thought to yourself, “I sure would like to ride down there and see where it goes”? Now you can. In their second year of operation, Oregon Coast Railriders gives you an opportunity to legally pedal your railrider from Bay City to Tillamook and back. They are the first company in the nation to offer such an opportunity on an inactive rail.

Kids from infants to 84 years of age have traveled the two hour round trip journey. Anyone from six years on is expected to do their own pedaling. Very few people return without a big smile on their face.

On your excursion you will be guided by the OCR staff that will help ensure road crossings are clear, though the final decision will be yours. On one of the crossings you will even get to wave at cars across the gate with the crossing bells ringing! Your guides will also answer any safety questions you may have as well as questions about the railroad or the area in general.

People have seen coyotes, deer, elk, herons, and eagles. You will definitely see cows since the Tillamook area is one of the premier dairy locations in Oregon. You will go by an estuary that has more bird sightings than any other spot on the coast. They keep trying to count the bridges and trestles, but keep losing count. What they do know is the longest bridge is over 300 feet long and you will cross both the Kilchis and Wilson rivers. In short, the scenery is incomparable.

To book online this totally unique experience, go to Oregon Coast Railriders, ocrailrides.com. While you are on the site watch the video that Grant McCombie and crew made for Travel Oregon and Grants Getaways. After you have experienced the pedaling your railrider, try one of the excellent eateries in the area or ride the Oregon Coast Scenic Railway seven miles north in Garibaldi. They guarantee an excellent experience on the Oregon Coast. See you soon!

For Online Registration and Information, visit www.ocrailriders.com

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Sep 202013
 

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There are places on this earth where an undiscovered paradise awaits visitors to bask in their beauty. Osprey Point RV Resort on the Beautiful Tenmile Lakes in Lakeside on the Oregon Coast is one such place.

When you enter the Resort, you will arrive to warm, friendly smiles and coastal dunes pines. This popular Oregon coast lake is a unique blend of 2 mountain lakes near enough to hear the ocean surf. Even the clouds slow down a bit as they pass by this Oregon RV park; perhaps to enjoy the atmosphere of Osprey Point RV Resort. The incredible views alone would be incentive enough to spend a few days here, but where would a resort be without great amenities? We offer spacious RV sites and lots of fun. Our list of park features is extensive with a Village Plaza complete with a recreation center, FREE Wi-Fi, kids game room, Osprey Point Pub and Pizzeria, plus great fishing spots, boating, picnic areas, cottage rentals, boat slips and exceptional scenery.

Pleasant strolls, tranquil fishing and relaxing boat rides are commonplace at our “lakeside oasis”. Come visit our resort, and get a glimpse of paradise.

 

WHERE: 1505 North Lake Road – Lakeside

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CALL: (541) 759-2801

www.ospreypoint.net

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Salem’s Riverfront Carousel

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Sep 202013
 

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Ride the exquisite handcrafted carousel!

Shop the unique Gift Gallery

Party year round at any of the signature events or an occasion of your own in the Prancing Pony event room

Celebrate where community & culture, education & outreach, and family & fun all come together along the Willamette River in vibrant downtown Salem Oregon!

WHERE: 101 Front St. SE – Salem

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CALL: 503-540-0374

www.salemcarousel.org

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Sandland Adventures

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Jun 252012
 

_giantdunebuggy _sandrail_longtravel extendedSandland Adventures invites you to join us for a day of fun at the Oregon Dunes. View an impressive natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands, various wildlife and the spectacular Siuslaw River. Choose an exhilarating dune ride on our Sandrails or a more relaxing tour on our Giant Dune Buggies. Our professional drivers will show you a great time while you travel across miles of dunes. Our one hour dune tour also includes traveling down our Pacific Ocean beach. Large or small groups can be accommodated on either tour. After your dune ride, you can have fun bumping and splashing on our Bumper Boats, race on our Grand Prix style Go-Kart track, play our Miniature Golf Course or take a ride on the Cloverline Railroad. We are located less than 1 mile south of Florence on the central Oregon Coast. Look for our sign on the west side of Hwy 101.

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WHERE:  Less than 1 mile south of Florence on Hwy 101

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CALL:  (541) 997-8087

www.sandland.com

Sea Lion Caves

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Jul 132012
 

Anyone interested in seeing an amazing one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon should take a trip to Sea Lion Caves, featuring the world’s largest sea cave. The cave was formed almost 25 million years ago and is now home to about 200 Steller sea lions. There is elevator access 208 feet down into the enormous cave. The cave is about 12 stories high and as wide as a football field. During the fall and winter months this amazing cave may be filled with fun-loving sea lions. The rock ledge below the lookout located just outside the cave is the sea lions’ home during the spring and summer, and is where they breed and bear their young. Great care is taken to maintain the cave as a natural habitat for the sea lions. Flash photography is not allowed in the cave. Sea Lion Caves is located 11 miles north of Florence.

WHERE: 91560 Hwy 101 North

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CALL: (541) 547-3111

www.sealioncaves.com

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Serendipity Ice Cream

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Jun 252012
 

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Welcome to Serendipity Ice Cream. Serendipity Ice Cream is an old fashioned ice cream parlor located in downtown McMinnville’s historic Cook’s Hotel, built in 1886. In 2000 Mid-Valley Rehabilitation, Inc. renovated the Hotel’s elegant entrance and lobby to its original turn-of-the century charm and opened Serendipity Ice cream. Experience the smell of homemade waffle cones mingled with fresh baked cookies and cornbread as you endeavor to choose between more than one of your all-time favorite ice cream flavors. The player piano tickles the ivories in the background amusing itself as you attempt to make a choice. Do you go with what you know or what you know you love, or do you get a double scoop!

Serendipity Ice Cream’s purpose is to provide job opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities while bringing back the sights, sounds and tastes of small town America’s simple pleasures. Wendi and her staff would love to have you enjoy not only our historic setting and fresh homemade delectable treats, but join us for lunch and free WIFI.

Bring in your ticket stub from any McMinnville attraction featured in the 2012 issue of “101 Things To Do©-Western Oregon & The Coast” and receive a free regular ice cream cone.

WHERE:  502 East Third Street – Historic Downtown McMinnville

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CALL:  503-474-9189

www.serendipityicecream.com

Jul 172012
 

An Escape to Nature on the Rogue River

LODGING
Rest comfortably in our country cottages, watch the wild deer from your cabin door or private porch.
DINING
Riverview deck with the freshest buffet and salad bar packed full of fresh veggies and fruit right from local gardens.
PLAYING
Local availability and references to tour boat trips, fishing, and drift boat services…ask us!

Lunch Stop for Jerry’s Jets/Mail Boat Trips
Owner/Operator – Theresa “Teri” Durham

WHERE:  Agness, Oregon

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CALL:  541-247-6162
877-330-3777

www.singingspringsresort.com

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Umpqua Discovery Center

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Jul 172012
 


Interactive Exhibits by OMSI

Discover Life in a Tidewater Town
Find the Perfect Gift in Nature’s Gift Shop
Explore the “Indoor Trail” to discover the unique animals & plants of “Tidewater Country”
Wonderful Artwork at Every Turn by Peggy O’Neal – WOW Arts & Exhibits

A Must See When You Visit the Oregon Coast!

WHERE:  409 Riverfront Way “On the Riverfront” – Reedsport

CALL:  541-271-4816

www.umpquadiscoverycenter.com

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Vista Balloon Adventures

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Jun 282012
 

Imagine floating over Yamhill County’s beautiful wine country in one of the greatest adventures of a lifetime. Between April 1 and October 1, you can see Oregon from a wonderful and unique perspective! Your adventure will begin one-half hour before dawn at Sportsman Airpark in Newberg, Oregon. You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the inflation process of the balloons or just relax and watch as the huge lengths of rainbow colored nylon are unrolled. Watch as the crew holds the balloon tight while industrial sized fans breathe life into the fabric. Finally the propane jets are ignited and the balloons rise ten stories into the morning sky. Then you’ll take to the sky to enjoy the view as you fly over the beautiful countryside. Conclude your adventure with the balloonist’s traditional full catered breakfast and complimentary flight souvenir.

For more information, or to book your adventure, contact Vista Balloon Adventures at 503-625-7385 or 800-622-3309.
www.vistaballoon.com

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Waterlily Studio Jewelry & Beads

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Jul 162012
 

Custom Design & Repair Our Specialty
Knowledgeable Staff, Family Friendly…Fun!
Everything From the Unique to the Essential
Well-Known American & International Artists
World & Fiber Arts, Organic Decor
The Most Diverse Collection in the Northwest

Open Daily 11 – 6-ish

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WHERE:  1901 Hwy 101 – Florence

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CALL:  541-997-7339

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Wildlife Safari

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Jun 282012
 

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Experience Wildlife Like No Where Else!
Wildife Safari is a 600 acre drive-thru animal park, just south of Roseburg, filled with hundreds of animals from Africa, Asia and the Americas. many of the species at Wildlife Safari are threatened and endangered.

Animal Exhibits
Over 500 Exotic & Native Animals
Children’s Petting Zoo
Seasonal Activities at the Safari Village

WHERE:  1790 Safari Road – Winston, Oregon

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CALL:  541-679-6761

www.wildlifesafari.net

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Jul 172012
 

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Winchester Bay RV Resort
2 Cabins for Rent
138 Full Service RV Sites
Water, Sewer, Electricity, Free Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Fire Rings, Picnic Tables
9-Hole Putting Green, Playground
541-271-0287 – Reservations
winchesterbayrvresort.com

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Salmon Harbor Marina
500 Boat Moorage Slips, Water and Electricity
Launch Facilities
Non-ethanol Fuel & Propane Station for all Marine, ATV & Vehicle Fueling
Fish Cleaning Stations
541-271-3407
salmonharbormarina.com

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