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A sign on West 11th Avenue in west Eugene, Oregon proudly claims that this Mexican restaurant has the best tamales in town.  Those are bold words for a recently opened business in a city with many Mexican restaurants and Plaza Latina, an international grocery store that makes its own tortillas, ...
01/03/2015
Pengra Covered Bridge was built in 1938 to carry travelers across Fall Creek to the nearby towns of Jasper and Lowell. The Pengra Bridge contains two of the longest timbers ever cut for a bridge in Oregon. The lower chords measuring 16" x 18" x 126 feet were too large to be run through a mill an...
12/27/2014
The Oregon Coast has some spectacular scenery and camping opportunities, but I've yet to find a better spot than space #17 at Tillicum Beach Campground in the Siuslaw National Forest. The Forest Service campground is located between Yachats and Newport on the Central Oregon Coast. The site offer...
12/27/2014
  Standing proudly at the northwest corner of Gimpl Hill and Pine Grove Roads in Lane County, Oregon is the Spencer Creek Lutheran Church. It stands at a crossroads in the midst of a rural countryside seemingly sparsely inhabited of human population, but full of wild turkey, deer, sheep, cattle, ...
12/25/2014
Paradise is a fitting name for this Willamette National Forest campground nestled in an old-growth douglas fir forest just off of Highway 126 beside the pristine McKenzie River.  It's just over an hour's drive east of Eugene in the Cascade Mountains What it lacks in amenities it more than makes u...
10/26/2014
Climb the stairs to the second floor of a downtown parking garage in Eugene, Oregon and you're greeted with a sign you won't see in most communities: Close Gate in Case of Zombie Outbreak. No one can say that Eugene isn't at the forefront of emergency preparedness.  The local newspaper, The Regi...
10/26/2014
  These lifelong friendships seemingly have no business ever happening.  The people are just too different.  They're from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds.  Sometimes their English is hard to understand. These students have a different circle of friends and interests and are from di...
05/18/2014
 Discover Eugene & Lane County, Oregon I wasn't fortunate enough to be born in Lane County, Oregon.  But I was able to make it my chosen home.  No matter where we travel, my wife and I are always happy to return to this special place in the Pacific Northwest. We live in Eugene, home to the Univer...
03/30/2014
   Wildcat Covered Bridge Travelers along Highway 126 between Eugene and Florence on the Oregon Coast pass by within easy view of the Wildcat Covered Bridge.  Yet few motorists probably realize the bridge is even there. Lane County, Oregon is home to the largest concentration of covered bridges w...
03/29/2014
Every home town has interesting stories to tell about the people and places from the past and present.  With a little research, a relevant photo or two, and perhaps interviews with "those in the know", the number of localism posts is limited only by the blogger's imagination. Now sit back and be ...
11/24/2013
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