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Archive for August, 2011

Farmers Markets Growing in Number, Popularity

USDA: Farmers Markets Growing in Number, Popularity 111 farmers markets currently operate in Oregon By Oregon Small Business Association The number of farmers markets selling fresh, locally and regionally grown produce grew significantly over the past year. According to the 2011 National Farmers Market Directory recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than […]

Losing the Columbia Gorge View Point Inn

Fire and Financial Woes Close Historic View Point Inn An accidental fire at the historic View Point Inn and Restaurant overlooking the Columbia River Gorge left the Inn’s future in limbo. The fire apparently started when a spark from the chimney ignited the roof on July 10, closing the Inn indefinitely. Co-owner Geoff Thompson and […]