Gorge Life


Entertainment Update for Jan. 7

Vox plays house concert; ‘Old Man’ author visits Jan. 17; World’s Finest in town Jan. 6

HR launches inaugural ‘Music Month’ in February

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce is declaring February 2017 “Hood River Music Month” and inviting Gorge-area nonprofits, educational institutions, hotels, restaurants, wineries, cideries and saloons to participate in the month-long festivities.

The Ale List: B.I.G. plans first ‘Holiday Hangover’ Fest

Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) is offering its first “Holiday Hangover Brew Fest” in downtown Hood River. B.I.G. is a non-profit organization that is comprised of 12 breweries located in the Columbia Gorge region of Washington and Oregon, spanning from Washougal to The Dalles.

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Yesteryears: Parents sign petitions seeking lower speed limits in Odell in 1967

Some 50 petitioners seeking to slow traffic down on a Wy’east – Odell road were gaining a response, but learning that the wheels of government turn slowly.

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Chandra Man Bajyoo begins ‘Interesting People’ series at Mt. Hood Town Hall

Chandra Man Bajyoo, a Nepali guide who has done more than 100 treks in the Himalayas, will speak about his experiences at the Mt. Hood Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

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Andersons celebrate 60th Jan. 19

Jean and Andy Anderson were next door neighbors in the coal mining town of Marianna, Pa. Jean

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Travelogue: Spain

Auberges and coincidences on the Camino Trail

As I round the year of my 80th birthday, we still occasionally have a wild hair or two of yesteryear. Maybe it is like Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in “Walk in the Woods,” where the two of them take off trying to walk the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail (AT) back East.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 4

‘Old Man’ author visits Jan. 17; World’s Finest in town Jan. 6; more

‘Writing Memories for the Next Generation’

Memoirist Carolyn Wood will facilitate a creative writing workshop called Writing Memories for the Next Generation on Jan. 10 at the Hood River Library. The workshop will run from 3-4:30 p.m. and focus on developing a creative nonfiction piece.

‘Death: An Oral History’ Jan. 28

On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Portland author Casey Jarman will read from his book “Death: An Oral History” at the Hood River Library. A group conversation will follow the reading.

Lions pick up Christmas trees Jan. 7

Hood River Lions will be picking up Christmas trees in the City of Hood River this coming Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

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‘The Hero’s Journey’ at Columbia Center for Arts

Columbia Center for the Arts’ first exhibition of 2017 is “Men’s Art: The Hero’s Journey,” running Jan. 6-29. This juried show explores the hero’s journey through the eyes of male artists for the region in a variety of artistic forms.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 31

World’s Finest in town Jan. 6, New Year’s Eve music planner, more

‘Big Lebowski Dude Bowl’ benefits Little Oak Jan. 27

Gather a team of five and dress in your Big Lebowski best for the first-ever Big Lebowski Dude Bowl in support of Little Oak Montessori Jan. 27 at Orchard Lanes, Hood River.

Paint-out Jan. 21 features ‘Heart & Soul’

Calling all community members who love to make art — all levels of artistic ability welcome. Columbia Center for the Arts will be hosting a community paint-out in their studio/classroom at the center on Saturday, Jan. 21, and folks are welcome to drop in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.