Monday, October 20, 2014

Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood Tour

Sea To Summit provides a Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood Tour. Sea To Summit is owned and operated by native Portland, Oregonians who operate custom 4X4 vehicles for touring year round. Their Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Tours are a full day's adventure starting with the scenic Columbia River Gorge working its way to Mount Hood. Tours are available every day of the week, so no matter what day you have off this opportunity is available to you. Read more details about this Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood Tour from Sea To Summit below.
$125.00 per person Sea to Summit offers Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood Loop Tours All Winter Long!!! Begin the day with visits to Chanticleer Point, Crown Point and the Vista House, all breathtaking viewpoints of the Columbia River Gorge. Travel along the Historic Columbia River Highway constructed in 1912-1914 and explore numerous waterfalls including Latourell Falls, Wahkeena Falls, Horsetail Falls and 620 ft. Multnomah Falls (North Americas second tallest year round waterfall). Continuing on, it is a short trip to the Bonneville Dam salmon ladders and Oregon’s largest fish hatchery. From the Bonneville area we pass the Bridge of the Gods and travel to the town of Hood River, Oregon, the wind surfing capitol of the world. In this area a stop for lunch, by a fresh fruit stand or winery is always a option during the tour. Continuing the journey around the scenic east side of the Mt. Hood to the National Historic Landmark, Timberline Lodge, est 1934. This Magnificent Lodge sits at 6,000 ft on the south south side of Mt. Hood, Oregon’s tallest volcano. Home to Timberline Ski Area, this historical lodge has been featured in movies such as “The Shinning” and is considered to be “Every ones Playground” Sea to Summit’s Mt Hood & Columbia River Gorge Loop Tour is amazingly scenic and very informative, both historically and geographically. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes, light jacket and a camera on this awesome Sea to Summit Tour!
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Columbia River Gorge Tour

Sea To Summit provides a half day tour just for the Columbia River Gorge. Take in the waterfalls, the historic highway, Chanticleer Viewpoint, the Vista House and more. This is a great tour for people who are not from the area, people who rather take photos than drive or for those who want to kick back, relax and just enjoy the scenery. These tours are very informative and have a large range of dates to choose from so you can enjoy it on a day that works best for you. Read Sea To Summit's description of their Columbia River Gorge Tour below.
Sea to Summit’s Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour takes you along the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway, built in 1912-1914. Visit scenic Chanticleer viewpoint, Crown Point and the Vista House, all with incredible views of the Columbia River Gorge. Learn the history and unique geographical features that created and surround this designated national Scenic Area. Tour and explore numerous waterfalls, including Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Wahkeena Falls, Horsetail Falls and the breathtaking 620ft Multnomah Falls. Sea to Summit’s magnificent Columbia River Gorge Tours are not complete without a visit to the Bonneville Dam, Columbia River Salmon ladders, Oregon’s largest fish hatchery and Sturgeon Research Center.
Our Columbia River Gorge Tours are historically and geographically informative and very scenic! So please make sure to bring a camera on this incredible, short but sweet, 1/2 day Sea to Summit tour!
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The Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

The Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition was held October 8th and 9th at the Historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, in Hood River Oregon. This competition is a one of a kind as the judging is done by the professionals who had also nominated the competitors and conducted the blind evaluations. Wild Goose Vineyards' 2012 God's Mountain Vineyard Riesling won best of show. Read more about this Northwest Invitational Wine Competition winner below.
Best of show: Wild Goose Vineyards 2012 God's Mountain Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $20: The Kruger brothers are second-generation winemakers near the town of Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, where they specialize in such white varieties as Riesling, Gewrztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. They craft some of the finest wine anywhere, and this further proves it. Created in a Germanic style, the nose is filled with Meyer lemon, ripe pear, minerality and hint of petrol. It's brilliantly dry with quince, Asian pear, lemon juice and lime peel. The mouthwatering finish immediately demands another sip. (12.5 percent alcohol)
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Wedding at Wahkeena Falls

You never know what will be happening when you visit a waterfall. This couple held a spontaneous DIY wedding at Wahkeena Falls, and it was beautiful. Waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge are amazing locations for any wedding. The scenery of waterfalls, trees and all the natural beauty they are great ways to save money on the venue and decorations. Read some details from the bride herself about her arrival to Wahkeena Falls for the first time for her wedding below.
When we got to the parking lot of Wahkeena Falls, that was the first time we had all been there. It was the first time we met our photographer, Carl Zoch. I walked down the aisle of white roses with my dad to the processional song of the acoustic version of Lover’s Carvings by Bibio, which Freddie’s talented musician cousin played with guitar. You could hear the sound of the waterfall. It was magical. All I could feel in that moment was complete calm and happiness. There I was walking down the aisle with my closest family and friends watching (with no seating…they were all such good sports and were all standing since this ceremony was more elopement style. It wasn’t a place we booked, we just went there for the first time and got married there). Our wedding officiant was, Matt. He is a best friend to both of us. Freddie has known him since middle school and I’ve known him since high school. It felt really special to have someone who truly knows us well and our relationship to marry us. Everything he said was personable and funny, exactly what we wanted ☺ We exchanged our own vows that we wrote ourselves along with our Tacori rings. The ceremony was probably no longer than 15 minutes.
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Analemma Wines

The Columbia River Gorge provides a unique combination of climates and soils which results in yielding 30 varieties of premium grapes. These variations of grapes provide diverse, interesting and complex varieties of the finest wines all in one region. Analemma Wines is located in Mosier Oregon, where they use organic farming practices on their vineyards. Analemma Wines is also moving towards organic practices for their orchards more each season. Read more about what Analemma Wines has to offer visitors below.
In the cellar, we work methodically to minimize fingerprints on the wines such as oxygen, heavy oak, and the effects of filtering. Through deliberate handling we strive to capture the essence of each of the vineyards that we farm, creating a window into the site’s soil, microclimate and culture. Each of our wines are produced in small quantities that allow us to keep our philosophy in practice. We believe that each wine’s vitality and vibrant character shines particularly bright because of the personal care taken from pruning to picking and pressing to bottling.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Camping World's ROCKTOBER Deals

Camping World in Wood Village is currently promoting their ROCKTOBER Deals on Top Rated Products. These amazing deals last until November 2nd, so if your looking to get some great gifts for your outdoors man friend or family member here is your shopping opportunity.  Visit your Wood Village Camping World at 24000 NE Sandy Boulevard. Learn about Camping World's new Mobile App below.
Camping World releases the android version of its popular outdoor mobile app. The Camping World mobile app for android provides users with a quick and easy way to shop thousands of RV, camping and outdoor products as well as RVs for sale straight from your phone. Everything you need for life on the road or in the great outdoors at the touch of a button.
  • Find the nearest Camping World SuperCenter. With over 100+ SuperCenters nationwide, we offer directions, hours, services offered and contact information for each store.
  • Browse and shop over 10,000 camping and outdoor related items straight from your phone. See detailed product information, photos and video. Read customer reviews and ratings for each product. Use our simple and user-friendly checkout to quickly purchase a product.
  • View thousands of RV's for sale across the country. Sort by year, make, model and price. See detailed vehicle information with interior and exterior photos. Email, print or share vehicle listings via social media straight from your phone.
  • Flip through our latest sale catalog to make sure you never miss out on great deals online or at a Camping World SuperCenter near you.

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Boneless Thursday's at Buffalo Wild Wings

The City of Wood Village has many delicious dining options. One of these options include Buffalo Wild Wings, located in the Wood Village Town Center. Boneless Wings are on special every Thursday at Buffalo Wild Wings. With the game on many large flat screens, beer and chicken wings your sure to have a great time at Buffalo Wild Wings in Wood Village. Read more about Boneless Thursdays below. 
Either the greatest day of the week or the greatest day of all time.
Why should Friday get all the love? Every Thursday our Boneless Wings are specially priced all day. That means you might want to start thinking about day #4 as your favorite day of the week. Sure, you still have to go in to work tomorrow, but being able to order our juicy, delicious all white meat Boneless Wings at a discount does make it feel like the weekend started a day early.
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