Yachats Village Mushroom Fest Oct. 20-21

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Don’t Miss This Free Halloween Event Happening on the Oregon Coast

Photo used with permission from Halloween Happenins Facebook.

Halloween Happenins is the perfect family Halloween event to take the kids to this October.  From a pet parade to face painting, Halloween Happenins is the reason you need to get out to the Oregon coast this month!

Visit Halloween Happenins this October in Seaside Oregon! Photo by Betty Autier via Flickr CC2.

Kids are sure to have a blast at the many

...read more at https://thatoregonlife.com/2018/10/halloween-happenins-oregon-coast/

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West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of national security and despite opposition from coastal states.

The proposal was described to The Associated Press by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and two Republican lawmakers.

“I respect the state of Washington and Oregon and California,” Zinke said in an interview with AP. “But also, it’s in our interest for national security and our allies to make sure that they have access to affordable energy commodities.”

...read more at https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/apnewsbreak-us-eyes-military-bases-for-coal-gas-exports/

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#1 Social Casino Game Slotomania Kicks Off the 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush with a Bus Tour and …

TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 15, 2018–Slotomania, one of the first free-to-play social casino games, is taking its game industry-pioneering roots to the West Coast of the United States with a bus tour to celebrate the pioneers of the California Gold Rush, just in time for the historic event’s 170th anniversary. The Slotomania Bus tour invites fans to celebrate with prizes and activities as it travels through eleven cities from Portland, Oregon, to San Diego, California.

The tour includes special events, prize giveaways and VIP dinners. Slotomania will also conduct its own “gold rush” in Fresno, California, and San Diego, California, by

...read more at https://apnews.com/98a1cf915cfc456ab66a37bf1e0f0f89

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Travel Oregon Invites Explorers to Discover the Magic of Oregon’s Seasons

The trail was developed to inspire Oregonians and visiting explorers to get outside and explore the natural wonders of each destination, generate a sense of community pride, enhance economic impacts and contribute to local arts and culture initiatives. Murals in The Dalles, Roseburg, Prineville, Oakridge and Ontario are complete. Murals on the Oregon Coast and Tualatin Valley will be installed soon. Communities were selected based upon their successful completion of a Travel Oregon Rural Tourism Studio and the myriad of quality experiences travelers can enjoy in each area. Community mural ribbon-cutting events

...read more at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/travel-oregon-invites-explorers-to-discover-the-magic-of-oregons-seasons-300731258.html

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Free October Events at Pasadena Senior Center

There is something for everyone in October at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.

You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.

A Matter of Balance – Tuesdays, Oct. 2 to Nov. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Are you concerned about falling? Learn how to reduce the fear of falling and increase balance, activity levels, confidence and independence during this eight-week, interactive workshop that combines discussion, video and exercise. Reservations are required: 626-685-6732.

Screening Mimis Film Discussion Club – Tuesdays, Oct. 2 and 16, at 3 p.m. Diehard film fans are

...read more at http://pasadenajournal.com/free-october-events-at-pasadena-senior-center-3/

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These 12 Oregon lighthouses still stand tall

Oregon was a rough place to build a lighthouse. Ships that traveled the rugged Pacific Coast needed beacons to navigate the shoreline, but those same conditions that plagued sailors plagued the builders of lighthouses designed to help them.
 

In 1857, crews erected a light at the mouth of the Umpqua River, and four years later it collapsed into the river. In 1896, the Coquille River Lighthouse was constructed on a jetty, but that didn’t stop a schooner from crashing into it after only a year. The Cape Blanco Lighthouse required heroic efforts from its keepers for decades, who fixed

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/10/9feb6db4cd2561/these-12-oregon-lighthouses-st.html

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Glass floats will now be hidden on Lincoln City coast year-round …

Visitors of Lincoln City will now be able to search for treasure 365 days a year.

Finders Keepers, a program where glass floats are hidden along the 7-mile stretch of Oregon Coast, is commemorating its 20th anniversary by extending operations to year-round.

The change went into effect on the first day of the season, Saturday, Oct. 13.

Created in 1999, Finders Keepers was meant to bring people to Lincoln City during the slower winter season. The transition from hiding floats over a few months to year-round marks the most significant change in the program’s 20 years.

“Finders Keepers has grown to become Lincoln

...read more at https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/central-coast/glass-floats-will-now-be-hidden-on-lincoln-city-coast-year-round/283-604079378

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Marijuana growers wrestle with cannabis’ high-tech, industrial future

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A PathogenDX sample holder can be used to detect 40 bacterial contaminants in each of 12 samples with a 6-hour test process. The company showed a new version of its technology at the New West Summit marijuana show.


...read more at https://www.cnet.com/news/marijuana-growers-wrestle-with-cannabis-high-tech-industrial-future/

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The Best Hikes Within Two Hours of Portland


Lower Macleay to Pittock Mansion

Distance from Portland: 3 miles
Difficulty: 6
Best for: Peace and quiet amidst the bustle of the big city, Instagrammable views of Portland and Mount Hood

Boasting 5,100 acres of lush second growth forest only 3 miles from Downtown, Forest Park proves that even if you are without a set of wheels, there’s no excuse for skipping out on a solid hike. Walk, bike, bus, or Uber your way to the Lower Macleay Trailhead, then enjoy an explosion of scenery that includes bridges, a

...read more at https://www.thrillist.com/lifestyle/portland/best-portland-hikes

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