more about: Oregon

The Perfect Autumn Getaway: Ashland, Oregon

Early autumn in Ashland may be the best time of year to visit the southern Oregon town: The leaves are turning, and this year, its legendary Shakespeare fest is as lively as ever. We sent writer Christopher Hall to check it out. Here are his picks for the five perfect components to an autumn Ashland visit. Play time During the first season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 80 years ago, […]

The Hammock Tree, Perfected

Western farmers are always innovating. Hydroponics, vertical farms, the purple tomato—you name it, they’ve green-thumbed it. They even innovate accidentally, like by raising a forest of poplars perfect for hammock hanging.

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Dreamy Outdoor Shower on an Oregon Farm

Artist/builder/lightning rod Drew Bennett and Brent Bucknum, CEO of Oakland’s Hyphae Design Lab were tasked with building a shower for a campsite on a farm in Salem, OR. True-blue Westerners, they knew only one way to do this sort of project: Make it totally sustainable and totally awesome. The pair used three existing poplar trees as the posts for the deck, […]

The Verdict on the Purple Tomato

Just when we thought we were at a tomato dead-end out here (not really—that’ll never happen), along comes ‘Indigo Rose’. Named after a burlesque dancer? Nope, it’s the color. Oregon State University released the much anticipated purple tomato this year…anticipated as much as a vintage of wine. I mean, this baby even has her own 700-word press release. ‘Indigo Rose’ isn’t […]

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