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 All-Oregon Newsletter October 2006



Leaves are turning, weather is changing – Fall is here.  This is a beautiful time of the year in Oregon.

This month:
Featured events – Fall events are here.
Featured book – Tales from Oregon State Sports
Featured attraction – Heceta Head Lighthouse
Featured recipe – Chicken Breasts with Potato Crust and Patties

Featured Events
There are a lot of fun things happening in October.  Here are some to get you started.  Be sure and check out more at where you will find hundreds of events every month 

Oregon Harvest Swap
October 1, 2006 -- Canby
Clackamas County Fairgrounds -- phone: 503-622-6813, email: 

Annual Portland Marathon
October 1, 2006 -- Portland
Runners World has called the Portland Marathon "the best people's marathon in the West" and ranked it as one of the top 10 or 15 marathons in the country. Portland, phone: 503.226.1111.

Art Along the Rogue
October 6-8, 2006 -- Grants Pass
This unique 3-day festival features beautiful street chalk-art, interactive art demonstrations and performances, folk music, and a juried art exhibit and sale. Limited prints are available as well. The annual “Art Along the Rogue” kicks off on the First Friday of October in downtown Grants Pass. Art & music downtown along H Street. Contact: 800-547-5927

Harvest Jazz Festival
October 7, 2006 -- Sisters
Third annual Harvest Jazz Concert featuring The Mel Brown Septet. Sisters High School Auditorium, 7:30 pm. Adults $10/Students $5. Contact Jody Henderson at

"See Jane Run" (South Coast all women run & walk)
October 7, 2006 -- Coos Bay
Empire Lakes (John Topits Park),
Call for time. Sponsored by the South Coast Running Club. 5km Run or Walk, 1-mile non-competitive walk. Benefit for Women's Safety and Resource Center. Information: Carolyn Thompson, Race Director  541-756-6341 Pete Dawson, South Coast Running Club  541-267-6329.

Applegate Trail Wagon Train Re-enactment
October 7, 2006 -- Sunny Valley
Historic Sunny Valley welcomes Wagon Master Dee Douglas and her wagon train, accompanied by the “Sheriff’s Posse Outriders” in their trek over a challenging segment of the original 1846 Applegate Trail. The wagon train will begin their journey at the South side of Mt. Sexton arriving at the Applegate Trail Interpretive Center between 1:00~2:00 pm. Contact: 888-411-1846,

October 7, 2006 -- Sisters
The 2nd annual Knights of Columbus "Oktoberfest" will be held from 3-7 pm at the Pavilion of Sisters Inn. Bavarian food, beverages, desserts, music, dancing. door prizes will be available along with a silent auction. Food for those who might not be used to Bavarian food will also be available. Walk-ins welcome. Tickets available from Bob Shaffery at  Adults 12 and over - $10, children 6-11 $5, children 0-5 free. Contact: Larry Labuda at 541.549.5191 or

North Coast Seafood Festival
October 7-8, 2006 -- Tillamook
Sat. 11-6, Sun. 11-5. Tillamook County Fairgrounds, Convention Center/Auditorium, 4603 Third Street. Jeri White, (503) 398-5223

Annual Medford Jazz Jubilee
October 13-15, 2006 -- Medford
Join us for three fun filled magical days of fantastic music. Dixieland & Traditional jazz, zydeco, blues & swing bands play simultaneously at eight locations. Dancing, wonderful food, great accommodations, and beautiful surroundings make this a festival you can't afford to miss! For detailed information please call 541-770-6972 Ext. 313, email:

Klamath Basin Potato Festival
October 14, 2006 -- Merrill
Parade - Lion's Club BBQ Beef Picnic - FREE - Public Invited - Football game - Horse activities - Fun Run. Call Ray at 541-883-6548

NW Car Collectors Swap Meet & Car Show
October 14-15, 2006 -- Portland
Multnomah Expo Center -- phone: 503-694-6922

October 14-15, 2006 -- Eugene
More than sixty local artisans with the common medium of clay exhibit their art and craft at the annual Clay Fest in Eugene, Oregon. This event is one of Oregon's finest art and craft shows featuring an array of ceramic art and handmade pottery. On display will be ceramics from raku to woodfire, from garden art to ceramic sculpture, from functional dinnerware to decorative art.

Annual Yachats Village Mushroom Fest
October 20-22, 2006 -- Yachats
Fabulous Wild Mushroom Cuisine, Guided Mushroom Walks, Exhibits and Identification. Cooking demonstrations, Fungi products, Music, Entertainment and lots of FUN-gi! The Yachats Village Mushroom Fest is sponsored by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce and is generously supported by the Waldport Ranger District and Cape Perpetua, the Yachats Lodging Association, Yachats restaurants, the Yachats Lions Club, the Yachats Volunteer Fire Dept., the Lincoln County Mycological Society, the North American Truffling Society, Cascade Mycological Society, and many area businesses and individuals. Information: 541-547-3530, 1-800-929-0477

Dog Show on the Beach
October 21 2006 -- Cannon Beach
Bow-wow!!! A community event open to all dog lovers and guaranteed to make you smile and your dog wag his tail. From the surf rider event to the barking contest, it’s a fun day on the beach. Proceeds of this event go to the Clatsop County Animal Shelter. Contact Surfsand Resort at 1-800-547-6100 for event schedule.

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair
October 21-22, 2006 -- Odell
Find the best of the 4-county area of the Columbia Gorge: Arts & Crafts, Gourmet Food Products, Fresh Fruit & Produce, Food, Wine, Special Attractions, fun and much more -- at the fairgrounds. Over 90 vendors to see throughout the valley. Also featured will be Carnival Rides, Garden Club Flower Show, Produce, Wine Tasting, Foods, and Music. There will be lots of room for all!  Hood River County Fair Grounds, South of Hood River, I-84 to Hood River , Exit 64, then travel South on Hwy 35 to Odell junction, Follow signs, Odell, OR, phone: 541-354-2865.

Glass Galore Art Fair
October 23-24, 2006 -- Lincoln City
Location to be determined. More than 40 vendors/exhibitors of the hand glass arts, including blown, fused, sketched & slumped. Live demonstrations, raffles and more FMI 541-996-1274 or 1-800-452-2151.

Gala Autumn Festival of Music & Fine Art
October 26, 2006 -- Sweet Home
This year's Gala Autumn Festival of Music & Fine Art will be held at the Sweet Home Church of the Latter Day Saints: 1155 22nd Avenue. Contact: Call Dr. Henry Wlthius at (541) 367-4764.

Featured Book

Tales from Oregon State Sports
Author: Jeff Welsch; Buy New: $13.57
"Tales from Oregon State Sports" offers a kalidescopic look at the rich, often colorful history of sports at Oregon State University. Co-authors Jeff Welsch and George P. Edmonston Jr. have done a wonderful job of bringing to light some of the lesser-known moments in the OSU heritage, but they've also managed to make some of the more familiar legends (such as the fabled "Giant Killers" OSU football team of 1967) seem fresh. Another excellent aspect of the volume is that the authors have sought to portray the total spectrum of athletics over the past century-plus on the Corvallis campus. Even though the basketball and football programs have gained the most fame, there's also plenty in here about wrestling, baseball, women's sports, track and field, and more.

Featured Attraction
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Heceta Head State Park (which includes Devils Elbow State Park) is located in a cove at the mouth of Cape Creek. There are picnic tables sheltered from the wind and a great view of the ocean. A short trail leads to the historic Heceta Head lighthouse and lighthouse keeper's house. A recently-completed trail gives you a spectacular view of the coast north to Cape Perpetua. Heceta Head trail is part of a 7-mile network. Trails of varying difficulty feature beach and wildlife viewing areas. Wildlife refuge islands feature a view of puffins, cormorants, gulls, and other bird nesting areas. Sea lions and whales can be seen from the beach and cliff-top lighthouse.

Featured Oregon Recipe
Chicken Breasts with Potato Crust and Patties

Serves 4

·         4 Oregon grown chicken breasts, skinned
·         3 medium Oregon grown potatoes, peeled
·         6 tablespoons mayonnaise
·         1/4 cup parmesan cheese 
·         2 tablespoons minced parsley
·         2 large cloves garlic, minced
·         Salt and pepper
·         Paprika

Shred potatoes and place in bowl of cold water to cover. Let stand 5 minutes, drain, place on paper towels and squeeze dry. In a medium bowl, combine potato with mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Spread potato mixture in a thin layer over top of chicken breast. Place bone side down on two jelly roll pans or other flat pans. Shape remaining potato mixture into 4 patties and place in pans. Sprinkle chicken and potatoes with salt, pepper and paprika. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear when pierced with a skewer and potatoes are golden.

Recipe from Oregon Fryer Commission

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Jackie Farris