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Oregon lost one of its greatest champions when Gerry Frank died at 98
Oregon lost one of its greatest champions when Gerry Frank died at 98

Gerry wore many hats during his long 10 decades of life. Like actress Betty White, who passed away New Year’s Eve just a few weeks before her 100th birthday, it’s sad Gerry couldn’t add centenarian to his pedigree.

By Carol McAlice Currie | Best of the Willamette Valley
The Willamette Valley grows a lot of the state's hazelnut crop
The Willamette Valley grows a lot of the state's hazelnut crop

Farmers grow several different kinds of hazelnuts here in the Willamette Valley because of the region's moderate climate, and local companies use hazelnuts in many of their products.

By Emma Davis | Best of the Willamette Valley
Willamette Valley is one of state’s top grass-seed producers
Willamette Valley is one of state’s top grass-seed producers

Oregon produces grass seed on approximately 400,000 acres and 360,000 of them are right here on the fertile valley floor.

By Carol McAlice Currie | Best of Willamette Valley

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Local burger restaurant grows to seven locations serving fresh food and beef
Local burger restaurant grows to seven locations serving fresh food and beef

Nancy Jo’s Burgers & Fries has made a name for itself serving wholesome burgers, fries, and delicious shakes.

Getting away to the coast
Getting away to the coast

Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or an extended vacation, there is comfort, convenience and just plain exhalation to be had at the Three Rivers resort by the sea.

By Three Rivers Casino & Resort
Enjoy digging into fun and dessert at Willamette Valley Pie Company
Enjoy digging into fun and dessert at Willamette Valley Pie Company

Year after year, the pie company rolls out the red carpet for the community and tourists alike.

By Emma Davis | Best of the Willamette Valley
Gender-reveal parties get creative with custom designs by Michelle Ashley Custom Cakes
Gender-reveal parties get creative with custom designs by Michelle Ashley Custom Cakes

Designed to take the place of outrageous pranks and stunts, gender-reveal cakes and cupcakes are very popular at one local bakery.

By Carol McAlice Currie | Best of the Willamette Valley