He was first known for writing songs for David Kersh before signing to Virgin Records Nashville in 2000.
Tickets were given away by the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast for this afternoon’s event along with free admission into the Rose Festival’s City Fair at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Don’t miss out on all the fun, make your reservations for this year’s Rose Festival Events.
Check out Chris Cagle’s lastest hit: Got my Country On:
Check out the link to Portland’s Saturday Market! Lots of things to do and great places to eat! Go enjoy the FUN!
Today, I completed my first 2011 MAC Annual Wine Ride touring Oregon wine country and treating myself to a fabulous made-to-order gourmet brunch — without guilt!
Starting at the Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall, Oregon I wandered along 36.8 miles of scenic Polk County Wine Country, through the town of Independence and across the Willamette River on the historic Buena Vista ferry and then made a loop back to the winery. As I approached the ferry crossing, I spotted an osprey nests up on the platforms and along the route was up close and personal with two turkey buzzards feasting on a dead rabbit just a few feet from me as I crossed the dead carcass in the road. This was just an incredible day in Oregon to be cycling.
Click here for the 2011_MAC_Wine_Ride_Map.
After my ride, I returned to the Eola Hills Winery for the reward of a fabulous brunch prepared by Eola Hills Winery’s master chefs that include stuffed crepes, eggs Benedict, waffles, omelets, sauteed oysters, and more, along with a choice of wine or champagne.
Check out their wonderful Menu for July 24th:
Fresh Pan Fried Oysters from Willapa Bay
Roast Beef Sliders with Onions and Cheese
Fruit Supreme w/
Fresh Fruit, Yogurt and Granola
FOUR styles of Eggs Benedict; Ultimate,
Traditional, Seafood and Veggie
Stick to your Ribs Biscuits and
an Omelet Bar with about 20 toppings to choose
Belgian & Hazelnut Waffles along with Crepes
Stir Fried Veggies
Spring Mix Salad with Apples and
Platter of Watermelon
homemade desserts and much more.
And don’t forget to belly up to the wine tasting bar to sample their wine selections and take home a bottle of their outstanding wines. I particularly like their 2009 Pinot Gris and their Pacific Blanc a Oregon White Wine after a hot day biking the latter that I am sipping now as a draft this post.
The Eola Hills Winery is approximately 58 minutes from the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast in Portland, Oregon. Bring your bikes and enjoy a day of cycling Oregon.
“Festival of Birds” is an event sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the City of Portland and Portland Audubon for a Celebration of Migratory Birds.
“A welcome sign of spring, Portland’s migratory birds are arriving in the northwest from their tropical wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America. The Festival invites families and bird lovers to enjoy a day outdoors and learn about birds through a variety of fun activities such as: Guided bird walks, Live music and stories, Nature photography field trips, Kids’ games and art activities, Live birds from Portland Audubon, and Exhibits about the birds of Portland.
Oaks Bottom and other natural areas in Portland are important to migrating birds for nesting, wintering, resting and re-fueling. Come and see birds hailing from as far away as Argentina in Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, the City of Portland’s first designated Migratory Bird Park.
This is a free festival for the whole family to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. No registration is required.
Pack a lunch, bring your bikes and enjoy birding!
One of Portland’s original beer festivals, the 17th annual Spring Beer & Wine Fest returns to the Oregon Convention Center for another year of exceptional artisan food and drink. Enjoy samples of more than 80 craft beers, 30 regional wineries and local artisan spirits, plus tastes of specialty cheese and handcrafted chocolate, all while mingling with brewers and winemakers and enjoying a global shopping marketplace, cooking demonstrations, educational seminars and live music from Northwest bands!
We still have rooms for the Waterfront Blues Festival , July 2 through July 5th. Get out and enjoy the sun, the waterfront and the music.
You can make your reservations at The Fulton House at any time on our website — www.thefultonhouse.com We’re located right in the city, just a few minutes from city center. Or walk a short block and take a bus or two short blocks and take the trolley. No need to drive — enjoy our wonderful transit system here in Portland, Oregon.
Summer has come to Oregon in a rush. Temperatures here in Portland are in the high 70’s-80’s, the sun is shining brightly and the weatherman is predicting perfectly clear skies with not a cloud in sight. But, like almost always, there is a cooling breeze that keeps us from over-heating.
Check out a video of the Waterfront Blues 2009 — Robben Ford .
Don’t miss this exciting event and great entertainers. The Portland Waterfront Blues Festival is the 2nd largest in the USA.
The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is the largest blues festival on the West Coast and the second largest blues festival in the nation.
And we still have rooms left. So don’t delay — book your reservations now. Call us at 503-892-5781. or book on-line at www.thefultonhouse.com
Also, remember that there’s a bus stop a half-block from The Fulton House, which will take you downtown to the Festival. You’ll avoid the incredible hassles and expense of trying to park near the Park by taking public transportation, and you’ll also have no fears of a Breathalyzer and DUI if you have a beer or two.
Schedule of Events: Check out the Waterfront Blues Website for more information.
“In Portland, Oregon the spirit of the spring is Rose Spirit, a time to cheer up and celebrate community with Portland’s Official Festival, the Portland Rose Festival!”
We invite you to browse the many more great events of the 2010 Portland Rose Festival Calendar of Events located on their website: Portland Rose Festival 2010.
Please note that The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast is located in southwest Portland, the same quadrant of the City as Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the mooring of the naval vessels and the tall ships, and many of the activities. All the parades, including the Grand Floral Parade, wind through southwest.
If you drive, it’s about 5 minutes away. If you prefer public transportation to avoid the hassle and expense of downtown parking, there’s a bus stop about a half-block away from us. We are also just one block from Willamette Park and just a few blocks from the boat ramp so if you are bringing your boat to enjoy the fun during Fleet Week stay with us so you can conveniently launch your boat.
But make your reservations now. Thousands pour into Portland each year for the Portland Rose Festival. The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast is a terrific place to stay while you explore Portland and enjoy the Rose Festival. And we are just minutes to downtown Portland. Book your room today!
We’re looking forward to seeing you Friday, April 2 & Saturday, April 3, 2010at the 16th Annual Spring Beer & Wine Festival. Here’s how easy it is to get to the Oregon Convention Center from the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast. Walk a 1/2-block to SW Macadam & Nevada St, ride city bus #35 (for just $2) exit at the Rose Quarter stop and then a short 4 minute walk to the Convention Center. Then Reverse directions to get back to us. Follow these instructions and you’ll have absolutely no worries about the hassles and expense of downtown parking. More importantly, you’ll avoid being stopped by one of Portland’s finest and being issued a ticket for DUI.
Book your reservations now! Mention this blog and receive $10 off each night in April when booking for 2 or more nights.
One of Portland’s original beer festivals, the 16th annual Spring Beer & Wine Fest returns to the Oregon Convention Center for another year of exceptional artisan food and drink. Enjoy samples of more than 80 craft beers, 30 regional wineries and local artisan spirits, plus tastes of specialty cheese and handcrafted chocolate, all while mingling with brewers and winemakers and enjoying a global shopping marketplace, cooking demonstrations, educational seminars and live music from Northwest bands!
Hop aboard the Tour de Cheese
Mingle with artisan brewers, vintners, distillers & cheese makers
Nibble on tasty gourmet delights
Get schooled at the Chefs Stage – and eat your homework
Groove to tunes from hot NW bands
For tickets and info, check out the website!
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