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Oregon Wine Month concludes with Memorial Day Weekend Festivals

The Willamette valley is known worldwide for the variety and quality of its wines, particularly its excellent pinot noir. In 2012, Governor Kitzhaber decreed May to be Oregon Wine Month as a way to highlight Oregon Wines, and to encourage […]

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11 places that have healthful food options

Salem Weekly celebrates the edible, the sweet and savory, the nosh-able and gulp-able. Food is essential to life, and is one of the greatest pleasures human beings enjoy. But the

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Heritage Farms -Not your grandmother’s pork, well actually it is more like your grandmothers pork

Heritage Farms Northwest is located on 45 green acres tucked away amid the rolling hills beyond Dallas.  There, Jim and Wendy Parker indulge their passion for pigs, specifically,

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You can grow it

Grow on your own land What could be more local and fresh than food you grow yourself?  Alice Phelan and Peter Bergel have been doing that for most of

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Taco Town – Adios y buen provecho!

Six months ago we set out to help you discover the best, most authentic Mexican food in Salem and Keizer. Having written about a dozen places that meet

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PLAZA MORELIA -Taco Town

Plaza Morelia demonstrates once again the beauty of combining a carneceria (meat market) with a taqueria. When you walk into this place the long meat counter will lead

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AZTECA BAKERY -Taco Town

When you walk into Azteca Bakery and study the menu on two big boards above the counter you may be a little mystified. What are these dishes ...

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SALVADOR’S BAKERY -Taco Town

There are a number of good Mexican bakeries in Salem and Keizer, but Salvador’s may be the oldest and the best. The Larios family started the business way

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Mid Willamette Valley Wine Events -Memorial Day Weekend.

About the cover Silverton artist, Delana Bettoli, has a prestigious portfolio with her illustration work spanning across the music and film industries, children’s books, and the wine industry where

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Minto Island Growers – Behind the Barn

The first thing that struck me about Minto Island Growers, as I drove up their driveway in South Salem early one morning, was a sense of intense activity,

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