Alpenfest worth a trip to Northeast Oregon


WALLOWA LAKE — Lilting waltzes and polkas will fill the air around southern Wallowa Lake as Oregon’s Alpenfest brings Swiss-Bavarian culture to Wallowa County for the 39th year Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Oregon’s Alpenfest entices visitors from near and far, taking place in Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa Lake, with the main performances at the century-old Edelweiss Inn next to the Wallowa […]

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Quick Takes: July 5, 2017

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Month full of programs at Oregon Trail center BAKER CITY — The Bureau of Land Management is hosting several special interpretive programs throughout July for visitors at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center – providing lots of opportunities for visitors and families to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the old west during summer vacations. On July 14 and 15, […]

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‘Our Little Switzerland’


WALLOWA LAKE — Although Alpenfest was included in The Oregonian’s list Oregon’s best places to raise a stein for Oktoberfest, the Swiss-Bavarian festival stands apart from that celebration. “We try to differentiate ourselves from all the Oktoberfest celebrations happening in the area,” Chuck Anderson, Alpenfest president, said. Anderson said Oregon has a decent population of Swiss people, but Wallowa County […]

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It’s well worth ordering dessert

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Now playing in Baker City, Pendleton and La Grande, "Terminator Genisys" is a hit with audiences.

Northeast Oregon eats WHERE I ATE: Vali’s Alpine Restaurant, 59811 Wallowa Lake Highway, Joseph WHAT I ORDERED: Pork schnitzel, sweet and sour red cabbage and cheddar au gratin potatoes THE VERDICT: A few years ago I took my parents to a Mother’s Day dinner at Vali’s Alpine Restaurant at Wallowa Lake. I still remember it — pork with polenta. Now […]

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