Archive for November, 2013

Portland Oregon Christmas Ship Parade 2013

Portland’s Christmas Ships Parade
December 6 – 21, 2013

2013 marks the 59th year for the Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Oregon. Please click on the Willamette or the Columbia Schedule links for complete schedules with route details including viewing locations and times for restaurants, hotels and outdoor viewing.

The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the two Columbia and Willamette River fleets. Both fleets will be out most every night for two weeks beginning December 6, 2013 and running nightly through December 21, 2013 (with the exception of Monday, December 9th, when the Christmas Ships will not run). The fleet will do a special performance in Camas, WA on Nov. 30th. As we are an all volunteer organization, not all the boats make it out every night, but we always seem to have enough enthused Captains to put on a lively parade.

Without donations from the restaurants and the hotels that are situated along the waterfront, this parade would not be possible. Please book your Christmas parties at our sponsoring restaurants and hotels. They are listed by viewing dates on the fleet schedule links with phone numbers and links to their websites. Their donations are used to pay the Christmas Ship, Inc. expenses for promoting and maintaining the organization. Each Christmas Ship skipper pays his own fuel costs and receives no money from the donations. Christmas Ships, Inc is a non-profit organization, and depends on your donations, and the donations from our supporting businesses, to keep this event alive in Portland and Vancouver.

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Oregon Christmas Tree Farms Benton Lincoln Linn Marion & Yamhill Counties

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Benton County
Donovan’s Christmas Trees
http://www.exchangenet.net/donovanplace/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, restrooms, wreaths, refreshments, we can cut the tree for you, gift shop, pottery studio, flocking, Precut trees Christmas trees, hay rides/wagon rides rides
5720 S.W. Donovan Place, Corvallis, OR 97333. Phone: 541-758-6237. Open: Tuesday – Friday from 12pm – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 5pm; Closed on Mondays. Directions: West Corvallis. ½ mile south of Benton County fairgrounds. Turn off 53rd Ave. onto Willow. Follow Willow 3 blocks, turn right on 56th. Go one block, turn left onto Donovan Place.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand, Nordmann, Scotch pine, Concolor.
(UPDATED: November 06, 2013, from their website)

Midway Farms
http://midwayfarmsoregon.com/
Follows organic practices, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, free tree trimmings, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
6980nw highway 20, Albany, OR 97321. Phone: (541)740-6141. Email: info@midwayfarmsoregon.com. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 6pm; Monday thru Thursday by appointment.
From Corvallis travel 6miles east on highway 20 toward Albany. We on the right hand side. From I5 take either Albany exit, follow signs to down town Albany. From down town Albany take bridge over Willamette river heading to Corvallis/Hwy 20. Head west on highway 20. We are 3 miles from the bridge on the left hand side. Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Noble Fir.
Living, rooted tree varieties: Leyland Cypress, Red Pine, and other varieties (call!).
(UPDATED: December 17, 2010)

Sunrise Tree Farm
http://www.sunrise-trees.com/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, wreaths, refreshments, we can cut the tree for you, gift shop, Restroom, wagon rides, trees baled for you, Precut trees Christmas trees, Tree maze! Campfire, Log benches, Christmas store, Fresh popcorn, Hot drinks, Free coloring books, Tree farming educational displays, Snowmen 2’ – 20’, Photo opportunities.
Hwy 223, Philomath, OR 97370. Phone: 541-929-2289. Email: sunrise@peak.org. Directions: 20 miles northwest of Corvallis. Take Hwy 20 to Hwy 223. Turn north and go 8 and a half miles, 1 mile past Price Creek Road, on the right. From the north: Hwy 22 to Hwy 223, through Dallas, Pedee and past the Kings Valley Store. Turn left into the farm 200’ south of Maxfield Creek Road. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving to December 19; Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Douglas-fir, White pine, Scotch pine.
(UPDATED: November 06, 2013, from their website)

Toland Tree Farm
http://www.tolandtreefarm.blogspot.com/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, tree shaking provided, free tree trimmings, saws provided, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties
850 Nebergall Loop, Albany, OR 97321. Phone: 541-926-5051. Alternate Phone: 541-974-4546. Email: kirstentoland@comcast.net. Open: 2013 U – Cut Hours Open Fridays 12 pm to dusk, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to dusk; December 6 to 8 December 13 to 15. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir.
PreCut varieties: Noble Fir.
(UPDATED: November 13, 2013) (UPDATED: November 19, 2012) (UPDATED: October 04, 2011) (ADDED: August 23, 2010)

Vollstedt Farms

Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, wreaths, refreshments, we can cut the tree for you, gift shop, restrooms, wagon rides, trees baled for you, mistletoe, wagon ride to field (28,000 trees) past cattle and wetlands with wildlife. Return to warm greenhouse ready with complimentary wassail, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. Wean bale trees and shake out loose needles. Tree stands are available.
451 Quarry Road, Albany, OR 97321. Phone: 541-926-5640. Email: vollstedtfarms@comcast.net. Directions: One mile from downtown Albany – over bridge onto Springhill Road. for one mile, turn left on Quarry. Follow signs. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving to mid-December, on Wednesday and Thursday from 12 noon til dark; and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am til dark; closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Douglas-fir, Nordmann fir, Shasta red fir, Noble fir.
(UPDATED: November 06, 2013, jbs) (UPDATED: December 08, 2008)
NOTE from a visitor, December 11, 2006: “Vollstedt exceeded expectations. They were extremely friendly, and had a great selection of very nice trees.”

Lincoln County
Fishing Family Farm –

Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas boughs, saws provided,
11966 Logsden Road, Blodgett, OR 97326. Phone: 541 265-2775. Alternate Phone: 541 444-4445. Email: egriff57@charter.net. Open: daily from 9 am to dusk; opening Friday after Thanksgiving and closing Monday, December 24 . Directions: From Newport, Toledo, or Siletz areas: Highway 20 East to the Highway 229 intersection at Toledo. Take the turnoff and turn right onto Logsden Road in Siletz. Our farm is located just before the 12 mile marker. From Corvallis and other valley points: Take Highway 20 West to the intersection of Highway 229 and 20. Follow the directions as above. Payment: Cash, Check. Please tell us how you chose our farm for your tree purchase.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Noble Fir.
(ADDED: October 29, 2010) (UPDATED: October 22, 2012)

Noble Creek Farm –

https://www.facebook.com/NobleCreekTrees
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Saws are provided, Wreaths, Coffee/Beverage, Cutting assistance, Restrooms, Santa (on selected weekends).
6225 NE 50th, Otis, OR 97368. Phone: (541) 992-2114. Email: noblecreektrees@gmail.com. Open: the Friday after Thanksgiving to December 23 from 10 AM to 4PM, on Thursday, Friday and Sunday; Closed Saturdays. Directions: Hwy 101 North of Lincoln City. Turn onto East Devils Lake Road Follow this for 0.4 miles. Where the road turns sharply to the right, go straight to NE 50th. Take the immediate first left and stay left. Easy access; lots of wildlife including elk, deer, geese, fire and hot drinks. Large tree sizes: Up to 12’ Noble, Up to 9’ Grand.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble Fir, Grand Fir
(UPDATED: November 17, 2013) (UPDATED: November 18, 2012) (ADDED: December 08, 2008)

Linn County
Four Seasons Christmas Tree Farm
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees tied
41459 Baptist Church Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355. Phone: 808-397-9585 . Fax: 808-325-0783. Email us at: info@fourseasonschristmastrees.com. Directions: Directions are forthcoming Our products are usually available in November, December. Open: Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 7am to 3pm. Temporary phone number is: (808) 937-9585 Four Seasons Christmas Tree Farm is a year round farm. Payment: Cash, Check. Four Seasons Christmas Tree Farm is open Year Round. We offer Wholesale and Retail Christmas Trees, Wreaths and Poinsettias. Year Round Gift Shop, Flower Shop, Bridal Salon and Wedding & Event Grounds.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.

Fresh To You Produce & Garden Center
http://freshtoyouproduce.com/
follows organic methods, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms
41579 Stayton Scio Road, Staytton, OR 97383. Phone: 503-769-9682. Fax: 503-769-7991. Email: ftyp@wvi.com. Directions: Two miles south of Highway 22. Go through Stayton, across Santiam River and we are one half mile on the left. Crops are usually available in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Monday to Friday 9 to 6 Saturday 9 to 5 Sunday 11 to 3 April to December. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Pick to order and ready pick only. Jams and syrups made with our fruit.
Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.
Living, rooted tree varieties: Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Incense Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Noble Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Sequoia Redwood.
(ADDED: June 07, 2008)

Grandpa’s Fresh Market
http://www.wvi.com/~dnielson/staytonbusiness/Grandpas.htm
Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms
36483 highway 226 Se, Albany, OR 97322. Phone: 541-928-8778. Email: mcccacmc@aol.com. Directions: From Albany take highway 20 east to highway 226 SE 3/4 miles on the left.
. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 7:00pm, Sunday 10am to 4:00pm. Strawberries-June, Blueberries-July, Peaches, Tomatoes, corn-August, Pumpkin Patch, Corn/Sunflower Maze, Vegetables-October, Christmas Trees, wreaths, gifts-December 4th-21st; Jams, honey, pickled garlic, gifts-all season. Payment: Cash, Check. At Grandpa’s we grow 98 percent of our own produce and it is picked fresh everyday, guaranteed.
Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Grand Fir.
(UPDATED: June 30, 2008)

McDowell Creek Christmas Trees
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
42030 Mcdowell Creek Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355. Phone: 541-405-6229. Email: ghwalker@centurylink.net. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm, Sunday 2pm to 5pm. Directions: 6 miles east of Lebanon turn onto Mcdowell creek drive and follow the signs approximately 6.5 miles. Payment: Cash, only.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine.
(ADDED: December 01, 2012)

Pennick Farm
http://www.pennickfarmllc.com/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided,
40201 Green Mountain Road, Gates , OR 97346. Phone: 503 385 5835. Alternate Phone: 503 897 2052. Email: cpennick11@hotmail.com. Open: Friday to Sunday, from 9:00am until dark, November 29 until December 20. Directions: From Salem, travel east on Highway 22, turn right on Horeb Street, then left (over the bridge) on Gates Bridge East, 2.5 miles. Blue shop on the left.
Payment: Cash, Check.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble Fir.
(ADDED: November 19, 2013)

Sweetbrier Train & RV Park
http://www.sweetbrierpark.com/
Precut Christmas trees, Christmas-themed park, Christmas wreaths, garlands, Christmas decorations, winter train rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bounce house, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
43431 highway 226, Scio, OR 97374. Phone: 503-859-2774. Alternate Phone: 541-707-0998. Email: dandyfamilyllc@gmail.com. Open: November 24 through December 16 Christmas tree lot open daily 10 am to 4 pm Christmas train rides every weekend 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Directions: Albany and I-5, take highway 20 east to highway 226 to Lyons. We are at milepost 20. Salem and I-5, take highway 22 east to Lyons. At Corner Market, turn right onto highway 226. Drive 4 miles to milepost 20.
Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.
Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Nordman Fir, Turkish Fir.
(UPDATED: November 18, 2012)

Thompson’s Trees
Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
37320 Mountain Home Dr, Brownsville, OR 97327. Phone: 541-466-5276. Email: lucyjr@centurytel.net. Open: From Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, 9 am to 4:30 pm (gets dark a bit earlier here in the hills). Directions: From Brownsville take Kirk Avenue, follow to end, turns into Northern Drive; follow approx. 2.5 mi to Mountain Home Drive, turn left, 2 miles to 37320 Mountain Home Drive, sign at driveway.
Payment: Cash, only. We have limited number of Blue Spruce this year, limited number of Noble fir (but son in Salem has lots; (see Silver Run Tree Farm on Bates Road) and our Nordman fir are just beginning to reach harvest stage; we have lots of grand fir.
Christmas tree varieties:
You Choose and We cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordman Fir.
(UPDATED: November 12, 2013) (UPDATED: November 12, 2012) (ADDED: November 13, 2008)

Marion County
Abiqua Country Estate
http://www.abiquacountryestate.com/Home.html
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, saws provided, weddings and wedding parties
18401 Abiqua Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: 503-874-8341. Alternate Phone: 503-829-9280. Email: canmajik@aol.com. Open: from Thanksgiving, November 25, 2009 to Christmas Eve, December 25, 2009; Usually open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Directions: Take your favorite route towards Silverton. At 3 miles north of Silverton or 10 miles south of Molalla on Highway 213, between Mileposts 26 and 27, turn East onto Abiqua Road NE at the yellow flashing light. Go exactly 3 miles.
Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve 2009; All trees are Douglas firs and all are $15 and range from 4′ to 12′; U-Cut or We-Cut; We are located five miles north of Silverton and ten miles south of Molal Saturday, just off Highway 213. Payment: Cash, Check. Abiqua Country Estate is also a Wedding & Events Center, and, a horse boarding facility.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Douglas Fir.
(ADDED: November 24, 2009)

Adams-Franklin Nursery
http://www.adamsfranklinnursery.com/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, PreCut Christmas trees, Wreaths, Cutting assistance, Restrooms, Trees baled,
910 Cascade Hwy NE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: (503) 581-5500. Open: November 28 – Dec. 20, Fridays: 3 – 6 pm, Weekends: 9 am – 6 pm. Directions: Head east from Salem on State St. for about 10 miles. Choose & cut farm is where State St. meets Cascade Hwy. Or, from Silverton, head south 6 miles from the Oregon Garden. (ADDED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand.
Local family farm, great customer service, hot beverage and candy canes, plus lots of Christmas cheer.

B.T.N. of Oregon (Tree Kings)

http://www.btnoforegon.com/pricing.htm
Choose and cut Christmas trees, saws are provided, wreaths, refreshments, we can cut the tree for you, flocking, restrooms, trees baled for you, Precut trees Christmas trees, mistletoe, Tree stands. Come select your tree from a large scale commercial Christmas tree farm. Complimentary coffee and candy canes.
7544 Jordan St. SE, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-363-6106. Email: tyler@btnoforegon.com. Directions: From Lancaster Drive 3.2 miles on Hwy 22 toward Stayton to Exit 5 (Joseph St.). Left on Joseph 0.2 mile, left on 71 0.1 mile. Right on Jordan 4 tenths of a mile on right. Open: the day after Thanksgiving until sold out; Weekdays: 10 am to dark; Weekends: 8 am to dark.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Douglas-fir.

Ballyntyne Tree Farm
http://www.ballyntynetreefarm.com/
Choose and cut Christmas trees, saws are provided, Coffee/Beverage, Cutting assistance, Restrooms, Mistletoe/Holly, Petting zoo, warm bonfires
2556 Ballyntyne Road, Salem, OR 97302. Email: stevek@ballyntynetreefarm.com. Phone: (503) 701-8919. Directions: From I-5, take Kuebler exit West. Cross over S. Commercial St. and S. Liberty Road. Just past Sprague High School, turn left on Croisan Creek Road. to Ballyntyne Road. Open: November 29 to December 14, Weekdays: 12 pm to 5 pm, Weekends: 8 am to 5 pm. Large tree sizes: 9-13’ Douglas-fir.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand.

Bambi’s Christmas Tree Land
Choose and cut Christmas trees
15008 Winters Hill Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-6774. Fax: (503) 873-4918. Email: bambi@bambitrees.com.

Bauman’s Farm And Garden
http://www.baumanfarms.com/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
12989 Howell Pr. Road, Gervais, OR 97026. Phone: 503-792-3524. Email: baumans@baumanfarms.com. Crops are usually available in October, December. Open: During October everyday 9am to 5 pm After October closed on Sundays. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: June 22, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.

Blue Heron Farm
Choose and cut Christmas trees
7420 S River Road, Salem, OR 97306. Phone: (503) 838-3779. Fax: (503) 838-1050.

Briggs Family Christmas Trees
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Saws are provided, Cutting assistance, Restrooms.
5365 Radell Drive SE, Salem, OR 97317 . Phone: (503) 364-8222. Open: November 29 – Dec. 21, Weekends Only: 8 am – Dark. Directions: From I-5 take Kuebler exit 252, go east on Kuebler 2 miles. Turn right onto Aumsville Hwy. Go 3.3 miles. Turn right on Radell Drive. You’ll see us on the right. (ADDED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble.
Half an acre of beautiful natural nobles. You select, we’re happy to do the cutting.

Cascade West Trees, Inc.
Choose and cut Christmas trees
162 Silver Falls Drive, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-7244. Fax: (503) 873-7683.

DeShaw Tree Farm
Choose and cut Christmas trees
18480 Calinda Drive NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 981-4591. Phone: (503) 873-3272

Drakes Crossing Christmas Trees
http://www.drakescrossing.com/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Saws are provided, Wreaths, Hot chocolate, Cutting assistance, Restrooms, Trees baled.
Silverton Hills/Close to Silver Falls State Park, Silverton, OR. Phone: (503) 873-4932. Open: November 28 – Dec. 21, Fridays: 1 pm – Dusk, Weekends: 9 am – Dusk, or call for appointment. Directions: 7 miles SE of Silverton on Hwy 214 (Silver Falls Dr). (ADDED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble.
Table top – 10’ trees, Wreaths, Garland. Large size trees: Up to 10’ Noble. Local family farm, friendly customer service.

Hiatt Christmas Trees

http://www.hiattchristmastrees.com/
Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings,
13318 Triumph Road, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: 503-551-2598. Email: brenthiatt@hiattchristmastrees.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check.
Christmas tree varieties:
You Choose and We cut varieties: Noble Fir.
(ADDED: December 11, 2009)

Hibbard Point Tree Farm –
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Saws are provided, Cutting assistance, Restrooms, Trees baled, PreCut Christmas trees, Mistletoe/Holly.
2124 Hibbard Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381-9254
. Phone: (503) 873-6268. Open: November 23 – Dec. 24, Weekdays: 9 am – 6:30 pm, Saturdays: 8 am – 5 pm, Closed Sundays. Directions: 8 miles east of Lancaster Drive, Salem, OR on Sunnyview, left on Hibbard 1 mile. Farm on right between Sunnyview and Kaufman Road From Silverton South on Cascade to Kaufman Road Left on Hibbard.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble, Cultured 5-8’.
Drive by the historic Willard School on the First Donation Land Claim west of Rocky Mountains. See the Willamette Valley as they saw it.
(ADDED: December 08, 2008)

Hilfiker Hill Tree Farm
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, we can cut the tree for you, restrooms, trees baled for you, precut trees. We will shake all trees free.
1325 Hilfiker Lane, SE, Salem, OR 97302. Phone: 503-362-3493. Email: hejactf@yahoo.com. Directions: South Salem – go south on Commercial St. to Albertsons, Saturn, Walgreens intersection. Turn east on Hilfiker Lane and go to the end. 1/4 mile. Open: November 28 to December 17; Weekends only: 9 am to 5 pm; Closed weekdays; call for Special Appt.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand.
Holiday SpecialTrees –
Choose and cut Christmas trees
36252 South Kropf Road, Woodburn, OR 97071. Phone: (503) 634-2246. Fax: (503) 634-2661

Hupp Tree Farm
http://www.hupptreefarm.com/
Choose and cut Christmas trees, saws are provided, Wreaths, Coffee/Beverage, Cutting assistance, Restrooms, Trees baled, Table top – 10’ trees, Wreaths, Swags, Garland and bundled greens.
Silverton Hills/Close to Silver Falls State Park, Silverton, OR. Phone: (503) 873-4932. Email: info@drakescrossingnursery.com. Directions: 7 miles SE of Silverton on Hwy 214 (Silver Falls Dr). Open: November 24 to December 19, Weekdays: 1 pm to Dusk, Weekends: 9 am to Dusk. Small tree free with large tree purchase. Picnic facilities with warm fire for roasting. Large size trees: Up to 10’ Noble.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble.

Ingle Tree Farm
http://www.livingcolornursery.com/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, Winter events, bonfires, bonfires and smores, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate, free hot cider,
20951 Boones Ferry Road NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Phone: 503-678-3364. Email: Jerry@livingcolornursery.com. Open: November 26th to December 22nd Sunday to Thursday from 12pm to 5 pm; Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5 pm. Directions: Primary Location: From Portland: I-5 south to Exit 278. East off exit on Ehlen Road Approximately 1.7 miles. Turn south on Boones Ferry Road , 1/2 mile road splits. Turn to left, yellow house on right. Payment: Cash, Check.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.
(UPDATED: November 15, 2012)
Jette Trees
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, we can cut the tree for you, trees baled for you, we also have precut trees.
8078 NE Champoeg Road, St. Paul, OR 97137. Phone: 503-633-2407. Directions: From St. Paul – NE on French Prairie Road or from Newberg – 8 miles. ½ mile south of Champoeg State Park on French Prairie Road. Open: December 1 to 23; Weekends: 9 am to 4:30 pm. (UPDATED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Douglas-fir, Noble.

Little St. Nick’s Tree Farm
http://www.littlestnicks.com/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, bonfires, free hot chocolate,
591 Hylo Road Se, Salem, OR 97306. Phone: 503-588-9484. Email: info@littlestnicks.com. Open: Friday from 1 pm to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm; November 29 to December 15; Other days by appointment only. Directions: From Kuebler and Commercial, go west on Kuebler; Left on Sunnyside for about 2 miles; Right on Hylo. We’re at the top of the 4th hill on the right (north) side, with a reddish fence. From I-5, take the Delaney Road exit, go west on Delaney; Right on Sunnyside; Left on Hylo. Then go to the top of the 4th hill on the right (north) side, with a reddish fence. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Free candy canes for the kids and treats for good dogs. Saws are furnished, plus a mat to kneel on. Trees are on level ground close to the parking area.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Grand Fir.
(UPDATED: November 11, 2013) (UPDATED: November 13, 2012) (UPDATED: November 26, 2012)

Martha Louise Christmas Trees
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, flocking, wreaths
3615 Chemawa Road Ne, Salem, OR 97305. Phone: 503-390-7665. Alternate Phone: 503-383-8106. Email: sewsasytoo1@msn.com. Open: Daily 10am to 7pm. Directions: Take I5 to Chemawa Rd/Keizer Exit Go East, between 99E and I5; You can’t miss us. . Payment: Cash, Check. Biggest,Best,most, Best buy in town. Custom flocking. Custom Wreaths by Tammy; Free candy canes, Free Mistletoe, Free Raindeer Food for the kids;
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordman Fir.
(ADDED: November 22, 2012)

Melcher Trees
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, wreaths, refreshments, we can cut the tree for you, flocking, gift shop, restrooms, trees baled for you, Precut trees Christmas trees, Holly.
12635 Checkerboard Road NE, Gervais, OR 97026. Phone: 503-792-3458. Email: dmelcher@xpressdata.net. Directions: From I-5 Woodburn Exit: Take Hwy. 214 west 3/4 mile to Butteville Road, turn left, follow signs through Gervais (3-½ miles). From I-5 Brooks Exit: Take Brooklake Road east one mile to Brooks, turn left at Hwy. 99E, follow signs to Gervais (4 miles). Open: from the day after Thanksgiving to December 16; Weekdays: Noon – 5 pm; Weekends: 8 am to 5 pm. (UPDATED: December 08, 2008) Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand, Fraser, Scotch pine, Concolor, Blue spruce, Norway spruce.

Palmers Tree Farm
Choose and cut Christmas trees, saws are provided, Tree carts, Hot beverages, Candy canes, Cutting assistance, Flocking, Restrooms, Trees baled, Fresh cut trees, Tree stands.
4716 Poinsettia St. NE, Salem, OR 97305 . Phone: (503) 393-2762. Open: Thanksgiving – Sold Out, Daily: 10 am to Dusk. Directions: From I-5 Brooks Exit 263: Take Brooklake Road east one mile to Brooks, turn right on 99E heading south to Poinsettia St NE. From Salem: Take 99E north to Poinsettia St. NE (approximately 3 miles past stop light at 99E and Chemawa Rd). We have large showrooms of flocked and fresh-cut trees. We can shake and bale your tree. A fun family experience, including nativity, singing Christmas tree and much more. Large tree sizes: Up to 12’ Noble, Redwood. (UPDATED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand, Fraser, Scotch pine, Blue spruce, Norway spruce, Canaan, Redwood, Shasta.

Pronzini Christmas Tree Farms

Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, saws provided, trees tied, restrooms
6851 Ganon Street, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 503-587-9543. Fax: 503-587-9539. Email: jpronzini@aol.com. Directions: From I -5 (Salem area), take Stayton exit and head east to Gaffin Road exit. Take exit, go past correctional facility and under highway up to stop sign. Turn right onto Culver and go 1 mile. Tan metal building with green trim on left. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 4 pm; Sundays call to check availability. Payment: Cash, Check.
Christmas tree varieties: U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.

Reinhart Tree Farm LLC
http://www.reinharttreefarm.com/
Choose and cut Christmas trees, saws are provided, Restrooms, Tree shaker, Trees baled. Complimentary hot cider and cookies. U-cuts & fresh pre-cut trees.
1239 Silver Falls Drive NE, Silverton, OR 97381 . Phone: (503) 873-4926. info@reinharttreefarm.com. Open: the Friday after Thanksgiving to December 16, Weekends.: 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: From Silverton, take Hwy 214 toward Silver Falls State Park. approximately 8 miles, Reinhart Tree Farm is on the right. (UPDATED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble.

Santaim Canyon Christmas Trees –
http://santiamcanyonchristmastrees.com/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, saws provided, winter wagon rides, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate, free hot cider, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
17300 North Santiam Hwy, Stayton , OR 97383. Phone: 503-769-1839. Alternate Phone: 503-932-2738. Fax: 503-769-1014. Email: info@santiamcanyonchristmastrees.com. Open: Friday through Sunday From 10 am to 4 from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Directions: From I-5 N or S Take highway 22 Exit East and drive past Stayton to Milepost 18 and you will see our signs on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Open From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve from Fridays to Sundays. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
(ADDED: December 23, 2011)

Schipporeit Christmas Tree Farm
Choose and cut Christmas trees, saws are provided, Cutting assistance, Restrooms.
4455 – 27th Avenue SE, Salem, OR 97302. Email: shprite@aol.com. Directions: South on I-5 to exit 252 Kuebler, west 1/4 mile to 27th Avenue, north on 27th 1/4 mile to 4455 27th, signs with arrows say Sunnyview Christmas Trees. Open: Thanksgiving to December 24, Weekdays: Noon – 5 pm, Weekends: 10 am to 5 pm.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Douglas-fir.
Silver Mountain Christmas Trees – Choose and cut Christmas trees
4672 Drift Creek Road SE, Sublimity, OR 97385. Phone: (503) 769-7127. Phone: (503) 769-6890. Fax: (503) 769-3549. Email: info@SilverMtnChristmasTrees.com. Directions: see their website. Open: Call.
Christmas tree varieties: Pre-Cut Trees: Noble Fir, Wholesale Trees: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Canaan Fir.

Silver Run Tree Farms
http://www.silvermountainenterprises.com/
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
8154 Bates Road S, Salem, OR 97306. Phone: 503-581-0455. Email: kevin_necia@msn.com. Open: For the 2013 season, we are open the following days (Sun-up to Sun-down): Opening the Day after Thanksgiving; November 29th to December 1st, and weekends December 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th. Directions: Take Kuebler Blvd to Liberty Road S, South on Liberty, take right on Bates Road S, first left past Concomly (Look for signs “Natural Nobles”). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Natural Cultured Noble Christmas Trees.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Noble Fir.
(UPDATED: November 03, 2013) (UPDATED: November 12, 2012)

Triangle Farms, Inc.
Choose and cut Christmas trees
5648 Evans Valley Road, Silverton, OR 97381. Phone: (503) 873-5190. Phone: (503) 873-2085. Fax: (503) 873-8861. Email: trianglefarm.seed@verizon.com.

Tucker Farm
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, PreCut Christmas trees, Saws are provided, Wreaths, Coffee/Beverage, Cutting assistance, Restrooms, Hay/Wagon/Trailer rides, Trees baled,
O’Brian Road S, Salem, OR. Phone: (503) 931-4115. Open: Thanksgiving – Dec. 20, Weekdays: 10 am – Dark, Weekends: 8 am – Dark. Directions: Salem, OR. South on Liberty to Jory Hill turn right. Turn right on O’Brian. (ADDED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble, Grand.
Great customer service. Large tree sizes: 4–13’ Noble, 4–10’ Grand.

White Christmas Tree Farm & Nursery –
http://www.whitechristmastreefarm.com/aboutus.htm

Choose and cut Christmas trees, saws are provided, Coffee/Beverage, Cutting assistance, Restrooms, Trees baled.
17856 N. Abiqua Road NE, Silverton, OR 97381. Email: caw@teleport.com. Phone: (503) 873-3382. Directions: Follow Hwy 213 from Silverton toward Molalla 4 miles to flashing yellow light. Turn right on Abiqua Road at flashing light and continue 2 miles and watch for signs. Farm will be on your right on Abiqua Creek. Open: November 25 to December 17, Weekdays: 10 am to 4 pm, Weekends: 10 am to Dark. (UPDATED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Grand, Douglas-fir.

Polk County
Bigfoot Christmas Trees
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, PreCut Christmas trees, Saws are provided, Wreaths, Coffee/Beverage, Cutting assistance, Restrooms, Wagon rides, Trees baled, Tree stands.
Cherry Knoll Road, Dallas, OR 97338. Phone: (503) 881-8188. Open: November 30 – Dec. 22, Daily: 9 am – 5 pm. Directions: From Salem go west on Hwy 22, take exit 16. Go south on Hwy 99W for 3 miles to Clow Corner Road Turn right and go 3 miles to Cherry Knoll Road on left. Follow signs. (ADDED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand, Nordmann.
Easy to find with well maintained gravel roads and large parking area. Family farm on a hill with beautiful valley view. Enjoy a wagon ride out to the field. When you return, warm up by a large firepit with coffee and hot chocolate and candy canes for the kids. Large tree sizes: Up to 9’ Noble and Douglas-fir.

Christmas Knoll Tree Farm
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, we can cut the tree for you, restrooms, Hay/wagon/ Trailer rides, trees baled for you, Precut trees Christmas trees, train rides, hot chocolate, apple cider.
8150 Crowley Road, Rickreall, OR 97371. Phone: 503-623-9622. Directions: From Salem west on Hwy. 22 to overpass onto 99W; then north 3 miles to Crowley Road; turn right (east) to farm at top of knoll on right. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving to December 19; Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to dusk.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Douglas-fir, Grand fir, Nordmann fir.

Luckiamuck Land and Livestock, LLC
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, PreCut Christmas trees, Saws are provided, Cutting assistance, .
17940 Falls City Road, Dallas, OR 97338. Phone: (503) 787-3561. Open: November 29 – Dec. 21, Weekdays: By Appointment, Weekends: 10 am – 3 pm. Directions: From Dallas south on Kings Valley Highway (Hwy 223) approx.. 7 miles to Falls City Road West on Falls City Road approx. 2 miles. (ADDED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand.
Large tree sizes: Douglas-fir 8-12’

Setniker Farms Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm
Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees baled, winter hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
6410 Poplar Lane, Independence, OR 97351. Phone: 503-606-0406. Alternate Phone: 503 399-2655. Fax: 503-606-0407. Email: dsetniker@aol.com. Open: Friday to Sunday in December, From 9 am to dark. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: August 25, 2009)
Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.

Westwinds Farm
You choose, we cut and haul. Hand crafted wreaths, Tree shaking, Potted trees, Warm fire, Candy canes, Clean fields and pathways, Family farm atmosphere, Rustic restroom (outhouse).
700 N. Fir Villa Road Opens, Dallas, OR 97338. Phone: 503-623-4532. Directions: From Junction 99W Hwy 22, go west 2.7 miles, turn left on Hwy 223 (King Valley Hwy) ½ mile turn left on North Fir Villa go 1 mile. Open: the day after Thanksgiving; Monday. – Thursday by Appt. Only. Friday and Saturday: Daylight Hours. Sunday: Open at 1 pm. (UPDATED: December 08, 2008)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble fir, Douglas-fir.

Yamhill County

Firestone Farms
Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
18400 N. highway 99w, Dayton, OR 97114. Phone: 503-864-2672. Fax: 503-864-2816. Email: ffarms@nwlink.com. Directions: We’re right on highway 99W, 2 miles southwest of Dundee, OR. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: May through September – – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week; October through December – – 10:00 am to 4:30 pm seven days a week; Closed January through April except for Valentine’s Day. Fall decor and produce September through November; Christmas items available all season, especially November and December. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We specialize in hazelnut products of all kinds and have an ice cream shoppe in our retail market. We’re also a full service florist with FTD affiliation.
(UPDATED: November 06, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: September 06, 2008)

Foxridge Tree Farm
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, wreaths, refreshments, we can cut the tree for you, trees baled for you, Precut trees Christmas trees, mistletoe.
2960 NW Hill Road N, McMinnville, OR 97128. Phone: 503-835-9606. Directions: Take 99W to McMinnville. Go west on W. 2nd St. to Hill Road. Turn north on Hill Road to Foxridge and follow the signs. Open: November 28 to December 21; Weekends only: 9 am to 4 pm.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand.
(UPDATED: November 06, 2013, jbs)

Jorgensen Tree Farm
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, saws provided, trees tied, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
17950 NE Hwy 240, Newberg, OR 97132. Phone: (503) 538-4517. Email us at: debbie@valleymtg.com. Directions: Take Hwy 240 from Newberg west 4 miles toward Yamhill-Carlton Our products are usually available in November, December. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; Open from the November 25 through December 18. Payment: Cash, Check. Hot Coffee, cider & chocolate while you shop in the Gift Shop. Fresh centerpieces, custom jewlery, ornaments, birdhouses.
Christmas tree varieties: U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
PreCut varieties: Noble Fir.

Ramsby Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, wreaths, refreshments, we can cut the tree for you, restrooms, trees baled for you, precut trees.
16460 SW Oldsville Road, McMinnville, OR 97128. Phone: 503-843-3149. Directions: 4-½ miles south of McMinnville on Hwy. 18. Follow signs. Open: after Thanksgiving to the Sunday before Christmas; daily: 8 am to 5 pm.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand, Scotch.
(UPDATED: November 28, 2012)

Sunnyview Christmas Tree Farm
Choose and cut Christmas trees
4455 27th Avenue SE, Salem, OR 97032. Phone: (503) 378-1723. Fax: (503) 378-7102. Email: shprite@aol.com. Directions: South on I-5 to Exit 252 (Kuebler Road), west on Kuebler to 27th Avenue, North on 27th, 1/4 mile to 4455 27th. Signs with arrows say Sunnyview Christmas Trees. Open: Monday-Friday 12:00-5:00; Saturday-Sun 10:00-5:00, November 28 – December 24.
Christmas tree varieties: Choose & Cut: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Wholesale Trees: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir,

Villarreal U-Cut Christmas Trees
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws provided,
17900 S.E. Amity Vineyard Road, Amity, OR 97101. Phone: 503-835-6905. Email: rubyvillarreal@msn.com. Open: November 27 until December 23 9:am until dark seven days aweek. Directions: from highway 99W in Amity, Oregon, turn onto rice lane go to Amity Vineyard Road turn left go about one mile, to the second driveway past Amity Winery on left. Signs will be out.
Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: November 18, 2009)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.

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Cyber Monday Shopping Online Buyer Beware:

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Online Buyer Beware: E-Commerce Fraud Is Getting More Sophisticated

by Bruce Kennedy Nov 30th 2010 9:55AM
Updated Nov 30th 2010 12:13PM
DailyFinance
Cyber Monday Crackdown: Feds Bust Counterfeit E-Commerce Sales Sites The term Cyber Monday was coined only about five years ago — but that day of frenzied online shopping, coming on the heels of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, is already a major part of U.S. retail sales culture. The National Retail Federation estimates nearly 107 million Americans shopped on Cyber Monday this year — up about 10% from 2009. And an NRF survey released before Thanksgiving reported more than 88% of retailers were planning special Cyber Monday promotions.

It’s probably no coincidence, then, that the feds made a major announcement on Cyber Monday: They had seized 82 domain names of commercial websites they allege were engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods and pirated copyrighted works.

According to a Department of Justice statement, the operation targeted bogus online retailers dealing in a wide spectrum of counterfeit goods, ranging from clothing and fashion accessories to sporting equipment, DVD sets, music and software. “By seizing these domain names, we have disrupted the sale of thousands of counterfeit items, while also cutting off funds to those willing to exploit the ingenuity of others for their own personal gain,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

According to the Justice Department, a lot of the counterfeit goods were shipped from suppliers in other countries directly into the U.S. via international express mail.

Cyber-Criminals Can Sucker Even Savvy Users

It’s not just retailers and intellectual property-holders being hurt by fraudulent online sites. “I would bet 5% of the websites being accessed [by consumers on Cyber Monday] are not legitimate,” says Paul Bauer, chair of the Department of Business Information and Analytics at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.

Internet criminals have become amazingly sophisticated, he says — even fooling people who consider themselves web-savvy when it comes to online shopping.

Bauer offers himself as an example. About a year ago, he was making his mortgage payment online. “Within five minutes of paying it,” he remembers, ” I get back this email saying there was a problem with it; would you please click here. And I did, initially. But then I went, wait a minute — that didn’t come from [my bank]. In fact, I checked the IP address, and it was not from [the bank]. Somebody was monitoring their website close enough — sitting on a router somewhere on the Internet — that they were then able to send back that email. I damn-near fell for it.”

Online fraudsters also set up up their fraud sites with Web addresses very similar to those of legitimate e-commerce sites, counting on the fact that consumers often mistype URLs. Another scheme is to redirect online shoppers to such bogus sites.

“They can set up the same level of security with certificates, so everything will look legitimate,” says Bauer, “but the fact is that you aren’t where you thought you were, [and that] exposes you to credit card theft.”

The best thing online consumers can do is remain vigilant to potential fraud and watch where they shop. “Buyer beware,” says Bauer. “There are bad guys out there, everywhere, trying to take your money. We haven’t been able to design [the Internet] to shut that down completely. But this bust, taking away 82 domains, is a step in the right direction.”

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OREGON SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING RESORTS

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Cooper Spur Mountain ResortMt. Hood
50 Acres
350 Feet
2 Lifts
The ski area at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort specializes in presenting affordable winter fun for the whole family, offering 10 runs of fun for skiing and snowboarding and a tubing center
http://www.go-oregon.com/Cooper-Spur-Mountain-Resort/

Ski Anthony Lakes
North Powder
300 Acres
900 Feet
3 Lifts
Ski Anthony Lakes is a place to become submerged in the light dry snow of which epic powder days are made. While everything seems to be super-sized and injected with all things artificial, purists will find an unspoiled vertical playground here at eight thousand feet.
http://www.go-oregon.com/Anthony-Lakes-Ski-Resort/

Mt. Ashland Ski Area

Ashland
200 Acres
1150 feet
4 Lifts
The Mt. Ashland Ski Area is nestled in the magnificent Siskiyou Mountains, the alpine gateway to the Pacific Northwest. Mount Ashland is conveniently located halfway between San Francisco and Portland; just 8 miles off Interstate 5 and an easy drive east of Ashland.
http://www.go-oregon.com/Mt-Ashland-Ski-Area/

Timberline Ski Area
Mt. Hood
2,150 Acres
2,777 Feet
13 Lifts
Mt. Hood Meadows offers the most spectacular and varied terrain in the Northwest. We have a huge mountain with terrain for everyone, magnificent views and snowfall beyond belief.
http://www.go-oregon.com/Mt-Hood-Meadows-Ski-Resort/

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Mt. Hood
2,150 Acres
2,777 Feet
13 Lifts
Mt. Hood Meadows offers the most spectacular and varied terrain in the Northwest. We have a huge mountain with terrain for everyone, magnificent views and snowfall beyond belief.
http://www.go-oregon.com/Mt-Hood-Meadows-Ski-Resort/

Willamette Pass Resort
Eugene
555 Acres
1,563 Feet
From steep, deep and bumpy to gentle glades, this mountain has everything you could want. Whether you’re a family looking for a great day together or a genuine snow fiend in search of adrenalin. You’ll find some of the best tree skiing in the Northwest, a great terrain park and, on the more serene side, we challenge you to find a better view than from our summit overlooking Diamond Peak and Odell Lake.
http://www.go-oregon.com/Willamette-Pass-Resort/

Mt. Bachelor
Bend
3,683 Acres
3365 feet
15 Lifts
Minutes from Bend, Redmond, Sunriver and Sisters, Oregon , Mt. Bachelor offers nearly 3700 acres of varied terrain and sits in the high desert of the Central Cascades and is known for dry snow and the best skiing and riding in Oregon and the Northwest.
http://www.go-oregon.com/Mt-Bachelor/

Mt. Hood Skibowl
Government Camp
960 Acres
1,500 feet
9 Lifts
Mt. Hood Skibowl is America’s Largest Night Ski Area. The ski resort is the closest to Portland, Oregon and offers the most advanced terrain on Mt. Hood. Services include ski rentals, snowboard rentals, private lessons, group lessons, snowmobile rentals, restaurants, Mt. Hood group and corporate packages, lodging, and more.
http://www.go-oregon.com/Mt-Hood-Skibowl/

Hoodoo Mountain Resort
Sisters
806 Acres
1,035 Feet
5 Lifts
Hoodoo is located on the summit of the Santiam Pass on Highway 20, just 20 miles northwest of Sisters, 40 miles northwest of Bend, 75 miles east of Albany, 85 miles southeast of Salem on Hwy 22 and 75 miles northeast of Springfield/Eugene on Highway 126.
http://www.go-oregon.com/Hoodoo-Mountain-Resort/

Spout Springs Ski Resort

200 Acres
610 Feet
4 Lifts
The Spout Springs Ski Area is situated on the Tollgate Summit in the Blue Mountains in northeast Oregon. Spout Springs is the oldest continuous operating ski area in Oregon. It is located on a major route through the Blue Mountains and is very popular area for snowmobiles and year-around residences.
http://www.go-oregon.com/Spout-Springs-Ski-Resort/

Summit Ski Area
Government Camp
70 Acres
300 feet
2 Lifts
Summit is the oldest ski area in the Pacific Northwest, and was the first on Mount Hood. Since our beginnings in 1927, we have continued to provide a safe, family oriented area that is easy to get to, and best of all, extremely affordable.
http://www.go-oregon.com/Summit-Ski-Area/

Warner Canyon Ski Area
200 Acres
1000 feet
1 Lift
http://www.go-oregon.com/Warner-Canyon-Ski/

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How to Claim Your Energy Tax Credits

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Energy tax credits on select improvements available through end of 2013.
Published: January 23, 2012
By: Donna Fuscaldo

The feds have resurrected, through 2013, $500 tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements. If you upgraded one or more of the following systems, you may be eligible to take a tax credit on your return.

Biomass stoves
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning
Insulation
Roofs (metal and asphalt)
Water heaters (non-solar)
Windows, doors, and skylights
Storm windows and doors

The energy tax credits are small, but at least a credit is better than a deduction:
Deductions just reduce your taxable income.

With a credit, you get a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your tax liability: If you get the $500 credit, you pay $500 less in taxes.

Limits on IRS energy tax credits besides $500 max
Credit only extends to 10% of the cost (not the 30% of yesteryear), so you have to spend $5,000 to get $500.

$500 is a lifetime limit. If you pocketed $500 or more in 2009, 2010, and 2011 combined, you’re not entitled to any more money for energy-efficient improvements in the above seven categories. But if you took $300 back then, for example, you can get up to $200 in 2012.
With some systems, your cap is even lower than $500.

No matter how much you spend on some approved items, you’ll never get the $500 credit — though you could combine some of these:

System New windows $200 max (and no, not per window—overall)

Advanced main air-circulating fan $50 max

Qualified natural gas, propane, or oil furnace or hot water boiler $150 max

Approved electric and geothermal heat pumps; central air-conditioning systems; and natural gas, propane, or oil water heaters $300 max

And not all products are created equal in the feds’ eyes. Improvements have to meet IRS energy-efficiency standards to qualify for the tax credit. In the case of boilers and furnaces, they have to meet the 95 AFUE standard. EnergyStar.gov has the details.

Tax credits cover installation — sometimes

Rule of thumb: If installation is either particularly difficult or critical to safe functioning, the credit will cover labor. Otherwise, not. (Yes, you’d have to be pretty handy to install your own windows and roof, but the feds put these squarely in the “not covered” category.)

Installation covered for:
Biomass stoves
HVAC

Non-solar water heaters

Installation not covered for:
Insulation
Roofs
Windows, doors, and skylights

How to claim the energy tax credit
Determine if the system you installed is eligible for the credits. Go to Energy Star’s website for detailed descriptions of what’s covered; then talk to your vendor. The site may not have been updated by the Department of Energy.
Save system receipts and manufacturer certifications. You’ll need them if the IRS asks for proof.

File IRS Form 5695 with the rest of your tax forms in 2012.

This article provides general information about tax laws and consequences, but isn’t intended to be relied upon as tax or legal advice applicable to particular transactions or circumstances. Consult a tax professional for such advice, and remember that tax laws may vary by jurisdiction.

Donna Fuscaldo has written about personal finance for more than decade for Dow Jones Newswires, the Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business News. She’s currently a freelance writer with her own home office.

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What Is Hard Water?

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The elements that generally cause hard water are calcium and magnesium. They often show up in the form of a green and white build-up on faucets or spots on dishes from the dishwasher. While some people claim to dislike soft water and feel they can endure without a water softener, your water heater, hot water pipes and plumbing fixtures do not have the same type of endurance. Replacing these items can be very costly and the main objective of a water softening system is to preserve the life expectancy of your home’s plumbing system.

Of course, there are other benefits to having soft water. Soft water rinses cleaner from your hair, skin and clothes, minimizing unwanted residue. You’ll use less soap for washing dishes, laundry and bathing as most soaps are made for use in soft water and lather much more quickly.

Maintenance of a water softening system…

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2013 Veteran’s Day Parade Albany Oregon

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2013 Veteran of the Year Harlan Neal stepped out of his escort car with his wife, Inez, to walk the parade route Monday morning. (Jesse Skoubo/Democrat-Herald)

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Hundreds of motorcycles lined up at the front of the staging area for the Veterans Day Parade. (David Patton/Democrat-Herald)

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The Blue Light Special singing group from Linn-Benton Community College sings while making their way down the Albany Veterans Day Parade route. (David Patton/Democrat-Herald)5281927630748_preview-620

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Garner Pool gets a ride during the Linn County Veterans Day Parade. (Mark Ylen/Democrat-Herald)

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