The third annual Trilogy Festival will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from noon to 6 PM. The event will host over 40 vendors representing local cuisine, wines, beers, and artists, and be held on the grounds of the thoroughbred breeding facility of Oakhurst Farms—45 minutes southwest of Portland at 18715 NE Hwy 240
With a friendly crew of chopper operators, Holmes launches scenic tours and hands-on lessons from the open pads at Sportsman Airpark, which is about 40 minutes southwest of downtown Portland. No matter which flight path you choose, the comforts of a Hiller 12-D or 12-E helicopter will be the chopper chariot. The spherical sky-mobile is designed for smooth rides and spectacular views. In flight, feel free to nudge your fellow passenger lovingly as you both admire the patch-worked wine country of Dundee Hills or the water soaked river known as the wet Willamette, depending on your chosen tour.
NWTA runs a wide array of Special Operations Missions as a vehicle for teaching Corporate Team-Building. These are based off the US Army Team model in that everyone participates, there is a special MDMP (Military Decision Making Process) that is civilianized and taught for business applications.
For more than four decades, the Ponzi family has used the rich soil of the Willamette Valley to produce lush, sustainable wines. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi worked alongside her father for many years, gaining hands-on experience with viticulture and foots-on experience with grape stomping. She deepened this education in Beaune, France, where she studied Burgundian practices. In 1993, Luisa earned her Brevet Professionnel D’Oenologie et Viticulture certificate, a first for an American woman.
Luisa and her sister Maria carry on the dynasty started by their parents, creating wine varietals suited to the climate with sustainable practices that respect the tradition of winemaking. In addition to stocking the cellar with an award-winning collection of pinot noir, pinot gris, pinot blanc, chardonnay, and white riesling, the Ponzis fill bottles with arneis and dolcetto, two rare Italian varietals.
To an equestrian, there's no sound quite as beautiful as the drumming beat of hooves galloping through an open meadow. That sound can be heard throughout the day at Horses by Kelsey LLC, where riders young and old practice their skills in individually tailored lessons. These lessons are designed to help riders meaningfully connect with their steeds, whether they're riding for fun or competition. Perhaps that's why the instructors favor holding their sessions in the great outdoors, where the horses aren't afraid to let their hair down and show humans that they can actually talk.
At each Northwest Reptile Expos, local dealers, breeders, and enthusiasts gather under one roof for a full day of reptilian revelry. Buyers can peruse the tables full of captive-bred snakes and lizards as well as amphibians and invertebrates, while current owners can shop for upgrades to their current cages and supplies. As attendees swap stories and quietly discuss pricing outside of a reptile's earshot, a full slate of family-friendly presentations and exhibits is scheduled to educate as it entertains.