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Happy Birthday Roseburg!

Celebrating its 150th birthday, Roseburg and the greater Umpqua Valley have aged like the fine wine it produces – abounding in rich history and culture while also full of innovation and progression. This autumn, not only will visitors want to experience the Umpqua’s ideal weather and vibrant leaves…

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Gem of the Cascades

Diamond Lake is rare and beautiful - fitting for its name and nickname as the “Gem of the Cascades.” This natural lake in the Umpqua National Forest has endless activities, from one season to the next, and a resort that families have been visiting for years - 100 years to be exact. The resort…

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Local Scoop

The Umpqua Valley has been making delectable treats since 1931 when the now-largest dairy in southern Oregon, Umpqua Dairy, was founded. Ormond Feldkamp and Herb Sullivan had $500 between them, a 1929 Hudson delivery truck, a little wooden ice house next to the railroad tracks and a hankering for…

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Birthplace of the Oregon Pinot

On October 3, 1872, Roseburg became officially incorporated by the state of Oregon. That makes this coming fall Roseburg’s 150th birthday. We’re kicking off the celebration with something that shares Roseburg’s rich past and blossoming future – Umpqua Valley wine – and there is no better time to…

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Touring Around the Valley

In the latest episode of Between Two Rivers we got to see some of the rolling hills by taking the backroads around the Umpqua Valley. Here are three great loops that showcase what our countryside has to offer. Exit the interstate and take the long way around on any of our country roads and soak up…

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Covered Bridges of Douglas County

A scenic drive through the great Umpqua Valley makes for a day well spent with plenty to see and taste. Stop by the local farms or markets for an abundance of fresh produce, pop into one of the many local wineries, tasting even more of what the county has to offer, and experience some of Douglas…

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