McMINNVILLE, Ore. — McMinnville, 1971. When a handful of pioneering farmers bought land on the outskirts of this modest rural town and decided to plant wine grapes, people called them crazy. Wine grapes wouldn’t grow in the Northwest, they said.
WILLAMETTE FALLS — The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde finalized their purchase of the former Blue Heron paper mill site at Willamette Falls on Wednesday.
HERMISTON — The inaugural food truck pod in Hermiston has a new addition.
PENDLETON — One of the largest dermatology groups in the Northwest, Silver Falls Dermatology, will be opening its doors in Pendleton next month.
MISSION — A lawn party is planned at Arrowhead Travel Plaza.
PORTLAND — You don’t start a business called Made in Oregon because you want — or expect — to collect sales tax. After all, Oregon has no sales tax. It’s a feature of the state as iconic as th…
PORTLAND — Top honors for cleanliness were recently awarded to 181 Oregon hotels, including three local properties.
HEPPNER — BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced net income for the second quarter of 2019 was down, but attributed that to the acquisition and startup costs of Wash…
HERMISTON — Pac/West Communications announced it hired former East Oregonian managing editor Daniel Wattenburger of Hermiston as an account manager.
PENDLETON — Tammy and Amber Heath of Pendleton recently opened a Dream Vacations franchise.
HEPPNER — The Bank of Eastern Oregon is collecting school supplies for local elementary schools.
SALEM — The cost of a liquor license in Oregon is going up for the first time in 70 years after newly passed legislation doubled the amount the agency will charge bars, restaurants, breweries …
HERMISTON — Walmart is hiring 130 new truck drivers in the Pacific Northwest, and Hermiston is landing 30 of those jobs.
TULSA, Okla. — Debbie Baker thought she qualified for a federal program that helps teachers like her as well as nurses, police officers, librarians and others. The Department of Education prog…
SALEM — Oregon OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is seeking creative ideas related to workplace safety or health training programs.
HEPPNER — The upcoming Heppner Chamber of Commerce luncheon will feature an introduction and training session for the new website.
BOARDMAN — An upcoming Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) seminar will provide information regarding leave laws, including Oregon Family Leave Act and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act…
SALEM — Last year’s federal Farm Bill relaxed restrictions on growing hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of the cannabis plant. That’s big news for Oregon farmers, but there’s still a lot to lea…
BATTLE GROUND, Wash. — On July 1, Washington stopped letting Oregon shoppers skip paying sales tax at the register, with a few exceptions. Some businesses in Southwest Washington fear the chan…
WILSONVILLE — The Bank of Eastern Oregon is proud to announce that five Bank of Eastern Oregon employees and one from Bank of Eastern Washington (which is a branch of BEO) recently graduated f…
TIGARD — The Oregon State Bar will host a free public seminar addressing significant changes to landlord-tenant laws in Oregon
While the forested and snow-capped Wallowa Mountains and the city of Joseph may get all the tourist glory, Imnaha has its own special landscape to offer. But one of its most iconic landmarks i…
SALEM — Oregon OSHA has launched a free online course to help employers and workers across the state meet the agency’s requirements to eliminate fall hazards, prevent falls, and ensure that wo…
PENDLETON — Two new faces have joined the East Oregonian this summer.
HERMISTON — Hermiston's fast food offerings are about to expand with the addition of a Panda Express.
PENDLETON — Energy Trust of Oregon hired Pendleton resident Caryn Appler as its outreach manager for Eastern Oregon.
PORTLAND — Portland will soon house the Northwest’s first Ritz-Carlton hotel.
JOSEPH — Artist Doug Hyde will finish installing the latest bronze statue on Main Street today in the Eastern Oregon city of Joseph. The road has become a showcase for the bronze foundries dot…
UNION — The small town of Union has its first brick-and-mortar financial institution in seven years.
BOARDMAN — Dr. James Burgess of Country Animal Hospital in Hermiston is teaming up with the city of Boardman to help pet owners in keeping their cats and dogs current on vaccinations.
Wild Goose Design in downtown Hermiston is hosting artist Laura Gable on June 6.
A nurse practitioner and a tire shop owner are teaming up to open Pendleton’s first ozone therapy facility.
Farm City Fence is holding an open house to celebrate changes to the business.
PENDLETON — A two-day event in Pendleton provides an opportunity to improve workplace health and safety programs.
BOARDMAN — Morrow County employers are invited to participate in a free workshop that helps in connecting talented young professionals to local businesses.
HERMISTON — The taste buds have all been tallied — Trina’s Mexican Food was deemed the winner of the inaugural Tastiest Taco contest.
PENDLETON — The Pendleton Public Library announced that it recently hired a new youth services librarian.
HEPPNER — The annual luncheon hosted by the Willow Creek Valley Economic Development Group will provide an update on programs. In addition, guest speakers will include representatives from Por…
A popular Umatilla coffee shop is adding a Stanfield location.
Fiesta Foods is closing in Hermiston.
PENDLETON — Congratulations are in order to a team of professionals at Coldwell Banker Whitney and Associates in Pendleton.
HEPPNER — People are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sage Clothing Company.
HEPPNER — BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced the opening of a Hermiston loan production office at 1475 N. First St.
PENDLETON — Stearns Home Loans announced the opening of its new Pendleton office at 33 S.E. Dorion Ave.
It may be one of Hermiston’s most anticipated events of 2019: Ranch & Home opened Friday.
PENDLETON — Stearns Lending announced Greg Galloway of Pendleton is the company’s new area manager for home loans.
HEPPNER — BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary Bank of Eastern Oregon announced first quarter 2019 consolidated net income increased compared to the first quarter 2018.
PENDLETON — A portion of sales at The Yogurt Shoppe will be donated to Altrusa International of Pendleton’s Feed the Child program.
PENDLETON — Chris Rush, the East Oregonian regional publisher and revenue director, will address the upcoming meeting of the Round Up Republican Women.
HERMISTON — The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce announced it is seeking nominations for the administrative professional of the year.
HEPPNER — The upcoming Heppner Chamber of Commerce meeting will feature an all-entities report.
PENDLETON — Oregon Grain Growers Brand Distillery is expanding its hours with Mondays at the Distillery.
STARBUCK, Wash. — Columbia Straw Supply has named David Eller as its new general manager.
Hot dogs are in high demand in Umatilla, if the response to the city’s newest business is any indication.
HEPPNER — To learn about what’s happening at the SAGE Center, be sure to head to the upcoming Heppner Chamber of Commerce meeting.