McKenzie River Reflections - Make the McKenzie Connection!

Articles from the September 14, 2019 edition

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River Stop Restaurant and Sports Bar

              By Dan Purkey Wednesday night, all is quiet; except the turn of the wheel, the number called and (to my personal surprise)...”BINGO”! It is Wacky Wednesday with $4 burgers and $2 well...

 

Business of the Week

THE RUSTIC QUILT, 12/20/18 Vinnies smokin BBQ, 12/27/18 River Stop Restaurant and Sports Bar, 1/3/19 The RV Store, 1/10/19 Nadine Scott, Broker, 1/17/19 THE WAYFARER RESORT, 1/24/19 Meyer’s General Store & Liquor Store,...

 

The RV Store

        By Dan Purkey Born and raised in the Springfield area, Gary Wilson has developed a One-Stop, locally owned, family-run RV service shop to cater to the needs of the McKenzie Highway corridor and beyond. After 20 years with...

 

Nadine Scott, Broker

                  By Dan Purkey Unbelievable circumstances have led extraordinary persons to become influential people in the development of the McKenzie River’s future! Over forty years ago, Nadine...

 

THE WAYFARER RESORT

            By Dan Purkey The McKenzie River brings exceptional individuals together to create and develop beautiful and serene utopias! Such a place is the Wayfarer Resort, founded by Harry Sandstrom in the late...

 

Meyer’s General Store & Liquor Store

                By Dan Purkey One may argue that the resiliency of the Meyer’s General Store and Liquor Store in Blue River can be seen in the nine lives of CC (The Cat) that has taken up residency at...

 

THE CADDISFLY RESORT, LLC

        By Dan Purkey To know Dick and Doris Lauer is to know McKenzie River history. In the 1920’s, the Lauer/Dotson legacy began in the Deerhorn area and the development of the Walterville Powerhouse. Florence Lauer...

 

Patsy’s Stage Stop

              By Dan Purkey History  strongly  suggests  that the Stage Stop was indeed, a spot where stages stopped  along the McKenzie River trail in the early 1930’s. At that time, the...

 

McKenzie Station Espresso (Pub)

              By Dan Purkey Our story begins just northwest of the McKenzie Bridge, with a service station and a drive-thru espresso. Subsequently, a gift shop emerged, along with a lunch and dinner menu, a...

 

McKenzie River Lavender

                  By Dan Purkey Highlight July 12 to 14 on your calendar and attend the annual Lavender Festival on the McKenzie River, featuring the “Bloom on the Farm” and hosted by Carol...

 

INDIGO CAFÉ

                  By Dan Purkey There is no doubt the word “Indigo” has special significance to Linda Chmiel; beyond the tropical plant of the pea family, which was cultivated as a source of...

 

EVERYONE’S MARKET

              By Dan Purkey Several weeks ago, according to what I have been told, we had one of the most damaging wet snowstorms in the last hundred years. Many of us are still recovering from the results of the...

 

MCKENZIE FEED AND TACKLE, LLC - MCKENZIE TACKLE GUIDE SERVICE

                  By Dan Purkey In February of 2010, Chris and Michelle Wright officially became the owners of the McKenzie Feed and Tackle store, subsequently adding the McKenzie Tackle Guide Service...

 

Judy Casad, Broker

                  By Dan Purkey We are honored to have Judy Casad and her husband as a significant part of our community for the last several years. Immersed in community involvement and educating...

 

BLUE RIDGE MUSIC

              By Dan Purkey Plato once said: “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Such was the case for a young boy, adopted by a Can...

 

ORGANIC REDNECK GROWERS

            By Dan Purkey When you bring together local, hardworking, blue collar, rural farmers who grow vegetables and fruits with no pesticides; you have just described the Organic Redneck Growers! As a few customers...

 

RIVERVIEW MARKET AND DELI

              By Dan Purkey The secret of long term success is customer service and loving what you do! Let the customer speak: “Love the new ownership….Miss Ronda … is great and she’s...

 

McKenzie Valley Pump

              By Dan Purkey Water – the “elixir of life” – is one of the most important elements of life on earth. John F. Kennedy once said: “Anyone who can solve the problems of water...

 

A Renaissance Story

                  By Dan Egan, Vice-President of Springfield Renaissance Development Corporation The heart of Springfield is healthy and rocking……and waiting for you to visit! The anatomy of...

 

VIDA CAFE

                  By Dan Purkey Starting in the 1920’s as the Union Gas Station, the current Vida Cafe has gone through name changes and many important owners. The Cafe began in 1950, under George...

 

HOLE IN THE WALL BBQ

          By Dan Purkey Our story begins in 1992, when Richard and Linda Becker moved back to Oregon from Arizona. After searching for great BBQ and not finding it, they began making plans to open the Eugene Hole in the Wall...

 

MATHER’S MARKET

              By Dan Purkey “Great location…. awesome little store…. all employees are super friendly…. great place for visitors and people fishing…worms, gas, life vests on loan...

 

Gryffs Pub

                  By Dan Purkey The City of Springfield welcomes the Gryffs Pub to the community! With a soft opening on May 13th and the Grand Opening in late June, the accolades are already rolling in:...

 

KLEY REPAIR AND SERVICE

                  By Dan Purkey One of the treasures of Leaburg is Kley Repair and Service at 42763 McKenzie Highway. Originally built around 1929 as a Texaco Station (Leaburg Garage and Gas Station), it...

 

Herrick Farms

                  By Dan Purkey Have you ever walked into a business and immediately sensed generations of family history, and yet knew that they were still VERY up-to-date and relevant? That is exactly ho...

 

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