Oregon

Chalet RV

Albany, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
44.602324, -123.102022

Highest quality A-frame manufacturing.

Dogs for the Deaf

Central Point, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
42.4602180, -122.9420530

We Invite You To Tour Dogs for the Deaf . . .
Nestled in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, Dogs for the Deaf is an interesting and uplifting place to visit. This is the headquarters of the largest and oldest Hearing Dog training center in the world.

We encourage both out of town visitors and locals to learn more about our special work by taking a tour of our facility. You will learn how we got started, watch an informative video, and see how the dogs are trained in our special training apartments. After your tour, be sure to browse our gift shop and check out our line of Dogs for the Deaf merchandise.

Fish Peddler

Newport, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
44.628921, -124.054648

Welcome to the Pacific Seafood Group, a family owned, vertically integrated seafood company based in the Western United States. The Pacific Group processes West Coast products from Alaska to Mexico and owns and operates distribution facilities and distributes in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada and Utah. The Pacific Group exports products throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East and also imports products from many of these areas as well.

The Pacific Seafood Group began in 1941 by Frank M. Dulcich and his son Dominic Dulcich in Portland, Oregon, beginning from small retail counter and servicing discriminating customers at this same counter until this day. The business expanded to meet local distribution demands and as they say the rest is history. Beginning in 1977 an import department was established to meet local and extended customer needs. The distribution business continued to flourish over those years and brought the need for a consistent supply of high quality locally processed seafood that Pacific would develop by understanding their customer's needs.

In 1983 the Pacific Seafood Group expanded to processing with the purchase of our first plant in Warrenton, Oregon, Pacific Coast Seafood. The plant is located on the mouth of the majestic Columbia River, one of the most active fishing ports on the west coast. Processing of Dungeness Crab, Cold Water Shrimp, Groundfish and Salmon assisted tremendously to meet our customer's needs.

Since 1983 the Pacific Seafood Group has expanded all areas of their business with a strategy to grow distribution and to increase processing capabilities to meet the demands of not only our growing distribution customer base, but also meet the needs of our growing customer base throughout the US and the world.

Being the largest has never been the goal of the Pacific Seafood Group, but being the best is our goal. Operational Excellence is our business model to meet customer needs with top quality products and hassle free service. The expansion of distribution has always been coordinated with primary processing expansions to assure that our market base is guaranteed to meet growing customer demands with high quality products.

The expansion of Pacific has been swift over the past decade as new markets and processing facilities have opened up. Since 1983 Pacific Group has expanded from one processing and one distribution facility to nearly 20 operating units.

Full Sail Brewing Company

Hood River, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
45.710448, -121.515582

At Full Sail we've been making great beer since 1987. We liked our beer so much that we bought the brewery! With each beer brewed comes a promise of quality and great taste that only an owner can give. We love our beer and know you will too!

Come visit our brewery located in the Columbia River Gorge, with its ripping winds, endless mountain bike trails, fast water, and deep snow, the region is known as "The Adrenaline Capital of the Northwest".

Tour our brewery and sample our award winning brews fresh from the source.There are a variety of brews on tap including cask, nitro and specialty products. We have plenty of indoor and outdoor deck seating which overlooks the Columbia River. A light snack menu is available.

The brewery is located in Hood River, Oregon in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, just 65 miles east of Portland on I-84.

GK Machine, Inc.

Donald, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
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GK Machine designs, engineers and fabricates parts, engines and equipment and machinery for the various industries around the world; agriculture, transportation, construction and industrial manufacturers.

Goody?s Chocolate and Ice Cream

Bend, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
44.038129, -121.306288

Goody's is a family run tradition of handmade chocolates, candies and ice cream. First created by Marne and Marion Palmateer in Sunriver, OR in 1984, Goody's Candy Store very quickly became a legendary and loved Central Oregon tradition selling assorted candies purchased for resale.

Later, the Palmateers started making their own chocolate out of their home to sell in the store. The store moved to its current location in the Sunriver Village Mall where the Palmateers started making their own award winning ice cream. The Sunriver Goody?s store continues to be a customer favorite during busy vacation times.

Other stores were opened in Bend and Boise, Idaho beginning in 1989 to 1999. To keep up with the demand for quality chocolate and ice cream it was necessary to open a manufacturing facility in Bend. The manufacturing plant is still running strong and produces over 16 tons of chocolate products each year and thousands of gallons of ice cream.

Dane and Jvon Danforth purchased the company in June of 2007, excluding the Boise store which is owned and operated by Brett Palmateer. The Danforth?s opened another store in Redmond, OR in November, 2007 and continue to provide the same quality products that Goody?s is known for.

Goody's chocolates and candies can be purchased by the piece or by the pound. Every decadent piece of Goody's chocolate is made preservative free in beautiful Central Oregon.

Guide Dogs for the Blind (Boring OR)

Boring, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
45.418443, -122.325611

Guide Dogs for the Blind provides enhanced mobility to qualified individuals through partnership with dogs whose unique skills are developed and nurtured by dedicated volunteers and a professional staff. Established in 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind continues its dedication to quality student training services and extensive follow-up support for graduates. Our programs are made possible through the teamwork of staff, volunteers and generous donors. Services are provided to students from the United States and Canada at no cost to them.

Harry and David's

Medford, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
42.312906, -122.85686

You will be totally surprised and delighted with this tour into one of America's largest and most successful mail order firms. This is a one of its kind operation. You will enjoy a treat from their kitchens as you weave through this giant corporation. Tours will leave at 9:15, 10:30, 12:30 and 1:45 from the Harry and David Store right next to the Convention Center.

Everyone will enjoy the short walk to shopping in the outlet store in the Harry and David Plaza. You'll want to take home a piece of the valley from this fine selection of special items.

Marathon Coach Factory

Coburg, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
44.144162, -123.056475

Marathon Coach, Inc. began operations in September 1983 converting new commercial bus shells into luxury recreational vehicles and corporate coaches. Since 1989, Marathon has built their custom-crafted conversions primarily on Prevost bus shells, becoming the Volvo subsidiary's largest bus converter.

In 1990, Bob Schoellhorn purchased his first Marathon coach and invested in the company after retiring from 17 years of service (including more than 10 years as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board) at Abbott Laboratories, a major pharmaceutical company. He became sole proprietor of Marathon Coach in 1994, using his worldwide business expertise and investment to accelerate Marathon's expansion by many years. Marathon moved into its custom-built Coburg, Oregon plant, and opened its Marathon Coach Florida sales and service complex in San Antonio, near Tampa, that same year. The Marathon Coach Texas sales and service complex opened in Grand Prairie, near Dallas, in 2002.

Marathon Coach, Inc. produces the world's most sought after bus conversions. Built on Prevost H3-45 and XLII chassis, Marathon coaches are designed to provide the amenities of a luxury home combined with the ultimate freedom of the RV lifestyle. The innovative features of the custom coaches developed by Marathon's engineers, craftspeople and designers enhance the conversion experience. Marathon's advanced technologies and patented systems maintain the company's position at the forefront of the recreational vehicle and corporate coach industry.

New coaches range in price from $1.5 to $2 million; pre-owned coaches begin at $200,000. Marathon's pre-owned coaches are completely refurbished and certified with a limited, six-month warranty.

See the construction of the multi-million dollar motorhomes. One tour each day.

Monaco RV, LLC

Coburg, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
44.143904, -123.056816

This is where it begins ? in the 2.5 million square foot, state-of-the-art, high-tech facility of Monaco Coach Corporation. It's the brain trust and birthplace of the industry's most revolutionary developments. Major innovations have been born here, like kitchen-suite floorplans; and a diesel-pusher price point for virtually any buyer, with engine options ranging from 275 to 525 horsepower. This is also the home of our proprietary Roadmaster chassis where we engineer specific chassis to the exacting standards of our luxury motorhomes. Become a part of the legend, tour our facilities in Indiana or Oregon. For directions or tour times, click below.

Pacific Hazelnut Candy Factory

Aurora, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
45.223537, -122.759097

The first hazelnut (filbert) tree was planted in Scottsburg, Oregon around 1857. In 1876 a Frenchman, David Genot, had hazelnut seeds sent from France. He raised these first 50 plants in a hedgerow in the old country tradition.

The size and quality of the original nut has been developed through the years with the Pacific Northwest climate and cultivation. Now 98% of all hazel nuts grown in the United States are from our lush Willamette Valley in Western Oregon.

Pacific Hazelnut Candy Factory has developed a tradition of quality and service. Care is given from grading nuts through product development in the kitchen to assure consistent fine products.

In addition to roasting and seasoning nuts we also chocolate coat hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, prunes and pretzels. Our hazelnut toffee developed in our own kitchen was featured in Bon Appetit magazine.

Pacific Oyster

Bay City, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
45.52375, -123.897059

Welcome to the Pacific Seafood Group, a family owned, vertically integrated seafood company based in the Western United States. The Pacific Group processes West Coast products from Alaska to Mexico and owns and operates distribution facilities and distributes in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada and Utah. The Pacific Group exports products throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East and also imports products from many of these areas as well.

The Pacific Seafood Group began in 1941 by Frank M. Dulcich and his son Dominic Dulcich in Portland, Oregon, beginning from small retail counter and servicing discriminating customers at this same counter until this day. The business expanded to meet local distribution demands and as they say the rest is history. Beginning in 1977 an import department was established to meet local and extended customer needs. The distribution business continued to flourish over those years and brought the need for a consistent supply of high quality locally processed seafood that Pacific would develop by understanding their customer's needs.

In 1983 the Pacific Seafood Group expanded to processing with the purchase of our first plant in Warrenton, Oregon, Pacific Coast Seafood. The plant is located on the mouth of the majestic Columbia River, one of the most active fishing ports on the west coast. Processing of Dungeness Crab, Cold Water Shrimp, Groundfish and Salmon assisted tremendously to meet our customer's needs.

Since 1983 the Pacific Seafood Group has expanded all areas of their business with a strategy to grow distribution and to increase processing capabilities to meet the demands of not only our growing distribution customer base, but also meet the needs of our growing customer base throughout the US and the world.

Being the largest has never been the goal of the Pacific Seafood Group, but being the best is our goal. Operational Excellence is our business model to meet customer needs with top quality products and hassle free service. The expansion of distribution has always been coordinated with primary processing expansions to assure that our market base is guaranteed to meet growing customer demands with high quality products.

The expansion of Pacific has been swift over the past decade as new markets and processing facilities have opened up. Since 1983 Pacific Group has expanded from one processing and one distribution facility to nearly 20 operating units.

Pendleton Popcorn Factory

Pendleton, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
45.671107, -118.786762

The Pendleton Popcorn Factory is located in a small building in Pendleton's historic downtown area. They are included in both the walking tour and the famous Pendleton Underground Tour. They produce over 60 flavors of gourmet popcorn and have a retail section. It is a pleasure to watch the popcorn being made and the smells are out of this world. They don't make the gourmet popcorn everyday. so you must call ahead. A quaint and wonderful little factory and shop.

Pendleton Woolen Mills

Pendleton OR, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
45.674231, -118.772576

In 1863, traveling down the Atlantic seaboard, crossing the Isthmus of Panama on a burro, and sailing up the Pacific coast was a grueling four-month passage. Yet for Thomas Kay, a young English weaver, it was a dream come true. An old hand at sea voyages, he had already crossed the Atlantic years earlier to work at east coast textile mills. With skills honed, he was now headed to an area with ideal conditions for growing sheep and producing wool. A place with moderate weather and plentiful water - America's newest state, Oregon.

Kay helped organize Oregon's second woolen mill in Brownsville, where he oversaw the weaving operation. Soon he was made a superintendent of the company. In 1889, Thomas Kay opened his own mill in Salem, Oregon. From these humble beginnings rose a dyed-in-the-wool American success story.

Thomas Kay's eldest daughter, Fannie, learned the mill business and ably assisted her father in mill operation and management. When she married retail merchant C.P. Bishop, a complementary combination of merchandising and manufacturing expertise emerged - a solid foundation for what was to become Pendleton Woolen Mills.

This dual textile-retail heritage was passed on to the three Bishop sons, Clarence, Roy and Chauncy. In 1909, with family and town backing, the Bishop sons purchased an idle mill in Pendleton, Oregon.

A major railhead serving the Columbia Plateau, the town of Pendleton was a wool shipping center for sheep growers of the region. The mill, originally built in 1893, began as a wool scouring plant, which washed the raw wool before shipping. Due to increased freight tariffs on the shipment of scoured wool, the business soon became unprofitable.

In 1895, the scouring plant was enlarged and converted into a woolen mill which made bed blankets and robes for Native Americans. This venture also failed and the mill went idle. Upon purchasing the mill in 1909, the Bishops constructed a new, more efficient mill building with aid of a local bond issue. In September of that year, the first products emerged from the new finishing department and the tradition of Pendleton Woolen Mills began.

The production of Indian blankets resumed as the Bishops applied intuitive business concepts for quality products and distinctive styling. A study of the color and design preferences of local and Southwest Native Americans resulted in vivid colors and intricate patterns. Trade expanded from the Nez Perce nation near Pendleton to the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni nations. These Pendleton blankets were used as basic wearing apparel and as a standard of value for trading and credit among Native Americans. The blankets also became prized for ceremonial use. Under the direction of its new owners, Pendleton expanded into other areas of woolen manufacturing. In 1912, the addition of a weaving mill in Washougal, Washington, broadened its capability for fabric variety, including suitings.

Wool shirts for men were largely utility items in the early 20th century. Drab in design and color, they were worn for warmth and protection from the elements by those who worked outdoors. Clarence Morton (C.M.) Bishop had a vision for wool shirts in vivid colors and intricate patterns. The production of woolen shirting material was a natural extension of the mill's capabilities. In 1924, the legendary Pendleton virgin wool men's shirt was born. By 1929, Pendleton was making a full line of men's virgin wool sportswear.

The untimely death of his brother, Chauncy, in 1927 left C.M. Bishop with full responsibility for the management of Pendleton Woolen Mills. Roy Bishop had moved on to own and manage the Oregon Worsted Company in 1918. With his parent's support, Clarence was now the guiding force of this growing enterprise.

A new thread was woven into the Pendleton corporate cloth in 1949 - womenswear manufacturing. Market research identified a need and an opportunity for branded virgin wool classic sportswear for women. Nevertheless, no one could have predicted the enormous success of a single garment introduced with the Pendleton womenswear line that year. The 49er jacket gained instant popularity. Its simple, casual styling and intrinsic value were a perfect match for the emerging suburban lifestyle of postwar America. As the apparel division thrived, Pendleton responded to a consumer need for non-wool garments to compliment its fine woolen coordinated within the fall and winter lines.Yet brand loyal customers wanted the same classic Pendleton look for all seasons. In 1972, Pendleton became a year-around sportswear resource, introducing distinctively styled, non-wool menswear and womenswear for spring and summer wear.

Historically, Pendleton products were distributed through selected traditional department and specialty stores. The 1980's saw Pendleton apply its considerable retail experience to building a retail division that encompassed both company and privately owned specialty stores. These stores offered consumers a full selection of Pendleton products and provided greater access to Pendleton products across the country. The thread had now come full circle, for this direct involvement in the retail sector harkened back to C.P. Bishop's original clothing store in Salem, Oregon.

Pendleton has thrived under the direction of the Bishop family. Today the company owns and operates 14 facilities that encompass all aspects of its operation. For many years, Clarence's sons, C.M. Bishop, Jr. (Mort) and Broughton (Brot) Bishop, acted as co-executive officers, and both continue to participate in company management. Brot is now Chairman and CEO and Mort is Vice-Chairman.

Today, their sons have assumed administrative roles in the company. C.M. Bishop III is president while John and Charles are both involved in mill and financial management. Another son, Peter, is involved in the Catalog/Internet Division. This family thread continues to produce Pendleton leadership with a legacy of hands-on management.

Silvercrest Homes (Woodburn, OR)

Woodburn, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
45.14226, -122.858844

Silvercrest Online was designed especially with YOU in mind. Within these pages there are many exciting HOMES for your review. You will find information on Retailers and Community Developments in the Twelve (12) Western States that offer our homes. We ship as far east as Colorado. Take the time to visit our model homes and see the possibilities for a new and exciting home for your future. We build personalized homes for the individual home buyer available through the Silvercrest Retailer Network, as well as Genesis Homes for builders/developers.

For an even closer look at Silvercrest quality, Saturday Factory Tours are available at both of our facilities.

We also invite you to visit the Silvercrest Park Model web site. The Silvercrest Park Model vacation homes have been designed for installation on owner's recreational property...at the lake front, in the mountains...wherever your family prefers their vacations.

If you are looking for a quality home on an area not served by Silvercrest, we refer you to Champion Homes, the new web site for the Champion Family of home builders and retailers throughout the United States.

Silvercrest, Western Homes Corporation is a subsidiary of Champion Enterprises, Inc. headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Champion is the largest company in the manufactured housing industry and has produced more than 1.5 million homes since the company was founded. The company has 35 home building facilities located in 18 states and two Canadian Provinces.

The Oregon Connection

Coos Bay, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
43.355913, -124.212419

Nice little tour of the making of Myrtlewood objects. Self Guided after video. Stop by the C of C Visitors Center and get a coupon for a large piece of fudge from The Connection gift shop. Very Good!

The Real Oregon Gift Myrtlewood Factory

North Bend, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
43.52813, -124.215969

Our factory processes the logs from the time they are brought in green by private timber operators. Myrtlewood logs, when green are 70% moisture so the log will not float. The wood is 20% harder than oak, and harder than black walnut or hardrock maple. No other wood is so strongly accented by figured grain and color.

Myrtlewood has a color spectrum that has been variously described as ranging from "golden hues to velvet black with warm brown, yellows, greens and reds", from "ebony to a rich maple color", from "soft gray to mauve". In a single word, it is beautiful!

A skilled sawyer is needed to operate the carriage to saw each log in recognition of the individuality of each finished piece. The head rig saws 1 ¼, 2 ¼, 3 ¼, and 4 ¼ inch boards. From there the board goes to the planer where one side is planed. This makes it easier to see the defects in the planks. The straight-line ripsaw is now used to cut the boards to standard widths. The mill is always cutting for the largest piece they can possibly get.

Next, the chop-saw cuts for the standard square blocks, which are always done 1-inch oversize to allow for shrinkage during the drying process. A center hole is drilled which will be used throughout the process. The square blocks are now cut into rounds.

The next step is the rough-out lathe. Each item is roughed to the shape of the finished piece leaving 1-inch thick walls. This speeds up the drying process and helps to prevent checking and warpage. Even with this preventative measure, we will still lose about 10% in the dry kilns.

These roughed out items are now loaded into our four large dry kilns. Temperature and humidity are then carefully controlled for 5-9 weeks. Table tops and lumber must be air-dried one year per inch of thickness. Then they are placed in the kiln for final drying. All items are brought slowly down to at least 7% moisture content.

After the wood is dry it is bottom-sanded so it will fit flush with the faceplate on the lathe. The turners make their owns steel chisels. They do the outside of an item first, then the inside. The turner changes tools often; different tools are for different curves, etc. Most turners use their fingers for calipers. They feel just the right thickness.

After being turned, the item goes to the sander where we use 80-220 grit sandpaper. This process is used on the outside and then the inside of the item. On items that are to be sprayed, three to four coats of spray are applied to each item and then allowed to dry overnight. The items may be washed with soap and water, but will not withstand the high temperature of a dishwasher

To obtain an oil finish, the item is hand-rubbed with oil. It is allowed to dry overnight and then waxed to a satin sheen. We suggest that the oil finish be occasionally re-rubbed with mineral oil to prevent the absorption of food odors, and to keep the wood from drying out. Each buyer will receive a "story of myrtlewood" which tells how to care for his/her item.

Tillamook Cheese Factory

Tillamook, OR

Lattitude/Longitude
45.485685, -123.84523

The Visitor's Center offers a free self-guided tour, showcasing the entire cheese making process from cow to mouth.

The viewing platforms above packaging and cheese offer people a chance to see exactly where the cheese comes from and how it is made. There are interactive kiosks providing nutritional information that kids of all ages can enjoy.

As visitors reach the end of the tour, they are treated to samples of Tillamook's famous cheese. A variety of chunks, as well as fresh curds, is a great way to cap off an informative introduction to the world of cheese. By now people want to take some home for family and friends. What better place than at the Visitor's Center retail store, where all of the Tillamook products are available?