Link, a link-a-do, link, a-link-do …

8 Jul

Apologies to Jimmy Durante (dating myself here, but he was a comedian with a big nose that our parents … and grandparents … enjoyed), but here’s a roundup of some missing linkage …

The crew down at Nora’s Table are celebrating an appreciative review (A-) by The Oregonian’s David Sarasohn, on his blog today and in the print A&E this Friday. …

Hey, we just got shed of winter, and now there’s this Skiing blogger saying good things about Hood River — skiing, and otherwise. Still, good ink. …

A blogger based in Richmond, Va. (River City?), recently visited Hood River, and had glowing things to say about several lodging and dining properties — Nora’s Table, Stonehedge, Celilo, 3 Rivers Grill — not to mention other good stuff. …

The mountain biking community is having a good chat about the recent proposal by Timberline Lodge to develop downhill biking trails. Love it when that segment of the enviro community blessed with an objective gene and an iota of perspective start to see the illogic in the knee-jerk reactions of their putative official banner-carriers. It’s never all black and white.

For businesses that depend a bit on tourism — and those that depend on businesses that depend on tourism — it’s good to keep track of who’s saying what about our neighborhood, in other venues. Even if it’s yours truly. And this from a recent visitor to the Hood River Hotel (with which, in the interests of full disclosure, I have a working relationship). Blog on, brave world.

Encore Video has made the move, to 1825 12th St., just north of Rosauers. Track the relocation saga here….

This weekend (June 10-11) is the Hood River Cherry Celebration along the Fruit Loop (tell your friends, and do it yourself). Also, for a change of pace (and place), drop in to the Event Site on the waterfront for the Kiteboarding 4 Cancer benefit. Kiting, and standup paddleboarding. Fun. And, it raised more than $63,000 last year for the global war on … cancer …

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2 Responses to “Link, a link-a-do, link, a-link-do …”

  1. Dick Swart July 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    Umbriago could be mayor of New York or of Chicago
    Umbriago raises Cain from Portland Maine to San Diago.

    Good Night Mrs Calabash, where ever you are!

  2. Lorin Banks July 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    Great and well deserved review for Nora’s! Excellent nosh!

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