July 1, 2019

Feature Article Highlights the McKenzie River Experience

A new article has just been published in Free For All News that highlights the wealth of events and activities that are happening in the McKenzie River Valley. Jonnie Helfrich and Marilyn Cross were interviewed for the article, which covers everything from rafting and fishing to the new McKenzie History Highway panels […]
November 6, 2018

The Christmas Tree in the capitol will come from Oregon this year!

  The “People’s Tree” will make cross-country journey from Oregon to Washington D.C. Every year a different National Forest is selected to provide a tree to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the Christmas season. This year, the Willamette National Forest, in partnership with nonprofit agency Choose Outdoors […]
October 16, 2018

Meet our Members: Patsy’s Stage Stop

We visited Patsy Wilson, of Patsy’s Stage Stop. Hearing her recall the story of her successful restaurant reminds us how much hard work, community support and good food has made her a treasured landmark here on the McKenzie. “When I first got this place, it was eight hours a day, six days […]
April 16, 2018

Chamber Celebrates 60 Years!

60 years ago, the Chamber began as a political action group formed by local businesses and residents to fight a dam proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would have formed a lake from mp 33 to mp 47.5 (Vida to Blue River). As a group of dedicated, hard working […]