Out & About in Southern Oregon

Get out and about Southern Oregon with Bonnie Glidewell. You can find her on most weekends sipping, tasting and exploring her way through the region. Bonnie enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new places.

She takes full advantage of the Southern Oregon lifestyle of river rafting, hiking, wine tasting, and attending music festivals and other community events. She wants to encourage you to get out & about and do the same.

Do you have an idea or event you want to share with Bonnie for her Out & About column? Send her your thoughts.

Celebrate birdwatching in the Klamath Basin-Part 2

Feb 22, 2017

Sometimes you just need to get away. Get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, chores, responsibility and everything else. Get away with your family, a best friend, your special someone or even alone. A new top-favorite for me to do this at is the Running Y Ranch Resort, located just minutes from downtown Klamath Falls and less than an hour jaunt from Crater Lake National Park.

Celebrate birdwatching in the Klamath Basin-Part 1

Dec 9, 2016

Klamath County, home of Crater Lake National Park, and is located smack dab in the middle of the largest migratory bird route in the West. One topnotch to-do event each year is the Winter Wings Festival, where birdwatchers see the largest wintering population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states.

Ashland culinary fest brings out best

Graham Lewis Fine Photography

Nov 7, 2016

Join us in 2017 in celebrating Southern Oregon’s food, drink, talent and creativity. Enjoy this delicious four-day destination event as 12 local chefs compete for Top Chef honors using local produce and a secret key ingredient.  Have fun tasting during culinary workshops throughout the weekend.  Sample from more than 30 food artisans, farms, restaurants, award-winning wineries and breweries. 

Celebrate at the Rogue Winterfest

Nov 1, 2016

The one-of-a-kind Bear Hotel Annex in Grants Pass is converted each December for the Rogue Winterfest Festival. Support local charities and take in five big events among adorned holiday trees, stunning art displays, thousands of hanging sparkling lights and the new theme of Southern Oregon Adventure!

Romantic Escape to Oregon's South Coast

Oct 3, 2016

Southern Oregon's South Coast delivers for the adventure seeker, family, group trip, or romantic getaway. Gold Beach and Port Orford offer hiking,  fishing, shopping, eateries, beach  combing and more. Then there's the  famous wild and scenic Rogue River.

Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival

Photos © David Gibb Photography & Design

Aug 19, 2016

Head to downtown Medford on Oct. 1 for the third annual Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival featuring music, wine, beer, food and a smoked salmon competition.

Discover Rogue River Jetboats

Jul 25, 2016

Rogue Jet Boat Adventures is passionate about sharing the history of the Table Rock area and combining that message with unforgettable jet boating, scenery, wildlife and memories. Take a trip on the Upper Rogue River and found out what all the hype is about! 

All Rogue Valley is a stage

Apr 1, 2016

Music, film, and theaters, oh my! Out & About columnist Bonnie Glidewell highlights several venues in the Rogue Valley where theater arts take center stage.

Happy Birthday, Oregon

No. 11 on Bonnie s list is jetboating on the Rogue River.

Feb 15, 2016

Oregon’s birthday is Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 1859. In honor of our great state, I take this opportunity to share 14 of my personal favorite things to do or see in my very own backyard. 

Origins: Farm-To-Table Dinner

Aug 27, 2015

Enjoy an evening of fine food, wine and entertainment on September 12 at the Historic Hanley Farm in Central Point. In addition to the gourmet 4-course meal prepared using fresh greens and vegetables grown on the farm, enjoy a historical presentation by a special guest speaker, a Hanley house tour and a winemaker cocktail hour featuring wines from Roxy Ann Winery. 

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