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.

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The Best of the Best in the North West! Ashland Culinary Festival-10th Annual

Oct 19, 2016

Join us 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 honor in the Chef Showdown using local produce and a secret key ingredient and challenge.  Have fun learning and tasting at new culinary workshops throughout the weekend.  Sample and purchase with over 30 food artisans, farms, restaurants, award winning wineries and breweries.  It’s a weekend you won’t want to miss!


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.

The Oregon Wine Experience

Aug 10, 2016

Held at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville as well as at winery and restaurant venues throughout the region, this year’s festival is the biggest and best yet.

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! 

Britt goes classical at Crater Lake

Jun 23, 2016

On July 29-30, the Britt Music & Arts Festival will celebrate the unique majesty of Crater Lake when members of the Britt Orchestra and Music Director Teddy Abrams perform at the national park, and they will even do this for free to all park goers!

Golf classic adds food, wine for good cause

Jun 18, 2016

Centennial Golf Club hosts one of the newest and hottest events in Medford. The Southern Oregon Classic offers golf, food, wine and dance in a two-day fundraiser.

Discover Our Oregon Wines in May

Apr 14, 2016

In 2012, the State of Oregon declared May to be Oregon Wine Month, and I believe it is our duty to take this declaration seriously. So, grab a friend and start planning your May wine weekends in Southern Oregon. 

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.

March Mania: Wine & Art

Mar 1, 2016

Some people go crazy with basketball during the month of March. Bonnie Glidewell's goal this month is to go mad with her own NEW personal favorite, Wine & Art. She's Out & About.

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