Gorge Owned In The News

GO Books and Brews with Award Winning Author Pete Fromm, Oct. 12th

At twenty years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs for seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Leaping at this chance to be a mountain man, with no experience in the wilds, he left the world. Thirteen years later, he published his beloved memoir of that winter, Indian Creek Chronicles.

Twenty five years later, he was asked to return to the wilderness to babysit more fish eggs. But no longer a footloose twenty year old, at forty-five, he was the father of two young sons. He left again, alone, straight into the heart of Montana’s Bob Marshall wilderness, walking a daily ten mile loop to his fish eggs through deer and elk and the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states.

Join Gorge Owned and Waucoma Book Store on Wednesday, October 12 at pFriem Family Brewers as we welcome Pete Fromm, five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, to share his latest book, The Names of the Stars, with us. Doors will open at 5:30, the event will run from 6-7. Come early or stay late to eat in the restaurant and grab a beer before heading upstairs for the event.

The Names of the Stars is not only a story of wilderness and bears but also a trek through a life lived at its edges, showing how an impulsive kid transformed into a father without losing his love for the wilds. From loon calls echoing across Northwood lakes to the grim realities of life guarding in the Nevada desert, through the isolation of Indian Creek and years spent running the Snake and Rio Grande as a river ranger, Pete seeks out the source of this passion for wildness, as well as explores fatherhood and mortality and all the costs and risks and rewards of life lived on its own terms.

Event Details:

  • GO Books and Brews with Pete Fromm
  • When – Wednesday, October 12, 6- 7PM (doors at 5:30)
  • Where – pFriem Family Brewers, 707 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR
  • Cost – donations accepted

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program, Gorge Grown Food Network and Analemma Winery Host GO! Green Drinks at Riverside Church

Join Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program and Gorge Grown Food Network at Green Drinks to hear about the newest innovative programs bolstering the local food system in the Gorge.

Locally renowned Chef Kathy Watson will share tips on how to best use seasonal produce straight from Gorge Grown’s Farmers’ Market. Light appetizers will be provided with beer from Full Sail Brewery and wine by Analemma Winery.

Find out what’s new with Gorge Grown Food Network, including their groundbreaking Veggie Prescription (Rx) Program and the Gorge-wide Food Security Coalition. Gorge Grown’s mission is to build an inclusive and resilient regional food system that improves the health and well-being of the community. They work to inform, empower, and connect local farmers, food producers, consumers, policy-makers, educators, health promoters, and food enthusiasts.

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program runs a 12-week training program that prepares students for entry-level jobs in food service, such as restaurants, hospital kitchens and school kitchens. Their goal is to make a difference in the lives of people who need skills and jobs while creating delicious food from Gorge bounty.

Event Details:

  • Gorge Green Drinks
  • When –  June 22 5:30-7
  • Where – Riverside Church

Gorge Owned Hosts Annual GOvember Party and Fundraiser, November 20th at KickStand Coffee & Kitchen


Party Like a Local!

With support from the locally-owned and operated Tofurky Company, Gorge Owned (GO!) welcomes community members to its second annual GOvember Party & Fundraiser on Friday, November 20th at KickStand Coffee & Kitchen in Hood River. Join Gorge Owned’s network of local businesses, nonprofits and families for delicious food and drink, live music by The Shed Shakers, silent auction, raffle prizes, and other FUNdraising activities throughout the night.

“With the busy summer behind us and the holiday season quickly approaching, GOvember is a way to celebrate a fabulous year for local economic development, environmental victories and community investment,” says GO! board member Lindsay Miller. The event is also an opportunity for community members to learn more about Gorge Owned, a 501.c.3 nonprofit with a mission to create a strong local economy, a healthy environment and a vibrant community in the Gorge.

“Gorge Owned relies on the support of its members and supporters to deliver its programs, which include the Sense of Place Lecture Series, Gorge Green Drinks, GO! Local, GO! Solar, the Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Awards and more,” Miller says. “Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors–Tofurky, KickStand Coffee & Kitchen, Dirty Fingers Bicycle Repair, Mt Hood Meadows, Vacasa, Flow Yoga and Mt View Cycles–all of the money raised at this event will directly support GO!’s work.”

Admission for the GOvember Party is free, with opportunities to support Gorge Owned throughout the night. Food and drinks from KickStand will be available for purchase, with 10% of the proceeds going to support GO! programming. Dirty Fingers Bicycle Repair will also be donating a portion of their bar proceeds for the evening. Several silent auction packages will be up for bid, featuring tickets to state-wide sporting events and a vacation rental from Vacasa. Kids will enjoy face painting by Shining Faces, and music from local bluegrass favorite The Shed Shakers. Doors open at 6:00 pm and music starts at 7:30 pm. Pre-purchase raffle tickets at KickStand Coffee & Kitchen, Marley’s Corner, Waucoma Books or online for a chance to win a Dirty Fingers bicycle and other great prizes from local business members!

Event Details

What: GOvember Party & Fundraiser

When: Friday, November 20, 2015, 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: Kickstand Coffee & Kitchen 1235 State St, Hood River,

More Info: http://gorgeowned.org/govember


Kona Esatto D Road Bike that will be raffled off that night!


Thanks to all our GOvember sponsors and incredible team of volunteers!!