Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory has a wonderful diversity of attractions, ranging from exciting outdoor adventures, a rich heritage and culture, and amazing farms, wineries and breweries. What makes these even more special is the people who made these attractions. Territory Tales is a podcast telling the stories behind the fascinating men and women who make Mt. Hood Territory a world-class destination.
Dan Davis is with the Bureau of Land Management, an entity responsible for some of the most beautiful recreation areas throughout Mt. Hood Territory. The story of how Dan went from a veteran learning to cope with a return to civilian life to finding his solace in the outdoors and then helping others do the same is fascinating and inspiring. Our latest podcast learns the story behind Dan Davis and the Bureau of Land Management.
At an age when most people are looking at retirement, Bob Denman started a whole new career and business forging custom garden implements at Red Pig Tools in Boring, Oregon. Now, when most people have been enjoying retirement for quite some time, he’s changing directions again and revamping his business to include all sorts of custom blacksmith projects with Red Hammer Forge. Hear the story of how this man keeps himself young through his work that he shares with the public at his home-based forge and store.
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is a beautiful annual event that brings thousands of people to the fields in Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory. The story behind how Wooden Shoe went from a simple farm to a major attraction is as fascinating as the blooms are gorgeous.
St. Josef's Winery is one of the first in a region that is now known the world over for creating quality wines. Now run by the founder's daughter and her husband, St. Josef's Winery truly is a family run business. Hear the fascinating story of how this award-winning winery came to be.
Our second podcast tells the story of Timberline Lodge, and how this iconic retreat on Mt. Hood was almost lost to history. Learn about Jeff Kohnstamm and his father, who made the world-famous Timberline Lodge and Ski Area what it is today.
Our first podcast is with Tim Hohl, owner of Coin Toss Brewing in Oregon City. Tim is a self-ascribed beer geek and history nerd. Somehow he found a way to combine those two passions into a history-themed brewery in Oregon City, the official End of the Oregon Trail. Oregon City itself is home to quite the booming craft beverage industry, and Tim talks about how the community works together to build a popular scene.