I lived in Ashland for four years while going to school at Southern Oregon University. What a great area! I really miss it there, but if you are going to live in a city, Portland is hard to beat. One of the things I miss most about Ashland is having Caldera Brewing so close! They are pretty connected to the rafting community and make great river beers because they can, not bottle, their IPA and Pale Ale.
Smoker Oars (based in Talent), is a manufacturer of wood oars and paddles. They take their scrap pieces and make the taps for Caldera. Last year, Caldera brewed a special "Smoker Stout" in recognition of Smoker.
Here's the link to our blog post for our Pub & Grub trip with Full Sail:
Rogue River Rafting Vacations: Full Sail Brewing Pub & Grub on the Rogue River
Have fun with the blog, feel free to leave comments!
Thanks for the warm welcomes...
Idaho and Oregon River Journeys