McMenamins Edgefield - Troutdale, Oregon
Once the County Poor Farm, the 38-acre McMenamins estate near Portland features a Georgian revival-style lodge, restaurants & pubs, vineyard & brewery, gardens & spa, golf course & more. Guest rooms include private en suite accommodations, European-style common baths, & hostel rooms. I planned my McMenamins visit to coincide with Cracked Pots - staying at Edgefield during the organization's 10th Annual Garden Art Show.
While the Cracked Pots event is lively and fun, the purpose is serious: Reuse, recycle.... look creatively at trash!
Tess Beistel, one of the co-founders, explained that although the group creates garden art, the overriding concerns are conservation, and stewardship of the environment.
Visit www.crackedpots.org .... to learn more.
Earth Tones - Imaginative, recycled creations
An Artist Directory is listed on the Cracked Pots web site.