McKenzie River

Vida Café - hidden in plain sight

By Gerry Aster

Residents of Vida Lea Mobile Estates Convert their Park

into a Resident-Owned Community

Chamber adopts new logo


The McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce is updating its image thanks to a new logo designed by Tom Lincoln of Lincoiln Design in Springfield.

McKenzie Chamber of Commerce logo

Ike’s to reopen


Betty (Trotter) Koehler who bought Ike’s Pizza on Leaburg Lake  in 1992, is back at the helm again. She sold it to Dave Starck in 2005, who closed the business in February.
Koehler then took over again while seeking someone to reopen the business.
New owner Tom Burden and his fiancé Debbie Strucker, are scheduled to open the doors to Ike’s on May 10th.

May 10, 2012

McKenzie River Reflections

Windermere opens local office

Windermere Real Estate has purchased a property and building in Vida for their new McKenzie Windermere Office. It is in the same parking lot as the Vida Market, across from the Vida Café, giving them an office front presence on the river. Broker Nadine Scott said, “We anticipate this being a real drawing card for potential buyers that pass by on a daily basis wondering what the McKenzie has to offer.”

McKenzie River Organic Farm

As the summer harvest season drew near, I was eagerly awaiting my weekly trip to McKenzie River Organic Farm to pick up my “Crop Box.”  What is that you ask?  Well, imagine driving only a few minutes to visit a working farm every Thursday evening and selecting a boxful of vegetables and berries harvested only an hour before.  


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