PORTLAND — A Shell Oil icebreaker retreated Thursday after a showdown with environmental activists dangling from Portland's tallest bridge. Protesters on St. Johns Bridge and kayakers on the Willamette ...

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Yamhill County Fair

Wednesday, July 29th to Saturday, August 1st

Come celebrate Summer's Biggest Party in McMinnville at Yamhill County's oldest county fair! Enjoy four days of exhibits, talent contests, youth livestock, carnival rides, food, auctions, rodeo, demo derby, and more!

Concerts appearing on the Les Schwab Stage this year include Lonestar, Aaron Tippin, Joe Nichols, and Warrant.

Opening daily at 10 AM! Fair is located at 2070 NE Lafayette Ave McMinnville,OR. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.co.yamhill.or.us/fair, or call 503-434-7524.


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