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Oregon and the US have a similar distribution of types of food stores. The US has slightly more convenience stores and grocery stores.

Change in the number and distribution of food stores in Oregon 2011-2016

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People source food in a variety of ways from growing their own to relying on prepared meals. Ideally, people and families have the access and resources to purchase the types of food that support a healthy diet regardless of their location or income. Understanding the availability of food shopping locations and how the numbers of stores are changing provides some insights into which areas of the state offer more or fewer choices. This article briefly examines changes in four common food shopping locations: grocery stores, supercenters and warehouse club stores, convenience stores, and specialized food stores for Oregon and the U.S.

By Mallory Rahe

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Unabandoned Documentary of Eastern Oregon

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Five OSU students produce a documentary of their exploration of the meaning of community in rural Eastern Oregon.

Confluence: Spring/Summer 2018

OSU Sea Grant Publication

Confluence is a newsletter of Oregon Sea Grant. Articles feature the supported research and events of the program.

Economic Linkages and Impact Analysis for the Oregon Sea Grant Programmed and Operated Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center

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The Oregon Sea Grant Visitor Center at Hatfield Marine Science Center attracts 150,000 visitors a year and does not require an admission fee. Surveying visitors, 39% of all people indicated that half or more of their reason for coming to the Oregon coast was to visit the Visitor Center.

By Larry Lev, Catherine McBride, Mallory Rahe, Bruce Sorte

Measuring Community Action Program Impacts on Multi-Dimensional Poverty: Final Report of the Futures Project

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The Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) approached Oregon State University to assist in developing statewide indicators which help local agencies better utilize data for continuous improvement. The project was expanded to include Washington and Idaho. This report summarizes the project's findings.

By Bruce Weber

The Vital Wallowa Indicator Project: 2009 Summary

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This document summarizes a collaborative effort of the Wallowa Resources, Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and Oregon State University faculty members jointly affiliated with Extension Service and the Rural Studies Program to develop indicators of Wallowa County community vitality in a way that reflects the goals and values of the community, measure vitality with indicators, and assess the vitality with indicator data and community input. Funding was provided by the Ford Family Foundation.

The Vital Wallowa Indicator Project: 2009 Report

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This report details a collaborative effort of the Wallowa Resources, Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and Oregon State University faculty members jointly affiliated with Extension Service and the Rural Studies Program to develop indicators of Wallowa County community vitality in a way that reflects the goals and values of the community, measure vitality with indicators, and assess the vitality with indicator data and community input. Funding was provided by the Ford Family Foundation.

The Vital Wallowa Indicator Project: 2009 Assessment

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This presentation summarizes a collaborative effort of the Wallowa Resources, Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and Oregon State University faculty members jointly affiliated with Extension Service and the Rural Studies Program to develop indicators of Wallowa County community vitality in a way that reflects the goals and values of the community, measure vitality with indicators, and assess the vitality with indicator data and community input. Funding was provided by the Ford Family Foundation.

Vernonia Community Indicators of Vitality: 2013 Report

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This document is a report on the Baseline Vital Vernonia Indicator Project, an effort aimed at exploring community vitality in Vernonia, particularly in light of recent catastrophic floods and subsequent rebuilding and community development initiatives. The Vital Vernonia Indicator Project is a collaboration of Oregon State University Extension Service, Rural Studies Program, and the community of Vernonia. The Vernonia Prevention Coalition sponsored this work.

By Amy Grotta

Vernonia Community Indicators of Vitality: 2013 Baseline Assessment Executive Summary

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This document summarizes the Vital Vernonia Indicator Project, an effort aimed at exploring community vitality in Vernonia, particularly in light of recent catastrophic floods and subsequent rebuilding and community development initiatives. The Vital Vernonia Indicator Project is a collaboration of Oregon State University Extension Service, Rural Studies Program, and the community of Vernonia. The Vernonia Prevention Coalition sponsored this work.

By Amy Grotta

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