Celebrating the unique beauty and flavor of the Pacific Northwest.

Summer 2020
Full Issue Online June 28th
ON THE COVER: Piper (left) and Penelope (right) kick back in their baby nests by Amelia Rose & Co. Photo by Amanda Schmerck.

Locally Crafted, with Care

Whether they are building, influencing, or contributing to community, each story featured on these pages inspired us to keep working hard to highlight and celebrate the Rogue Valley.  

We are more convinced than ever that Southern Oregon will never run out of inspiring stories to tell.

Teardrop Camper DIY

Southern Oregon Camping in Style

A devoted lifelong tent camper, Southern Oregon renowned photographer Steve Johnson “leveled up” in the world of tent camping last year when he built his own custom “teardrop camper.”

Not looking for a full-on RV experience, the teardrop was a way to hone in on all the things he loved about tent camping (albeit with more comfortable sleeping quarters).

Safe Snuggles

Handmade in Southern Oregon

When Amelia Rose & Company’s founder, Monica Burton, was pregnant with her fourth child (and first girl), she started dreaming about all the fun, girly things she wanted to buy for her new baby. She was a little strapped for cash, so the Southern Oregon mom purchased a used sewing machine for $40 and decided to teach herself how to sew.

Now Monica is able to offer a stable business for her family while staying home to care for them.

I’ve had the privilege of working as the editor of Distinctly
Northwest Magazine for a full year, and I am more convinced
than ever that we will never run out of inspiring stories
to tell.

As always, please support the businesses you find here. It’s because of them that we can continue to celebrate our region with great stories and gorgeous photos.

May you find many things to be thankful for, and may you and your loved ones be healthy and strong.