Willamette Valley – Oregon Wine Country

The fertile rolling hills southwest of Portland, Oregon are home to some of the best wines in America. Lacking the masses drawn to many other wine regions, the bucolic Willamette Valley may be America’s most civilized wine region. The Oregon wine country is the polar opposite of Napa or Long Island. It is quiet, with […]

Perfect Weekend Trip to Portland

Portland Weekend Vacation Guide Long a landmark of sustainable planning and green living; Portland, Oregon is an ideal destination for travelers seeking refuge from big-city chaos. A quaint, charming community nestled on the banks of the Willamette River; Portland, Oregon offers the perfect blend of urban culture and natural beauty. This rare combination makes Portland […]

Silverton Oregon Garden

Explore a Garden Oasis Located Near Silver Creek Falls Through educational programs and guided tours, explore how the Oregon Garden showcases native Oregon plants and flowers with spectacular beauty and design. The Oregon Garden Take a tour of the Oregon Garden, located near historic Silverton, Oregon. The garden is the masterpiece of decades of ideas […]

Bush’s Pasture Park & Barn in Salem, Oregon

Rose Garden, Art, Historic Attractions and Walking Trails Historic sites, art, beautiful gardens, and outdoor attractions keep visitors to Bush’s Pasture Park, House and Barn engaged during a trip to Oregon’s Capitol city. Bush’s Pasture Park is located just south of Salem’s downtown business district. This 90-acre park is home to spacious lawns, orchards, old […]

Hike the Opal Creek Trail

Walk an Ancient Forest & the Santiam River A moderately challenging hike to Jawbone Flats leaves hikers awed at beautiful ancient forest and river. Dogs, bikes are allowed on the Opal Creek Trail east of Salem. Opal Creek, located in the Cascade Mountains east of Salem, Oregon is a beautiful place. The massive ancient trees, […]

Hiking Trips in Western Oregon

Explore Bald Hill Near Corvallis, Hike Opal Creek in the Cascades From the coast to the Cascades, Oregon’s beautiful venues intrigue hikers and walkers with spectacular views of towering trees, dense forests, and snow-capped mountains. Finding hiking trails in Oregon is easier than you think if you know where to look. The areas surrounding Oregon’s […]

Beautiful Camp Sherman Oregon

Excursion to the Central Oregon Cascade Mountains Travel to Central Oregon through the Cascade Mountains, following the Santiam River to Detroit Reservoir, over the summit of Santiam Pass, and on to Camp Sherman. Best Time for Traveling This trip to Central Oregon is best taken in mid-September to October, depending on the weather. The autumn […]

Oregon Wine Day Trips

A Quick Trip to 4 Wineries in Oregon While many wine country outposts can be removed from cities and take a long time to travel to, these Oregon wine destinations are close enough to home for a day trip. Oregon spring and summer days are ideal for short day trips. With Oregon wines growing in […]

Oregon Hiking Guide Books

Hike Mt. Hood, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. St. Helens, Oregon Beaches These hiking guides tell you how to find the best of Oregon outdoors from the coast to lush evergreen forests to river canyons and the high desert. Oregon is a paradise for outdoor lovers. The varied landscape offers dense evergreen forests, ocean beaches, mountains, […]

Columbia River Gorge Attractions

National Scenic Area Offers Water Sports, Sightseeing, Hiking & More Waterfalls, wildflowers, geological wonders, Native American history, blooming fruit trees, and windsurfing await in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. As the Columbia River flows through the Cascade Mountains between the states of Oregon and Washington, it cuts through a canyon 85 miles long […]

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