When he opened Restaurant Beck in 2009, Justin Wills began adding the wild-foraging element to the menu. In addition to getting 95 percent of his ingredients from local farms and fishermen in Lincoln County, Wills delved into the woods and the ocean to see what he could find. If I can get stuff at its peak of freshness, I am going to use that over everything else, he says.
Oregon isn’t a place you see as much as you do. You can sight-see our beautiful coast, volcanic mountains, crystal-clear lakes and deserts that stretch as far as the eye can see. If you’re looking for world-class pinots, some of the best food and craft beer in the country, epic cycling, kayaking, windsurfing or just about anything else-ing, look no further.
Better yet, don’t look, come out here and leap.
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Activities, Events & Attractions So Much to See & Do
In Oregon, there’s always something to do. You can play world-class golf, cycle along hundreds of miles of designated bike lanes, take road-trips to wine country, hunt for fossils or get lost in the moment of a brilliantly crafted scene of play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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Not sure where to start? Let some of Oregon’s adventurers and guides take you on a virtual tour of the state, offering stories, itineraries and some inspiration from across Oregon.
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Where is Oregon, anyway?
Not familiar with U.S. geography? Oregon is on the West Coast, right between Washington and California. Some people think it’s the best thing about the West Coast, and of course they’re right.
Made up of seven diverse regions, Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between.
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You can absolutely visit both the waterfalls and then make the "loop" around the mountain to visit Mt. Hood thanks to extended summer daylight hours, or if you plan on getting an early start. I would suggest taking I-84 east, then taking the Corbett exit to join the historic highway. While most people start in Troutdale, you really won't be missing any of the major sights, and this will save yo…