Articles by Debbie Lusk

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We’ll be staying in Corvallis for about a week and are most interested in seeing Oregon’s natural wonders. How much could we jam into our itinerary?

I happen to live only 10 miles from Corvallis and love so much about this region so let’s go! Here are a few links to check out: Corvallis Tourism Albany Visitors Association McDonald Dunn Forest Mary’s Peak William Finley National…

September 10th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Your advice on day trips for a family with young children, originating in Eugene?

In Turner, the Enchanted Forest is super fun if you know ahead of time that this ain’t Disney. In Independence, they have the Wings of Wonder butterfly exhibit. Evergreen Aviation Museum is fun and the Wings and Waves Waterpark is like…

August 29th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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My wife and I are visiting Oregon for three weeks starting and ending in Eugene. We would like to see as many of the waterfalls as we can. Which are the best areas to see them?

We have a lot of waterfalls here in Oregon and I have been fortunate inthat I have seen many of them. I will say the most spectacular ofcourse is our Multnomah Falls area.I would plan to spend at least most of a day in this area. I have…

August 18th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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We plan to be in the Willamette Valley for 2 days. Please suggest a town where we can say that would be convenient for touring the vineyards and sampling some good food without being too touristy.

Three places came to mind when I read your question. They are McMinnville, Eugene and Albany! Three very different Oregon towns each offering what you are looking for. First of all, McMinnville is situated more in the Northern region of wine…

August 17th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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I want to combine a trip to Portland with a visit to the Willamette Valley. What would you plan to see and how should we travel from Portland to the Willamette Valley?

I really love your question! I live in the Willamette Valleybut have a loft in the Pearl District in Portland.The main thing you have to do in Portland is EAT!!! Take advantage of one of the many great walking tours of the city. From…

July 13th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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I’m visiting Oregon this summer and want to hit the best flea-markets and swap meets Oregon has to offer. Any suggestions? – Sims J.

The two events that come to mind are my two favorite events that hit the Willamette Valley in early September. I know you said you were visiting Oregon this summer, however, if you are able to extend your trip, it would be totally worth it! First…

May 15th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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We are looking for places to go gold prospecting or sites to dig for gem stones along with camping. Will be taking a one year old, three year old and twelve year old with us. – Mary W.

I love your question because I have never considered “gold prospecting” but how fun that would be. I found this awesome site about Oregon Gold for you to check out! It looks like so much family fun so if you go, please let us know how…

May 7th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Any suggestion where I might go by myself during this spring break? – Shane

If I were you… I’d head to the coast on the Greyhound Bus because there is something there I think you’d love to do! Sand Boarding! I haven’t been duning but my husband and son have and they had a blast! Florence is the…

April 26th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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If you were going to get engaged in Oregon, where would you do it? – A.C.

You are in luck because I have a few ideas to share with you! I happen to have a B & B in the Willamette Valley and we host many newlyweds so noting the locations our brides and grooms chose to “tie the knot,” can also be some of…

April 20th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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We plan to fly into Portland in late July or early August with our 14 year old grandson who is intent on visiting the University of Oregon in Eugene. What activities might be in the area that he would be interested in seeing?

I love that your grandson is so intent on seeing the University of Oregon! It’s a gorgeous campus so please be sure to take the whole tour! As far as baseball games go, check out the University of Oregon’s baseball website. Also,…

April 20th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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About Author Debbie Lusk

Debbie Lusk loves Oregon and everything there is to experience here. She may be found on the back of a black mare riding through wine country with saddle bags full of Oregon wine, or enjoying a cold beer at a local Willamette Valley microbrewery. She's smitten with Oregon and plans to enjoy it all one bite at a time! All her experiences can be found on her blog, Sweet Bliss.

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