Articles by Chris Santella

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A Fisher’s Guide to Summer in Oregon

May 25th, 2017

With an abundance of steelhead, salmon and trout fisheries, as well as productive warm-water venues, Oregon may offer…

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Meet the Chinook Salmon

May 2nd, 2017

Oregon's state fish tells one of nature’s most fascinating stories.

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Winter Angling in Southern Oregon

February 7th, 2017

The cooler climes of winter bring quieter times to the pristine lakes and rivers of Southern Oregon. Water-skiers have…

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Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die: Bend

September 30th, 2016

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Chris Santella’s new book in the ‘Fifty Places’ series, ‘…

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Buddies, Birdies, Brews and Bend

September 9th, 2015

Every two years, my college buddies and I (proud class of ’85) organize a golf trip.A few of us play with some…

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Chasing Rainbows on the Deschutes

July 1st, 2015

Most fly-fishers agree that central Oregon’s Lower Deschutes River with its native rainbow trout and steelhead …

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Golf the 7 Gems of Oregon

April 10th, 2015

With nearly 200 public golf courses ranging from surf side links to desert oases, Oregon attracts traveling foursomes…

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Biking Chief Joseph Country

October 23rd, 2012

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Chris Santella’s new book, Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die,…

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Golf and Spa Escape

March 8th, 2012

My wife Deidre is at best an indifferent striker of the golf ball. I find a driving range visit more relaxing than the…

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About Author Chris Santella

Chris Santella is a freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Portland. He is the author of 11 books, including the "Fifty Places" series from Stewart, Tabori & Chang, which has 500,000 hard cover copies in print. His most recent book is Fifty Places To Bike Before You Die. Chris is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Trout, Fly Rod & Reel and a number of other fly fishing and golf periodicals. He's a founding member of, a golf and travel website.

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