Articles by Tina Lassen

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Road Trip: McKenzie River Valley

November 28th, 2016

A string of riverside communities greets the wild and oh-so-scenic McKenzie River as it drains down from the Cascade…

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Outdoor Play in Warrenton

November 23rd, 2016

The mighty Columbia meets the even mightier Pacific near Warrenton, perched right on the rim of the continent in Oregon…

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Road Trip: Dallas, Willamina and Grand Ronde

November 7th, 2016

The verdant hills and rambling creeks of the Willamette Valley set the stage for this pocket of communities west of…

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Road Trip: Creswell and Cottage Grove

October 27th, 2016

A rumpled landscape of fertile river valleys surrounds these friendlycommunities south of Eugene. Creswell and…

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Get Outside in Pacific City

October 26th, 2016

Thestretch of the Oregon Coast due west of McMinnville feels especially wild, a jumble of high capes, sandy spits and…

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Road Trip: Villages of Mt. Hood

October 24th, 2016

US-26 parts a verdant forest of fir and hemlock en route from Portland to Mt. Hood, climbing steadily through the Mt.…

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Road Trip: Springfield

October 20th, 2016

Springfield is often mentioned in the same breath as Eugene, the two cities forming the state’ssecond-largest metro…

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Road Trip: Gresham

October 17th, 2016

Oregon’s fourth-largest city,Gresham (pop. 109,397), feels more like an amiable small town thanks to its vibrant…

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Road Trip: Madras

October 13th, 2016

When you’re cruising across Central Oregon, the high desert plateau can feel as vast as the ocean, a sea of sagebrush…

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Paddling the Tualatin River

Road Trip: Tualatin

October 2nd, 2016

Maybe Tualatin took inspiration from the Oregon Trail, the epochal pioneer route that ended just 10 miles east of here…

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About Author Tina Lassen

Tina Lassen is a nationally published freelance writer who frequently writes about travel and outdoor recreation. Her features have appeared in National Geographic Adventure, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Endless Vacation, USA Today and several other publications. She also has authored and contributed to several guidebooks for Fodor’s, Frommer’s and the National Geographic Society’s Books Division. Thanks to a career that lets her live anywhere, Tina happily writes and recreates from her home in Hood River.

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