It’s hard to describe a region that takes up almost half the state. Geographically Eastern Oregon ranges from alpine mountaintops and raging rivers to endless desert with ghosts towns, bustling towns and painted hills of ancient fossil beds in between.
But there is a prevailing attitude that unites the region, a sense that life is best enjoyed at a slowed-down pace, that a great dinner shouldn’t require a reservation a month out, and that the closer the land looks to the day emigrants passed through it walking their wagons across the Oregon Trail, the better. So that’s more or less how we’ve kept it.
Eastern Oregon: Wide open spaces
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