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Nipple Butte Trail

This scenic trail offers a number of outstanding vistas from rocky crags and cliffs overlooking a great deal of the…

North Fork John Day Campground

Eight vehicle/RV sites are available as well as 11 picnic and tent sites. Horse handling facilities are also available…

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Ukiah-Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor

The Ukiah-Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor offers camping, fishing, scenic driving and viewing scenery.

Ochoco National Forest

The Ochoco offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Some of the many activities include…

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John Day Fossil Beds

written by Grant McOmie on September 9th, 2010

This week I took a colorful hike through time through one of Oregon’s most spectacular landscapes – the…

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Oregon Dreamers

written by Mikhael Romain on February 1st, 2010

The story of Wilson Ranches Retreat is as old as the Oregon Trail. Phil and Nancy Wilson opened their bed and breakfast…

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Eastern Oregon Adventure Part #1: Blue Mountain Hideaway

written by Dawn Rasmussen on July 15th, 2008

One of Oregon’s biggest kept outdoor secrets is the Blue Mountains. Located in Central Eastern Oregon, the “…

Five Favorite Fishing Spots in Oregon

written by Henry Miller on June 6th, 2007

Wallowa Lake Flanked by the Eagle Cap Wilderness and the Wallowa Mountains, there arguably is no more scenic fishing…

Five Favorite Paddle Trips in Oregon

written by Travis Williams on May 17th, 2007

Travis Williams is Executive Director of Willamette Riverkeeper. He knows the Willamette almost by heart, and has…

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Road Trip: Umatilla, Hermiston, Echo and Heppner

written by Eileen Garvin on November 30th, 2016

Just south of US-84 and the Columbia River in Eastern Oregon lies land rich in history and agricultural tradition. The…

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South Coast Dunes and Estuaries

written by Grant McOmie on November 25th, 2016

It’s a road once taken, you’ll never want to leave: the Cape Arago Beach Loop skirts a lonesome section of Oregon&…

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Kids Explore Outdoors with Ticket2Ride

written by Grant McOmie on November 4th, 2016

When you have a Ticket2Ride, there’s no telling how far you can travel! Twenty-six5th grade students from Portland…

Road Trip: Gresham

written by Tina Lassen on October 17th, 2016

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

Sharkys Charters

64420 Bruce Rd Coos Bay, OR 97420

USCG Certified Master, over 750 days at sea, and 30 years experience. Currently offering fishing, crab, salmon, and…

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Road Trip: Tualatin

written by Tina Lassen on October 2nd, 2016

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

Where can we play golf and go wine tasting?

In the state of Oregon, the Willamette Valley is most prevalent with wines (as you probably already know) but too has some pockets of good golf to enjoy. If you focus on southern Willamette Valley area, Eugene has its fair share of wineries and …

Explore Crater Lake, Public Lands by Bike

written by Jen Anderson on August 30th, 2016

Whenthe summer crowds and intense heat fadebutthe sunshine remains, the air is crisp and the light golden. Late…

Big Fish on the Big Columbia River

written by Grant McOmie on August 12th, 2016

From 300feet up, the 4-mile-wide maw of the Columbia River at Astoria is surreal and awe-inspiring.But down on the…

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A Cool Sauvie Island Retreat

written by Grant McOmie on July 15th, 2016

If the prospect of a mid-summer heatwave is already getting you down, perhaps it’s time for a cool retreat that…

1188 Brewing Company

141 East Main Street John Day, OR 97845

Grant County's first modern day brewery, we are nestled in the city of John Day, Oregon surrounded by beautiful…

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“Let’s Go Outdoors!”

written by Grant McOmie on April 22nd, 2016

Springtime in Oregon reignites a certain shoutout heard far and wide: “Let’s Go Outdoors!” It’s…

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Oregon Wine Month

written by Eileen Garvin on April 17th, 2016

Oregon’s wine roots run deep. When you stroll through a vineyard in the Willamette Valley, step into a tasting room…

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Winter Gems in Eastern Oregon

written by Eileen Garvin on January 29th, 2016

Winter in Eastern Oregon is a tapestry of rugged beauty snow-covered mountain peaks, frozen lakes and frosty plains…

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Solstice Woodfire Cafe & Bar

written by Eileen Garvin on October 15th, 2015

It’s a lazy weekday afternoon in Hood River, long past lunch and hours before dinner, but Solstice Woodfire Caf …

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Willamette Valley Trails, Wineries and Covered Bridges

written by Grant McOmie on July 17th, 2015

Across Oregon, some of my favorite places to explore are those as close as my own backyard; sometimes they hide in…

Is Newport worth the trip from Yachats and Florence?

Newport has many great attractions that you might not want to miss. The historic bay front is uniquely interesting, a mix of tourist attractions and working waterfront. The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is on my top 10 list of places not to …
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Cruise the Rogue River with Hellgate Jetboats

written by Eileen Garvin on June 17th, 2015

A ride on Hellgate Jetboat Excursions might be described as the best of opposing worlds one part high-speed…

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Eastern Oregon Road Trip Food

written by Eileen Garvin on May 29th, 2015

The folks out in Eastern Oregon have some serious bragging rights: the deepest river Gorge in North America, some of…

What are the best places to take photographs on the Coast?

If enter Oregon at Brookings, you may want to make Harris Beach State Park your first stop, especially if you are there during low tide. Harris Beach is one of Oregon's seven Marine Gardens that are protected intertidal areas. There are also interes…

2 Weeks, 7 Wonders

written by Eileen Garvin on April 3rd, 2015

If you’ve fallen in love with Oregon’s Seven Wonders, you might be hankering to visit them all. We think you need…

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7 Wonders Road Trip: Day 6, Crater Lake to Bend

written by Eileen Garvin on March 1st, 2015

Day 6: Crater Lake to Bend (Driving time: 140 miles/2.25 hours) Linger overnight at Crater Lake’s lodge or campground…

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7 Wonders Road Trip: Day 7, Bend to John Day

written by Eileen Garvin on March 1st, 2015

Day 7: Bend to John Day (Driving time: 92 miles/4 hours) Get ready for two more Wonders! You won’t be driving far…

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Last-Minute Spring Break Trips

written by Eileen Garvin on February 27th, 2015

You made 25 valentines for your son’s class and cut out shamrocks for your daughter’s St. Patrick’s Day Party. It…

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Get Schooled at the Oregon Cheese Festival

written by Eileen Garvin on February 9th, 2015

The Oregon Cheese Festival has real class, and this year more than ever. Held at Rogue Creamery in Central Point on…

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A Taste of (All) of Oregon’s Breweries

written by Brian Yaeger on December 5th, 2014

Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt from the new bookOregon Breweries, a guidebook to all of Oregon&…

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Go Salmon Fishing and Cook Your Catch

written by Grant McOmie on October 17th, 2014

The signs of seasonal change are easy to see along Oregon’s rivers and streams where fall colors really light up the…

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Oregon Ghost Towns: Boyd, Dufur and Friend

written by Eileen Garvin on October 3rd, 2014

Driving through the sun struck wheat fields south of Mosier and The Dalles, it’s nearly impossible to believe that…

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A Record Run at Buoy 10

written by Grant McOmie on August 22nd, 2014

One of the surest signs of Oregon’s transition from summer to fall is the uptick in salmon fishing opportunities…

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Newberry Crater

written by Grant McOmie on August 8th, 2014

When the mood to move strikes my family, there’s no better way to celebrate summer than packing up and moving out…

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Happy 50th Birthday, Oregon Wilderness

written by Molly Blancett on July 29th, 2014

On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act, a landmark conservation bill that…

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Christmas Trees for Coho

written by Grant McOmie on July 18th, 2014

Fishermen call it Christmasin July when gleaming silver-sided Coho salmon come aboard all wrapped up in a…

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Underground Tour of Fort Stevens State Park

written by Grant McOmie on June 6th, 2014

There are so many reasons to visit Fort Stevens State Park: perhaps to dig a supper from the sea; or catch a summer…

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Looking for Loowit in Cascade Locks

written by Christopher Van Tilburg on June 6th, 2014

On recent summer day, I have a chance to visit the quaint, riverside town of Cascade Locks where, legend has it,…

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Southern Oregon Lavender Trail

written by Sue Owen on May 27th, 2014

Visiting each of the farms along the Southern Oregon Lavender Trail this year will take you through the Applegate…

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The Tale of the Ale Trail

written by Eileen Garvin on February 28th, 2014

We’re standing in the rain on the edge of the Deschutes National Forest looking at a 10-foot section of a spruce…

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Eastern Oregon’s Winter Secrets

written by Emily Forsha on December 2nd, 2013

Eastern Oregon is a winter playground. You’ll discover that the east side of the state is blessed with light fluffy…

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Main Street Oregon

written by Grant McOmie on October 25th, 2013

Oakland is a Southern Oregon town that prides itself on its home town feel and a historic Main Street with many…

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Tillamook Salmon

written by Grant McOmie on September 27th, 2013

If you spend much time traveling across Oregon right now, you will begin to see and feel the early signs of the…

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area at Umpqua Dunes (John Dellenback Dunes Trail)

Top 10 Don’t-Miss Spots on the Oregon Coast

written by Gary Hayes on September 18th, 2013

Editor’s note: Looking for an Oregon getaway?Enter to win your very own adventure through Oregon’s Winter…

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A Silvery Rush of Salmon

written by Grant McOmie on August 23rd, 2013

A huge rush of silvery salmon more than a million fish strong and fresh from the ocean are swimming into the…

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