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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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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…

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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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Star Party

written by Grant McOmie on July 26th, 2013

Oregon’s often brilliant summer days offer varied recreation possibilities that continue after the sun goes down at…

What’s the best route to see the John Day Fossil Beds?

You can make a great loop between Portland and John Day. The most exciting route will be to take Highway 26 all the way. It will take you over Mt Hood into central Oregon and through The Painted Hills. Total driving time is about 5 hours. For a re…
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Over the River in Portland

written by Emily Engdahl on January 16th, 2013

Over the river and through the woods… if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, this modern fairy…

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Best of Winter

written by Grant McOmie on December 21st, 2012

As the year winds down, here’s a look back at a few favorite winter trips to consider during the upcoming…

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Chef John Helleberg talks Fall Bounty

written by Eileen Garvin on August 23rd, 2012

Signs of fall: your tomatoes finally ripened and there’s a zucchini the size of a VW Beetle hiding in your yard. But…

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A. Helfrich Outfitters

1950 Yolanda Avenue Springfield, OR 97477

McKenzie River whitewater rafting trips.  Fall foliage scenic float trips.  Drift boat fishing trips on…

David Johnson’s Guide Service

P.O Box 516 Tillamook, OR 97141

David Johnson's Guide Service strives to bring you the best the 0rthwest has to offer. From spacious, custom Alumaweld…

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Oregon’s Fishing Ambassador

written by Grant McOmie on April 20th, 2012

When it comes to building bridges along many of Oregon’s rivers, fishing guide David Johnson is one of the best. He…

My wife and I will be in the Bend area and would like help in locating four top golf courses to play as well as lodging suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your time. – John P.

Depending on your handicap and energy level, you can actually play 36 holes a day in Central Oregon....there is just that much golf to be had. As far as top courses, I would recommend you consider the following: Crosswater Golf Club located at Su…
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Grant’s Getaways: Hot Lake Springs

written by Grant McOmie on February 2nd, 2012

This week, I visit northeast Oregon to visit a family who risked it all for the promise of a new start at a place you…

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Tubing at Ski Bowl

written by Grant McOmie on January 12th, 2012

If you want to have winter fun but you’re not into downhill skiing or snowboarding, tubing is perfectfor its ease…

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Grant’s Getaways: Willamette Sturgeon Fishing

written by Grant McOmie on January 6th, 2012

This week, I headed to the Willamette River with a rod, reel and spirit of adventure to learn more about Oregon’s…

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Hike for Fall Sunshine

written by Eileen Garvin on November 8th, 2011

Fall is here, and on the east side of the Cascades, that means brisk air, brilliant fall color and a secret cache of…

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