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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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Feathered Festivals

written by Eileen Garvin on February 1st, 2014

The daffodils are up, the cherry trees are blossoming and spring is in the air. The air is also full of birds migrating…

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…

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…

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

written by Gary Hayes on September 18th, 2013

As the Travel Oregon Ask Oregon expert for the Coast, one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is what are the…

Youth Outdoors Hunting Clinics

written by Grant McOmie on September 16th, 2013

Fall is just around the calendar corner and for many people it’s a time of year that signals the start of Oregon’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Helfrich River Outfitters Inc

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Wild Foraging near Mt. Hood

written by Eileen Garvin on September 26th, 2011

Mt. Hood looked ghostly on my southbound drive down Highway 35 on Friday morning, with smoke from multiple wildfires…

High Desert Discovery Scenic Byway

  • Distance: 127 M / 204 Km
  • Minimum Driving Time: 5-7 Hours
  • Best Time to Drive: Late Spring Through Fall

Covered with juniper and sagebrush and dotted with dramatic mountain ranges, this is the true frontier country, a…

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway

  • Distance: 363 M / 584 Km
  • Minimum Driving Time: 10-12 Hours
  • Best Time to Drive: Winter Through Summer

Yes, it's possible to drive the entire Pacific Coast Scenic Byway in a single day -- but you'll want more time to…

Roses and Butterflies

written by Grant McOmie on September 15th, 2011

While seasonal changes may be locked into the annual calendar, isn’t it nice to know that nature can have her way…

Oregon River Sports Inc

3400 Franklin Blvd Eugene, OR 97403

Guided raft or inflatable kayak trips on the McKenzie, John Day and Umpqua Rivers. Hourly canoe and kayak rentals at…

Oregon River Sports, Inc.

4000 Franklin Blvd Eugene, OR 97401

Guided raft or inflatable kayak trips on the McKenzie, John Day and Umpqua Rivers. Hourly canoe and kayak rentals at…

Minnehaha Trail

The Minnehaha Trail is 3.1 miles long, passes several beautiful meadows overlooks Minnehaha Creek.

Golf + Adventure = Oregon

written by Eileen Garvin on July 28th, 2011

In Oregon we can turn just about anything into an outdoor adventure including golf. With mountains, rivers and…

Columbia Steelheading On The Rise

written by Andy Walgamott on July 25th, 2011

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of blog posts on summer steelheading on the Lower Columbia River and…

Rolling on the River

written by Eileen Garvin on July 15th, 2011

April showers bring May flowers, but those spring rains also mean great summertime boating. Unusually high water levels…

As Salmon Catches Fade On Lower Columbia, Expect Steelheading To Pick Up

written by Andy Walgamott on July 13th, 2011

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of blog posts on summer steelheading on the Lower Columbia River…

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

The Wallowa-Whitman offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Some of the many activities…

Umatilla National Forest

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

Malheur National Forest

The Malheur offers a full range of outdoor recreation opportunities in an uncrowded region. Some of these…

John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor

This Scenic Corridor offers opportunities for hiking, viewing scenery, wildlife watching, and viewing interpretive…

Strawberry Fever

written by Eileen Garvin on June 2nd, 2011

June’s most beautiful bride is about to make her debut, and she won’t be wearing white. It’s the…

Wheatridge in the Nook

11102 Philippi Canyon Lane Arlington, OR 97812

Hidden in the gentle folds of “The Nook” between the John Day and Columbia Rivers, Wheatridge has been in…

Accessible Destinations in Oregon

written by Grant McOmie on March 31st, 2011

Most of us never give our travels or adventures into the great Oregon outdoors a second thought. Why should we? After…

Astoria Turns 200

written by Oakley Brooks on March 30th, 2011

Hard on the heels of Lewis and Clark came John Jacob Astor with his fur trading company, establishing the first…

Good Fortune in the Toledo Arts District

written by Deborah Trusty on January 25th, 2011

I have the good, no, great fortune to be one of those ridiculously lucky people who found her personal nirvana by…

The Open Road

written by Robbie McClaran on August 1st, 2010

I’m 300 miles southeast of my home in Portland and I’m spending the next three days exploring Oregon’…

Sultry Summer Sounds

written by Mikhael Romain on April 30th, 2010

Summers in Oregon bring long days and warm nights, the perfect climate for music festivals, both indoors and out.…

Oasis in the Desert

written by Grant McOmie on March 26th, 2010

This week, travel east of the Cascades to discover a different sort of spin on the phrase “sagebrush romance&…

Winter Trout, Here I Come

written by Chris Santella on February 25th, 2010

Though it’s a week before I leave, I’m getting pretty excited about my trout fishing expedition to Central…

Three Capes Scenic Drive

written by Grant McOmie on February 12th, 2010

Take a deep breath and savor this week’s “Grant’s Getaway” along the Three Capes Scenic Drive…

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