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White Water Adventures!

written by Mikhael Romain on July 15th, 2010

Summer is here in all its hot, hot splendor and we revel the season’s high temperatures in the cool comforts of…

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City Slicker Getaway to Oregon’s High Desert

written by Dawn Rasmussen on June 8th, 2010

Memorial Day weekend was almost upon us and the weather forecasters had a glum message for us: Rain, with lower…

Zen and the Art of Fly Fishing

written by Kim Cooper Findling on May 20th, 2010

I will admit that I was not as enthusiastic about the fishing as Ron. But I am not sure anyone could be as enthusiastic…

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The Dog Blog: Good Dog! River Trail

written by Kyla Merwin Cheney on May 6th, 2010

When the sun sets on Meadow Camp in the spring, the light is so soft you feel as though you could melt right into it.…

High Cascade Canoe

written by Grant McOmie on August 3rd, 2009

Central Oregon’s Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway is a path once taken, you’ll never want to leave, but —…

Experience Excitement “Unplugged” this Summer

written by Brian Sykes on July 2nd, 2009

School is out and summer is here. It’s time to “unplug” from the electronic chaos of everyday life…

Thirty Windy Miles

written by Francie Royce on May 14th, 2009

When it’s grey and dreary in Portland, a forty-five minute drive east rewards you with sun and blue skies. For…

Exploring Spring Time Hiking In Oregon

written by Dawn Rasmussen on April 17th, 2009

[autoviewer=26,448,336] Oregon winters are a lot of fun, with plenty of snow sports activities, but by the time spring…

Get Back to Nature – Urban Hikes

written by Emily Watson on February 27th, 2009

In Oregon, you can have an exciting city experience and get back to nature in the same trip often in the same day.…

What’s Going on in Oregon this November?

written by Mo Sherifdeen on November 5th, 2008

With the election behind us and the fall crush successfully wrapped, this is the perfect month to unwind and enjoy…

Central Oregon Fly-Fishing Adventure

written by Emily Watson on October 30th, 2008

This past September, my mom and I had the perfect fall adventure in Oregon. We set out on a road trip from Portland to…

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On the Road With Oregon Bounty – Day 5: The Artisan Cheese Honor Bar

written by Greg Robeson on September 24th, 2008

On a quiet country road west of Redmond, just a few miles from where I grew up, there’s the quintessential…

Summer in the Oregon Mountains

written by Jerry Krieg on July 23rd, 2007

I have been blogging all winter/spring about what to do in the Oregon Mountains…well it’s summer and there…

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Trolling for steelhead on the Deschutes – the story of the one that didn’t get away

written by Kevin Wright on December 12th, 2006

The day started just as I had hoped – overcast and foggy. Not your normal aspiration as you embark on an eight…

Girls Go Bend Weekend at Mt. Bachelor Village

written by Ashley Moran on November 28th, 2006

I recently had the opportunity to spend an amazing weekend at Mt. Bachelor Village in Bend, Oregon. This particular…

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Explore Winter’s Wonders With Wanderlust

written by Eileen Garvin on January 15th, 2016

On a dark, snowy night in Central Oregon, all you can see is the puff of your breath as you tramp along. The only sound…

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Oregon’s Holiday Table

written by Eileen Garvin on December 7th, 2015

Oregon offers a rich store of raw ingredients from all corners of the state. From grass-fed beef on the Eastern plains…

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Winter Getaways

written by Eileen Garvin on November 20th, 2015

Wintertime brings shorter days, darker nights and cold flurries of snow. We love playing outside in winter, but it’s…

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Winter Fun in Central Oregon

written by Eileen Garvin on October 30th, 2015

Fire and ice, dogs and kids, stars and snow. Winter in Central Oregon has all the right ingredients for some serious…

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Buddies, Birdies, Brews and Bend

written by Chris Santella on September 9th, 2015

Every two years, my college buddies and I (proud class of ’85) organize a golf trip.A few of us play with some…

We want to tour craft breweries in Oregon; what cities should we visit?

Good news, there are at least six Oregon cities to visit with amazing beer — but that may count as bad news, too. Here they are, with my best-bets for breweries: Portland. They don't call it "Beervana" for nuthin. There are scores of breweries …
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Delicious Food Carts in Bend

written by Nicole Meier on May 28th, 2015

As the warmer months approach in Central Oregon, folks are eager to get out and enjoy some outdoor dining. A perfect…

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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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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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High Desert Brews

written by Greg Robeson and Jimmy Seifrit on July 30th, 2014

Jimmy Seifrit got the brewing bug early on, while growing up in Philadelphia. An urge to move west, specifically to a…

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Road Trips on Oregon’s Scenic Byways

written by Eileen Garvin on June 25th, 2014

Oregon’s outdoor recreation is boundless, especially in the summertime. And just getting to the great outdoors is…

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Oregon Dreamers: 7 Devils Brewing Company

written by Eileen Garvin on June 6th, 2014

When Carmen Matthews and his wife, Annie Pollard, opened 7 Devils Brewing Company, he commissioned a stained glass…

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Oregon’s Sustainable Breweries

written by Eileen Garvin on May 28th, 2014

In Oregon, not only do we have great beer to drink, we have beer you can feel great about drinking. Whether they’re…

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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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Smith Rock State Park Terrebonne, OR 97760

At Smith Rock, towers of volcanic ash rise like the spires of a cathedral out of the sage and dust of the high desert…

Ice skaters move around the public ice rink in Downtown Redmond at dusk.

A Winter Wonderland in Central Oregon

written by Emily Forsha on November 18th, 2013

Visit Central Oregon in the winter and experience the sunshine, blue skies and dry, deep powder at Mt. Bachelor in Bend…

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Snowshoeing in Central Oregon

written by Eileen Garvin on November 14th, 2013

If you’ve never tried snowshoeing, here are three reasons to put it on your to-do list this winter: 1) You can often…

Ride Tualatin Valley and Madras Mountain Views

written by Eileen Garvin on July 17th, 2013

Oregon cyclists have two more reasons to raise their water bottles and cheer. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department …

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Grant’s Getaways: 101 Oregon Adventures

written by Eileen Garvin on April 22nd, 2013

Nobody knows Oregon quite like Grant McOmie does. The author and outdoor reporter has covered the state of Oregon for…

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Road Trip: Bend

written by Eileen Garvin on January 30th, 2013

If you’re fatigued by the long corridor of winter, we suggest you put a bend (or just Bend) in your travel plans. Set…

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Cozy Winter Getaways

written by Eileen Garvin on November 28th, 2012

Bring on the snowstorms, cold temperatures and even the rain! One thing we love about Oregon winters is our great…

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Adventures in Beer and Coffee

written by Emily Engdahl on November 26th, 2012

Oregon offers a multitude of tempting weekend activities. When faced with a four-day weekend, I went in search of my…

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The Eagles Have Landed

written by Eileen Garvin on November 13th, 2012

It’s the national bird, but it’s also a state tourist. Every winter, bald eagles flock to Oregon from Canada and…

We are thinking of doing a road trip through Oregon for 2 weeks in early July 2013. We’re most interested in mountain / wildlife scenery in Oregon and coastal and wine experiences. We would also like to know if it is easy to do this by motorhome rather than car? – Gill W., Cardiff, Wales.

I believe I can give you some great ideas on how you can road trip your way around Oregon and see as much as possible in two weeks! First of all, let me say that either way you choose to travel, you will love it. I personally would love a road trip v…
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‘Tis the Season for Seasonal Beer

written by Eileen Garvin on October 9th, 2012

Autumn in Oregon is filled with rich ambers, ochres and browns, and we’re not talking about the forests. It’s fall…

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Hidden Treasures of Oregon Rafting

written by Adam Smith on August 21st, 2012

There you are, paddles up, floating in silence. A speckle-breasted osprey circling overhead peers into the pristine…

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Summer Sipping for the Gluten Free

written by Eileen Garvin on August 7th, 2012

In Oregon, the land of culinary magic, it seems like some sort of gustatory justice is due to the gluten free eaters…

All Star Rafting

PO Box 120 Maupin, OR 97037

Offering half, full and multi-day whitewater rafting adventures on the Rogue, Deschutes, White Salmon, Clackamas, and…

The Deschutes Angler

504 Deschutes Ave Maupin, OR 97037

Whether you have been planning your trip for months or you are just passing through the area, our fly shop is designed…

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Trail Talk with Terry Richard

written by Eileen Garvin on July 11th, 2012

Sunshine and snow melt mean open season for backpacking. We decided to talk to Terry Richard, who has been writing…

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Lake Billy Chinook

written by Grant McOmie on June 28th, 2012

Many of us enjoy taking our homes on the road in summer whether in a tent, trailer or recreational vehicle –…

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Summer Brews and News

written by Eileen Garvin on June 6th, 2012

Oh, summer! What’s better than a cold beer after a day on the trail, on the water or justwandering the neighborhood…

Any suggestions on what I should stop and get pics of enroute to LaPine? What is great that direction this time of year?

Smith Rock is stunning, as are Dillon&Benham Falls on the Deschutes. Detour up Century Drive to view the snowy Cascades! Bend's Drake Park is lovely this time of year. Trees with fall foliage by the river. Good excuse to grab lunch downtown, too…
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Oregon Dreamers

written by Lucy Burningham on January 12th, 2012

Jamie Floyd put down deep roots in the Eugene community during the early 90s as an undergrad at the University of…

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Our Top Ten “Most Read” Stories for 2011

written by Mo Sherifdeen on December 30th, 2011

Whether we’re sipping the perfect Oregon pinot, skiing fresh powder, or traveling down Highway 101 on the coast…

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