Seasonal Features Autumn

Rich fall days just beg us to stay outside and play. There are so many ways to enjoy this golden season in Oregon. Take a two-wheeled tour of Portland’s brew culture or explore the wineries in the scenic Columbia River Gorge.
Spend the night in a beautiful historic hotel, or taste the coast’s artisan cheese tradition at Face Rock Creamery. Get to know the mother-daughter team behind some of the state’s best grass-fed beef. Happy autumn!
  1. Face Rock Creamery

    Bandon sees a tasty revival.

  2. Portland’s Bike and Brew Tour

    Visit craft-beer makers on the city's east side.

  3. Wines of the Gorge

    Get a taste of the Columbia River region.

  4. 6 Ranch Grass-Fed Beef

    Mother-daughter enterprise values tradition and sustainability.

  5. Timberline Lodge: A Sense of Place

    Celebrating 75 years on Mt. Hood

Enjoy the Season Stories from Autumn

five of 49 Stories about Autumn in Oregon
  1. Farm Fresh

    written by Lucy Burningham on August 1st, 2014

    In Oregon, chefs and farmers collaborate to put the freshest ingredients on the table. Take Cathy Whims, the James Beardnominated chef from Portland’s Nostrana restaurant, who thrives on using high-quality local foods in her regional…

  2. Family Fun on the Three Capes Scenic Loop

    written by Eileen Garvin on February 25th, 2014

    We’ve been in the cramped confines of the family minivan for hours, it’s threatening to rain and the slope looks insurmountable, but these children are adamant: Cape Kiwanda must be climbed.

  3. McMinnville for Two

    written by Otis Rubottom on January 1st, 2014

    McMinnville sits smack in the middle of Oregon’s famous Willamette Valley wine region, but don’t call it a “small town.” Underneath its charm lies a beguiling mix of ambition, community spirit and passion about business that…

  4. Oregon’s Grand Old Hotels

    written by John Chilson on August 28th, 2013

    Towns sprouted around Oregon during the 19th century on the heels of the Oregon Trail, and hotels were some of the first buildings constructed. Historic hotels like these have many lives, their hallways filled with stories and memories lingering in…

  5. Hiking for Foliage & History in the Tillamook State Forest

    written by Grant McOmie on October 12th, 2012

    When summer’s glorious colors have faded and an amber glow wraps around the land, I am especially fond of the trips that breeze along some of Oregon’s finer roadways on a crisp October afternoon. When it comes to fall colors in the Oregon Coast…

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  1. Any travel (food, lodging, wine tours) suggestions for the Thanksgiving weekend in Williamette Valley?

    Thanksgiving is probably my most favorite time of year in the Willamette Valley. The leaves are in full fall color and it's cool enough outdoors that a B & B would provide the coziest stay. Many B & B's are taking guests over the Thanksgiving holiday. You can find one by checking out the FB page Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Also, check this link.

    Written on January 25th, 2012
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