Seasonal Features Autumn

From the bounty of harvest to the festive colors of the foliage, autumn in Oregon is a feast for all of your senses. And with surprisingly sunny days and crisp evenings, there’s no end of ways to enjoy the season.
In Portland, nosh through the Eastside’s artisan corridor. Tour the scenic South Willamette Valley wineries. Embark on a fly-fishing expedition. Sample the sweetness of local honey. And escape into the remote Owyhee Canyonlands.
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    Wild Beauty in the Owyhee Canyonlands

    Hiking, rafting and camping in a desert wonderland

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    South Willamette Valley Wineries

    A sojourn for the soul

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    Nosh Through Portland’s Eastside

    A two-day tour of Portland’s artisan food corridor

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    Adventures Across Oregon

    Oregon dreamers Ethan and Wendy Barrow chart a new life

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    Bee Local’s Sustainably Sweet Honey

    Damian Magista’s honey captures the flavors of Oregon

Enjoy the Season Stories from Autumn

five of 64 Stories about Autumn in Oregon
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    Top Fall Hikes

    written by Eileen Garvin on September 11th, 2015

    We asked some of the state’s best guide companies where to hike for excellent fall fun. Here’s what they had to say about hiking in the Wallowa Mountains, Coast Range, Newberry Crater National Monument and along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River.

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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 regularity; for others it’s a once-every-two-years activity.While we appreciate experiencing some nice courses, these trips are…

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    Best Fall Mountain Bike Rides

    written by Eileen Garvin on September 8th, 2015

    As the days cool down and the morning air brings a kiss of dew, we bid farewell to summer. We’ll miss you. But, oh, autumn! We welcome you with open arms and helmets and knobby tires. Because fall in Oregon was made for mountain biking.

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    Fall Festival Fun in the Willamette Valley

    written by Eileen Garvin on August 27th, 2015

    There is a season, turn, turn, turn. And when it’s fall in the Willamette Valley, our thoughts turn to changing leaves, fall bounty, fresh hopped beers and special events that bring friends and family together. Don’t miss these seasonal…

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    Tasty Road Trip: Southern Oregon

    written by Anne Parker on November 19th, 2014

    As a native Oregonian (born and raised in the Coast Range and then Eugene), I grew up with my parents taking my sisters and I camping every summer for vacation. We’d always go to the same couple spots we loved, but since moving to Portland…

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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.

    Answered by Debbie Lusk, Ask Oregon Expert
    Written on January 25th, 2012
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