Seasonal Features Spring

 Spring is in the air and we’re breathing deeply. We bid farewell to the cold and snow and greet the sunshine with open arms. It’s time for mountain biking, hiking and road tripping with the kids. And, as in all seasons, enjoying Oregon wines. Here are a few ideas for embracing Oregon’s springtime.
Hit the single-track in Oakridge or escape to the Wallowa Mountains near Joseph. Meet the grizzly and wolf ambassadors at a wildlife refuge in Merlin, or explore a world of sea creatures in Newport. And after all of that, raise a glass to spring at Sunshine Mill Winery in The Dalles. 


  1. Small-town Charm, Big-mountain Riding

    Oakridge is Oregon’s single-track sanctuary.

  2. Destination Newport

    Explore the wild natural world of the Central Coast.

  3. Sunshine Mill Winery

    A family business ripens in The Dalles.

  4. Wildlife Images Heals the Animal World

    Refuge center aims for conservation through connection.

  5. Escape to the Wallowa Mountains

    Joseph has wild mountain beauty and a thriving arts scene.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Spring

five of 50 Stories about Spring in Oregon
  1. Spring at Rowena Crest

    written by Sarah Bettey on May 2nd, 2013

    This past weekend, I drove east up I-84 to the small town of Mosier. Mosier is located at the brink of the change between the lush damp forests of the western portion of the Gorge and the drier grasslands to the east. When you exit the freeway, you…

  2. Carpet of Spring Snow

    written by Grant McOmie on April 19th, 2013

    I love to ramble across Oregon at this time of year when the state is shaking off winter’s long, lonesome run. This week, I traveled across the Hood River Valley where the famous fruit orchards offer visitors a stunning carpet of snow from the…

  3. Oregon Dreamer: Frank Moore

    written by John Waller on February 28th, 2013

    Tough as nails, gentle as a poet and determined as a badger, 90-year-old Frank Moore loves to fish. During World War II, he landed along with some 156,000 troops on the beaches of Normandy for the D-Day Allied invasion. Following the war, he…

  4. Ride the McKenzie River Trail

    written by Peter Frick-Wright on February 28th, 2013

    The only major controversy surrounding the McKenzie River Trail (MRT) is whether it is the best mountain bike trail in Oregon or the whole country. When I worked in a bike shop years ago, I pitched it to customers as the state’s top trail, though…

  5. Portland 101

    written by Eileen Garvin on February 28th, 2013

    It’s been called the City of Roses, the City of Bridges, Rip City, Portlandia and Beervana. As its nicknames suggest, Portland has much to offer. With so much to see and do, it’s hard to know where to begin. Here’s our primer to get you…

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