Seasonal Features Spring

The brisk air and sunny days have the spirit of Spring surging through our hearts and minds. It’s time to get out, get moving and get on with your next adventure. We’ve got plenty of ideas for exploring Oregon this season.
Saddle up at Steens Mountain Guest Ranch, or take a two-wheeled tour of the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway outside Portland. Get inspired by the beauty of Mt. Hood’s Paradise Park and pitch a tent under the stars.
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    Rogue Creamery’s Dave Gremmels

    Spreading a taste of the Rogue in Oregon cheese, beer, chocolate and ice cream.

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    Big Brewer Thinking Small

    With small batch brews, Deschutes Brewery stays planted in its creative roots.

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    Cowboy Camp

    A girlfriends’ trip to Steens Mountain Guest Ranch

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    Ride the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

    Exploring the landscape on two wheels

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    Overnight at Mt. Hood’s Paradise Park

    Years of exploring leave new ground to discover.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Spring

five of 58 Stories about Spring in Oregon
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    Flower Walks in the Valley

    written by Grant McOmie on May 15th, 2015

    Spring in Oregon is easy to spot: the flowers, grasses and shrubs blossom with unrestrained enthusiasm and the scenery is never twice the same. This week, we visited two colorful spots in the Willamette Valley that are exploding into view and…

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    Wahclella Falls and Columbia Gorge Wildflowers

    written by Grant McOmie on April 3rd, 2015

    The Columbia River Gorge offers moments of magic through scenic beauty and adventure that come from poking around seldom-seen sites prized for spring time splendor. I call the mile-long trail to Wahclella Falls a back-pocket hike because it…

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    Last-Minute Spring Break Trips

    written by Eileen Garvin on February 27th, 2015

    You made 25 valentines for your son’s class and cut out shamrocks for your daughter’s St. Patrick’s Day Party. It’s no wonder you haven’t given a thought to Spring Break. Luckily, Oregon has great getaways on the fly. Here are some last…


    Riding the Fruit Loop

    written by Stuart Watson on March 8th, 2014

    Splayed between the twin peaks of Mt. Hood in Oregon and Mt. Adams in Washington, the Hood River Valley beckons road bikers with a yen for agri-tourism. There’s low traffic, a constantly changing landscape, and tacos, pies and wine around every…

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    Small-town Charm, Big-mountain Riding

    written by James Williams on March 4th, 2014

    Oakridge, a charming little timber-turned-mountain-bike town nestled in the majestic hills of the Willamette National Forest, has quickly made a name for itself as Oregon’s single-track sanctuary. Hundreds of miles of well-manicured trails, from…

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