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. 



    Riding the Fruit Loop

    A two-wheeled tour of Hood River’s culinary bounty

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    Small-town Charm, Big-mountain Riding

    Oakridge is Oregon’s single-track sanctuary.

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    Destination Newport

    Explore the wild natural world of the Central Coast.

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    Sunshine Mill Winery

    A family business ripens in The Dalles.

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    Wildlife Images Heals the Animal World

    Refuge center aims for conservation through connection.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Spring

five of 50 Stories about Spring in Oregon
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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 trunk that’s been halved and hollowed. With handles on one end and a small wheel on the other, it looks like a strange and skinny…

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    Escape to the Wallowa Mountains

    written by Lori Russell on February 26th, 2014

    My husband and I have come to Joseph, a small town nestled at the base of the Wallowa Mountains, to escape the bustle and pull of our everyday lives. Joseph combines the creativity of a thriving arts community with the hospitality and wild beauty of…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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