Seasonal Features Winter

In Oregon, we celebrate winter inside, outside, up on the mountain and down in the town. Our winter story collection is bound to inspire you to join in, too. So, let’s start with the basics: snowfall makes for uniquely Oregon adventures — from snow camping to cat skiing.
Winter is for coming home, as the chef behind Bend’s 5 Fusion shows us. It’s also perfect for solo rejuvenation on the Coast — think antiquing, birding and good books. And there’s no better season for road trips: cruise through the Gorge, or journey to all of the 7 Wonders.



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    7 Wonders in Winter

    An Oregonian’s guide to the 7 Wonders during the chilly months

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    Oregon Winter 101

    From snow fat-biking to cross-country skiing, snowfall means uniquely Oregon adventures.

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    A Winter Weekend in Wheeler

    Take a solo sojourn up the Nehalem River.

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    Driving the Historic Columbia River Highway

    A day trip to celebrate the highway’s centennial.

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    A Chef Comes Home to Central Oregon

    Joe Kim’s eclectic background is at the heart of fusion at this popular Bend restaurant.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Winter

five of 68 Stories about Winter in Oregon
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    The Hidden Lives of Whales

    written by Kerry Newberry on February 24th, 2016

    If you’re lucky, you’ve seen it: The poetic silhouette of a gray whale lifting its peaked tail flukes high above the surf. The action lasts but a moment, and although it might appear like a greeting from these enigmatic sea creatures, it signals…

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    The Vineyard and Valley Tour Route

    • Distance: 57 M / 92 Km
    • Minimum Driving Time: 2-5 Hours
    • Best Time to Drive: Year-round

    Winding through the heart of Tualatin Valley’s vineyard country, this tour route beckons you to enjoy the region’s agricultural and viticultural bounties among bucolic rural scenery.

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    Winter Gems in Eastern Oregon

    written by Eileen Garvin on January 29th, 2016

    Winter in Eastern Oregon is a tapestry of rugged beauty snow-covered mountain peaks, frozen lakes and frosty plains. And without the crowds of summertime, this part of the state offers unique opportunities for outdoor play in wide-open spaces.…

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    Downtown Baker City

    written by Grant McOmie on January 22nd, 2016

    Tommy and Diamond will give you a ride through Baker City that you won’t soon forget. The two giant Percheron horses are well-muscled and known for their intelligence and willingness to work, according to Ron Colton, who at…

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    Oregon WinterFest

    written by Allison Keeney on January 11th, 2016

    Last February I headed out on a winter weekend getaway over the Cascade Mountains to the heart of Central Oregon for Bend’s biggest winter party, Oregon WinterFest. Held in Bend’s bustling Old Mill District, Oregon WinterFest, happening February…

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    There a few world famous snowboard camps and resorts here in Oregon. Mt. Hood Meadows has some great snowboard camps, depending on when you're coming out.

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