Seasonal Features Winter

Oregon offers all kinds of winter pleasures. You can find adventure in the snowy backcountry and in-bound thrills at friendly ski resorts. Enjoy the culinary creativity of Oregon chefs and artisan drink makers, and get in the holiday spirit in Oregon’s cities and towns. Here are some stories to inspire your winter fun.
Ski and camp your way around Crater Lake, and get inspired by a pioneering snow kiter in the Columbia River Gorge. Dine on the Coast with a wild foraging chef, and drink in Oregon’s growing craft cider trend. Spend a day getting to know Portland’s indie boutiques, restaurants and bars. It’s all here this winter!

 

 

  1. Portland’s Indie Boutique Tour

    Take a fashionista's day trip around town.

  2. Wintertime at Crater Lake

    Three days of snow camping and cross-country skiing

  3. Chef Justin Wills’ Wildly Local Cuisine

    Foraging with Oregon's rising star chef

  4. Snow Kiting the Columbia River Gorge

    Using the wind to reach new heights.

  5. Oregon Cideries Bottle Up the Bounty

    Cider joins the craft beverage trend.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Winter

five of 44 Stories about Winter in Oregon
  1. Cross Country Ski Mt. Hood

    written by Eileen Garvin on November 22nd, 2013

    I love downhill skiing as much as the next powder hound. The thrill of the steeps, bumps and tree skiing are a welcome annual adrenaline rush. But I look forward to cross-country skiing just as much. It’s a slower, social pastime and a great…

  2. Snowshoeing in Central Oregon

    written by Eileen Garvin on November 14th, 2013

    If you’ve never tried snowshoeing, here are three reasons to put it on your to-do list this winter: 1) You can often bring your dog along. (Makes any weekend plan better!) 2) You can pack great snacks and drinks. (See note 1.) 3) It’s a great…

  3. Cruising with Ben Ferguson

    written by Eileen Garvin on November 28th, 2012

    Ben Ferguson makes snowboarding look easy. Maybe that’s because he’s had a lot of practice. The 17-year-old Bend native first hit the slopes at Mt. Bachelor at the age of 6. Ferguson made the podium at the 2012 Winter Olympic Youth Games in…

  4. Oregon Dreamer: Matt Bennett

    written by Lynne Curry on November 28th, 2012

    Twenty years ago, Michigan native Matt Bennett was cooking his way through college when he got his first taste of Oregon. We got all these bags of wild mushrooms that said PDX’ on them. I said, What is this PDX thing’?

  5. Chasing Winter Steelhead

    written by Scott Sadil on November 28th, 2012

    What I love about the Hood River is the opportunity to catch a chrome-bright steelhead from its swift and turbid waters nearly any month of the year. But fresh steelhead prove especially appealing in winter. The true winter-run steelhead arrive with…

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  1. You can help me? I’m interested in Snowboard camps in Oregon.

    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.

    Written on February 3rd, 2012
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