Seasonal Features Winter

In Oregon we like to 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. Learn about in-bounds fun at Mt. Bachelor and the backcountry beauty of the Wallowa Mountains.  
Meet the chefs behind the delightful cuisine at Argentinian-inspired Ox, or settle in by the fire with a great read from an Oregon author. Plan your winter calendar with a host of Coast festivals celebrating maritime poetry, seafood, folk music and more.  



  1. Mt. Bachelor

    Meet the Bachelor

    Oregon’s highest skiable elevation offers more than rugged good looks.

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    Wallowa Winter Wonderland

    One man’s backcountry backyard

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    Great Oregon Books, Great Oregon Places

    Curl up with a good read this winter.

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    Ox Portland

    Long-standing partnership powers Portland restaurant.

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    Winter Festivals on the Coast

    Celebrate Oregon’s best kept secret.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Winter

five of 54 Stories about Winter in Oregon
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    Ski, Climb and Surf: an Oregon Winter Adventure

    written by Caroline Gleich on March 23rd, 2015

    As we planned our trip over the course of a few weeks, I kept adding more and more on to the itinerary. There’s just so much fun to be had in Oregon, so many beautiful and inspiring adventures I wanted to experience. In one week, we visited five…

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    The Oregon Coast: a Winter Odyssey

    written by Emily Forsha on January 28th, 2015

    If you’ve never visited the Oregon Coast in the winter, you’re missing my favorite time of year to enjoy the 363 miles we call The People’s Coast. You might find yourself cozying up by a fireplace, watching angry waves crash during a…

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    7 Winter Hikes

    written by Eileen Garvin on January 15th, 2015

    If you’ve never hiked in Oregon in winter, here’s what you’re missing: the drama of rain-flushed waterfalls; seabirds hanging on the updraft of a cliff’s edge; views of the ocean’s stormy moods; elk and deer browsing on the wintery…

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    9 Ways to Celebrate Winter in Oregon

    written by Eileen Garvin on December 23rd, 2014

    When the sky is full of fluffy flakes and the mountains are covered with a white blanket of snow, what’s the best way to have fun in Oregon? We asked and you answered. Here are nine of our readers’ favorite ways to celebrate winter in Oregon.

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    The Oregon Truffle Festival

    written by Eileen Garvin on December 19th, 2014

    What do they taste like? Garlicky, savory, smoky and chocolaty. These are just some of the ways people try to describe the taste of Oregon’s wild truffles the subterranean fungi that thrive under Douglas fir trees during the winter. That…

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