Seasonal Features Autumn

Autumn in Oregon means cooler days, solitude on the trails and a few pints shared with good friends. It’s the season for local bounty and festive colors — for revisiting favorite places and discovering new ones.
For many Oregonians, fall is the state at its finest. From camping out in a lookout tower to tapping your toes to Portland’s jazz legends, here are a few ideas for making the most of it.
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    A Night in the Life of Mel Brown

    At 72, Portland’s legendary jazz drummer still keeps the beat.

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    7 Fire Lookout Tower Escapes

    Pack a sleeping bag and head to a remote mountaintop hideaway.

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    A Theater Lover’s Guide to Oregon

    From classics by the Bard to genre-bending fringe, see it on the state’s many stages.

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    Mt. Hood Hiker’s Bucket List

    Try these can’t-miss trails on Oregon’s top volcano.

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    Handmade and Homespun in Pendleton

    Meet the makers carrying on traditional crafts in this Western town.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Autumn

five of 70 Stories about Autumn in Oregon
  1. Fall Flavors Near Hood River

    written by Carrie Wynkoop on September 21st, 2016

    Fall is by far my favorite time of year. Nothing beats the crisp air, blue skies with a tinge of wood smoke in the air, stunning colors of leaves, harvesting of apples and pumpkins and, of course, the crushing of grapes to make wine. There is no…

  2. Find Fall Colors with the Oregon Fall Foliage Blog

    written by Jen Anderson on September 1st, 2016

    We love it when the Oregon’s lush green wonderland transforms into something even more spectacular each fall. The brilliant reds and golds and every shade between make for a dynamic backdrop to our drizzly skies, lush evergreens and ritual cider…

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    Portland’s Bike and Brew Tour

    written by Lucy Burningham on February 28th, 2016

    Beer and bike cultures naturally overlap, and not just because beer tastes great after a long ride. Exploring the city’s beer scene through pedal power is an unforgettable experience. Not only can you indulge in two of Portland’s greatest…

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    The Vineyard and Valley Tour Route

    • Distance: 50 M / 80 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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    Top Fall Hikes

    written by Eileen Garvin on September 11th, 2015

    We asked some of the state’s best guide companies where to hike for excellent fall fun. Here’s what they had to say about hiking in the Wallowa Mountains, Coast Range, Newberry Crater National Monument and along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River.

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  1. Any travel (food, lodging, wine tours) suggestions for the Thanksgiving weekend in Williamette Valley?

    Thanksgiving is probably my most favorite time of year in the Willamette Valley. The leaves are in full fall color and it's cool enough outdoors that a B & B would provide the coziest stay. Many B & B's are taking guests over the Thanksgiving holiday. You can find one by checking out the FB page Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Also, check this link.

    Answered by Debbie Lusk, Ask Oregon Expert
    Written on January 25th, 2012
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