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 72 Stories about Autumn in Oregon
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    Fall Expedition in the Coast Range

    written by Grant McOmie on September 23rd, 2016

    September sunrise across the Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area is cool and crisp and quiet but not for long! Elk bugling is unlike any trumpet that you’ve ever heard. It’s asign that elk breeding season is here. All bull elk will…

  2. 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…

  3. 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: 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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  1. Where do I go to fish for big salmon?

    Salmon fishing in Oregon is great year-round, but fall does yield some large catches. Your best bet for big salmon at this time of the year is along the Oregon Coast Range at Tillamook Bay, Nestucca River, Chetco River and Elk River.

    Written on October 3rd, 2016
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