Seasonal Features Spring

The brisk air has the spirit of spring surging through our hearts and minds. It’s time to get moving and get on with your next adventure. And boy, do we have plenty of ideas for discovering something unexpected this season.
Discover almost-secret waterfalls, float down a lesser-known wilderness river, or meet makers crafting everything from surfboards to straight razors. And bring home local culinary delights that’ll keep.
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    A Rare Trip Down the Owyhee River

    This remote Wild and Scenic River is a drifter’s wonderland — for a few short weeks.

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    A Hub for Makers

    Tour ADX, a collaborative space at the center of Portland’s maker movement.

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    Shaping Surfboards With a Sense of Place

    Avid surfer Jason Tilley handcrafts custom surfboards inspired by Oregon’s Southern Coast.

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    Farm to Pantry

    Bring home culinary delights from Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.

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    Easy Living on the Grande Ronde

    Take a do-it-yourself float down one of Oregon’s lesser-known wilderness rivers.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Spring

five of 67 Stories about Spring in Oregon
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    Spring Wildflowers of the Gorge

    written by Ruth Berkowitz on April 21st, 2016

    Last Saturday morning as I drove pastMultnomah Falls, theparking lot was saturated with cars and the orange gate prohibited more vehicles from entering. Although the mighty MultnomahFalls is impressive, I wanted to scream out, “Drive…

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    Hit the Slopes in the Spring

    written by Eileen Garvin on March 21st, 2016

    Don’t put away your skis and snowboards just yet. With Oregon’s varied climates, you can enjoy spring corn on the morning slopes and then bike, hike or paddlein the afternoon.Spring snowfall is a reminder from Old Man Winter that ski season…

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    6 Lesser-Known Waterfalls in Oregon

    written by Zach Urness on February 25th, 2016

    Get out there and discover these not-quite-secret cascades. Just don’t tell everybody.

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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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