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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    Fly Fishing and Road Biking in Maupin

    Pack up rods and bicycles for a two-in-one adventure in this tiny Central Oregon river town.

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    Willamette Valley by Train

    With bicycles in tow, a couple spends three days exploring a trio of wine-country towns totally car free.

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    A Local’s Guide to Pride in Oregon

    Portland and other communities around the state celebrate diversity and honor the queer liberation movement's progress.

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    How to Spend a Weekend in St. Johns

    Unpretentious and under the radar, North Portland retains its old-school charm — even with a new wave of hip cafes and breweries.

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    Spring Break RV-ing on the South Coast

    A family embraces their inner Griswolds while camping and hiking at a trio of state parks around Coos Bay.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Spring

five of 72 Stories about Spring in Oregon
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    A Rare Trip Down the Owyhee River

    written by Jonathan Conti on January 6th, 2017

    It’s a warm morning as we prepare the rafts and drift boats for our four-day journey through the Lower Owyhee Canyonlands. Individuals, families and outfitters alike have come here to run the 67-mile stretch of river from Rome to Leslie Gulch. For…

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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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    A Hub for Makers

    written by Jon Shadel on February 26th, 2016

    Take a behind-the-scenes tour of ADX, a collaborative space at the center of Portland’s crafty maker movement.

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    Shaping Surfboards With a Sense of Place

    written by Jon Shadel on February 25th, 2016

    Ask anyone seduced by the foamy crash of the surf, and they’ll tell you that it’s hardto stay in one place something about the ocean’s churning rhythm takes hold of your soul and won’t easily let it settle. But for many, this all…

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