Seasonal Features Spring

Spring awakens your spirit of discovery — to ramble down back roads, cast a line in rushing rivers and find those paths less pedaled. It’s a time for trekking new trails and for seeing familiar places with fresh eyes.
It doesn’t matter who you are, the Beaver State welcomes you — show your true colors, test the waters, take a different turn and happen upon something magical, something unexpected, something Oregon.
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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 75 Stories about Spring in Oregon
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    Spring Trip Ideas in Mt. Hood & The Columbia River Gorge

    written by Travel Oregon on March 27th, 2017

    Spring in Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge is the best of both worlds. Here you can enjoy fresh ski tracks in the morning and play watersports in the afternoon. Waterfalls are gushing from winter run-off, wildflowers are in full bloom and the…

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    5 Family-Friendly Hikes Around Portland

    written by Jen Anderson on March 7th, 2017

    As any parent knows, hiking with kids is a blast until it’s not. Little hikers are bound to get cold, tired and hungry, but the mix of right strategies can keep the adventure going just a little bit longer. So says Richard Tammar, a Portland…

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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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    The end of March and first half of April are best for cherry blossoms in Portland.

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