Seasonal Features Winter

In Oregon we like to celebrate winter inside, outside, up on the mountain and down in the town. Our winter story collection is bound to inspire you to join in too. Learn about in-bounds fun at Mt. Bachelor and the backcountry beauty of the Wallowa Mountains.  
Meet the chefs behind the delightful cuisine at Argentinian-inspired Ox, or settle in by the fire with a great read from an Oregon author. Plan your winter calendar with a host of Coast festivals celebrating maritime poetry, seafood, folk music and more.  



  1. Mt. Bachelor

    Meet the Bachelor

    Oregon’s highest skiable elevation offers more than rugged good looks.

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    Wallowa Winter Wonderland

    One man’s backcountry backyard

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    Great Oregon Books, Great Oregon Places

    Curl up with a good read this winter.

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    Ox Portland

    Long-standing partnership powers Portland restaurant.

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    Winter Festivals on the Coast

    Celebrate Oregon’s best kept secret.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Winter

five of 49 Stories about Winter in Oregon
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    Southern Oregon Taster’s Tour

    written by Tina Lassen on January 28th, 2014

    I knew Oregon’s southwest corner, around Medford, for its wild beauty, where iconic Oregon rivers like the Rogue and the Illinois tumble through the deep seams of the Siskiyou Mountains. But it was a treat literally and figuratively to…

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    Chef Justin Wills’ Wildly Local Cuisine

    written by Eileen Garvin on January 2nd, 2014

    When he opened Restaurant Beck in 2009, Justin Wills began adding the wild-foraging element to the menu. In addition to getting 95 percent of his ingredients from local farms and fishermen in Lincoln County, Wills delved into the woods and the ocean…

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    Portland’s Indie Boutique Tour

    written by Sara Dahlquist on December 2nd, 2013

    Here’s a familiar scenario: Your best friend from college is finally coming to visit. She’s never been to Portland or Oregon, for that matter and she wants to check out what all the hype is about. This woman is a true fashionista, so she…


    Wintertime at Crater Lake

    written by Eileen Garvin on December 2nd, 2013

    While the exquisite beauty of Crater Lake lands it on many must-see lists, I’ve always imagined a winter when an average 44 feet of snow covers the rim road, closes the north entrance and thins the crowds. We plotted a three-day clockwise course…

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    Snow Kiting the Columbia River Gorge

    written by Aaron Sales on December 2nd, 2013

    Snow kiting in the Cascade Range mountains is limited by the fact that most of the snow falls above 5,000 feet and is, therefore, difficult to reach. Eventually, I realized that a snowmobile could get me to previously inaccessible locations, even…

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