Seasonal Features Winter

In Oregon, we 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. So, let’s start with the basics: snowfall makes for uniquely Oregon adventures — from snow camping to cat skiing.
Winter is for coming home, as the chef behind Bend’s 5 Fusion shows us. It’s also perfect for solo rejuvenation on the Coast — think antiquing, birding and good books. And there’s no better season for road trips: cruise through the Gorge, or journey to all of the 7 Wonders.



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    7 Wonders in Winter

    An Oregonian’s guide to the 7 Wonders during the chilly months

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    Oregon Winter 101

    From snow fat-biking to cross-country skiing, snowfall means uniquely Oregon adventures.

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    A Winter Weekend in Wheeler

    Take a solo sojourn up the Nehalem River.

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    Driving the Historic Columbia River Highway

    A day trip to celebrate the highway’s centennial.

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    A Chef Comes Home to Central Oregon

    Joe Kim’s eclectic background is at the heart of fusion at this popular Bend restaurant.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Winter

five of 68 Stories about Winter in Oregon
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    Winter Gems in Eastern Oregon

    written by Eileen Garvin on January 29th, 2016

    Winter in Eastern Oregon is a tapestry of rugged beauty snow-covered mountain peaks, frozen lakes and frosty plains. And without the crowds of summertime, this part of the state offers unique opportunities for outdoor play in wide-open spaces.…

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    Downtown Baker City

    written by Grant McOmie on January 22nd, 2016

    Tommy and Diamond will give you a ride through Baker City that you won’t soon forget. The two giant Percheron horses are well-muscled and known for their intelligence and willingness to work, according to Ron Colton, who at…

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    Oregon WinterFest

    written by Allison Keeney on January 11th, 2016

    Last February I headed out on a winter weekend getaway over the Cascade Mountains to the heart of Central Oregon for Bend’s biggest winter party, Oregon WinterFest. Held in Bend’s bustling Old Mill District, Oregon WinterFest, happening February…

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    Capturing Oregon Winters

    written by Eileen Garvin on December 31st, 2015

    Few people get the chance to explore Oregon’s landscapes the way Tyler Roemer does. For more than a decade, the Bend-based photographer has tramped across the state from corner to corner pursuing a singular passion: capturing outdoor adventurers…

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    Road Trip: Winter in Central Oregon

    written by Eileen Garvin on December 30th, 2015

    There’s something about the winter in Central Oregon. You can’t help but be in a good mood out here in the high desert. The two-lane highways that lead into this part of Oregon make you slow down and take it all in the snow on the peaks of…

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  1. You can help me? I’m interested in Snowboard camps in Oregon.

    There a few world famous snowboard camps and resorts here in Oregon. Mt. Hood Meadows has some great snowboard camps, depending on when you're coming out.

    Written on February 3rd, 2012
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