Seasonal Features Winter

We celebrate winter inside, outside, up on the mountain and down in the town. You’re going to want to join us, so let’s start with the basics: snowfall makes for uniquely Oregon adventures — from snowshoeing around a volcanic lake to skiing after dark.
Winter is also for traditions — and for trying something new. Generations of chefs gather to celebrate timeless ingredients. New World brewers experiment with Old World conventions. And everyone’s welcome around the table to cheer the season’s beauty.



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    The Terroir of Beer

    Wild yeasts give these Oregon breweries a hyper-local sense of place.

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    A Family of Truffle Hunters

    For the Czarneckis, it isn’t just about uncovering the treasure.

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    Feasting in Portland’s Jade District

    A diverse community celebrates its vibrant culinary heritage.

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    Beyond the Slopes: Après-Ski

    Here’s where to eat, drink and relax around Oregon’s top ski areas.

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    48 Hours in Kid-Approved Klamath Falls

    During winter months, adventurous families head south for snowy thrills.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Winter

five of 107 Stories about Winter in Oregon
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    Winter Snow Song

    written by Eileen Garvin on January 13th, 2017

    This winter, she came early and with fury: The siren song of snow. While we’ve had great flurries of powder where we live and work, it’s a true winter wonderland at Oregon’s ski areas, with their snowy peaks, loaded cornices and deep powder…

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    Cosmic Tubing and More Snowy Fun at Mt. Hood

    written by Jon Bell on January 4th, 2017

    Known for skiing and snowboarding, Mt. Hood Skibowl is is also a hot spot for another family fun adventure: cosmic tubing, which turns the hill into a sort of icy dance floor lit up by 600,000 LED lights, black lights, lasers and more.

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    Indoor & Outdoor Escapes Around Mt. Hood & the Gorge

    written by Laura O. Foster on January 4th, 2017

    In winter and spring, the Gorge’s full-to-bursting waterfalls and Mt. Hood’s snowy vistas are wild and wonderful counterpoints to its cozy brewpubs, shops, museums and galleries.

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    Central Oregon’s Old School Charms

    written by Kim Cooper Findling on December 27th, 2016

    Yes, even as Oregon grows up and gets more sophisticated, it hasn’t lost its laid-back charm. In fact, you’ll find a treasure trove of timeless attractions at the state’s center. Check out a few of these classic Central Oregon spots to see…

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    Hike, Eat, Repeat in the Willamette Valley

    written by Annelise Kelly on December 15th, 2016

    Sure, anyone can hike in summer, but off-season hiking in Oregon has buckets of rewards for the Gore-Tex-clad: Thinner crowds and fatter rivers, empty trailheads and outrageous waterfalls. Sure, there’ll be rain and puddles so skip the picnic…

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  1. Which wineries near Dundee are open on weekdays in December?

    That’s a good question because several wineries cut back on their hours during the winter months. A few in that general area that should be open include: Stoller Vineyard Ponzi Vineyard Sokol Blosser Anne Amie Vineyard Argyle Winery Domaine Serene and Domaine Drouhin (both are across the street from each other) Soter Vineyards is available by appointment and are definitely worth…

    Written on November 28th, 2016
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