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 119 Stories about Winter in Oregon
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    Skiing Spree at Anthony Lakes

    written by Alex Borsuk on February 9th, 2017

    Eastern Oregon has always held a special place in my heart. When I first moved to Oregon a few years ago, Eastern Oregon was my first glimpse of this new, unexplored state it was the gateway to my future home. I fell in love with this region…

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    Winter Angling in Southern Oregon

    written by Chris Santella on February 7th, 2017

    The cooler climes of winter bring quieter times to the pristine lakes and rivers of Southern Oregon. Water-skiers have long put up their skis, rafters have deflated their crafts until spring. With fewer people on the water, it’s a great season for…

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    Three Generations, One Cabin Getaway

    written by Judiaann Woo on February 6th, 2017

    I have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t enjoy the novelty of sleeping anywhere that’s not home a hotel, motel, camper, yurt or tent, you name it. My two kids aren’t any different, and when we arrived at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, the first…

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    Woodstock for Birders

    written by Amy Whitley on February 3rd, 2017

    Ask bird-watchers to list Southern Oregon’s greatest attractions, and they’d no doubt mention Crater Lake, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and wine tasting. But you’d also hear a few other reasons why so many flock to this diverse avian region…

  5. Tips for Skiing with Kids

    written by Ruth Berkowitz on February 1st, 2017

    When Olympic snowboarder Lisa Kosglow ventures to Mt. Hood Meadows with her six year old daughter, she doesn’t race down the hill or instruct Emelia to lean forward, instead she pretends to be a reindeer as the two meander their way down Easy…

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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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