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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    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.

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    Snow Kiting the Columbia River Gorge

    Using the wind to reach new heights.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Winter

five of 62 Stories about Winter in Oregon
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    Winter Getaways

    written by Eileen Garvin on November 20th, 2015

    Wintertime brings shorter days, darker nights and cold flurries of snow. We love playing outside in winter, but it’s also the perfect season for a cozy getaway indoors. Mountain lodge, riverside cabin or historic hotel? Choose your ideal winter…

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    5 Favorite Oregon Winter Trips

    written by Eileen Garvin on November 13th, 2015

    Oregon has more outdoor winter fun than you can shake a ski pole at. Here are some of our favorite ways to get out and play when the snow starts falling. Trail Time: For family-friendly, go-at-your-own-pace winter fun, check out Oregon’s cross…

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    Winter Fishing on the Southern Oregon Coast

    written by Eileen Garvin on November 11th, 2015

    Andy Martin will tell you that Oregon’s South Coast is home to some of the best fishing in the West. The Brookings native started Wild Rivers Fishing 10 years ago to share his passion for Oregon’s wild rivers, gorgeous coastlines and remote…

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    Winter Fun in Central Oregon

    written by Eileen Garvin on October 30th, 2015

    Fire and ice, dogs and kids, stars and snow. Winter in Central Oregon has all the right ingredients for some serious family fun. Here are just a few ideas to put the stoke in your season this winter. Lace ’em up: The brisk high desert air and…

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    Chef Justin Wills’ Wildly Local Cuisine

    written by Eileen Garvin on October 13th, 2015

    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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    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.

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