Sustainable travel is a form of travel that aims to sustain or enhance the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents. Learn about sustainable travel in Oregon, check out our EV itineraries and leave a lighter footprint.
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Travel Oregon Forever
If you travel in Oregon, you’ve probably noticed that we’re pretty green-minded. To spread the word, we’ve developed a network of sustainability-minded businesses. The Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund helps pay for stewardship projects around the state, and through the Sustainable Business Challenge, Oregon businesses voluntarily report their sustainable and environmental business practices. Just look for the Travel Oregon Forever logo to support these participating businesses.
an Oregon StoryGreen Getaways
With spring break a distant memory and summer vacation on the far horizon, a May getaway is in order. And Oregon’s green lodging options make it easy to tread lightly while putting your feet up. Relax at these eco-conscious hotels and lodges and…Continue reading this story…
an ItineraryRiding High and Car-free
Portland’s progressive mass transit system makes it easy to navigate the city’s hip West End. The 4T routetrain, trail, tram and trolleyallows eco-friendly urban explorers to discover the city on two feet, be it a morning hike on…Continue reading this story…
an ItineraryMt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Electric Byway
The Mt. Hood Loop Day Trip is an excellent way to experience the rugged wilderness, verdant farmland and charming small towns that lie just outside of the vibrant metropolis of Portland. Portland Start your day in downtown Portland at Electric…Continue reading this story…
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Since passing America’s first bottle deposit law back in 1971, the State of Oregon has been a trailblazer in both land preservation and sustainability.
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I’d like to get information about bicycling the entire length of the OC&E Woods Line State Trail. I’d like to hear from someone who has actually done it. I’m interested in the best type of bicycle to use, is an off-road touring bike OK (Salsa Fargo, for instance), recommended tire size, water availability (streams, creeks, etc.), location of the trailhead in the Sycan Marsh, and so on. I haven’t been able to get much information from people who have cycled on the trail. Thanks.
I have not been on the OC&E Woods Line State Trail, but I found some people who have. Most helpful was Zach Gilmour at Hutch's Bicycles in Klamath Falls (541-850-2453). He has ridden most of the trail and here is what he says: Best type of bicycle to use: "It's soft gravel for nearly all of it (the last seven or eight miles of it closest to Klamath Falls are paved). For what I've ri…