Half the fun of planning a trip is planning it. Unless you hate planning trips, in which case it’s none of the fun.
If that’s you, these ready-to-go carefully curated itineraries will help you get to the being-on-your-trip part of your trip faster without spending any longer on the part you hate than necessary.
Climb and Fish in Central Oregon
How does sunshine, snowy mountains, alpine lakes and a thriving craft beer scene sound? In the high desert plateau of Central Oregon, it serves as the backdrop when you climb the massive spires at Smith Rock and cast your line for trout or steelhead…
Willamette Valley Cheese Trail
When I discovered that many of the small-scale dairies and creameries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley welcome visitors by appointment, I knew a cheese-inspired road trip was in order. My journey will take me from Portland as far south as the town of…
Oregon’s 13 ski areas offer a huge range of skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports fun from bombing the black diamond to chilling on the bunny hill. From destination resorts and luxurious lodges to community ski hills, here’s a peek into a…
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In Southeastern Oregon, far from the state’s signature moss-dripped forests, lies one of the most remote stretches of the American West. Only three paved roads cut across the Owyhee Canyonlands, a region of undulant sagebrush hills, rivers and…
Considering that the Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) has 400 wineries and six sub-AVAs within its borders, it might take a lifetime to visit all the tasting rooms and vineyards in this rich region. Many of the most dedicated…
A two-day tour of Portland’s artisan food corridor
Some facts about Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. It’s the deepest river gorge in North America; it’s 8,000 vertical feet in the deepest portions; it includes more than 215,000 acres of wilderness; and it’s not for sissies. One of Oregon…
Most fly-fishers agree that central Oregon’s Lower Deschutes River with its native rainbow trout and steelhead is a world-class fishery. When the annual salmon fly hatch begins in late May, it becomes a see-it-to-believe-it experience.