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.
Roadtrip: Redmond and Sisters
Get a dose of spring sunshine in the high desert towns of Redmond and Sisters. Located within 20 miles of each other just north of Bend, Redmond and Sisters both offer a small-town feel in the dramatic backdrop of the Central Oregon mountains. Play:…
Riding The Dunes
The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is 40 miles of rolling sand mounts that tower at 500 feet in the air; it’s the largest concentration of sand dunes in the country and unique to any coastline in the world. As Oregonians we take…
Winter Wonderland in Baker City
From my suite in the historic Geiser Grand Hotel, I see two black draft horses in the street below blowing plumes of breath into the crisp winter air.
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Stephanie Pearl Kimmel has been inspired by the bounty of the Willamette Valley for more than 40 years. Considered by many to be the godmother of Northwest cuisine, Stephanie is a pioneer in the local, seasonal food movement, and has been an active…
You could say that salt has been in Aaron Longton’s blood for just about his entire life. Born in Roseburg, he began fishing at the tender age of eight with his father on the salmon and steelhead-rich rivers of Southern Oregon. Since he was…
Jimmy Seifrit got the brewing bug early on, while growing up in Philadelphia. An urge to move west, specifically to a mountain town, landed him in Bend in the mid 1990s. An avid home brewer, he turned professional nearly 20years ago in the tank…
Beer and bike cultures naturally overlap, and not just because beer tastes great after a long ride. Exploring the city’s beer scene through pedal power is an unforgettable experience. Not only can you indulge in two of Portland’s greatest…
The Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association advertises a world of wine in 40 miles, and it’s a fitting slogan. The unique geography of the Gorge creates a surprising array of microclimates and soils in a relatively compact corridor.