Painted Hills Trip Ideas

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Eastern Oregon, a Motorcyclist’s Paradise

written by Gregor Halenda on June 8th, 2017

I’ll let you in on a secret. Some of the finest riding in the United States remains largely undiscovered the…

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Wonder for All: Oregon’s Public Lands

written by Chaney Swiney on March 22nd, 2017

For me, the true wonder of Oregon is found in its astounding geographic diversity. From my apartment in Bend I can make…

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Eclipse Trips: Eastern Oregon

written by Celeste Brash on March 1st, 2017

The tiny town of Mitchell has only a handful of eateries and accommodations, but it sits on the path of totality 12…


A Local’s Lessons in Eastern Oregon

written by Joni Kabana on February 6th, 2017

While seeing a beautiful photo online gives great pleasure, there is nothing like planting our feet in front of a…

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Balloons over Bend

Appetite for Adventure in Central, Southern & Eastern Oregon

written by Andrew Collins on January 30th, 2017

Situated on the eastern edge of Oregon’s formidable Cascade Range, Bend and the surrounding region enjoy a…

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A Road Trip Back in Time

written by Celeste Brash on January 17th, 2017

Grey skies and cool weather spell the perfect time to pack up the family and head to the John Day Fossil Beds in…

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Autumn Adventure Around the Ochocos

written by Lindy Callahan on October 9th, 2016

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, Oregon’s campgrounds get a little less crowded, making a weekend…

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Ride the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway

written by Jen Anderson on September 7th, 2016

Oregon is full of breathtaking bike routes, from rocky coastlines to winding hills, lava buttes to forest trails. But…

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A Sidecar Full of Chocolate

written by Aaron Koch on September 6th, 2016

We took Interstate 84 East out of Portland, skirting the beautiful Columbia River. The drive must have been distracting…

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Worlds Away at the Painted Hills

written by Philip Turner on August 30th, 2016

This was our first excursion into the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. A real sense of adventure overtook me as…

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