Editor’s Note: We recently unveiled Ask Oregon, a program that allows travelers to ask “Oregon Experts” about traveling throughout the state. We’d like to introduce you to our experts and will be featuring them periodically here on the Travel Oregon Blog. To start, we’d like you to meet our Golf Ambassador, Noel Lucky!

What’s your favorite thing about living in Oregon?

Oregon is special in so many ways. The people are so kind and patient and eager to help. The mountains, rivers, cliffs are so beautiful…….and there’s an incredible diversity of activities, food and exploration…….you never get bored as a resident of Oregon.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy Oregon?

My husband and I are still figuring that question out since we keep doing different things and having a blast. For example, go to Willamette, get a driver and work the wineries…….6 cases later followed by a great meal, we are now wine experts. Or how about playing golf with two strangers that turn out to be long time dairy men who later gave me a tour of what goes on at a processing plant……..and all that milk is Oregon grown……very cool. The favorite about living in Oregon………keep exploring, there’s so much to learn.

What’s the one tip you always give to visitors?

As a golf enthusiast and avid player, be prepared for weather changes. You can have cool mornings and before you know it, you wish you had shorts on……so pack for variety of weather changes. And, while you are out there on the golf course playing, take time to appreciate the surroundings. There is tremendous bird life on the Oregon golf courses and it is really neat to see the varieties.

Describe your perfect Oregon Vacation…

My perfect vacation would include lots of diverse golf. And in Oregon at great course can be found in eastern, southern, central or along the coast. The whole state has many great tracks to play. After the round and dispersing the betting winnings, have a late lunch followed with a paddle board. End the afternoon with a cocktail in hand and back out on the course for later afternoon nine holes. The late afternoon sun is so warm and the feeling that covers you with the grass and views is out of this world.

Then repeat this daily adventure again and again. that is what makes Oregon great, you can pile a lot in a single day because the sun is up for so long.

Have a question for Noel? Ask her here in the comments or find out other ways to contact her on our Facebook Page.

about author Rhiannon West Chamberlain

Rhiannon is a native Oregonian who grew up exploring the nooks and crannies of the Oregon Coast and daydreaming in Powell’s City of Books. She now lives in NE Portland with her husband and her new baby boy and looks forward to teaching him to love Oregon as much as she does. Rhiannon attended both the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she studied Journalism and Mass Media. She claims to ‘bleed green’ and happily cheers for both the Ducks and the Vikings every chance she gets. In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys sipping Oregon Pinot, finding new restaurants, bargain hunting and trying new recipes – sometimes successfully. She has a child-like enthusiasm for trying new things and rediscovering old ones – such as skee-ball, mini golf, and big slides.

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