Those of us who’re lucky enough to live in the Northwest know that the region is blessed with awe-inspiring views and truly remarkable natural areas and spaces.

But what are those places that are truly special for those of us who live, work and play here? We’ve partnered with our friends at Experience Washington and National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Tourism to gather your stories about places and experiences that you would like to see included on a printed and online Geotourism MapGuide.

Help us in our quest to find the best destinations for travelers to experience and learn about the unique culture, heritage, environment and scenic beauty found only in the Central Cascades. We know you live, work and play here – now you have a place where you can share your experiences and tell your stories about why this place is special to you and like nowhere else in the world. So head over to and give us your best hiking trails, fishing holes or whitewater rafting stretches; your favorite quaint towns, or those unique local venues offering music, dance, or theater.

About the Author: Mo Sherifdeen

Mo is Travel Oregon's content publisher and loves to hike the forests and mountain trails of Oregon with his wife, daughter and dog. He is also known for getting lost inside a maze of books at Powell’s, sipping an IPA (or two) and seeking the best fish 'n chips along the Oregon Coast.

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