Jen Anderson writes and edits Travel Oregon's e-newsletters, annual Visitor Guide and other editorial content. She loves finding the latest places to eat, drink and play around the state with her husband and two young boys. Brewpubs, beaches and bike trails top the list.
Here’s how to explore the Willamette Valley’s natural wonderland with your most loyal friend — just make sure to follow leash laws and practice good trail etiquette to keep the trails pristine for all. More
If you want to see some of the largest, deepest, tallest, bluest and wildest sights in Oregon, you’re in the right place. Southern Oregon’s marvelous rivers, lakes, mountains and valleys are made for exaggerations — but all live up to the hype. More
There are no crowds, no noise and not much in the way of bright lights in Southern Oregon’s Lake County — just a whole lot of quiet (except for the cattle). That makes it a spectacular place for outdoor adventuring — from hiking and biking to camping, fishing, paddling and more. Inhabited by the Burns Paiute Tribe for thousands of years, this remote 8,000-square-mile region — marked by its dry climate and high altitude — is also world-renowned for one of humankind’s most ancient pastimes:... More
Oregon’s Tualatin Valley, just west and south of Portland, has enjoyed a craft food and drink revolution in recent years. Food lovers in Beaverton and Tigard have been swooning over new eateries featuring dumplings and ramen, wine and bubble tea, hip breweries and even Oprah’s favorite fried chicken. Here’s where to go for some of the most exciting takeout and delivery options on Portland’s west side. More