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What’s your favorite place to drink/buy wine in Portland?

I’m a big fan of Liner & Elsen Wines shop in Northwest Portland

What do they have to do in Whitney, Oregon?

If you’re looking to visit ghost towns like Whitney, Eastern Oregon’s the place.

Best snowshoeing in Central Oregon? We need to work off the big ol’ dinner we’re gonna eat at Cowboy Dinner Tree over New Years.

There are some amazing trails in Central Oregon Two questions: 1. Where in Central Oregon will you be staying? 2. Over ten miles round trip or under? FYI I am Asit Rathod aka President of Powder for Ask Oregon. Born and raised here in Oregon and love snow!

You can help me? I’m interested in Snowboard camps in Oregon.

There a few world famous snowboard camps and resorts here in Oregon. Mt. Hood Meadows has some great snowboard camps, depending on when you’re coming out.

We are recent transplants from California to the beautiful Umpqua Valley. My wife and I enjoy hunting and fishing. When is the best time to fish for winter steelhead and salmon in the Southern Umpqua River?

I’m not too familiar with fishing the Umpqua. I’ve personally only fished it for smallmouth bass. But, as a general rule winter steelhead will be picking up in January and last through March. The salmon fishing will be winding down about now.

Any suggestions on what I should stop and get pics of enroute to LaPine? What is great that direction this time of year?

Smith Rock is stunning, as are Dillon&Benham Falls on the Deschutes. Detour up Century Drive to view the snowy Cascades! Bend’s Drake Park is lovely this time of year. Trees with fall foliage by the river. Good excuse to grab lunch downtown, too.

My husband and I are planning to move to Oregon toward the end of next year. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what cities/towns are with in commuting distance of the Portland area?

Commuting distance is relative, of course. Much of close-in Portland is actually quite residential, so you could consider that. Nearby suburbs include Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Oregon City, etc. Like Rogue Ales says, traffic can be bear – but it really depends on your own tolerance for it. The Portland area has…

I was recently planning a trip near Detroit, OR and was wondering if anyone could give me any info on different ski resorts nearby?

I must admit that I am very clumsy so skiing isn’t right up there on my list of things to do but I have to say…I love the snow and tubing. So, if you check out Hoodoo, they actually have anticipated the snow season beginning on Nov. 25th for skiing among other great snow activities….

When does the crabbing season start and when does it end?

The ocean crabbing season (the commercial season) is officially closed from Aug. 15 until around Dec. 1. In the fall they are likely to be light and stringy, as they fill in their new shells. By the winter, they are usually full and heavy. That being said, it is legal to crab in the bays and…

Headed to Rockaway Beach. Any recommendations?

I always stop at the Morning Glory Cafe for baked goods and sandwiches. Also, you can stay at the Silver Sands Oceanfront Resort.

My friend is fixing to get married in the next year or so, and she needs help finding a venue. I believe she wants it to be in Central Coastal Oregon. Ideas?

Tell your friend that she couldn’t have picked a better place to get hitched! Oregon is perfect! Check out some of these B & B wedding locations! If I had a larger group (100 or more) I would consider the Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City. They have a banquet room that opens onto a…

I’m looking for family friendly bike rides (paved) for my family when I go to Central Oregon later this month. I have an 8 & 10 year old, so nothing too strenuous for the little ones. A reward (read: ice cream & beer) nearby–all the better!

The Old Mill District has some great paved easy biking trails along the Deschutes with great views. They even rent bikes and surreys there. Nothing too long but that might suit your purposes! And there’s plenty of ice cream and beer nearby, as well as a movie theatre.

We often travel as group couples that love to golf, gamble and wine taste, where’s a great place to do all that in Oregon?

There are several clusters of great golf, grape and gambling in Oregon. Eastern Oregon’s Wildhorse Resort & Casino has a fantastic course, gambling facility and just completed an expansion of full service accommodations for your stay. Just down the street are several world class wineries along the Washington/Oregon Columbia Valley region. Along the coast, there…

Any travel (food, lodging, wine tours) suggestions for the Thanksgiving weekend in Williamette Valley?

Thanksgiving is probably my most favorite time of year in the Willamette Valley. The leaves are in full fall color and it’s cool enough outdoors that a B & B would provide the coziest stay. Many B & B’s are taking guests over the Thanksgiving holiday. You can find one by checking out the FB…

Suggestion for a Pinot Noir-Panther Creek from Oregon.

Some of my Pinot Noir favorites are Torii Mor Winery, Trisaetum, Stoller Vineyards & Seven of Hearts Wine. Cheers!

Best snowshoeing in Central Oregon? We need to work off the big ol’ dinner we’re gonna eat at Cowboy Dinner Tree over New Year’s.

Hey hey Lady Andrea! There are some amazing trails in Central Oregon Two questions: 1. Where in Central Oregon will you be staying? 2. Over ten miles round trip or under? FYI I am Asit Rathod aka President of Powder for Ask Oregon. Born and raised here in Oregon and love snow so much it…

Any suggestions for Oregon Coastal towns? Taking a drive from Seattle to Portland.

If you head west after Portland, I recommend Newport (fishing town) and Yachats (scenic, small, coffee).