8 Ways to Relive Your Oregon Trip

May 16, 2022

So you’ve just gotten home from your trip — maybe it was a daytime excursion, a weekender or even a longer adventure — and you’re feeling the glow?

We know the feeling.

Here in Oregon, it’s easy to feel all dreamy for a while after immersing yourself in all that is wild about Oregon. Our wildflowers, wildlife, wild spaces and wild and scenic rivers are truly enchanting, and will keep ahold of you long after you’ve experienced it.

Our vibrant communities and artisan-made products across the state — from craft beer, wine and cider to cheese, coffee and local produce — are pretty crave-worthy, too. We don’t blame you for wanting to bring some home to share with your friends and family.

Before that oh-so-lovely post-trip glow fades away, here are eight ways to keep the vacation feeling alive.


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1. Post Your Photos

Sharing your photos to Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest and tagging us at #TravelOregon is a great way to let your circle know about your epic time here. Plus, we may even repost your shot (with permission) on our own channels.

2. Leave a Review

Did you visit an Oregon attraction or business that you really enjoyed? Let them know by leaving a review on Oregon TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp or another site. Oregon thrives on the success of its strong local businesses, and they truly appreciate every thoughtful review.

3. Thank Your Welcome Center

Did you visit a Travel Oregon welcome center or other visitor center in the city you visited? Express your thanks with a quick note of gratitude. Our staff love to hear from visitors. You can leave a review of your experience for the Ashland Welcome Center, Brookings Welcome Center, Klamath Falls Welcome Center, Ontario Welcome Center and Portland International Airport Welcome Center.


woman holds small glasses of colorful cider
Dylan VanWeelden

4. Bring Oregon Home

From blankets and beanies to coffee subscriptions and your favorite pinot noir, here’s no shortage of Oregon-made products to order online after your vacation to help relive those special memories. These items make it easy to give the gift of Oregon — one for your friend and one for yourself, of course.

5. Support Your Favorite Oregon Cause

Love Oregon so much that you want to help keep it beautiful for generations to come? Donate to a local Oregon nonprofit like Keep Oregon Green, Oregon Parks Forever, Trailkeepers of Oregon or another organization. Check with your favorite destination about stewardship opportunities through a regenerative trip during your next adventure in Oregon, and find even more ways to do good while you have fun in Oregon.

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6. Start Planning Your Next Trip

Already scheming to take your next Oregon getaway? Order your free Visitor Guide today, and subscribe to our enewsletters for culinary, outdoor and more inspirational trip-planning ideas each month in your inbox.

7. Tell Your Friends and Family

It’s true what they say about word of mouth: It’s still the best advertising. Within your circles, how about a future girls’ getaway to Oregon wine country, a family RV trip to Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge, a dog-friendly trip to Southern Oregon with four-legged friends in tow? Your stories are the most powerful trip-planning resource.

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Dylan VanWeelden

8. Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Did you know that even once you’re home, you can still offset the carbon footprint of your travel to and within Oregon? It’s a fantastic way to give back to local residents and the whole planet. Oregonians are very eco-minded, and there are lots of ways to help protect and conserve Oregon’s land, water, air and wildfire-impacted areas.

About The

Jen Anderson
Jen Anderson is a longtime journalist and travel writer/editor who is now Travel Oregon’s Content & Community Manager, helping to align content for visitors via social media, print and web. She’s called Oregon home for 25 years and loves finding the latest places to eat, drink and play around the state with her husband and two boys. Brewpubs, beaches and bike trails top the list.

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