: Travel Oregon Welcome Center (Ashland)

Visit a Travel Oregon Welcome Center

Stop in to chat with friendly experts and find on-the-ground resources.
November 30, 2017 (Updated December 1, 2023)

Experiencing all that Oregon has to offer can be a daunting task, even for seasoned travelers. Even lifelong Oregonians are still finding new things about the place we call home. Luckily, you don’t have to navigate it alone. Travel Oregon has eight official Welcome Centers strategically located at key entry points throughout the state. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help you make the most of your visit, whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a first-time adventurer.

At our Welcome Centers you’ll find great maps, brochures, personal recommendations and insider tips on local attractions, activities and events. We’re here to help you plan your trip and create unforgettable memories. Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, delve into the rich cultural heritage of Oregon or simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, we’ve got you covered.

Did we mention the fun complimentary souvenirs? We’ve partnered with our friends at Keep Oregon Green to spread awareness about wildfire prevention. We are currently distributing free, limited-edition Field Notes memo books exclusively (one book per person) to our Welcome Center visitors. This cute pocket-sized notebooks feature vintage illustrations and simple tips to help curb wildfires caused by debris burning, campfires and vehicles. Before you travel, read more about what you need to know about wildfires.

Get yours while supplies last and show us on social media where you’ve taken your field notes with you, wherever you go (#traveloregon, #keeporegongreen).

Can’t make it to one of our centers? Visit Keep Oregon Green to order your very own Field Notes as a 3-pack, shipped to your domestic or international door.

Before visiting a Welcome Center, know that seasonal hours may vary. Call ahead to confirm.

Three green notebooks on wooden surface
Field Notes are great for outdoor memos and wildfire-prevention tips

Entrance point: Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport Welcome Center

Open year-round
Portland Region
Located on the lower level (baggage claim)
7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218

Entrance point: I-205 / Washington

Oregon City Welcome Center

Open year-round
Portland Region
Located at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
1726 Washington St. Oregon City, OR 97045
800-424-3002 or 503-657-9336 x114

Entrance point: Highway 101 / Washington

Seaside Welcome Center

Open year-round
Oregon Coast
Located at the Seaside Visitors Bureau
7 North Roosevelt (Hwy 101)
Seaside, OR 97138

Entrance point: Highway 101 / California

Brookings Welcome Center

Open year-round
Oregon Coast
Located at Crissey Field State Recreation Site
14433 Highway 101
Brookings, OR 97415

sign saying "Oregon welcomes you"
Welcome sign at the Siskiyou Rest Area off I-5 northbound

Entrance point: I-5 / California

Ashland Welcome Center

Open year-round
Southern Oregon
Located at the Siskiyou Rest Area off I-5 northbound

Directions: On I-5 northbound, take the exit at milepost 12. For those on I-5 southbound, take exit 6 for Mt. Ashland, then merge onto I-5 northbound.

Entrance point: Highway 97 / California

Klamath Falls Welcome Center

Open May-October
Southern Oregon
Located at the ODOT Midland Rest Area
11001 Highway 97 South
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Entrance point: I-84, I-82 / Washington

Boardman Welcome Center

Open year-round
Eastern Oregon
Located at the SAGE Center, off I-84 at Exit 164
101 Olsen Road
Boardman, OR 97818

Entrance point: I-84 / Idaho

Ontario Welcome Center

Open May-October
Eastern Oregon
Located at the ODOT Ontario Safety Rest Area
Ontario, OR 97914

woman sits in chair reading magazine while children play
Ashland Welcome Center

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