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Pacific Northwest unique holiday adventures

Caption: For Oregon Wine Giving Season, Cória Estates is offering private vineyard tours with the purchase of 12 bottles. (Photo by Joey Hamilton Photography) Are you ready to celebrate the holidays? There are hundreds of holiday events and activities taking place throughout the Pacific Northwest. Here are just a few of them: Made in La […]

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Painted Hills is ‘Wonderful’

Caption: Two women viewing the Painted Hills in John Day River Territory. Photo credit: Joni Kabana, TravelOregon.com When you travel to the Painted Hills, you can see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of mountains of earth, one color at a time. The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications […]

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This is Portland…a city on the rebound!

Caption: A couple enjoys a leisurely cruise along Portland’s waterfront dotted with water fountains. Photo credit: TravelOregon.com Portland is a town ravaged by riots, homeless and violence…NOT SO FAST!!! According to a September 7 article in Portland Monthly magazine, there are signs of life in the city so villainized by the likes of Fox News […]

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Travel Oregon launches ‘slightly exaggerated’ tourism campaign

Travel Oregon launched its first out-of-state advertising since the start of the pandemic in October with the return of its successful cinematic, animated “Only Slightly Exaggerated” campaign. “The campaign celebrates the spirit and diversity of Oregon’s people and shares the magical feeling of being in Oregon through the wonder and beauty of our state,” said Todd Davidson, CEO of […]

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Our hospitals are in crisis

A recent increase in COVID-19 patients has strained the facility’s resources. It is expected that by August 2021, this strain will be noticeable and possibly even more severe than what happened last December when a major surge hit them hard during their time of need! This time, though the strain is more severe and it […]

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PeaceHealth’s Comprehensive Stroke Center earns top honors

For the 10th straight year, the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend Stroke team in Springfield, Oregon has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. In addition to the Stroke Gold Plus Award, the RiverBend team has earned Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, […]

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My favorite Pacific Northwest RV camping spots

Caption: Deception Pass – Courtesy of DeceptionPassFoundation.org Written by Steve Froese It’s great to live in our neck of the woods! We have some of the most scenic highways and byways on the continent. For instance, here in the lower mainland of British Columbia, we can go snow skiing and water skiing on the same […]

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New Ways to Explore Washington State Parks

Caption: Winter Camping at Millersylvania State Park Written by Dave Helgeson Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. The MHRV Show Association, producers of the annual Seattle RV Show, Puyallup RV Show and Enumclaw RV Show have enjoyed supporting Washington State Parks for […]

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Explore exotic chocolates at Southeast Portland shop

Cloudforest, located in Southeast Portland, produces a wide range of chocolate bars, ranging from “Orchid,” made with house-made vanilla extract to “GOMA,” a grey chocolate bar made with black sesame seeds that tastes like white chocolate. Cloudforest also serves delicious freshly-baked cookies using their chocolate, as well as coffee drinks and seasonal hot chocolates. In […]

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New Oregon map shows status of popular recreation areas

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s Natural and Cultural Resources Recovery Task Force released an interagency status map in March to help the public navigate the status of popular recreation areas impacted by the 2020 wildfire season. The September 2020 wildfires swept through approximately 1.3 million acres of land in Oregon across multiple jurisdictions. Many of these […]