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Caption: A family enjoys rafting on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. is a comprehensive online recreational guide geared to the interests of Pacific Northwest adventurers. caters to adventurers with the time, desire and resources to follow their passion for exploring the great Northwest. Our content-rich website presents timely posts on popular Northwest […]

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The Columbia River is a BOATER’S PARADISE!

Caption: The Hood River Marina offers a protected harbor for boats with access to the Columbia River and is a hub of local recreation and activity.  By Greg Johnson, writer Just minutes away from urbanized Portland, the Columbia River offers land lovers and boaters a virtual paradise of quaint waterfront towns, abundant wildlife, spectacular […]

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Pacific Northwest musicians find fertile grounds for their craft

Pacific Northwest rocker Dave Grohl is the frontman and founder of the popular international group Foo Fighters. By Greg Johnson, writer The Pacific Northwest has long been a haven for some of the most dynamic and popular musicians of all time. The long list of musicians with Pacific Northwest roots includes Jim Hendrix, The […]

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Central Oregon Strong

Check out the Central Oregon Strong video and the many other amazing videos in our Video Gallery. The City of Bend extended its administrative order discouraging travel to Bend through Oct. 26, 2020. It had been set to end on Labor Day. The order is intended to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in […]

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High winds, hot weather ignite fires in Lincoln County

Caption: The Roads End fat bike ride at Lincoln City on the Central Coast of Oregon. Lincoln City. Photo credit: September 13, 2020–High winds, along with hot, dry conditions resulted in multiple fires igniting in Lincoln County on the Oregon coast. This has created power outages, road closures, and evacuations. The most immediate threat […]

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Bend dog lovers asked for advice on off-leash river access

Caption: Ruby the Mini Aussie hikes the Deschutes River. DogPAC is participating in Bend Park and Recreation District’s focus group on the Riverbank Habitat Improvements Project. The goals are to restore riparian habitat that has been impacted by informal use, and to provide sufficient formal access sites for various uses in the eight miles of […]

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Canon Beach: A most beautiful place

Caption Haystack Rock towers on the shoreline of Canon Beach on the Oregon coast. Photo credit: Joni Kabana. Editor’s note: Canon Beach and Clatsop Count are in phase 2 of the covid Reopening plan. Hotels/rentals are taking guests, restaurants may offer limited seating, businesses are open with safety protocols in place. The beaches are open. The […]

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Float your boat in Oregon

Caption: A good day of fishing and kayaking on Lava Lake in Central Oregon. Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted from Travel Oregon. By Eileen Garvin With more than 200 miles of ocean coastline, 2,000 boat-friendly lakes, and thousands of miles of rivers to explore, Oregon is a boater’s paradise. And you don’t have […]

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Creating glass with class in Lincoln City

Photo credit: Travel Oregon. Have you ever wanted to create your own artistic masterpiece? Well, here’s your chance…the Lincoln Center Glass Center on the Oregon coast offers the opportunity to design your own glass masterpiece. Located on highway 10l in Lincoln City, professional glassblowers demonstrate how they work glass at the center. One-of-a-kind, hand-blown artistic […]

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Portland boating is a year round adventure

Caption: Boaters line up at the M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp in Portland after a day of salmon fishing on the Columbia River. Photo by Greg Johnson. Editor’s Note: The following comprehensive Portland boating guide was excerpted from an article written by long time boating promoter and writer Trey Carskadon. The article appeared in […]