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Environment Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities

DogPAC pushes for more off-leash river access

Bend Parks & Rec (BPRD) is working on a River Restoration and Access Plan to protect riparian habitats in the 8 miles of city parks along the Deschutes. BPRD staff will present their recommendation to the BPRD board on Jan. 19. DogPAC has been working with the district to identify sites for off-leash access, where […]

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Attractions Oregon

Beautiful, peaceful Manzanita

By Greg Johnson, travel writer Manzanita is a beautiful, peaceful Oregon coastal town located 15 miles south of Cannon Beach. It is also the town ravaged by a 130-mph tornado in October 2016. The tornado damaged homes, businesses and ripped off a store roof. Yet the town has recovered beautifully. Driving north into the […]

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Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities Washington

My favorite Northwest dog walks

Written by Greg Johnson, travel writer Ruby the Mini-Aussie is a Central Oregon resident who regularly hikes on trails and urban walkways throughout the Pacific Northwest. Here are some of her favorite Urban Dog Walks: The Wildwood Trail Ruby and her canine friends like to walk this trail whenever she ventures to Portland. The trail […]

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Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities

Follow the Great Umpqua Food Trail

Caption: Great Umpqua Food Trail: Umpqua Valley Farmers Market in Roseburg, Oregon. Photo Credit: Joni Kabana. Editor’s note: The following article was prepared by Travel Oregon. Heading out on a Southern Oregon road trip and need a great cup of coffee, an amazing farm-to-table dinner or a tasting room with a view around Roseburg? Now […]

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Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities

Astoria on the mighty Columbia River

Caption: The Astoria-Megler Bridge and Canary Pier. Photo credit: (photographer: Joni Kabana) My favorite Northwest Destinations: Astoria on the mighty Columbia River By Greg Johnson, travel writer Most of my Astoria experience over the years dealt with either chasing salmon at the mouth of the Columbia River, enjoying the town’s fun eateries or crossing […]

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Driving the scenic Columbia River Highway

Caption: Beautiful Columbia River Gorge surrounds the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson. Editor’s note: The following article was written before the Covid-19 pandemic and Eagle Creek Fire. Most of the trails on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge are closed. The Historic Columbia River Highway is now open between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth State Park. Access […]

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Featured Oregon Washington

Seattle, Portland among top 10 road trip destinations

Caption: The Salmon Street Springs are a popular Portland destination for bikers, pedestrians and those looking for a cool soak on a warm day. BELLEVUE, Wash. – According to a recent AAA Travel survey, American travelers are making vacation plans through the end of the year, but remain cautiously optimistic about those future plans. Sixty-seven percent […]

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Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities

Land your RV at Bay Point Landing

Bay Point Landing gives RVers spacious sites, extensive amenities and easy access to clamming, crabbing and fishing in Coos Bay, Oregon. The RV destination offers large pull-through, pull-in, back-in or campervan sites. Main features include full hookup, pet-friendly, free wi-fi and cable tv, restroom and laundry facilities, laundry machines, stone fire pit and picnic table […]

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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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Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities Washington

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 […]