windmill, wine and tulips
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Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival blossoms each spring

​The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival March 18-May 1 blossoms each spring in Woodburn, Oregon, drawing thousands to see acres upon acres of tulips in full bloom. The owners of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm have expanded beyond the beautiful tulips, adding a gift shop, café, and family-friendly kids’ area. In addition to fresh-cut flowers and potted […]

Japanese maple
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Japanese Gardens feature little-known Japanese art forms

Caption: Japanese Maple in upper pond during fall. Photo by David M. Cobb. Portland Japanese Garden’s first new Pavilion art exhibition this year featuring small Japanese accessories and miniature Japanese carvings runs through April 17. Once immensely popular across Japan, netsuke (pronounced nets-keh), small accessories fashioned from wood, ivory, or porcelain, blurred the lines between function and art in […]

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Enjoy biking Oregon’s wild river coastal bikeway

Fat biking along the Oregon’s Southern Coast. Credit: Editor’s note: The following article is reprint from the Travel Oregon. Written by Gary Hayes The Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway is a 60-mile route starting and ending in Port Orford with scenic stops all along the route including three scenic state parks, Cape Blanco Lighthouse […]

Tree on Deschutes River
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Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway is a paved joy ride on Deschutes River

Caption: The Deschutes River above Sherar’s Falls. Photo by Greg Johnson. Maupin has served as a focal point for adventurers rafting the Deschutes River. The town itself is friendly, walkable and brimming with eating and drinking opportunities. On the river, a series of whitewater drops, punctuated by slow and tranquil floating, makes for a trip […]

River running through canyon
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Biking the Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway

Caption: The Crooked River Wild & Scenic River Corridor. The Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway is a scenic, enjoyable and interesting route that winds through a narrow, twisting canyon. Before you start your ride make sure you stop in Prineville at Good Bike Co. LLC, a bike shop where you can pick up a part, […]

Mermaid with sea creatures
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Pacific Northwest artist captures the mystical world of Mermaids

Caption: Sea Dreams by Andrea Traphagen Pacific Northwest artist Andrea Traphagen paints her original watercolors and acrylics in vibrant hues…taking you from fantasy worlds to old world to current times. With the stroke of a brush and a vivid imagination, Andrea’s paintings transform you into a world of mermaids, dragon flies and old growth forests. […]

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Beyond Van Gogh makes masterpieces come alive

Beyond Van Gogh at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland is an immersive experience which breaks barriers by incorporating both still and moving art. Masterpieces, now freed from frames, come alive, appear, and disappear, flow across multi-surfaces with a minutia of details. The show is projected on every surface around you accompanied by a musical […]

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Oregon Winterfest to shine light, fire & ice at expo center

Caption: Oregon Winterfest photo by Brian Becker. After more than 20 years of winter celebrations, a new and larger venue was announced recently by Lay it Out Events for the OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon Winterfest. The three-day festival of light, fire and ice will now be held at the Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond, […]

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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 […]