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Go to the Willamette River Guide for Boating Info

The Willamette is a vital, multi-purpose waterway that touches the lives of millions of people. It provides ports for commercial barges and oceangoing ships, irrigation for crops sold worldwide, an abundant fishery, and recreational opportunities.Nearly 70 percent of Oregonians live within 20 miles of the Willamette River, and some may not even realize it. Although […]

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Travel

Travel to Hood River to Sailboard, Run New Half-Marathon

Wind surfing capital of the world is Hood River’s latest distinction. Previously known for growing luscious apples, pears, cherries, peaches and other fruits, and for the view of the majestic snowcapped peak of Mt. Hood, Hood River has become the destination of choice for wind surfers from around the world. The winds from the Columbia River […]

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Travel

Travel to Hood River to Sailboard, Run New Half-Marathon

Wind surfing capital of the world is Hood River’s latest distinction. Previously known for growing luscious apples, pears, cherries, peaches and other fruits, and for the view of the majestic snowcapped peak of Mt. Hood, Hood River has become the destination of choice for wind surfers from around the world. The winds from the Columbia River […]

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Outdoor Activities

HOUSEBOATING IN THE NORTHWEST

BY LESLEE JAQUETTE While beaching our 65-foot houseboat down a secluded arm of British Columbia’s Shuswap Lake, we sight a grizzly bear swimming to shore. Paddling leisurely, Ursus horribilis ignores us completely. He clambers up the beach, shakes like a dog and lumbers into the forest. Houseboating on the Shuswap, as well as a number […]

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Fishing Report

Willamette Valley Oregon Editor’s Note: This report is reprinted from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation reports. ActiveLifestylesNW.com focuses on a different fishing zone of Oregon each week. Fishing zones include the southwest, northwest, Willamette, central, southeast, northeast, Snake, Columbia and marine areas of Oregon.  For more information, go to http://www.dfw.state.or.us/rr/ Winter steelhead are […]