Oregon’s Park-a-Year Initiative

Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Rhonda Ostertag
January 15, 2013

During our nation’s current hard times, dark messages of budget cuts and closures for parks fill the news. But in Oregon, a light still shines. Oregon has maintained an excellent park system, but, perhaps because of that excellence, for 30 years Oregon parks had entered a deep sleep. That’s why,... Read more »

Lasso Some Old West Flavor in Pendleton, Oregon

pendleton roundup-John Bromley

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
July 13, 2012

City slickers looking for a bit of the old west can find it where they might not expect — eastern Oregon.  The city of Pendleton, Oregon, is caught in a bit of a time warp.  Made famous by the iconic Pendleton Woolen Mill and the annual Round-Up, the city gives visitors a unique peek into the... Read more »

Mount Hood, Oregon: Five Fabulous Day Trips

Mount Hood Oregon

Karen Lee Ensley
April 23, 2012

Wy’east and his brother, Klickitat, sent great clouds of black smoke and streams of liquid fire in a vicious rivalry over beautiful Squaw Mountain. According to Native American legend, the brother mountains growled and hurled hot rocks setting the forest on fire and sending the people into hiding.... Read more »

Weekend Escape: Oregon’s John Day Country

John Day Country Oregon

Bobbie Hasselbring
Photography: Anne Weaver
March 12, 2012

Perched on the John Day River in eastern Oregon  and a stone’s throw from the undulating Painted Hills of the John Day Fossil Beds, the John Day area is perfect for a quiet and relaxing motorhome getaway. It’s nearly 9 p.m. on Friday when we head east on U.S. Highway 26 toward Mount Hood, a picturesque... Read more »

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