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 »

Newport, Oregon: A Bustling Seaport Town

Seaport Town Newport Oregon

April 1, 2010

Row after row of brawny fishing trawlers strained against their dock lines, while weary fishermen in knee boots cleaned the decks to rid them of the last evidence of the day’s catch. Crab traps, stuffed with coils of frayed line and scuffed cork floats, were stacked on the dock and in the distance... Read more »

Captivated by Astoria, Oregon

Astoria  Oregon bridge

December 1, 2008

Clinging to the steep shoreline where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, Astoria, Oregon, was once the roughest, toughest town between San Francisco and Seattle. With a history dating back to 1792, when Captain Robert Gray first discovered the great river, this city and its surrounding region... Read more »

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