Explore Oregon

When in Rome (Oregon)

Why is a remote town in the high desert named after the capital city of the ancient world’s most powerful empire? Well, the glory of this Rome does not come from the creations of man, but rather formations of the earth.

The Oregon Eclipse: Once-in-a-Lifetime Shots

August 21 was a Central Oregon photographer’s dream— the total solar eclipse would pass over our area of the state, and this was my chance to join friends and get some amazing shots. I never could have predicted I would be trapped by a wildfire while pursuing the perfect shot.

Oregon Postcard: Melissa Whitney

This photo was taken somewhere between Troy and Flora, Oregon this past October on a road trip with my friend Paul.

Eugene in the Fall

Looking for fall splendor when the leaves start to change? Plan your trip to Eugene.

Things to do in Oregon

The eclipse isn’t the only exciting thing happening this month. Here’s our picks of fun and inspiring events from around the state.

woahink lake

Woahink Lake

Woahink Lake’s glassy surface and murky water hide a secret. The lake doubles as an obstacle course for recreational scuba divers and is home to several mock shipwrecks, a yellow submarine, and an 18-foot plastic shark, Mary 18, named for the dispatch call sign of fallen Eugene Police officer Chris Kilcullen.

Oregon Adventure: Slay Bass to Save Salmon

With warmer waters and lower stream flows, both of which favor the sedentary smallmouth, they’ve made it into the salmonoid spawning beds high up in the north and middle forks of the John Day. There, they benefit from “prey naiveté,” meaning salmonoids have no instinctual fear of the non-native bass. So anglers who want to have the most impact should concentrate their efforts in the upper reaches of the north and middle forks of the John Day.