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The Ten Best Gourmet Food Destinations in Oregon

Whether you’re a foodie who plans your outings around your taste buds or a traveler who understands that to know a place is to know its cuisine, gourmet experiences in Oregon are growing in number and in quality—bringing the best in culinary culture to your doorstep.

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The Best 25 Winter Destinations in Oregon

If you ask Oregonians how they spend their winter, you’re likely to elicit a range of reactions. Some consider beard-cicles while skiing in the backcountry the seasonal accessory of choice, while others head for fireplaces and hot toddies at the sight of the first snowflake.

Oregon Adventure: Paddling the Rocky Point Canoe Trail

Oregon adventure following the Rocky Point canoe trail written and photographed by Juliet Grable Oregon Adventure Rocky Point The sky seems twice as big in Rocky Point, especially from a kayak. Mirrored clouds framed by marsh grasses expand from the horizon in both directions, obliterating such petty human concerns as unanswered emails. A trip on the Rocky Point Canoe Trail is an adventure of the gentle variety, one that offers up its treasures to those willing to slow to a paddler’s pace. The canoe trail is a signed route through 9½ miles of creeks and sloughs buffering the west side of Upper Klamath Lake northwest of Klamath Falls. You can access the trail from either the Rocky Point or Malone Springs boat launch. If you’re into birds, bring binoculars. Before you even dip an oar into the water, you’re likely to hear the hard chatter of a kingfisher or the trill…

Oregon Lodging: Loloma Lodge

Loloma Lodge is a pristine 11-acre retreat perched on the banks of the beautiful McKenzie River, an hour east of Eugene.