Highway 99W

Follow your nose through the Pinot Passage, the floodgate to the Willamette Valley wine country. Here’s a sip of history to pair with your next oenophile journey into Oregon’s Burgundian region.


Living in Jacksonville

An ethnic Greek from Tanzania finds peace in Southern Oregon’s Jacksonville–a town with more buildings on the Historic Register than any other Oregon city.


Sunset Highway

The Road Reconsidered explores sections of Oregon roads and rivers through history, geology and ecology to make your next trip more enlightened. In this Road Reconsidered, we look at Portland’s gangway to the coast, Sunset Highway, also known as Highway 26.


Best Oregon Summer Trips: Our Top 25 Travel Destinations in Oregon

Oregon’s greatest asset is its diversity of outdoor recreation possibilities. Limiting any Oregon must-do list to 25 items isn’t an easy task. A hundred would be more like it. That noted, these 25 outings are the essentials. If you haven’t done any of them, you’ve got your work cut out for you. If you’ve done some of them, you’ll find some interesting pursuits that you may not have considered. Every summer, find two or three major outings and enjoy them to the fullest. So whether you walk, gawk, hike, ride, surf or paddle, you’ll go home from any Oregon outdoor experience the better for it.


Boutique Hotels

Travel is our way of acquiring our own stories to tell—extending and enriching our autobiographies. From the stately peaks of the Wallowa Mountains to Oregon’s free-spirited coast, Oregon holds a tome’s worth of chapters to make your own. But as any seasoned traveler knows, where you stay is as much a part of the experience as the sites you see and the people you meet.

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Union, Oregon

Today, Union (population 1,960) is called ‘The City of Victorian Heritage’ after its cluster of Victorian era homes along Main Street. Classic brick buildings in its downtown core area, like the Union Hotel and the bus barn at the end of Main Street, are listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings making Union quintessential small town Oregon.