Trip Planner

1859’s Trip Planners are your source for exploring the great state of Oregon. Whether you are a local looking for a weekend family getaway or just visiting, each article is an insider’s guide to the best trips in Oregon.

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Trip Planner: Silverton

Silverton, Oregon, with a population of just under 10,000 people, is full of surprises and a reminder that good things can come in small packages.

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Trip Planner: Applegate Valley

The Applegate Valley is Shangri-la for the Oregon wine lover. Encircled by the Siskiyou Mountains, it provides a hospitable setting for grape growers.

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Trip Planner: Southeast Portland

Southeast Portland is a neighborhood on its way, with some of the cities best restaurants, mass amounts of vintage and a nostalgic taste in cocktails.

Trip Planner: Joseph

Joseph is an out-of-the-way place in northeastern Oregon that rarely shows up on maps, but frequently appears in travel writing and destination lists. It’s a place where the simple, rural life is part of the charm.

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Trip Planner: Eugene

Eugene is home to the Oregon Ducks, whose national reputation as a winning Pac-12 football team has helped change the view of Eugene as little more than a hippie holdover from the 1970s.

Trip Planner: Seaside

Where waves, history and kitsch are coastal currency—Seaside.

Trip Planner: Bend

Home to good microbrews, good trails, and good paddling, Bend is a vibrant outpost settled on the high desert just east of the volcanic Cascade Range.

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Trip Planner: Brookings

In the southwest corner of Oregon, six miles from the California border, is unpretentious Brookings.

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Trip Planner: Medford

Medford, a city of 78,000 residents, is starting to come into its own as a destination—not just a place to stay.