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Stories from the Journey

The Jennings Hotel: A Superbly Stylish Passion Project
The Jennings Hotel is a superbly stylish passion project in the lively town of Joseph written by Jen Stevenson As
Hells Canyon Fifty-Year Anniversary
In the late 1960s, a small band of passionate, committed conservationists battled to save Hells Canyon from additional dams on
Travel Spotlight: Joseph Branch Railriders
Take a ride through the Wallowa Valley with The Joseph Branch Railriders
My Workspace: Saddle Up with Rod Retherford
Rod Retherford is no dilettante when it comes to leatherwork. He's been building saddles for more than twenty years. His
Eagle Cap Wilderness
Exploring the Eagle Cap Wilderness
More than 6 miles in, the straps of my backpack begin to dig heavily into my hips and collarbone. The
Oregon Rodeo Roundup
Five rodeos not to miss this summer.
Alvord Desert
Alvord in Winter: Big Sky and Silence
Getting to the far reaches of Oregon in the middle of winter has its challenges, but I'm always happy to
pioneer saloon, paisley
The Pioneer Saloon: Oregon’s 134-Year-Old Bar
One of the oldest pubs in Oregon—it first started serving drinks in 1883—the Pioneer Saloon in Paisley has an effect
Hot Lake Springs Hotel
Travel Spotlight: Hot Lake Springs Hotel
Hot Lake Springs Hotel is an Oregon travel destination steeped in beauty and local lore. An Oregon getaway with tales
kam wah chung, john day
The Story Behind Kam Wah Chung
The Kam Wah Chung Heritage Site in John Day offers a look Oregon's Chinese population in the 1800s.
Oregon Travel: Joseph
Joseph is an out-of-the-way place in northeastern Oregon that rarely shows up on maps, but frequently appears in travel writing
cycling, painted hills scenic bikeway
The Painted Hills Oregon Scenic Bikeway is an Uphill Battle
One couple with two panniers and four wheels take to the Painted Hills Oregon Scenic Bikeway.
Oregon Travel: Pendleton
For a week every September, Pendleton is the epicenter of the national rodeo universe.
Oregon Travel: La Grande
Early emigrants scurrying toward the Willamette Valley on the Oregon Trail barely gave the Grande Ronde Valley a nod. By
Highway 20: Bend to Burns
Wake up your recondite historian and geologist and the events of Highway 20 are perhaps Oregon’s most interesting combination of

Best of the Region

Cottonwood Canyon
The John Day River winds through the rugged terrain of Eastern Oregon. Come celebrate all of the good things and fun times this wide-open country has to offer during the Taste of Oregon’s Old West, September 12, 2015, at Cottonwood
Stunning views next to the Bridge of the Gods—Bridgeside (formerly Charburger) still serves tasty char-broiled burgers plus an extensive menu of breakfast items, chowders, fish and chips, a fresh salad bar, sandwiches, and desserts. New name, new management, but historic
Historic Hotel Prarie
Built in 1910; the hotel has the charm of the past and the luxury of today–the best of the old and the new. East of John Day at the foot of the Strawberry Mountains, directly on the Old West Scenic
BGood Bars
BGood Bars are not your ordinary energy bar. They are Artisan-made & hand dipped in Fair Trade dark chocolate in small batches to bring you the best quality healthy snack. Six Gluten-Free varieties are made with organic & quality natural
Virgil’s at Cimmiyotti’s
Cimmiyotti’s is born again. Founded in 1959, the restaurant was an Eastern Oregon favorite for decades, owner Paul Cimmiyotti personally greeting each guest at the door. After the restaurant sold in 1994, it went through many owners, fell into disrepair
Winding Waters River Expeditions
Take the family to Joseph to raft the Grande Ronde River. Winding Waters River Expeditions, based in Joseph, provides an all-inclusive whitewater experience that is fun for all ages. The Grande Ronde flows through a deep canyon lined with Ponderosas,
Del Sol Wilderness Adventures
Adventuring into the Wilderness on horseback is a memory that will last a lifetime. The Wallowa Mountains in Northeast Oregon, have many enriching experiences to offer. Characterized by their high granite peaks, alpine lakes, meadows, and glacial shaped valleys, the
Visit Eastern Oregon
Ever go on a ride that feels more like a parade? We Don’t. Eastern Oregon is a place where it’s not just hills and valleys that will take your breath away, it’s also the landscape. Discover secret scenic bikeways and
Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort
Boasting a base elevation of 7,100 feet, high in the Elkhorn range of Eastern Oregon’s Blue Mountains, Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is an unforget- table snow rider’s experience. Affordable and family friendly with little to no lift lines, endless powder,
Nature’s Pantry
Nature’s helps people find and maintain vibrant health through proper nutrition, high quality supplements and a healthy lifestyle.