Top 10 Stories of the Year

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Top 10 Stories of the Year

From building your own sauna to romantic getaways, the foods that made Oregon famous and Gert Boyle on the new direction at Columbia Sportswear, our Top 10 stories of the year are our reader-sourced favorites. Here’s a chance to catch up on the year or use these as a roadmap for 2019.

Build Your Own Sauna

Who doesn’t want their own sauna? This DIY project combines the indoors, the outdoors and the creative spirit.

Planning Your Oregon Romantic Getaway

From luxury spa hotels in Portland to rustic, cozy fireplaces at ski resorts and stunning views on the Columbia and unplugged digs away from it all, treat yourself and your partner to something memorable.

Five Getaways to Oregon’s Warmest Locales

A tropic banana belt of warmth envelops the southern Oregon Coast. Eastern Oregon has its hot spots. Central Oregon’s high desert pleasantly surprises, too. Check out these five hot spots, when you’re feeling chilled.

10 Winter Destinations in Oregon

Find fluffy white powder in the Wallowas, beautiful storms blowing in on the coast and off-season greens at Bandon Dunes.

Oregon Business: Gert Boyle on Columbia Sportswear’s New Direction

Gert and Tim Boyle built an outdoor retailing empire based on extreme cold weather. Now Columbia is coming in from the cold with more brands and seasons.

Oregon’s Most Haunted Places

Spirit-seekers in Oregon need not go to far to encounter a ghostly presence. These hotels, taverns, lighthouses and theaters will not disappoint.

Rajneesh in Review: A Memoir

A recollection of the reign of the Rajneesh from an Oregonian who had an up-close personal connection to the drama.

Steve Porino: The Analytical Voice of Olympic Skiing

A former U.S. Ski Team member, Steve Porino, takes us behind the scenes of TV commentary for the World Cup and the Olympics.

Best Places in Oregon to Live, Work and Play

Our seven top-rated places to live, work and play in Oregon in 2018.

Foods that Made Oregon Famous

Wine, ice cream, cheese and mustard — these are a few of the foods that put Oregon on the foodie map.

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