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Oregon - State Tourist Information Site.
"There are countless ways to Plan an Oregon Vacation. From the coast to the high desert, from the cities to the mountains, an Oregon vacation can be more than you imagined. The sense of beauty, serenity and fulfillment will linger long after your visit is over."
Calendar of events can be reached through their home page.
The McKenzie River and surroundings
"This web page is an accumulation of Oregon flyfishing and outdoors stuff. "
Fishing Everywhere
Oregon Fishing
"Albany is located in Linn County, in Oregon's Willamette Valley. If you want to sound like a local, here are a few tips: It's "ORY-GUN", and "WILL-AM-IT"! Any way you pronounce it, you'll find Albany a fun and friendly place to visit. "
Calendar of events.
Home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
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Baker City
"Eastern Oregon is wide open for adventure. With rugged canyons. Dramatic rock formations. Sunny pine forests. Snowcapped mountains. Sagebrush-covered plains. picturesque lakes and rivers. And some of the freshest air in the world. You'll also find the friendly, old-fashioned hospitality at the many fine attractions, small hotels and cozy bed and breakfast inns throughout the region. Bathed in sunshine much of the year, Eastern Oregon has desert sunshine in the summer and winter conditions that often blanket the region in snow. The weather is milder near the Columbia River, and in the spring the expansive rangelands turn lush and green."
Calendar of events.
"Our town is a CENTRAL HUB to vacationeers because of its IDEAL LOCATION on the southern Oregon coast."
No calendar of events, but big events listed on their homepage.
Bay area
"The communities of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston are tied together by a common bond of commercial and recreational activity centered around the bay that links our busy port community with other ports, cultures and businesses throughout the world. Coos Bay, one of the world's major log and wood product seaports, the Pacific Ocean, and a multitude of streams, sloughs and lakes bring commerce and fun to residents and visitors. The Bay area is home to industry, serenity, rugged beauty, recreation, culture and people who have grown to love this richness and diversity."
Calendar of events.
"Towering mountains, lush forests, wide open greenspaces, and scenic beaches form the backdrop for a wide range of cultural events, fine dining and shopping. Beaverton residents enjoy an extremely high quality of life."
Events listed.
"When we welcome you to Central Oregon, we're inviting you to experience the grand scale recreation and hospitality of Bend. The world-class slopes of Mt. Bachelor. The Western storefronts of Sisters. The Northwest resort atmosphere of Sunriver. And the Main Street warmth of Redmond.
We're welcoming you to high-desert sunshine and high-mountain vistas. To rivers and lakes and forests that cover areas as big as whole states. To more activities than you could possibly try in a single vacation, which explains why visitors return again and again."
Calendar of events.
Bend Chamber of Commerce
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Brookings Harbor
Refresh your spirits and renew your senses in Oregon's Banana Belt
The Mildest climate on the coast gives Brookings-Harbor year-round shirtsleeve weather. Located north of the California-Oregon border, Brookings-Harbor enjoys the reputation as one of the most beautiful areas on the entire Oregon coast. Numerous hiking trails, beaches, parks, campgrounds, ocean and river fishing opportunities are just a few of the highlights of this breathtaking coastal area, known as the "Home of Winter Flowers."
Come to Brookings-Harbor, and experience Oregon's Banana Belt! "
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Cave Junction & Illinois Valley
"Cave Junction is a scenic, small town just north of California located on Hwy. 199. It is approximately 30 miles southwest of Grants Pass.
Cave Junction is considered the "Home of the Oregon Caves", which are located about 20 miles east of town, off Hwy. 46.. It serves as a home base for visitors from around the world, many of whom travel to the Illinois Valley to see the unique geologic wonder."
In addition, "Oregon hunters annually bag more than 100,000 deer and 15,000 elk as well as a number of antelope and bear. For the bird hunter, pheasant, quail, pigeon, geese and duck provide a sportsman's selection. The Illinois (check restrictions), Rogue River and Applegate Rivers provide salmon, steelhead and trout, while Selms's 160-acre man-made Lake Selmac is the state's premier trophy bass lake. A 55-mile drive to the coast affords surfcasting and deep sea opportunities."
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Central Oregon Coast
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Central Oregon
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Clackamas County
"With its mostly mild winters, and the vast Mt. Hood National Forest comprising nearly half its total area, Clackamas County offers a full-course recreational menu of mild-to-extreme activities and remarkable things to see."
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Coos Bay
"Coos Bay has been the commercial center of Oregon's southern coast since its earliest days. Transportation systems radiated from it to inland Oregon, the Pacific Ocean and other areas of Coos County. The mosquito fleet of small boats delivered people and products to places of pleasure, culture and transshipment to other parts of the world." from the Bay Area Chamber
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"Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis welcomes visitors to experience the beautiful scenery, mild seasons and plentiful activities. From mountain biking and hiking on a network of trails to river rafting and golf, the outdoor recreation is exceptional. There is a wealth of performing arts and festivals as well as galleries, antique shopping, and winery tours. Corvallis is home to Oregon State University which gives our community a youthful vitality.. "
Calendar of events listed on their home page and a searchable database.
Corvallis City
"Located in the mid-Willamette River Valley - between the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Mountains - Oregon's famous quality of life is found in Corvallis. "
Calendar of events.
"The Dalles and surrounding area is rich in history and recreation. Everything from anceint petroglyphs and fossils to modern wind surfing and skiing, all located in a scenic area that is sure to take your breath away. All this is located within a sixty mile radius. "
Calendar of events through their homepage.
Depoe Bay
"Whale Watching Capital of the World"
"Incorporated in 1973, Depoe Bay is host to many traditional celebrations such as the Fleet of Flowers held every Memorial Day, the annual Salmon Bake in September and the "Celebration of the Whales" with whale watching tours."
That is their calendar of events.
Eastern Oregon Directory
"Bounded on the north by the Columbia River, on the East by the Snake River ,on the South by the Great Basin and on the West by the Cascade Mountains, Eastern Oregon offers a range of climates and geographic features to satisfy anyone and everyone's taste.
From the vast mountain forests to lush green valleys, from urban college cities to unspoiled remote wilderness, Eastern Oregon offers a broad spectrum of sights and sounds that leaves you wanting to return again and again."
Under heavy constuction September 10, 1997
Eugene Home Page
Check out Lane County below.
The Eugene Pages
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"The "City of Rhododendrons" on the Fabulous Oregon Coast
Located on the central Oregon coast along U.S. Highway 101, Florence provides convenient access to a wealth of outdoor recreational activities and breathtaking scenery. The town is also accessible via Oregon Highway 126 from Eugene, Oregon's second largest city, and home of the University of Oregon. This scenic route runs from the fertile Willamette Valley and then along the Siuslaw River, which flows through coastal mountains to Florence and the Pacific Ocean. "
Calendar of events.
Gold Beach
"The City of Gold Beach, Oregon is located on the edge of the Coast Range along the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The town is just 37 miles north of the Oregon/California border on Highway 101. This pleasantly remote area is filled with a delightful array of recreational and lodging opportunities."
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Gorge Networks
"Outdoor sports all year round in the Gorge. "
No specific calendar of events, but activites listed throughout the site.
Grants Pass Visitors and Convention Bureau
"Where the Rogue River runs."
"Grants Pass, elevation 935 feet, is located on the banks of the scenic Rogue River in Southwestern Oregon. It is surrounded by the foothills of the Cascade, Siskiyou and coast mountain ranges, and is only 85 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Grants Pass is the county seat of Josephine County, the headquarters for the Siskiyou National Forest and the northern gateway to the Redwood Empire of California. Crater Lake, a U.S. National Park, is 100 miles northeast, and the Oregon Caves, a U.S. National Monument, are 50 miles to the southwest. Numerous outdoor recreational opportunities abound in whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, etc."
Calendar of events.
Grants Pass
Grants Pass
Grants Pass/Josephine County Chamber of Commerce
Calendar of events through their homepage.
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Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce
"We have a saying around the Gresham area, "You can have it all...in an hour." In addition to the many parks, restaurants, hotels and recreational facilities available here, Gresham is ideally situated as a base for enjoying Oregon's scenic treasures. The Columbia River Gorge is a ten minute drive away, while majestic Mount Hood is a mere 30 minute trip. The attractions of metropolitan Portland are easily accessible by car, bus, or electric train. The beautiful Willamette Valley is a 15 minute drive south."
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Harney County
"Land of Sky"
"Harney County, Oregons largest, is big country - 10,000 square miles of high dersert sage rangelands, mountains, wetlands, forests, and most impressive of all, an infinite wilderness of sky.
The blue sky may be simply blue from horizon to horizon, winter, summer, autumn or spring - or clouds may paint pictures across the wide expanse indicating an impeding winter storm, a summer thunderstorm, a wind whipped spring day, or a lazy autumn Indian Summer.
Sunrises and sunsets paint vivid pictures, as the sun plays it's light show of pinks, magentas, and purples or of gold, red, orange, and black on the mountains. Lightning storms turn the picture to one of electric beauty and awe. "
"Malheur Lake, a major nesting and feeding stop on the Pacific Flyway, is the centerpiece of 183,000 acre Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Nearly 250 species have been counted on the refuge, which is 32 miles south of Burns off Oregon Highway 205. The refuge headquarters on the south shore of the lake includes a museum displaying nearly 200 mounted bird specimens. Since the rise of the Mud & Harney Lakes, the birds have had to find new habitat. Photographers and bird watchers can find birds in the fields between Burns and Harney and Burns and Malheur Lake. Information and a refuge map are available at the headquarters. "
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"Mother Nature has been very good to Oregon and She was especially fond of the beautiful northwest corner of Oregon. About twenty minutes west of Portland, nestled in the quiet, green Tualatin Valley, a jewel of a town emerges... Hillsboro, Oregon."
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Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
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Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
"Jacksonville is located less than 30 miles north of the California border and is easily accessible from Interstate 5. It sits in the countryside 5 miles west of Medford on the Jacksonville Highway, nestled against the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains in Southern Oregon.
The temperature is moderate and the seasons are distinctive. Summers are warm and sunny; winter in Jacksonville brings sporadic showers and an occasional dusting of snow. Due to the moderate climate, this area has been called the "banana belt" of the Pacific Northwest."
Everything through the frames on their homepage.
Kalmath County
Part of Souther Oregon.
Calendar of events.
LaGrande-Union County Chamber of Commerce
" Lush green meadows strewn with wild flowers and warm sunny days will lure you outside to walk, hike, bicycle, golf, jog, white water raft, bird watch or windsurf. Thirteen species of fish - including steelhead, salmon and trout - inhabit some 2,000 miles of shoreline along our many rivers and lakes. Or you may find that searching for wild mushrooms is just your thing. Whatever your choice, you'll be kept busy in our great out-of-doors. "
Calendar of events.
Lake County
"In Lake County, no one gets cabin fever. There is fun, enjoyment, contentment --- something to do every month of the year ... skiing on the snow or on the water, hunting big game or small, fishing, camping, exploring, viewing the wonderful colors and sights of nature .. Discovering the startling hues of gem stones and lapidary rocks. Lake County's western hospitality is a year around sort of thing; all these can be enjoyed from the comfort of modern motels and fine restrauants, or from the rugged isolation of a mountain camp. "
Calendar of events.
Lake Oswego
"The Trolley line runs for seven miles between Portland and Lake Oswego, along the west side of the Willamette River. The trolley travels south down the center of Moody Avenue, until reaching the private right-of-way again at Bancroft Street. The trolley passes through modern developments in the Johns Landing area as it continues south before skirting Willamette Park. There are boat moorages, marinas and considerable boating activity in good weather. South of the Sellwood Bridge the Trolley skirts Powers Marine Park and then enters a wooded area, with the river seldom far from view. Two high trestles, including the 686-foot long Riverwood Trestle provide spectacular views overlooking the river and the east side. The track continues through the 1,396-foot long Elk Rock Tunnel. The line continues south through the woods and crosses another short bridge as it wends its way into Downtown Lake Oswego. "
Events listed on this page.
Lane County
"Experience the sights, the sounds, and the texture of its forest, rivers, mountains and ocean. Discover the character of its small towns and rural settings. Find startling white covered bridges and sparkling waterfalls amid the deep forest green. Enjoy the friendly sophistication of Eugene and Springfield-a culturally diverse base from which to launch your Lane County adventure. "
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Lane County
" 63 recreational sites covering more than 4500 acres of land throughout Lane County. These sites offer reservoir and lake access, river access, ocean beach access, swimming areas, boating and moorage sites, and picnicking, recreational and camping areas. "
No calendar of events.
Madras - Jefferson County
"The Deschutes River, one of Oregon's most prolific trout streams, has been recognized by the state and federal governments for its unique and beautiful characteristics. The Deschutes flows through the heart of Jefferson county, and lures thousands of anglers and whitewater thrill seekers to the region every year."
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Marion County
"The area is forested, and at the falls site, the Little North Fork of the Santiam River plunges over the rock outcropping about 30 feet to a pool beneath. Only minimum development of the popular area has been undertaken. Emphasis has been placed on preservation of the natural beauty of the site. "
No calendar of events.
"McMinnville is located in the Willamette Valley on Highway 99W, 35 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon's largest metropolitan area. It is also 25 miles northwest of Salem, the state capital.
McMinnville is located in the heart of Oregon wine country giving residents the chance to sample many different wines without driving very far. Vineyards often offer concerts and other wine tasting events for the public to enjoy.
McMinnville has a long and interesting history. There are many historical markers and buildings located in the downtown district."
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WARNING!! - "We Hug Visitors in Medford."
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"The little hamlet of Merlin is located northeast of Grants Pass and is the homebase for many outfitters and fishing guides. This and the fact that Merlin is close to the 84-mile segment of the Rogue River set aside by Congress under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, are why Merlin is known as the "Gateway To The Wild & Scenic Rogue River.""
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Murphy and Applegate Valley
" The forested slopes and often snow covered peaks of the Siskiyou Mountains are reflected in the clear blue waters of Applegate Lake in the Rogue River National Forest. In this scenic setting the U.S. Forest Service operates hike-in campgrounds and lakeshore areas for picnicking, swimming and boating. The lake extends to the California border and a hiking trail follows the 18 mile shoreline."
No calendar of events.
Nehalem Bay
"Nehalem lies 3 miles south of Manzanita and north of Wheeler on Highway 101. The Nehalem River runs beside the community. The community has an old-time feel that has made is ideal for a number of antique stores."
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" a unique blend of nature and progress, located where the scenic Yaquina River meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. Newport ... a bustling coastal community where friends have been coming for more than one hundred years to live and work, to relax, play and unwind."
Calendar of events through their homepage.
Oregon Coast
"We invite you to share in the pristine beauty of our uncrowded beaches, enchanting forests, and picturesque communities throughout the year. Whether digging for clams, searching for agates, investigating tide pools, watching the whales or viewing the wildlife, time seems to escape here unnoticed."
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Philomath Area
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"There are a million great reasons to visit the "City of Roses." Roses are one, we've got the nation's oldest rose test garden, which bursts into bloom each spring and summer. We've also got the country's second-largest all-floral parade, part of the Portland Rose Festival each June."
No calendar of events, but there are trip itineraries.
Portland City Government
Calendar of events through their homepage.
Portland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
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Metro serves residents in three counties and 24 cities in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area
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Portland Metropolitan Area
Rogue Valley
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Rogue River
"The city of Rogue River, just off Interstate 5, is nestled along the banks of the famous Rogue River in southwestern Oregon. Perched at an elevation just 1,000 feet above sea level, the city is in the heart of a region where three mountain ranges meet. These three ranges - the Cascades, the Siskiyous, and the Coast Range - meet in the Rogue Valley to create an enviable climate. Warm, dry summers with cool evenings, and moderate winters provide an opportunity to enjoy country living at its best.
The city is within two hours drive of mountain skiing, and just two hours away from the spectacular ocean beaches of Southern Oregon. Lakes and streams with fine fishing are barely an hour away. But many residents and visitors prefer to fish closer by, in the stream from which the city took its name. The Rogue River's native trout, salmon and steelhead are justifiably famous among anglers."
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Oregon's capital city in the Willamette Valley.
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Salem City Government
"Salem is centered in the heart of the Willamette Valley--one of the most fertile and agriculturally productive regions in the world, between Portland and Eugene at the crossroads of Interstate Highway 5 and Oregon Highway 22. Salem is the county seat of Marion County. Also within its city limits is a portion of Polk County to the west, giving Salem an incorporated grand total of 45 square miles. "
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Sauvie's Island
"Sauvie's Island is named for Laurent Sauve, a Frenchman who operated a dairy for the Hudson's Bay Company on the island in the late 1830's. It's a community of small farms, ranches, houseboats, and suburban homes at the mouth of the Willamette River northwest of Portland, Oregon. The older residents refer to the Island in the plural possesive as "Sauvie's Island" (pronounced "So - vees"), though officially it's called "Sauvie Island" (pronounced "Saw - vee"). "
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"A visit to Silverton recalls memories of times past, with friendly people and interesting stores, and a chance to view life from a more simple perspective. There's a refreshing lifestyle relaxed and unhurried - where people care about each other and take the time to greet you with a smile.
Newcomers use many words to describe Silverton: quaint, charming, quiet, beautiful, architecturally intriguing and more; but mostly they say that Silverton feels like home.
So welcome home to Silverton. Walk the historic streets of our community. View the lovely homes on the hillsides east and west of Main Street. Have a quiet picnic in one of our lovely city parks or at the reservoir. Enjoy one of our local festivals or celebrations. Take a day to drive through our lush countryside and see what the real Oregon is all about. There's much more here than meets the eye. Many of our newest citizens felt just that . . . they came through on a drive, fell in love with Silverton, and stayed."
Event pages from their homepage.
Southern Oregon
"The Oregon Coast, Crater Lake National Park, Valleys of the Umpqua, Rogue River, Oregon Caves, High Desert Outback, & Shakespeare! "
Calendar of events.
"Stayton is a mid sized, rural town, Located approximately 17 miles east of salem on highway 22, at the base of the cascade mountain range. According to the latest survey, Staytons gross population was 5905 local residence. Stayton's economy is based largely on many farming and logging operations in the local and surrounding areas. The towns location, in the heart of the Willamette valley. allows easy access to many, scenic, winter and summer recreational sites. Such as Detroit lake and Silver Falls State Park."
Site calendar of events not working September 13, 1997.
"The City of Sublimity is a rural, residential community located on the western low foothills of the Oregon Cascades about 15 miles southeast of Salem. Sublimity is situated north of the Santiam Highway amid gently rolling hills ..."
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Sweet Home
"Located on the southeastern edge of the beautiful Willamette Valley, the City of Sweet Home, home of the Oregon Jamboree, lies nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range not far from the scenic Oregon Coast. It is recognized as the "Gateway to the Santiam Playground" recreational area. Foster and Green Peter Lakes offer boating, fishing and camping for the whole family. "
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"Tigard is blessed with many areas of natural beauty including the Tualatin River and Fanno Creek. Tigard parks take advantage of these natural features as well as provide playgrounds and various sports facilities for activities such as soccer, volleyball or softball."
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Tillamook County
Cheese country. I love their cheddar!....CAL
"Vale lies directly on the Oregon Trail on the edge of the eastern Oregon desert. It is the county seat of Malheur County.
Weary pioneers washed the dust off in the hot springs by the town. Today, travelers across the desert still find Vale's hospitality welcome. During hunting season, it is a favorite of pheasant hunters."
"One of the oldest buildings in Malheur County is the Stone House, built as a way station on the Oregon Trail. After years of restoration efforts, the Malheur Historical Project reopened it as a museum in July, 1995."
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Wallowa County
"Wallowa County is located in Northeast Oregon, adjacent to Hell's Canyon, and is home to Oregon's largest wilderness, the Eagle Cap. You may explore the wilderness by backpack, horseback, or llama trek. Hunting and fishing are popular pastimes. The Wallowa Mountains have been compared to the Sierras and the Swiss Alps. Wallowa County is also home to several art galleries and foundries. In addition to sculptures and original paintings you will find limited edition prints, top quality photographs, Native American art, and much more. "
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This page produced by Corey Leonhard, Ph.D.
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