Oregon Guide Book

January 16, 2018

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The snow-viewing lantern in front of the Portland Japanese Garden (Japanese garden.com). (Portland Japanese Garden)

Built in 1914, Pittock Mansion (pittockmansion.org) is full of rich history and remarkable stories of one of Portland’s first and most influential families—Georgiana and Henry Pittock.

The views of Portland are magnificent!  (Pittock Mansion)

Jerry’s Rogue Jets (roguejets.com) operates nature-based whitewater jet boat tours on the famous Wild and Scenic Rogue River in Gold Beach.

Jerry’s Rogue Jets has been delivering mail to the town of Agness since 1895.  The scenery is nothing short of stunning!  (Jerry’s Rogue Jets)

Ashland boasts one of the nation’s top outdoor Shakespearean theaters.

This photo depicts a performance of As You Like It at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s (osfashland.org) Allen Elizabethan Theatre.  2012  (T. Charles Erickson)

Designed by David McLay Kidd, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (bandondunesgolf.com) opened in 1999 and is a premier destination for golfers.

The view from the 16th hole is breathtaking.  Founder Mike Keiser is a great booster of Oregon golf and deserves credit for this outstanding property. (Wood Sabold)

A packed house at the Pendleton Round-Up’s Let’er Buck Room which first opened in 1958 as a private club for Pendleton Round-Up directors and their guests.

It opened to the public in 1969.  Although it is open for six days only during Round-Up week, it has received honors as one of the best cowboy bars in America by America Cowboy magazine.  The entire community participates in Round-Up (pendletonroundup.com) to make it an amazing event and world-class rodeo.  (Rachael Owen)

Explore the extreme forces at work along the Columbia River Bar where waves can exceed 40 feet in height during the most severe winter storms.

These and other amazing exhibits are featured at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria (crmm.org), one of the great maritime attractions in the country.  (Columbia River Maritime Museum)

Grant’s Getaways: Astoria Walkabout with Gerry Frank

I’m a big believer that of all the inviting qualities that Oregon has to offer – stunning scenery, rich and varied foods and exciting recreation – above all, it’s the spirit of the place, embodied by the people who live here, that sets Oregon apart.I recently joined Gerry Frank, a man who gets a kick out […]

Steamboat Inn’s picturesque location along the North Umpqua River is 38 miles east of Roseburg.

This Oregon treasure is presided over by consummate hosts Sharon and Jim Van Loan and Patricia Lee.

Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge, on the banks of the Rogue River five miles upriver from Gold Beach, is rated as one of the outstanding small lodges in the world.