Category Archives: Travel Oregon

Oregon officials continue hunt for 2021 public dollars

The state’s expected $40 million contribution is nearly half the $80.9 million budget for the World Athletics Championships. With 20 months remaining before the opening ceremony, Oregon state officials have only identified about half of the $40 million they’ve committed to the 2021 World Athletics Championships to be held in Eugene. Source: Oregon officials continue […]
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Business: Asian trade connection to benefit Curry County

Curry County businesses and products are getting worldwide exposure, thanks to the latest state trade delegation to Asia. Governor Kate Brown and a state trade delegation has returned to Oregon following a two week made mission in Japan and South Korea. The Oregon Travel Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, helps coordinate such trade missions. […]
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eClips tip: Vintage tourism advertising

During Newspaper November, we’re highlighting access that the State Library provides to current and historic newspaper sources. There’s another aspect to historic newspapers, however:  advertising and state agencies.  The Oregon Government Publications digital collection has examples of national advertising that was used to encourage tourism to Oregon. The Oregon Highway Commission conducted national advertising campaigns […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown leading trade delegation to Asia

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is on the road for the next two weeks. She’s leading a trade delegation to Japan and South Korea. According to information provided by Business Oregon, the group includes representatives from the state including the Department of Agriculture, Travel Oregon and the Port of Portland. Additionally, the mayor […]
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Cooking up a Southern Oregon food trail to boost tourism

Local tourism agencies want to create a Rogue Valley food trail to highlight the popular culinary institutions that have root in one of the best agricultural areas of Oregon. Source: Cooking up a Southern Oregon food trail to boost tourism

Oregon Film Trail marks iconic Ecola State Park movie scenes

The rugged, iconic coastline at Ecola State Park has played a starring role in several movies, from the stormy finale of “Point Break” and a beachside stroll. Source: Oregon Film Trail marks iconic Ecola State Park movie scenes | Local News | dailyastorian.com

Eugene prepares to host 2021 world track champs, but needs more money

Public funding for big-time sports tends to generate static. So, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is building her case now for additional taxpayer support for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships, which are coming to Eugene in two years. The local organizing committee for the world outdoor track championships, Oregon21, says it needs a state […]
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More state money sought as Eugene prepares to host 2021 world track champs

Public funding for big-time sports tends to generate static. So, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is building her case now for additional taxpayer support for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships, which are coming to Eugene in two years. Source: More state money sought as Eugene prepares to host 2021 world track champs

Trouble at the Inn

It was like stepping into a long-forgotten era of hospitality, and soon it might be gone. A “For Sale” sign hangs in front of the Lion and the Rose Victorian Guest House in Northeast Portland. The inn’s precarious state may seem confusing at first glance. There can be no denying the fact that Oregon is in […]
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Tourism planners assess status of initiative

Funding sought to drive Columbia County Tourism Initiative goals forward in next year. A year into the Columbia County Tourism Initiative, the program of the Columbia County Economic Team is having its goals clarified as initiative leaders look toward the future. Part of that future hinges on collecting funds from local governments to help drive […]
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