Category Archives: Travel Oregon

Oregon Looks To Boost Tourism With 7 Large Murals In 7 Small Towns

To boost tourism during the fall, Travel Oregon unveiled a new campaign Monday featuring seven large murals in seven small towns. Source: Oregon Looks To Boost Tourism With 7 Large Murals In 7 Small Towns

Roseburg Public Library gets mural from Travel Oregon

The Roseburg Public Library won’t be open for a few weeks yet, but when it does reopen as a city-owned and operated entity, visitors will be greeted at the entrance by a stunning mural of Crater Lake. The mural depicts Oregon’s only National Park and is part of a Travel Oregon video campaign called “Only […]
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Oregon tourism up in smoke?

Oregon tourism industry worries about fires’ effect on tourism, while Northeast Oregon still sees growth. With smoke-filled skies becoming the norm throughout Oregon during the summer, members of the Oregon tourism industry are worried that wildfires will have an adverse effect on tourism in the state. Whether fires will have the same impact on Northeast […]
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Vacation rental debate takes root on Oregon coast

When talk turns to affordable housing and the competition to cash in on coastal tourism, restaurant owner Charlotte Boxer has plenty to share. There are the homeowners in Agate Beach who put a shipping container in their yard for storage and then used it as a vacation rental. The city’s community development director sent them […]
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Covered wagon and horses provide Lyft rides in Portland

Promotional event uses modern ride-share service to commemorate Oregon Trail anniversary. Need a lift? If so, you might consider going by covered wagon. The ride-sharing company, Lyft, and Travel Oregon will provide free wagon rides in downtown Portland from Aug. 28-31. The wagon will travel a predetermined route from the Oregon Historical Society on Southwest […]
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Oregon Makes Plea For Visitors After Millions of Tourism Dollars Lost Due to Wildfires

“All Americans can support these communities by visiting fire-impacted areas for vacations this year,” Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson says. For the past few weeks, severe wildfire smoke drifting into Portland has made stepping outside a health hazard. Not only that, but on Wednesday, the city recorded its 30th day over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, making […]
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Officials to tourists: Don’t worry about fires

Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July because of visitors’ fear of wildfires, California’s state tourism agency said Thursday it is teaming up with Oregon and Washington state to reassure tourists it’s safe to visit. The states formed the West Coast Tourism Recovery Coalition to remind tourists that the […]
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After $51M Tourism Loss To Wildfires, Oregon Wants Visitors To Come Back

An arm of Oregon’s Tourism Commission wants to warm tourists up to the idea of vacation in Oregon despite a summer of cold feet over wildfires in the West, driving a sizable revenue loss to the state’s tourism industry last year, leaders say. Source: After $51M Tourism Loss To Wildfires, Oregon Wants Visitors To Come […]
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Wildfires cloud tourism outlook in Oregon

Tourism experts say Oregon businesses took a $51 million hit due to wildfires in 2017. “What we’re seeing this year are additional catastrophic forest fires that are hitting some parts of the state that weren’t impacted last year,” said Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon. Source: Wildfires cloud tourism outlook in Oregon

Runners in Hood to Coast hope for a break from the smoky air

It looks like the smoke may clear just in time for the Hood to Coast Relay this weekend. “We know a lot can change between now and Friday,” Dan Floyd, the relay’s chief operating officer, said. “It’s been a conversation.” Source: Runners in Hood to Coast hope for a break from the smoky air