Category Archives: Travel Oregon

‘Travel Oregon: The Game’ builds on ‘Oregon Trail’ legacy

-With modern twist: Station wagon not covered wagon- Could you survive a journey along the Oregon Trail? The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is inviting all adventurers to try with the launch of “Travel Oregon: The Game,” created as an homage to the classic game many remember from childhood. Source: ‘Travel Oregon: The Game’ […]
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Tourism summit speaker: Effects of hospitality industry range beyond visits

The impacts of a healthy hospitality industry are more far-reaching than the immediate sights, sounds and adventures that visitors experience, the head of Oregon’s statewide tourism agency said Thursday. The lesson for the North Olympic Peninsula’s tourism sector: Oregon visitors who buy products there look for Oregon-made items after they return home and keep purchasing […]
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Our view: Keep tourism on the North Coast sustainable – Editorials

A balance with natural resources and the quality of life. How much is too much of a good thing? That’s the question being asked about tourism in Cannon Beach and other areas along the North Coast, and area leaders are looking for answers on how to better manage it. They have set a goal of […]
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Travel Oregon grant to tackle ‘sustainable’ tourism on North Coast

Clatsop, Tillamook counties seek a balance to preserve resources After the weather, tourism has become one of the biggest conversation starters on the North Coast. As the number of people visiting the region grows, so does the impact on the community. According to a study done by Dean Runyan Associates, tourists spent $779 million in […]
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Cities, hotel owners fight over tourism promotion funds

The Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association sued the city of Bend last week for using tourism promotion funds to fix streets. The lawsuit is the latest flash point in a series of scuffles between hotel owners and cities over the meaning of tourism promotion. “I don’t think all the funds available for promotion are going […]
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Rural Tourism Studio program kicks off in Octoberm

Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon, is open for registration. This fall and winter program will focus on the Klamath Basin region, including the communities of Klamath Falls, Bonanza, Chiloquin, Malin, Merrill, Dorris, Tulelake and the greater Klamath Basin communities. Oregon’s RTS program is a series of tourism development workshops designed to assist […]
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Crowds gather at Capitol to view eclipse

Officials prepped about a year, though things seemed more subdued in Salem than some had feared. For about two minutes Monday morning, Oregon’s capital went dark during the first total solar eclipse to hit the continental U.S. since 1979. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Crowds gather at Capitol to view eclipse

Area nonprofits, Multnomah County library work to help homeless, those in need enjoy eclipse event

Portland-area library workers handed out 20,000 pairs of eclipse glasses over 11 days. Oregon is swelling with people as the eclipse draws near, and the sunglasses needed to watch the celestial event on Monday morning are flying off the shelves. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Area nonprofits, Multnomah County library work to help homeless, those […]
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How Oregon towns are preparing for the eclipse

Small towns have spent months figuring out how to handle a million extra people—and procure enough toilets. If you’re driving to John Day, Oregon, from any direction, be warned. For the last 90 miles of your journey, you won’t find a single gas station. No fast food. No cell service. Just sunset-colored canyons and fossil […]
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Legal pot dealers find home: Oregon’s Cannabis Coast

Eddie Biggar sports a black-and-green suit dotted with tiny green leaves as he dances jovially on a corner of the Pacific Coast Highway. Some two-and-a-half hours southwest of Portland, he owns the sidewalk. Just like a sign-waiver might promote the local pizzeria, The Weedman boasts $5 grams, urging customers down the street to CannaMedicine. Source: […]
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