Tag Archives: Tourism

Floaters flocked to Bend Whitewater Park

Nearly a quarter million ride the Deschutes. This year, in its first full summer season, more than 231,000 people floated through the Bend Whitewater Park passageway channel on inner tubes, kayaks or paddleboards. That’s roughly 2,200 floaters each day between May 15 and Aug. 22, according to the Bend Park and Recreation District. Source: Floaters […]
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When smoke gets in your eyes … tourism takes a hit

Persistent wildfire smoke is taking a toll on some Southern Oregon attractions that are key to the area’s tourism industry and quality of life. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland canceled several performances of plays in its outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre in the last weeks of August. For each show canceled in the 1,200-seat outdoor […]
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What lake? Dense smoke deters tourists at Crater Lake

Road construction, frequently heavy smoke, a wait-and-see attitude about two upcoming vehicle-free Saturdays and myriad other factors have made Crater Lake National Park’s summer season anything but normal.”I’m hoping we can have a good September and October,” said Marsha McCabe, the park’s lead interpreter and spokeswoman, who notes the several variables have affected the number […]
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Eclipse Chasers Leave Little Damage Behind On Oregon’s Wild Lands

Patrick Lair with the U.S. Forest Service drove into the Ochoco National Forest to see how things looked after hosting thousands of eclipse visitors. He drove the same road on Wednesday that more than 30,000 people took to get into the massive Symbiosis Festival on Big Summit Prairie – a patch of private land in […]
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Cannabis congeniality: A handful of bed and breakfasts are just fine with their guests lighting up

The hostess at Ocean Time Bed and ­Breakfast in Yachats wants her guests to really relax, so she is totally OK with them smoking marijuana. “They can smoke in bed,” Ocean Time owner Deb Cardy said. “They can in the bathtub. Source: Cannabis congeniality: A handful of bed and breakfasts are just fine with their […]
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Welcome to Oregon, eclipse gazers: We need your help (Guest opinion)

While you’re stuck in traffic, take a look around. Oregon looks different from most places because fields and forests still separate towns from one another. That’s no accident. Source: Welcome to Oregon, eclipse gazers: We need your help (Guest opinion) | OregonLive.com

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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Commuters outweigh summer tourists in Bend

Tourists often take the heat for crowding Bend, but residents are on the road, too. Those in Bend know what the city looks like on a peak summer day. Bend becomes a playground full of people. The Deschutes River is covered in tubers, kayakers and paddleboarders. Parks and trails are packed with outdoor enthusiasts. Getting […]
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Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Anticipate Sales Spike Ahead Of Total Eclipse

People are loading up on more than special glasses and camera equipment for the upcoming total eclipse Aug. 21. Many marijuana shops in Oregon are reporting a spike in sales. Source: Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Anticipate Sales Spike Ahead Of Total Eclipse . News | OPB

Are Luxury Resort Ranches The Future Of Eastern Oregon?

Drive down Highway 395 between John Day and Burns, and it’s impossible to miss Silvies Valley Ranch. The sprawling property seems to go on for miles and miles in this remote stretch of eastern Oregon, where cell signals are rare and cows outnumber humans by about 10 to 1. Source: Are Luxury Resort Ranches The […]
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