Tag Archives: Tourism

Central Oregon residents and tourists work to erase impact on nature

Voluntourism blends tourism and volunteerism. From the slopes of Mount Bachelor to the edges of the Deschutes River, scores of volunteers are regularly joining organized cleanups each year to weed, replant or pick up trash. Source: Central Oregon residents and tourists work to erase impact on nature; Voluntourism blends tourism and volunteerism

Living Rock Studios struggles to survive as a faith-based roadside attraction

State Library Ed. Note:  Story briefly mentions ODOT. The spectacular stone building between Corvallis and Eugene was a labor of faith and love, but its future is uncertain. For a solid decade, over countless thousands of hours, Howard B. Taylor toiled away on a two-story building made of stone, driven ragged by tireless passion and […]
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Coachella Festival Faces Lawsuit Claiming Unlawful Practices

Goldenvoice, the parent company of the Coachella Festival, has been sued by Portland music festival Soul’d Out over a clause that allegedly gives Coachella a seasonal monopoly on West Coast live music. The clause in question, known as the “radius clause,” prevents artists from playing at other festivals or “themed events” within a 1,300 mile […]
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Soul’d Out Vs. Coachella – OPB

A David and Goliath showdown might soon come to a federal courtroom near you. This week, Portland’s homegrown Soul’d Out Music Festival filed a suit against one of the West Coast’s giants: the Coachella Festival  in Indio, California, and its affiliates. Source: Soul’d Out Vs. Coachella | Black Belt Eagle Scout | Shayla Lawson & […]
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Closed Oregon Trails In Columbia River Gorge Jam Trailheads On Washington Side

More than 30 popular hiking trails on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge remain closed because of hazards left in the wake of last year’s Eagle Creek wildfire. That has park rangers wrangling crowds on the unburned Washington side of the Gorge. Unsafe conditions will likely keep many trails on the Oregon side […]
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Washington State Parks | Philomath Robot  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The closure of several Oregon hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge after the Eagle Creek Fire has sent more visitors to Washington State Parks’ Gorge trails. Meryl Lipman, a spokeswoman for Washington State Parks, tells us what hikers should expect when they head to Washington. Small food delivery robots called DAX are roaming the sidewalks […]
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March snowfall improves bottom line for Mt. Bachelor

Ski-related businesses see bump in sales from late snowfall. If last winter was epic in terms of the number of skiers and snowboarders on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor, then March of this year was the second-best in the past 11 years, officials said. March snowfall rescued what otherwise would have been considered a low-snow, […]
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Tourism: Speaker says region’s beauty sells itself

Folks who market Southern Oregon were told Monday they have easiest job in the world. “Nature has done half of the job for us,” Lou Radja, founder of EduCongo in Beaverton, told the 22nd annual Travel Southern Oregon Symposium at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. “We get to represent Southern Oregon, all the beauty this […]
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Busy summer forecast at Crater Lake, smoke permitting

A below-average snowpack and potentially early opening of Rim Drive around Crater Lake could mean a record number of visitors at Crater Lake National Park this year. However, in a speech to a Klamath Falls Rotary club last week, acting superintendent Sean Denniston cautioned that forest fire smoke could once again cut into those numbers. […]
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Redmond Airport to launch new L.A. flight; Three new direct flights to be launched this summer

Three new direct flights to be launched this summer. More seats on more flights is making Redmond Airport one of the fastest growing airports in Oregon, airport officials say. And more demand from passengers is good for Redmond’s no-frills, easy-to-drive-to airport. Source: Redmond Airport to launch new L.A. flight; Three new direct flights to be […]
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