Tag Archives: Tourism

Our view: Warrenton makes savvy investment in marinas – Editorials

The city is well-positioned for prosperity. Warrenton’s and Hammond’s marinas are endlessly fascinating small-town spectacles — portholes opening into an intriguing culture of commercial and recreational fishing. There can be few better ways to spend a morning than admiring the pragmatic but elegant lines of vessels, talking with fishermen, listening to seabirds, breathing the crisp […]
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Impact of travel industry

Dean Runyon report. The report, which provides detailed estimates of statewide, regional and county travel impact, includes the following findings. Source: Impact of travel industry | South Coast Strong | theworldlink.com

Tourism, construction led June job growth in Oregon

Oregon employers added 8,500 jobs in June, the largest monthly increase since February 2016, the Oregon Employment Department reported. Leisure and hospitality led the way by adding 2,100 jobs, followed by construction with 1,600 jobs and manufacturing with 1,400, the department reported. The state unemployment rate stood at 3.7 percent, little changed from its record […]
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Oregon travel industry creates jobs, boosts economy

The Oregon travel industry continued to exhibit strong growth in 2016, with travel-related spending generating record revenues for the state. The Oregon travel industry continued to exhibit strong growth in 2016, with travel-related spending generating record revenues for the state. “We’ve had seven consecutive years of very solid growth,” said Travel Oregon Chief Executive Officer […]
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You Can Now Mountain Bike from Washington to California on Oregon’s Largest Bike Trail

Thank God it’s still summer. Move over PCT—you can now traverse the entire state on a 668-mile single-track mountain bike trail. The Oregon Timber Trail is now the state’s largest bike trail, starting in Hood River and extends to the mines of Modoc County, Calif, a nearly 700-mile route designed to take 20-30 days. Source: You […]
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School to rent out dorms; EOU to offer lodging in student dorms for August eclipse visitors

A new lodging option for those visiting Eastern Oregon for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse is soon to be available, with Eastern Oregon University opening up space in its residential halls for visitors. The university is also planning on connecting visitors with the community through its outdoor program and will Source: School to rent out […]
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Travel Oregon recognizes Tamástslikt, Pat Beard

A local organization and individual were among the recipients of the 2016 Travel and Tourism Industry Achievement Awards. Presented by the Oregon Tourism Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, in May at the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Salem, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and Pat Beard were recognized. Source: East Oregonian

Our view: Good trails benefit residents and tourists alike – Editorials

We should realize what great assets they are and begin acting accordingly Trails and footpaths are among our region’s best underappreciated assets, as explored in our story last week about the Oregon Coast Trail. We ought to be doing more to improve, use and publicize them. Source: Our view: Good trails benefit residents and tourists […]
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Next hurdle in recreational marijuana: Legal pot use in public places

Oregon bill allowing public marijuana use dies in legislative committee When Oregon voters in 2014 approved the ballot measure legalizing recreational pot, they specified that pot use in public places would remain unlawful. But as marijuana growing, processing, retailing and consumption have swelled in Oregon, so has the chorus pushing for the right to toke […]
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Where to watch the total solar eclipse in Eastern Oregon

Oregon is blessed that a total solar eclipse is slicing across the state this August. The path of totality — where the moon and sun will perfectly align for minutes, the former blocking out the latter — looks like a belt snugly securing its midsection from west to east. In Eastern Oregon that belt crosses […]
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