Tag Archives: Travel/Tourism

Agritourism appeal

A tour of regional producers linked with a common goal of increasing agricultural tourism in the Klamath Basin were brought together for a day-long “Agritourism Meet and Greet” event on Saturday. Coordinated by Discover Klamath and Rural Klamath Connects partners; a contingent of farmers, ranchers, small business owners and promoters of the ag industry gathered […]
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A sea of frozen white at Crater Lake

Efforts to reopen the road so visitors to Crater Lake National Park can see the lake continue to be frustrated by new snow but, even more, equipment breakdowns. “The road gets narrower and narrower,” park superintendent Craig Ackerman says of the three-mile road from park headquarters in Munson Valley up to Rim Village. “We can’t […]
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Big snowfall a boon for ski areas

Hoodoo’s snowpack up to 104 inches after receiving 60 inches last week. After 5 to 6 feet of snow fell last week in the Central Oregon Cascades, ski areas in the region are set up for a potentially stellar late-winter and spring season. Hoodoo ski area near Sisters boasts a snowpack of 104 inches after […]
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North Coast residents, officials fire back against vacation rental bill

Any home could be a rental. Several North Coast residents and public officials have fired back against a state Senate bill that would prohibit local governments from enforcing vacation rental regulations. Introduced by state Sen. Fred Girod, R-Stayton, Senate Bill 621 would allow any home to become a vacation rental. The bill would still allow […]
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Time to stop debating climate action, start tackling it

Oregon’s Applegate Valley has been called “the Goldilocks of wine regions.” It’s historically dry and warm here, but not too dry and warm. We’re just a short drive from the shops and restaurants of Jacksonville, but you feel like you’re truly in the wilds of wine country. That’s why tourists flock here for wine tasting. […]
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OSF plans for smoke

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is much more equipped to deal with wildfire smoke this year, according to new Acting Executive Director Paul Christy. He, along with General Manager Ted DeLong, presented a multifaceted plan to Ashland City Council on Monday night, with a focus on having an alternative for performances in the outdoor Elizabethan Theatre […]
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Oregon Coast Aquarium asks $10 million from taxpayers for rehab center

Newport’s Oregon Coast Aquarium has launched a capital campaign to build a new marine wildlife rehabilitation center — and it’s asking taxpayers to pitch in. Senate Bill 261 would allocate $10 million from the state general fund toward the project, which also will revamp other areas of the 25-year-old facility. Source: Oregon Coast Aquarium asks $10 […]
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Oregon lawmakers consider cannabis cafes

Advocates say providing more places to sample marijuana would boost tourism. A group of cannabis supporters wants to make it legal for consumers to smoke marijuana at a lounge, at a one-time event or taste test at a cannabis farm tour, the same way craft beer is consumed. The concept first must be approved by […]
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Stuck on an Amtrak Train? Enjoy the Journey. Long Trips Like the Coast Starlight Might Be Doomed.

A spokesperson says, “we are rethinking how we offer service on the national network.” News of the Amtrak train was stuck in Oregon for almost 40 hours earlier this week spread rapidly, with passengers recounting stories of two hellish nights snowed in on the tracks. But long distance trains like the Coast Starlight, which runs […]
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Portland to Tokyo every day? Delta seeking nonstop service in 2020

Delta Airlines is seeking a daily nonstop flight between Portland and Tokyo-Haneda, the Japanese metropolis’ downtown airport. The airline announced it had applied for a nonstop connection Thursday with the Department of Transportation. If approved, the new line would begin service in 2020, the airline said. Source: Portland to Tokyo every day? Delta seeking nonstop […]
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