Tag Archives: Travel/Tourism

Oregon officials continue hunt for 2021 public dollars

The state’s expected $40 million contribution is nearly half the $80.9 million budget for the World Athletics Championships. With 20 months remaining before the opening ceremony, Oregon state officials have only identified about half of the $40 million they’ve committed to the 2021 World Athletics Championships to be held in Eugene. Source: Oregon officials continue […]
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Tourists Will Now Help Pay For Homeless Services In Portland Area

Money from Portland’s booming tourism industry will soon be used to aid the region’s worsening homeless crisis. For over a year, regional leaders have been hammering out an agreement to take some of the money flowing in from local taxes on rental cars and hotels and redirect it toward homeless services. Source: Tourists Will Now […]
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Visitation challenges at Crater Lake National Park

How many are too many? Visitation at Crater Lake National Park continues to increase and, according to superintendent Craig Ackerman, that’s not necessarily a good thing. “We’re approaching numbers that become unmanageable for us,” Ackerman said, noting this year’s visitor numbers are expected to climb above 780,000, a slight increase over 2018 when visitation totaled […]
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Brown will need help from Legislature to fund track and field world championships in Eugene

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has become more vocal and enthusiastic in her support of the world championships of track and field in Eugene in 2021. But where’s the money? The state’s commitment at this point seems stuck at about $20 million, about half what organizers of the hugely ambitious event say they need. As any […]
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Tamastslikt museum shows Oregon history through a Native American lens 

There are plenty of historical museums and park sites in Oregon that walk visitors through the history of our state, but none tells the story quite like Tamástslikt. The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton is the rare museum in Oregon that speaks from a Native American perspective, and it does so with a beautiful design and brutal […]
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Bend room tax collections continue to rise

Room tax collection in the city of Bend has been ahead of projections since July, according to financial statements provided by Visit Bend, the city’s tourism marketing agency. Room tax grew by 6% over what had been projected since July, the start of the city’s fiscal year, according to figures released by the board Tuesday […]
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Near-record amount of Oregonians expected to travel for Thanksgiving

The second-highest number of travelers on record, and the most since 2005, are expected to hit the road, skies or water for the 2019 Thanksgiving holiday, with close to three quarters of a million people projected to travel in Oregon, AAA reported. About 748,000 Oregonians are expected to travel during the holiday, an increase of […]
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Despite lack of snow, Central Oregon tourism looking robust

Tax revenues on the rise as tourism increases. If early reservations are a sign that Bend is on the minds of visitors, then this winter season could be a busy one despite hardly any snow on Mt. Bachelor. At Wanderlust Tours, which recently celebrated its 26th anniversary, customers have already signed up for winter events […]
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Follow the movie trail

Locations of films made in Oregon lure visitors; the Oregon Film Trail features signs for ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Stand by Me’ and more. More than 450 movies and television shows have been made in the state of Oregon, from silent film “Fisherman’s Bridge” in 1909 to the famous “The Goonies.” Source: Pamplin Media Group – Follow […]
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Forest permit system needs clarity

Anyone who enjoys hiking or camping in Oregon’s national forests should take a minute to comment on a proposed permit and fee system that will make it harder to spontaneously decide to spend a sunny Saturday in the woods. It’s far from clear that the folks who will run the program have figured out how […]
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