Oregon

Tom Plant & Wilfred Wong
Chronological / Destinations / Oregon / United States / Wines & Spirits

A Visit With BevMo!’s Wilfred Wong

When I was picking up my name tag at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, I saw Wilfred Wong’s badge and thought it would be nice to meet him. Not only did I meet him, we had an opportunity for a good visit. As the Cellar Master and wine rater for BevMo!, […]

Biking the Pacific Northwest
Chronological / Destinations / Oregon / United States / Washington

Biking the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is full of interesting and beautiful travel destinations. From thick forests full of awe-inspiring lush green trees to Crater Lake’s remarkably pristine water, and each gorgeous valley in between, there is no lack of adventure. Of particular enjoyment is the bicycle-friendly nature of Oregon and Washington. Bicycle […]

Vacation Land Best Describes Southern Oregon Coast
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Vacation Land Best Describes Southern Oregon Coast

Decisions on what to do may be the biggest challenge on a visit to the southern Oregon coast. Call this “vacation land,” as the choices are so variable and so large in number.

Coastal Culinary Center
Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Oregon / United States

Coastal Culinary Center

When Oregon’s small coastal town of Lincoln City built and opened their new Culinary Center, city planners had figured out that culinary tourism is a prominent star in the contemporary travel universe. They created a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen with TV cameras and monitors installed over a professional kitchen with space for two chefs to work separately, and a large versatile arena for students, diners, observers and competition judges to take in all the action—all this with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.

Seaside, Oregon—For a Century it Has Been the State’s Playland At the Beach
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Seaside, Oregon—For a Century it Has Been the State’s Playland At the Beach

For over a century Seaside has been Oregon’s playland at the beach. Certainly as a resort city, Seaside had much to keep us busy. It abounds in restaurants and over three thousand hotel and motel rooms that make living easy for visitors.

Astoria, Oregon—This City at the mouth of the Columbia River is planning a Bicentennial celebration…
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Astoria, Oregon—This City at the mouth of the Columbia River is planning a Bicentennial celebration…

The first settlement west of the Mississippi to fly the American flag was a trading post at the mouth of the Columbia River. It later was named Astoria, Oregon after New Yorker John Jacob Astor who established the settlement for the fur trade. That was in 1810. Now in 2010 Astoria is celebrating its Bicentennial and it will be quite a party.

Oregon’s Wine Country: An Alternative to Napa Valley
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Oregon’s Wine Country: An Alternative to Napa Valley

Who would have thought that Southern Oregon would become the Napa Valley of 30 years ago?

Delights of the Oregon Chocolate Trail
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Delights of the Oregon Chocolate Trail

"Hi, I’m Norm and I’m a chocoholic." Many times over many years, I’ve uttered something like those words. However…

Southern Oregon Town of Ashland is Glorious
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Southern Oregon Town of Ashland is Glorious

Arthur Miller’s foreboding drama ("View from the Bridge,") was in direct contrast to the sense of joy we found in the people of the theater’s hometown of Ashland, Oregon.

Autumn Scenes of Glorious Southern Oregon
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Autumn Scenes of Glorious Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is always beautiful, but in mid-October it is glorious. The green forests are punctuated with reds, yellows, oranges and a pink/orange…