Category Archives: Oregon

The History of Bend Oregon

Bend is a city in the state of Oregon that serves as the county seat of Deschutes County.  Bend is the biggest urban center in central Oregon.  Bend’s population has grown rapidly in the past few decades.  In 1990 it had a population of about 20,000.  The population had grown to more than 50,000 by

Overview of the Festival of Light in Ashland Oregon

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Ashland, Oregon kicks off the holiday season with over a million lights located all over town. The Festival of Lights has become a favorite tradition of residents since it started in 1992. Since then, the festival has steadily grown, and is becoming a massive tourist attraction for the relatively small

Overview of the Willamette Valley Oregon

The Williamette Valley is green, flat, and fertile, with reliable water from the Williamette River and its tributaries. It is bordered by mountains and rivers on all sides, with the Cascade Range and the Oregon Coast Range to the east and west respectively, the Calapooya Mountains to the south, and the Columbia River to the

Where to go for a Picnic in Corvallis or

Avery park (just west of hwy 99 on Avery avenue) in south Corvallis is a lovely place to have a picnic. Wide open space with lush green grass offers an inviting setting to lay down a blanket and absorb some serenity. Giant oak trees are prevalent in this park for those sunny days when you

Attractions of Corvallis or

One of the big attractions of being in Corvallis is Beaver Mania. It’s everywhere you go. Corvallis is home to Oregon State University, and the locals around the area are Beaver believers. You can’t spend any time at all in “C” town without seeing people dressed in bright orange hoodies in the winter or beaver

Guide to the Parks in Corvallis or

Corvallis is one of the central cities in the Willamette Valley of west central Oregon. A little over fifty miles separates the city from Newport on the Pacific coastline. Corvallis is home to Oregon State University. It is surrounded by agricultural land and wine-producing vineyards. The Department of Parks and Recreation maintains 34 parks and

Overview of Winchester Bay Oregon

Vacationers driving south on Oregon Coastal 101 may miss the delightful town of Winchester Bay unless they follow the circling seagulls that lead to some of the best crabbing and salmon fishing in the Northwest. In fact, Winchester Bay has been called the “Crab Capital of the World.” The town is worth seeing for other

A Visitors Guide to Oregon Caves National Monument

Way back in 1874, Elijah Davidson was hunting in the Siskiyou Mountains of southwestern Oregon when his dog Bruno chased a bear. Both animals disappeared into a half hidden hole in the mountainside. Davidson followed and found himself in total darkness armed with only six matches which did not last long. It took four hours

Small Town Guide Steamboat Oregon

The small town of Steamboat, named after the steamboats which used to pass by Oregon, is located along Jackson Road 777 deep in Southern Oregon. Famed for its adjacency with the Umpqua River, Steamboat boasts excellent lodging, fishing and camping. In fact, most of the small town’s income comes from tourism, those seeking to stay

A Guide to Steamboat Oregon

Steamboat is located between Diamond Lake and Roseburg, Oregon, on Highway 138. Truth is that despite the beauty of the place, Steamboat is so tiny that many people wouldn’t consider it as being a town and may miss it when they drive through the town. They are missing a lot if they feel this way.