Seasonal Features Spring

Spring awakens your spirit of discovery — to ramble down back roads, cast a line in rushing rivers and find those paths less pedaled. It’s a time for trekking new trails and for seeing familiar places with fresh eyes.
It doesn’t matter who you are, the Beaver State welcomes you — show your true colors, test the waters, take a different turn and happen upon something magical, something unexpected, something Oregon.
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    Rack & Cloth’s Old-World Craft Cider

    The self-starting duo in Mosier takes a traditional approach to pressing just-picked apples.

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    Fly Fishing and Road Biking in Maupin

    Pack up rods and bicycles for a two-in-one adventure in this tiny Central Oregon river town.

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    Willamette Valley by Train

    With bicycles in tow, a couple spends three days exploring a trio of wine-country towns totally car free.

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    A Local’s Guide to Pride in Oregon

    Portland and other communities around the state celebrate diversity and honor the queer liberation movement's progress.

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    How to Spend a Weekend in St. Johns

    Unpretentious and under the radar, North Portland retains its old-school charm — even with a new wave of hip cafes and breweries.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Spring

five of 78 Stories about Spring in Oregon
  1. A Blissful Oregon Wine Month Experience

    written by Marlynn Schotland on May 3rd, 2017

    The Oregon wine experience is unlike any other I’ve experienced around the world. Like all things Oregon, there’s a commitment to high-quality production while preserving the integrity of the land. Tastings are comfortable, casual and lively …

  2. A Mountain Man’s Spring Bucket List

    written by Jacob Moon on April 21st, 2017

    Starting at Timberline Lodge (6,000 feet), we followed the groomed runs up the mountain alongside the ski lifts. As we reached top of the ski lifts (8,500 feet), the sky began to glow with the light of the coming sun, first illuminating clouds and…

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    Spring Trip Ideas in Mt. Hood & The Columbia River Gorge

    written by Travel Oregon on March 27th, 2017

    Spring in Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge is the best of both worlds. Here you can enjoy fresh ski tracks in the morning and play watersports in the afternoon. Waterfalls are gushing from winter run-off, wildflowers are in full bloom and the…

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    5 Family-Friendly Hikes Around Portland

    written by Jen Anderson on March 7th, 2017

    As any parent knows, hiking with kids is a blast until it’s not. Little hikers are bound to get cold, tired and hungry, but the mix of right strategies can keep the adventure going just a little bit longer. So says Richard Tammar, a Portland…

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    Spring Break RV-ing on the South Coast

    written by Robbie McClaran on February 21st, 2017

    Lydia broke out her map collection, and we began perusing the state for a spot we hadn’t explored. We quickly realized we’d never ventured to Oregon’s South Coast together, which is surprising, since it has all the trappings of a classic…

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  1. Is May a good time for hiking in Southern Oregon?

    Thanks for your question! In Southern Oregon, May is an excellent month for hiking, as it's not too hot yet, but most trails have dried out from spring rain showers. One of my favorites is the Rogue River Trail. This epic trail is 40 miles, following the Wild and Scenic section of the river, but can be an out-and-back of much less, of course. If it's already warm, opt for the opposite bank of the …

    Written on April 26th, 2017
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