Oregon

Tips and Articles in Oregon

You can't miss the place—just look for the jumping-trout neon sign out front. The Weasku Inn has been asking in fishermen and others in search of woodland anonymity since 1924. Herbert Hoover cast his line here, at the Weasku's pot-o'-gold fishing...
In a 1940 American Magazine article entitled "Camps of Crime," FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover waged something of a war against motels, which he labeled "a new home of crime in America, a new home of disease, bribery, corruption, crookedness, rape, w...
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UTAH The trail: Fairyland Loop. Known for: Unparalleled views of hoodoos—brightly colored stone spires and pinnacles jutting upward like a throng of Giacometti sculptures—from the trail. Trip tip: Off the beaten path, t...
Relive memories of your childhood playhouse at a treetop hotel. No secret password required—just a reservation. OUT 'N' ABOUT Cave Junction, Oregon; 800/200-5484; www.treehouses.com; doubles from $90. On the edge of Siskiyou National Forest, this...
The blazing concrete jungle may seem to lack foliage, but look again. You can still find a shady patch of grass behind the skyscraper down the street. So grab a wicker basket, pack up some panini, and trek to a leafy city oasis. The Public Garden...
Every year from February through October, 100,000 visitors descend upon Ashland, Oregon, just north of the California border, to catch back-to-back productions of Shakespeare's best works. During those eight months, performances at the Tony Award—...
The outer coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island is wild, rugged country, split by fjords and forested in pine and fir. Winter storms whip in from the North Pacific with ferocious intensity, blasting the craggy headlands and littering the pa...
Here, three fresh U.S. hotels. Bringing a modern flair to Portland, Oregon, is Hotel Lucia (877/225-1717; www.hotellucia.com; doubles from $115). Leather couches in the black-and-white lobby and 679 photos of celebrities and world leaders througho...
I haven't thought seriously about becoming a zookeeper since I was, perhaps, six. But when I was recently given the opportunity to trade in my regular job—which ranges from writing books and articles to, when the going gets tough, selling things o...
Oregon The mini-bars at Hotel Monaco stock one of Portland’s best beers: Drop Top Amber Ale ($5), made at a partially wind-powered brewery near the waterfront. Doubles from $239. Vermont Set in the countryside, Twin Farms has free snacks that c...
See our slideshow of the Best New Green Hotels. As concern for the environment grows, travelers are increasingly looking for ways to lessen their carbon footprint without having to rough it à la Swiss Family Robinson. With that in mind, Travel +...
Wintertime beaches are the stuff of romance—both the tempestuous, passionate kind of romance and the sitting-snug-by-a-crackling-fire kind. The vast stretches of empty shoreline, the relentless crashing of the waves, the long walks bundled agains...
"You begin an Outward Bound course the day you sign up." -- Sandy Kobrock, Outward Bound instructor Signed up for OB's Rogue River trip today. Reviewed brochures, medical forms, etc. Interested to learn that six to eight weeks of preconditionin...
A swallow flutters about the rafters of the Oregon Zoo band shell and out over a vast green meadow as Thomas M. Lauderdale—the pianist and artistic director of Pink Martini, everyone's favorite postmodern cocktail-lounge orchestra—strolls through ...
Day One CHECK IN Sunriver Resort (800/547-3922 or 541/593-1000; www.sunriver-resort.com; doubles from $165), 15 miles south of town, has it all: a stately lodge, three golf courses (including Crosswater, the top-ranked course...