Attractions: Sightseeing

A restaurant near Silver Lake, Oregon that offers one of the best, rustic, cowboy dinners this side of the old west.  

City: Silver Lake
Region: Southern Oregon

Explore a mile-long lava tube. Lava River Cave offers self-guided exploration of a mile-long lava tube. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to tour the entire cave. Initial access descends 150 stairs to an uneven floor and can be challenging. In the interest of preventing the spread of White-nose Syndrome to bats that reside in the Cave, we ask that you not wear or bring into the cave any clothing or gear you have used in a cave or mine outside of Oregon or Washington. Please wear close-toed shoes and warm clothing. Average temperature in the Cave is 42 degrees Farenheit.

City: Bend
Region: Central Oregon

When I saw the glitter on the hoofs of the ponies, I knew this wasn’t your standard pony-riding excursion.

City: Newberg
Region: Yamhill Valley

Some of the best times in my childhood were spent running around exploring Magness Memorial Tree Farm.

City: Sherwood

Whether it’s the numerous outlet malls, or visiting historic downtowns, there are many shopping opportunities scattered about the coast, from North to South.

City: Seaside
Region: Northern Coast

The fact of the matter is there just aren’t that many woolen mills – or any other type of textile mills – left in the United States.

City: Pendleton
Region: Eastern Oregon

Driving through the Columbia River Gorge it hits you that over the course of thousands of years, the landscape was carved from the earth creating the majestic beauty.

City: The Dalles

One of the amazing things about living in Oregon is you are 30 minutes from the countryside, barring traffic, no matter where you are. 

City: Oregon City

I had 45 minutes to get the kids to a friend’s birthday party at one of those corporate pizza, arcade, bowling places, and we hadn’t bought a gift for the special birthday girl.

City: Newberg
Region: Yamhill Valley

Nestled in historic downtown McMinnville is a gallery that features Oregon artists, run by Oregon artists.

City: McMinnville
Region: Yamhill Valley