Attractions

The story of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is a tale of perseverance and strong recovery in the face of great loss. Epidemics and hostilities with miners let to large population declines.

The narrow gorge of Canyon Creek has long served as a travel corridor. Native Americans likely trekked this canyon for thousands of years.

This portion of the southwest Oregon is homeland to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians. They thrived here for thousands of years before contact with Euro-Americans.

Long before the first Euro-American emigrants trekked westward, this road was a trail used by the Takelma and Shasta Peoples as a trade route.

From Hippy to Hip at the Portland Saturday Market

By Bonnie Caton
For Oregon.com

Tags: Shopping
City: Portland

Started in 1993, the Umpqua Discovery Center is a partnership between the city of Reedsport and volunteers to make an interactive museum that teaches people about the history of the ar

Region: Central Coast
 
Sitting in a grove of trees, overlooking a creek, listening to the birds, bugs and other wildlife, it’s hard to believe this place was slated to be a prison.

Mexican flavor, north of the border

By Vicente Guzman-Orozco
For Oregon.com

City: Woodburn

A four-day festival in Mt. Angel featuring music, food, dress and beverages of Bavaria. The event is used to help raise funds for non-profits and community activities in the Mt. Angel area and each year brings more than 300,000 people to the festival.

Tags: Sightseeing, Beer
City: Mt. Angel

Few places on earth command overwhelming awe from observers, but Crater Lake, in south central Oregon, certainly does. Even in a region of volcanic wonders, Crater Lake can only be described in superlatives. Stories of the deep blue lake can never prepare visitors for their first breathtaking look from the brink of this 6 mile wide caldera which was created by the eruption and collapse of Mt. Mazama almost 7,000 years ago.

Region: Southern Oregon

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