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Dec 04, 2014, 18:14 ET
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WILD to Premiere in Portland with Star-Studded Screening

 Oregon is ready for its close up. On Dec. 8, the cast and crew of the movie WILD, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed, will be in...

Nov 05, 2014, 13:41 ET
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World Travel Market Recognizes Travel Oregon for Responsible Tourism Efforts

 The World Responsible Tourism Awards were announced today at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London. Travel Oregon was honored with an award...

Oct 01, 2014, 17:50 ET

Governor Appoints New Member to Oregon Tourism Commission

Governor John Kitzhaber has appointed Kenji Sugahara to the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon).  Made up of nine members, the...

Aug 05, 2014, 14:00 ET

Travel Oregon Awards $120,000 for Local Tourism Development

The joys of cycling, eating local and preserving cultural heritage will become even easier for Oregonians and visitors, thanks in part to...

Jul 31, 2014, 19:18 ET

National Tour Association Brings Vital Economic Impact to Oregon

The National Tour Association (NTA), the leading association for professional tour operators, is bringing its annual retreat, Contact, to...

Jun 25, 2014, 18:50 ET

Governor Appoints New Member to Oregon Tourism Commission

Governor John Kitzhaber has appointed Don Anway to the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon).  Made up of nine members, the Commission...

Jun 10, 2014, 11:30 ET

Travel Oregon CEO Signs Agreement with Key Federal Agencies and Western States Tourism Policy Council to Strengthen Tourism in the West

 Travel Oregon's CEO Todd Davidson joined the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, along with other...

Apr 28, 2014, 15:34 ET

Travel Oregon Announces Recipients of 2013 Travel and Tourism Industry Achievement Awards

The Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2013 Travel and Tourism Industry Achievement Awards,...

Apr 18, 2014, 13:16 ET

Oregon Wines Fly Free Again on Alaska Airlines in 2014

In honor of Oregon Wine Month, the Oregon Wine Board, Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines have partnered to bring back the Oregon Wines Fly Free...

Mar 20, 2014, 17:32 ET
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Travel Oregon CEO Joins Influential Tourism Leaders to Discuss International Priorities with White House Officials

 Travel Oregon's CEO, Todd Davidson, today joined travel industry leaders from across the country at the White House as they gathered to...

Mar 11, 2014, 16:28 ET
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Travel Channel International Premieres Episodes Featuring Oregon Wine Adventures

 An international audience in 130 countries got a taste of Oregon last week when the Travel Channel International (TCI) premiered "Jeni and...

Feb 13, 2014, 12:18 ET
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Travel Oregon Gives Back to Oregon Communities with its Innovative Travel Philanthropy Program

Feb. 14 is Oregon's birthday. So, what does one get a state that has everything? Travel Oregon, in partnership with Sustainable Travel...

Jan 28, 2014, 13:39 ET
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Oregon Introduces First Statewide Bike Friendly Business Program in the Nation

Oregon loves bicyclists. That's why Travel Oregon created the first statewide Bike Friendly Business program in the nation geared towards...

Aug 27, 2013, 13:33 ET
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Travel Oregon Wins National Tourism Industry Awards

 Winners of the National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD) 2013 Mercury awards were announced last week during U.S. Travel...

Aug 20, 2013, 13:03 ET
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Crater Lake National Parks Announces Inaugural Vehicle-Free Weekend

Crater Lake National Park Superintendent Craig Ackerman announced today the inaugural Vehicle-Free Weekend at Crater Lake to be held this year...

Jul 23, 2013, 16:17 ET

Oregon Wines Fly Free On Alaska Airlines This Fall

Fall is a great time to visit Oregon Wine Country. Visitors can experience the harvest and some of the most spectacular weather the state has to...

Jun 20, 2013, 12:44 ET
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This Weekend Only: Crater Lake's East Rim Road Opens For Non-Motorized Recreation

Due to the season's early snowmelt, Crater Lake National Park Superintendent Craig Ackerman today announced an agreement with Travel Oregon and...

May 10, 2013, 12:00 ET
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New Report Shows the Continuing Positive Impact of Tourism on Oregon's Economy

 Just in time for National Travel and Tourism Week—a celebration of the wide-ranging impacts of tourism – an independent report by...

May 09, 2013, 13:32 ET
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First in the Country Oregon Scenic Bikeways Program Reaches New Milestone

 The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) announce the designation of two new...

May 08, 2013, 13:00 ET
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Governor Appoints New Members to Oregon Tourism Commission

Governor John Kitzhaber has appointed Nigel Francisco and Ken Evenstad to the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon). "The tourism...