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Sep 29, 2016, 12:34 ET Governor Appoints New Member to Oregon Tourism Commission

 Governor Kate Brown has appointed Richard Boyles to the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon).  Made up of nine members, the...


Sep 13, 2016, 12:00 ET Travel Oregon Encourages Oregonians and Visitors to Participate in Bike Your Park Day

 In honor of the inaugural Bike Your Park Day, Travel Oregon and Adventure Cycling Association are encouraging Oregonians and visitors to get...


Sep 01, 2016, 17:23 ET Travel Oregon Wins National Tourism Industry Award

Winners of the National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD) 2016 Mercury awards were announced this week during U.S. Travel Association's...


Aug 29, 2016, 19:18 ET Travel Oregon Awards More Than $500,000 for Local Tourism Projects

 An artisan food trail, wayfinding signage and non-stop air service will now be available for visitors and locals, thanks in part to $560,000...


Aug 22, 2016, 14:19 ET Rare Total Solar Eclipse Set To Cross Oregon In 2017

 The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), is helping residents...


Jul 26, 2016, 15:42 ET Agencies Collaborate to Mark Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway Centennial with New Travel Guidelines

 In time for centennial celebrations of the Historic Columbia River Highway, three local agencies have come together to enhance the visitor...


Jun 29, 2016, 16:12 ET Oregon Designates new "Oregon Outback Scenic Bikeway" in Southeastern Oregon

 Oregon's newest Scenic Bikeway is the first one to be designated in Southeastern Oregon, and it showcases the wide open beauty, wildlife, and...


May 24, 2016, 18:32 ET Tourism Spending In Oregon Surges For Sixth Consecutive Year

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, confirms that 2015 was the travel industry's sixth consecutive year of accelerated growth and...


Apr 25, 2016, 18:08 ET Travel Oregon Announces Recipients of 2015 Travel and Tourism Industry Achievement Awards

 The Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Travel and Tourism Industry Achievement...


Mar 18, 2016, 13:52 ET Oregonian Voice Defines Travel Oregon's New Marketing Campaign

 The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is launching a new marketing campaign, "We Like it Here. You Might Too." On the heels of the...


Feb 25, 2016, 14:48 ET Oregon State Officials Sign Sister Park Agreement with China

 As America's National Park System gears up to celebrate its Centennial Anniversary, Crater Lake, Oregon's National Park gem, joined with...


Feb 24, 2016, 16:22 ET Oregon Introduces New Scenic Bikeway

Oregon's newest Scenic Bikeway showcases the vivid color palette of the Painted Hills. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved...


Feb 15, 2016, 15:40 ET Oregon's Visitors Give Back to Local Communities through Innovative Travel Philanthropy Program

 Since 2012, visitors to Oregon contributed more than $90,000 to enhance communities across the state through an innovative philanthropy...


Dec 16, 2015, 16:55 ET Major Northwest Storm Dumps Four Feet of Snow on Oregon's Mountains

 A major winter storm has delivered a pre-holiday gift to the mountains of Oregon. Long known for their deep snowpack and endless season,...


Sep 24, 2015, 13:58 ET Travel Oregon Gives the World a Taste of Oregon

 The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, in partnership with Brand USA, will bring the fresh culinary flavors of Oregon to a global...


Aug 27, 2015, 17:35 ET Travel Oregon Wins National Tourism Industry Awards

 Winners of the National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD) 2015 Mercury awards were announced yesterday during U.S. Travel...


Jun 25, 2015, 17:28 ET Recreation in Oregon Abounds Despite Drought

 Travel Oregon, in partnership with Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, the Oregon Marine Board, the Oregon Department of Forestry,...


May 29, 2015, 11:41 ET Governor Appoints New Member to Oregon Tourism Commission

Governor Kate Brown has appointed Scott Youngblood to the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon).  Made up of nine members, the...


May 07, 2015, 13:43 ET Travel Oregon Invites Explorers to Discover '7 Bikes 7 Wonders'

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, invites adventurers to explore the 7 Wonders of Oregon while engaging in a statewide scavenger...


May 04, 2015, 17:22 ET Tourism Breaks All-Time Record for Economic Impact and Jobs Numbers in Oregon

Just in time for National Travel and Tourism Week (May 2-10)—a celebration of the wide-ranging impacts of tourism–an independent report...


Apr 13, 2015, 13:18 ET Travel Oregon Announces Recipients of 2014 Travel and Tourism Industry Achievement Awards

 The Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Travel and Tourism Industry Achievement...


Mar 03, 2015, 14:52 ET Travel Oregon Brings Back Popular '7 Wonders of Oregon' Campaign

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is re-launching the state's most successful marketing campaign to date: "The 7 Wonders of...


Feb 13, 2015, 15:09 ET Oregon's Visitors Give Back to Local Communities through Innovative Travel Philanthropy Program

 Feb. 14 is Oregon's birthday. So, what does one get a state that has everything? In 2014, visitors to Oregon contributed more than $27,000 to...


Dec 04, 2014, 18:14 ET 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 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...