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Aug 17, 2017, 13:30 ET 'If You Ain't First, You're Last!'

Travel Oregon and Discover South Carolina, two destination marketing organizations which promote travel and tourism to their respective states, are...


Aug 10, 2017, 15:24 ET Media Advisory: Oregon Governor's Office, Statewide Organizations To Host Solar Eclipse Press Conference

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the Oregon Governor's Office, alongside the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon), the Oregon Department of...


Aug 01, 2017, 18:41 ET Oregon Statewide Organizations Prepare For This Month's Total Solar Eclipse

With the total solar eclipse approaching on Aug. 21, 2017, Oregon's statewide governmental, preparedness and travel organizations have been working...


Jun 14, 2017, 19:46 ET Oregon Designates Sherar's Falls Scenic Bikeway in John Day River Territory

Oregon's newest Scenic Bikeway traverses the strikingly scenic high desert canyon of north central Oregon, known as the River Canyon Country. The...


May 26, 2017, 18:42 ET Ready, Set, GOrge! Campaign to Promote Safe, Fun, Sustainable Travel to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

A team of government and non-government entities have teamed up to launch helpful travel tips for visitors to the Columbia River Gorge National...


May 11, 2017, 14:33 ET Tourism Spending In Oregon Enjoys Seventh Consecutive Year Of Strong Growth

Governor Kate Brown announced today that 2016 was the travel industry's seventh consecutive year of increasing growth and economic impact, with...


Apr 26, 2017, 17:52 ET Travel Oregon Scales Up "We Like It Here" Campaign With New 'Spokesfish'

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, has welcomed spring by introducing its latest Oregon spokesperson, the Travel Oregon Salmon. Born...


Apr 19, 2017, 14:21 ET Portland, Oregon, Hosts Active America China Summit

Travel Portland, the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, and the Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon,...


Feb 21, 2017, 15:02 ET Six-Month Countdown Begins For Rare Total Solar Eclipse Crossing Oregon

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


Feb 02, 2017, 17:07 ET Join Travel Oregon And SOLVE For Valentine's Day River Cleanup

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, and SOLVE are celebrating Oregon's 158th birthday on February 14 with the gift of clean rivers...


Dec 02, 2016, 13:03 ET Travel Oregon Launches Innovative "Oregon Weather Compass"

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, recognizes that our region's legendary rain may be its most famous winter weather pattern, but...


Nov 18, 2016, 12:03 ET Oregon Represented on National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure

Last week, United States Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, appointed Travel Oregon CEO, Todd Davidson to serve on the National Advisory...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...