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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...


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...


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,...


Jan 28, 2014, 13:39 ET 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 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...


Jun 20, 2013, 12:44 ET 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 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 08, 2013, 13:00 ET 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...


Apr 15, 2013, 15:36 ET Travel Oregon Announces Recipients of 2012 Tourism and Hospitality Industry Achievement Awards

 The Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 Tourism and Hospitality Industry Achievement...