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Jan 14, 2021, 14:00 ET New study shows how outdoor recreation in Oregon is a growing and important part of the state's economic growth and resiliency

Travel Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), the Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC), Oregon Fish &...


Feb 14, 2020, 14:25 ET Oregonians and Visitors Encouraged to "Take Care Out There" as Part of New Responsible Outdoor Recreation Campaign

A new public education campaign to nurture a statewide ethos of responsible outdoor recreation is launching today in celebration of Oregon's 161st...


Jan 15, 2020, 12:29 ET Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day with 20% off Participating Oregon Lodging Properties

Americans live in a work-dominated culture, and it's time to take a break. Why? Research shows that taking time off can improve personal...


Nov 20, 2019, 14:52 ET A Tale of Two Big-Footed Buds Discovering Winter Adventures in Oregon

To celebrate the changing of the seasons, Travel Oregon has created "Yeti & Squatch in the Winter Wonderland of Oregon," a playful storybook that...


Nov 04, 2019, 12:54 ET California, Oregon, Washington Unveil Enhanced Website To Help Tourists Navigate Regions Affected By Wildfires

State tourism organizations in California, Oregon and Washington today announced an enhanced website to help travelers stay safe and maximize their...


Oct 01, 2019, 11:00 ET Hey Alexa! Play the "Oregon Wine Quiz!"

Oregon is home to more than 760 wineries and 19 distinct growing areas, making it one of the largest wine-grape-producing states in the nation. It's...


Aug 23, 2019, 14:20 ET Travel Oregon Celebrates Brand-New State Welcome Center in Ashland

Travel Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Travel Southern Oregon, has officially opened the state's newest...


Aug 06, 2019, 17:22 ET Travel Oregon and Deschutes Brewery Collaborate to Create "Only Slightly Exaggerated IPA"

For the millions inspired by Travel Oregon's whimsical Only Slightly Exaggerated advertising campaign, the tourism commission continues to bring the...


Jul 26, 2019, 13:54 ET Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Opening Three More Miles of Connectivity in the Gorge

Biking and hiking in the Columbia River Gorge is about to get even more scenic and accessible. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon ...


May 09, 2019, 16:07 ET Tourism Spending in Oregon Experiences Ninth Consecutive Year of Healthy Growth

Travel Oregon announced that 2018 was the travel industry's ninth consecutive year of strong growth and economic impact, generating record revenues...


Apr 05, 2019, 09:00 ET Travel Oregon's 'Only Slightly Exaggerated' Campaign Takes Adventurers on a Brand-New Animated Journey Through Oregon

Inspired by the viral success of the Only Slightly Exaggerated campaign last spring, Travel Oregon is launching part two of the animated campaign...


Feb 05, 2019, 17:02 ET Oregon-based LAIKA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of "Coraline" with Statewide Screenings to Aid Wildfire Recovery Efforts

It's been 10 years since audiences followed a blue-haired girl to a mysterious Other World in the Oscar®-nominated 3D stop-motion fantasy, "Coraline"....


Jan 22, 2019, 10:12 ET Time to Plan Your 2019 Vacation--Your Overall Health Will Thank You

Research shows that American employees work more than any other nation in the industrialized world. This explains why more than 705 million vacation...


Oct 17, 2018, 18:30 ET Travel Oregon Awards $350,000 for Local Tourism Projects

Beach wheelchair lockers, historic theater renovations, mountain bike trail development and increased signage are just a few of the products that...


Oct 15, 2018, 15:24 ET Travel Oregon Invites Explorers to Discover the Magic of Oregon's Seasons

If you were among the millions captivated by Travel Oregon's whimsical Only Slightly Exaggerated advertising campaign last spring, now is your...


Aug 21, 2018, 15:41 ET Wagons Ho! Take a Lyft on the Travel Oregon Trail

Imagine you're an Oregon Trail settler who just spent six months on the dusty, bumpy and downright grueling journey west. Mt. Hood appears in the...


Jul 24, 2018, 18:53 ET Travel Oregon Awards $853,000 to Local Tourism Projects

Travel Oregon has awarded more than $850,000 in grant funding to 12 projects through its Competitive Medium Grants Program. The Competitive Grants...


May 17, 2018, 05:50 ET Tourism Spending In Oregon Experiences Eighth Consecutive Year Of Robust Growth

Travel Oregon announced that 2017 was the travel industry's eighth consecutive year of strong growth and economic impact, generating record revenues...


Mar 12, 2018, 16:10 ET New Travel Oregon Campaign Takes Adventurers on a Cinematic Journey Through the State's Outdoors

In a shift away from the grand, scenic imagery commonly used in tourism marketing, Travel Oregon's 2018 spring campaign breaks the mold, using...


Feb 22, 2018, 03:04 ET Oregon State Parks designates new Scenic Bikeway in Central Oregon

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (ORPD) and Travel Oregon announced today that the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission approved the...


Oct 26, 2017, 16:13 ET "Travel Oregon: The Game" Launches, Inspired By Classic Video Game

Could you survive a journey along the Oregon Trail? The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is inviting all adventurers to try with the...


Sep 21, 2017, 19:10 ET Travel Oregon Awards $400,000 for Local Tourism Projects

Increased signage, a Columbia River Gorge trails restoration program and access points to the East Applegate Ridge Trail are a few of the products...


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...


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...