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Category: Oregon
February 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Miserable driving amid Oregon snowstorm

If you were thinking of a road trip this weekend  to Portland or the Oregon coast, rethink it. Those areas, and much of the rest of Western Oregon and southwest Washington, have been slammed by a winter snowstorm with more snow (and freezing rain in some places)  forecast through Saturday. Some lowland areas have more than…

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Comments | More in Oregon | Topics: snow storm, winter driving conditions

February 6, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Get outta town: 3 quick ideas for your weekend

Have you finally had enough of frozen Seattle? Does any place else sound good about now? Here are three ideas to help lure you out of town. 1. Woo-hoo for yo-yos in Portland Celebrate Chinese New Year at Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden with a colorful demonstration by the Portland Chinese School Yo-Yo Team. The…

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Comments | More in British Columbia, Oregon, weekend getaways | Topics: Chinese New Year, hot chcocolate festival, vancouver getaway

November 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Trail segment opens, linking 34-mile Columbia Gorge ride

After a few false starts and final construction delays, a new 1.6-mile segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail opened Thursday, making it possible for cyclists to travel a scenic 34 miles of the Columbia River Gorge without using Interstate 84. The new trail segment, which was dedicated in September, is complete except for…

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Comments | More in biking, Northwest, Oregon, Outdoors | Topics: bicycling the Columbia Gorge, columbia river gorge, Columbia River Gorge trail