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

Miserable driving amid Oregon snowstorm

Yes, that’s a normally busy freeway  – Interstate 5 in Salem, Ore., which has been hammered by a winter storm. The traffic camera picture was taken at 1.20 p.m. Friday. (Oregon Department of Transportation camera.) If you were thinking of a road trip this weekend  to Portland or the Oregon coast, rethink it. Those areas, and much…

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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 Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden celebrates Chinese New Year this month. (photo by Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times) Celebrate Chinese New Year at Portland’s…

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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

Bicyclists ride on the new McCord Creek Bridge, part of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, near Cascade Locks, Ore. (Oregon Dept. of Transportation photo) 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…

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