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Looking for an Oregon Bucket List?

There’s no shortage of things to do in Oregon! How many of these authentic Oregon experiences can you check off your list while you’re here?

Bucket List
  • Put your feet in the ruts left by pioneer wagons
  • Sample your way through one of the nine Oregon Food Trails
  • Climb the stairs of an Oregon lighthouse
  • Munch on some Oregon hazelnuts (99% of US hazelnuts are grown here)
  • Pedal along one of Oregon’s 17 Scenic Bikeways
  • Find your new favorite wine at one of our 700 wineries
  • Recreate your favorite movie scene at a local movie site
  • Feel the mist of an Oregon waterfall on your face
  • Experience the joy of staying at a local bed and breakfast
  • Buy something you gotta have – tax free!
  • Count the whales along the Pacific Ocean
  • Drive one of the beautiful byways
  • Dig for fossils along the hills
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Click here to print your own Oregon Bucket List!


The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

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We look forward to hearing how many items you cross off your Oregon Bucket List!

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The professional association of Oregon’s individually operated bed and Breakfast inns, also known as the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, wants to share with you the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls!

Oregon Trail of Waterfalls
We’ve created the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls campaign because we want travelers to get to know the state like a local. We want guests to reap the benefits of the great outdoors in the safety of a small, meticulously inspected, inn. After all, less people spells less risk, and much more attention to detail.

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Oregon B&Bs Draw Doodle Map of Must-See State Waterfalls for Socially-Distant Adventures
UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

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More than two dozen bed and breakfasts come together to sketch a summer to remember and encourage travelers to hit the road and seize the summer with COVID-safe regional experiences

Salem, Oregon (June 29, 2021)— Twenty-nine bed and breakfasts across the state of Oregon have put pen to paper to draw a doodle map and encourage travelers to fill their tanks, hit the road, and seize the summer – one waterfall at a time.

“If we’ve learned anything from this incredibly challenging time, it’s to value experiences and relish in the safety and beauty of the great outdoors,” said Sue Stein, president of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild (OBBG), which is the professional association of Oregon’s individually operated bed and Breakfast inns, and the group that sketched the timely initiative.

The Oregon Trail of Waterfalls, as it’s called, is a beautiful, limited edition, double-sided map illustrated by artist Victoria Buchkova. It’s a huge piece of art measuring 24-inches across and 18-inches down. Each map will be carefully folded and mailed free-of-charge to travelers upon request, while supplies last.

The front of the map features more than 80 must-see waterfalls across the entire state, as well as nearby bed and breakfasts where one can reserve a room and stay. The B&Bs and waterfalls are in color, the remaining landmarks and terrain are in black and white, to afford adults an unexpected moment of quiet, and the opportunity to envision their own adventure and color their course.

The back on the map highlights various bits of information, like the many Oregon food trails, Instagram-worthy drives, popular in-state movie spots, and scenic bikeways – Oregon has the only Scenic Bikeway program in the United States with 17 routes that pedal across desert highways, geological wonders, and by the sea.

“We really tried to think of everything that would encompass a truly remarkable journey, from getting the map, to getting excited, to getting in your car, and getting here,” says Stein. “Plus, we all know our areas so incredibly well, what we really created is the blueprint to the experience of a lifetime.”

The B&Bs are clearly marked on the map in relation to the waterfalls, wineries, bikeways and byways, eliminating any guess work by first time travelers. In addition to the paper maps, the innkeepers have launched a website with even more information on different activities with links to insider resources: www.OregonTrailofWaterfalls.com.

About the OBBG Bed and Breakfasts:

Each participating bed and breakfast is part of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and is meticulously inspected for cleanliness, sanitation, insurance, and licensing. All of the B&Bs have nine rooms or less, reducing potential risk to travelers and maximizing the attention to detail.

For more information on the The Oregon Trail of Waterfalls, to reserve a room, or to request your free map visit www.OregonTrailofWaterfalls.com.

Below is a list of the 25 participating properties – arranged alphabetically:

A’Tuscan Estate –  McMinnville
Airlie Farm – Monmouth
Baywood Shores Bed & Breakfast– Lincoln City
Bella Collina Bed & Breakfast– Amity
Brey House Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn– Lincoln City
Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast– Joseph
C.H. Bailey House– Roseburg
The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast– Carlton
Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast– Newberg
The DreamGiver’s Inn B&B– Newberg
Franziska Haus B&B– Dundee
The Fulton House– Portland
La Bastide Bed and Breakfast– Dundee
MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast– Monmouth
Old Parkdale Inn– Parkdale
Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel & Dinner House – Prospect
R.R. Thompson House– Carlton
The Setting Inn Willamette Valley – Newberg
Thyme & Tide– Oceanside
turtlejanes bed & breakfast– Oceanside
WildSpring Guest Habitat– Port Orford
Willamette Valley Bed & Breakfast– Newberg
Wilson Ranches Retreat B&B– Fossil
Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast– Yamhill
Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn – McMinnville

Below is a list of the 25 participating properties – arranged by city:

Amity
Bella Collina Bed & Breakfast

Beaverton
The Fulton House

Carlton
The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast
R.R. Thompson House

Dundee
Franziska Haus B&B
La Bastide Bed and Breakfast

Fossil
Wilson Ranches Retreat B&B

Joseph
Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast

Lincoln City
Baywood Shores Bed & Breakfast

McMinnville
A’Tuscan Estate
Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn

Monmouth
Airlie Farm
MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast

Newberg
Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast
The DreamGiver’s Inn B&B
The Setting Inn Willamette Valley
Willamette Valley Bed & Breakfast
The Willows Bed & Breakfast

Oceanside
Thyme & Tide
turtlejanes bed & breakfast

Parkdale
Old Parkdale Inn

Portland
The Fulton House

Port Orford
WildSpring Guest Habitat

Roseburg
C.H. Bailey House

Yamhill
Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast

Below is a list of the 29 participating properties – arranged by region:

Coast, Central:
Baywood Shores Bed & Breakfast– Lincoln City
Brey House Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn– Lincoln City

Coast, North:
Thyme & Tide– Oceanside
turtlejanes bed & breakfast– Oceanside

Coast, South:
WildSpring Guest Habitat– Port Orford

Eastern:
Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast– Joseph
Wilson Ranches Retreat B&B– Fossil

Hood-Gorge:
Old Parkdale Inn– Parkdale

Portland:
The Fulton House– Portland

South:
C.H. Bailey House– Roseburg
Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel & Dinner House – Prospect

Willamette, North:
A’Tuscan Estate –  McMinnville
Bella Collina Bed & Breakfast– Amity
The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast– Carlton
Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast– Newberg
The DreamGiver’s Inn B&B– Newberg
Franziska Haus B&B– Dundee
La Bastide Bed and Breakfast– Dundee
R.R. Thompson House– Carlton
The Setting Inn Willamette Valley – Newberg
Willamette Valley Bed & Breakfast– Newberg
Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast– Yamhill
Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn – McMinnville

Willamette, South:
Airlie Farm – Monmouth
MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast– Monmouth

NEXT: Click on each image below to create your own epic Oregon road trip! Click here to view a digital map with interactive links.

Have questions about the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls campaign? For press inquiries contact Maria Coder at info [at] bedandbrunchpr.com

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There are many dog friendly hiking trails to spectacular waterfalls in Oregon.

Listed below are the best dog friendly waterfall hikes in Oregon, arranged by region. Remember to grab a leash – dogs are allowed to use these trails but must be tethered.

When you go, plan to stay nearby with your dog at Old Parkdale Inn in Mt Hood; the motel at the Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel & Dinner House in Prospect; and C.H. Bailey House in Roseburg; as these are pet-friendly, top-rated, OBBG properties.

Oregon Dog Friendly Waterfalls to Hike to in Willamette Valley

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  • Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls TrailAlsea Falls (W42) is the namesake and the first of two cascades on the Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls Trail (W41). These two waterfalls are stunning, quick, and easy to reach with a 2.4-mile out-and-back trail. It’s a good year-round trail for all skill levels. Leashed dogs are welcome!
  • Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls: Sahalie Falls (W46) is the first and tallest of three waterfalls on the roaring McKenzie River. It plunges about 100 feet over a naturally formed lava dam. Koosah Falls (W47), aka Middle Falls, is the second of the three major waterfalls of the McKenzie River, in the center of the Willamette National Forest. The waterfall plunges into a pool, south of Santiam Pass, a renowned 4,817-foot mountain pass in the Cascade Range. The waterfalls are part of a 2+ mile hike along a loop trail near Cascadia, Oregon, and features a beautiful lake.  It’s a good year-round trail for all skill levels. Visit with time to make the most of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail and other wag-worthy activities. Leashed dogs are welcome!
  • Lower Kentucky Falls and Upper Kentucky Falls: Upper Kentucky Falls (W52): is the first of three spectacular waterfalls on the Kentucky Falls Trailhead, a 3.7-mile moderate out-and-bike hike. About 2-miles after Upper Kentucky Falls you’ll see an old growth forest and spectacular twin falls plunging 100 feet, they are: Lower Kentucky Falls (W51) and North Fork of the Smith Falls. The area is also popular with bird-watchers, so grab your binoculars and prepare for spectacular adventure. Leashed dogs are welcome!

Dog Friendly Hikes Oregon Coast:

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  • Drift Creek Falls: A 240-foot suspension bridge (the longest in all of Oregon!) crosses the canyon beside the 8-ft falls at Drift Creek Falls (W34), making this waterfall an excursion unlike any other. This is a busy 3.2-mile out-and-back trail that’s open year-round near Lincoln City. Leashed dogs are welcome!
  • Hug Point Falls: Hug Point Falls (W3) sits at a beach and is surrounded by several caves. It’s a little over a mile on an out-and-back trail and open year-round. Great for all skill levels. Leashed dogs are welcome!
  • Secret Beach Falls: Shh… Secret Beach Falls (W65) is called a secret because it’s hard to find but here’s a tip: Tucked into the northern-most end where the Oregon Coast Trail squishes between the road and the overlook to Thunder Rock Cove, you’ll find a nearby trail that leads to a small beach with a waterfall. Roughly a mile-and-a-half, this moderate out-and-back trail is popular with bird watchers and best used between March and October. Leashed dogs are welcome!

Oregon Dog Friendly Waterfalls to Hike to in Southern Oregon:

  • Toketee Falls: Toketee Falls (W55) is one of the five waterfalls that make up the Umpqua River Highway Waterfalls. It’s about a half-mile out-and-back trail near Idleyld Park where picnic benches are plentiful. Leashed dogs are welcome! Stay nearby with your dog at C.H. Bailey House in Roseburg and Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel & Dinner House in Prospect.
  • Rogue River Gorge Falls: At the head you’ll find Rogue River Gorge Falls (W63) right where the river splits around volcanic rock. The view is stunning and made even better by the surrounding forest. The Rogue Gorge Trail is a 0.3-mile moderate loop that’s good for all skill levels. Leashed dogs are welcome at these dog friendly hikes in the Gorge! Stay nearby with your dog at the motel of the Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel & Dinner House in Prospect.
  • Pearsony Falls: Pearsony Falls (W64) is one of four falls that make up Prospect Waterfalls, which also include Barr Creek Falls, Prospect Falls, and Mill Creek Falls. This series of cascades follow the Rogue River just outside the town of Prospect. The river drops and ricochets until it hits a stretch of boulders. There is a 1.2-mile out-and-back trail that’s good for all skill levels. The trail is best trekked between April and September. Leashed dogs are welcome! Stay nearby with your dog at C.H. Bailey House in Roseburg and the motel of the Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel & Dinner House

Oregon Dog Friendly Waterfalls to Hike to in Central and Eastern Oregon:

  • Benham Falls: Benham Falls (W58) are the largest falls on the upper Deschutes River. Unlike the other falls the area, Benham Falls is not related to a lava flow. It is a free-form cascade in its own right and you’ll come to it along the Benham Falls Trail. It’s a 1.5-mile out-and-back trail near Bend that’s open year-round and good for dog friendly backpacking Oregon for all skill levels. Leashed dogs are welcome!
  • BC Creek Falls: Located near Wallowa State Park, the BC Creek Falls (W26) lies within the Chief Joseph Mountain Trail, approximately an 8-mile out-and-back trail near Joseph. In less than 3-miles on the trail you’ll find two rivers and Wallowa Lake views, in addition to the falls. Leashed dogs are welcome!

Oregon Dog Friendly Waterfalls to Hike to in Mt Hood and The Gorge:

  • Tamanawas Falls: Bring your binoculars and prepare to see a lot of birds on your way to Tamanawas Falls (W18)! The falls are AMAZING at 100 feet high and 40 feet wide. The trailhead footbridge is the midpoint of a 8-mile stretch of the East Fork of the Hood River hosting nesting Harlequin Ducks. The moderate 3.4-mile out-and-backed trail is best used between May and October. Leashed dogs are welcome! Stay nearby with your dog at Old Parkdale Inn.
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Falls: This waterfall is an anomaly in that it’s a manmade waterfall! Highway crews created tunnel through the rock to divert Warren Creek here in the 2930s and solve an issue with the creek and the highway. The water shoots out from a long tunnel and, well, falls. The falls are on a 0.2-mile out-and-back trail near Hood River. Start your hike at Starvation Creek Falls and walk west on the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, you’ll pass Cabin Creek Falls, Hole-in-the-Wall Falls, and Lancaster Falls  to reach a jaw-dropping view of the Gorge. Leashed dogs are welcome! Stay nearby with your dog at Old Parkdale Inn.
  • Ramona Falls: Ramona Falls (W17) is a shaded waterfall is in a forest along the Pacific Crest Trail on the upper Sandy River — on the west side of Mount Hood. The falls are about 120-feet tall, consisting of a wall of cascades. You’ll see them on a moderate 7-mile loop trail that’s best used between May and October. Leashed dogs are welcome! Stay nearby with your dog at Old Parkdale Inn.

The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Click on the map images below to see The Oregon Trail of Waterfalls map in digital form.

FRONT of The The Oregon Trail of Waterfalls map

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The focus on the front of this Oregon map is on the waterfalls in Oregon and nearby places to stay that are members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. The individually operated bed and breakfast inns are small, and meticulously inspected. Less people means less risk, and much more attention to detail, making these properties ideal lodging hubs for your many Oregon adventures.

BACK of The The Oregon Trail of Waterfalls map

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The back of this Oregon map has a key to all the Oregon waterfalls and all the individually-operate bed and breakfasts inns that are members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. You’ll also find the following informative panels:


The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. Due to popular demand we have exhausted our printed supply of Maps. Download the digital

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oregon food carts

 

Here are more Oregon food cart pods! We have a whole blog post dedicated to PORTLAND food cart pods, since, well, there are so many and so very delicious foods carts in Portland. But did you know there are several Oregon food carts and food cart pods elsewhere in the Beaver state? Here’s a list, compiled by innkeepers with insider tips on must-visit food carts in Oregon.

6th Street Station Food Cart Pod
2638 W 6th Street
 in The Dalles
This food cart pod in The Dalles is BRAND NEW! 6th Street Station opened in June 2021 and its website is still under construction. The pod is largely fine foods but also has incredible burgers and homemade milkshakes. A new hub for the food carts was created near the former Wendy’s restaurant on West 6th Street. The building will have a bar, deli, Oregon Lottery, and indoor seating. The idea is to be able to sell alcoholic beverages via service window. Once at capacity, there should be space for a dozen food trucks — at present the locale is half full. Each truck pad has state-of-the-art utilities and services. Stay nearby at Old Parkdale Inn

Bite of Newberg Food Cart Pod
910 E 1st St, Newberg (corner of S. Center & E 1st)
This downtown Newberg food cart pod has a little bit of everything and a very big draw. Innkeepers rave about Hunny Beez, American Filipino Fusion and the Bee Hive Fries – fresh cut fries topped with smoked pulled pork, cheese, a pinch of Mango slaw and green onion that’s then topped with sweet chili mayo, siracha ketchup and Hunny Beez Sauce. The G&W Caribbean Smoked BBQ is also very popular for its great meats and a spicy slaw. Peruse your choices now, choose later! Stay nearby at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast, Franziska Hause Bed and Breakfast, The Setting Inn – Willamette Valley, The Willows Bed & Breakfast, and Willamette Valley Bed & Breakfast.

Bangkok Noi Thai menu 
GIFFT menu 
Bobablastic – menu coming soon
La Gran Victoria menu
Hunny Beez menu
G&W Caribbean Smoked BBQ menu
Marisco’s Maggie menu

The Annex Food Cart Pod
191 Monmouth Ave. N in Monmouth
This food cart pod does not currently have a website but you can read an article about it here. The newest food truck (there are two) is called The Loaded Grill and has a Facebook page. It’s a barbecue and deli-style eatery located next to the other food cart, The Donut Bar. The owners, a husband-and-wife team, opened The Loaded Grill alongside The Donut Bar as a way to support Limitless Ministries, the church that helped the couple obtain the parking lot in the first place. Stay nearby at MaMere’s Guest House. While at MaMere’s, also visit the independent food truck that’s half a block away by the Dry Town Tap House. Get delicious food and great drinks, while you listen to live music most summer weekends.

Mayla Thai Food 2 Go Food Cart
158 E Main St in Carlton
This stand alone Thai food cart is in the small town of Carlton. It’s next to the American Legion Hall and directly across from City Hall. Here’s a recent menu. When you go, make sure to try the mango sticky rice… you’ll be talking about it for days! Stay nearby at: R.R. Thompson House, The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast, and Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast.

Eugene Food Cart Pods

Eugene has many food cart pods! Head to the Beergarden (777 West 6th Avenue in Eugene) to enjoy several food trucks among more than three dozen rotating beer taps and hundreds of bottles of craft beer. The food trucks include: Bounty Meat & Cheese, with a focus on artisan cheese and charcuterie; Once Famous Grill, southern comfort foods; Moi Poki, DIY poke’ bar where you design your own bowl with protein, sides, and toppings; Lani Moku Grill, featuring authentic Hawaiian kine grinds; Coffeegarden, the gourmet coffee cart within Beergarden; Coco Loco, offers Mexican staples, some with an Asian zing; and Arekie Fusion, where Indian food meets Latin cuisine.

For more Eugene food cart pods check out this Guide to Eugene Food Truck Pods put together by Eugene Cascades & Coast. Also, use this link to keep track of the different food trucks in Eugene.

Tillamook Food Carts

Among the most popular food carts in Tillamook are: The Crescent Station (2 Main Ave in Tillamook), with made to order sandwiches, polish dogs, and barbecue — see the menu; Recess Food Truck (1910 Main Avenue North in Tillamook), flame-grilled burgers and chicken with fresh local ingredients; Tacos La Providencia (540 N Main Ave in Tillamook), popular food truck with adjacent picnic tables offers tacos, burritos & other Mexican staples — see a recent menu.

Flavors on First Food Cart Pod
1812 1st St in Tillamook
Flavors on First is a popular food cart pod. It includes Nani Papa’a, a Hawaiian Food Truck; Sab food truck, a Thai food with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free friendly options; The Brat Bothers German Grillsee a recent menu; and Smokin’ Steve’s, country BBQ.

In Tillamook, stay at turtlejanes b&b and Thyme & Tide Bed and Breakfast.


The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

SEE A DIGITAL VERSION OF THE MAP

food cart pods portland

Pull up a seat and explore our famous food cart pods Portland!

While these must-see eateries are largely on wheels, these mobile food trucks tend to stay put, grouped together in pods. And there are pods of all sizes throughout Portland. Here are some of our favorite food trucks in Portland. Stay at The Fulton House!

Hawthorne Asylum
1080 SE Madison St
20+ food carts, large fire pit and plenty of sangria.

Killingsworth Station
1331 N. Killingsworth St
International offerings abound from Salvadorian and Oaxacan carts, to latkes, pierogis, and Southern offerings.

The Lot @ John’s Marketplace
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd – 3560 SE Powell Blvd
Smartly situated next to John’s Marketplace, one of Portland’s largest bottle shops, this food cart pod has everything from slow-cooked BBQ to fried chicken sandwiches and mini cakes.

Piknik Park Food Cart Pod
1122 SE Tacoma St
Comfort foods, Moroccan cuisine, and Nepalese foods are just some of the many tasty options. There’s a craft beer garden too!

Portland Mercado
7238 SE Foster Rd
Mexican, Peruvian, Colombian, and más, this is a must-stop for all who love Latin American cuisine. Grocery store and coffee shop included.

Prost! Marketplace
4237 N Mississippi Ave
Set on the trendy and walkable North Mississippi Avenue, food selection here ranges from vegan bowls to Korean-style tacos. The pod is anchored by German pub Prost!

Click here to see our curated list of food cart pods and food carts outside of Portland. Prepare for your mouth to start watering now!


Food Cart Pods Portland – Popular Questions

How Many any food cart pods are there in Portland?
Portland has more than 500 food carts at any given time. Most of the carts are organized into groups, or pods, and share an area with several other food carts. While the carts are largely on wheels, they tend to stay in the same pod location.

What city has the most food trucks?
Portland, Oregon, has the most food trucks!

How can I search food cart items in Portland?
You can search many Portland food cart items (though not all) using this Portland food cart finder tool. It boasts about 200 food cart trucks in Portland and allows you to search by cuisine, trademark dishes, and dietary needs.


The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

SEE A DIGITAL VERSION OF THE MAP

oregon waterfalls map request

 

Let us know which of the food cart pods Portland was your favorite!

oregon wine country

Oregon wine country is truly spectacular in scenery and in wine.

Oregon’s cooler climate is responsible for its signature grape – Pinot Noir, but there are more than 700 wineries, 1,000+ vineyards and 70+ varieties of grapes in all. Come stay near our vineyards and choose your favorite.

American Viticultural Area, or AVA, is a specific vineyard zone based on geology, geography and climate. AVA info is used on wine labels to help distinguish wines quickly. There are many AVAs in Oregon. Here are the AVA regions and sub-regions closest to our inns. Share your wine preferences with your innkeeper for a personalized recommendation.

Oregon AVAs:

WILLAMETTE VALLEY AVA

This is Oregon’s biggest wine growing region and produces two-thirds of the state’s wine production.
Learn more about Willamette Valley wines here.
Get a Willamette Valley AVA touring guide pdf.
Explore the Willamette Valley AVA wine clubs.
Stay at: The Fulton House and C’est La Vie

SOUTHERN OREGON AVA

Less than 7,000 acres of grapes are divvied up between dozens of varieties, with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Riesling among the most popular. Learn more about Southern Oregon wines here.

COLUMBIA GORGE AVA

The Columbia Gorge AVA straddles Northern Oregon and Southern Washington. It’s separated by the Columbia River, which is the only sea-level passage through the Cascade Mountain Range. The most common varieties here include: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Chardonnay. Learn more about Columbia Gorge wines here.
Stay at: Old Parkdale Inn and Brookside Bed & Breakfast

Ask your innkeeper about the best upcoming winery events and tastings.


The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

SEE A DIGITAL VERSION OF THE MAP

oregon waterfalls map request

 

Let us know which of the wines from Oregon wine country is your favorite!

facts about oregon

Here are five fun and quirky facts about Oregon that most people don’t know.

facts about OregonThere’s a Llama to Love
Did you know that Oregon residents own 25% of the total llama population in the whole United States? Most of the llamas are in Clackamas county, though they’re closely followed by Washington, Yamhill and Marion counties. You can even invite a llama to attend your special event in Oregon — all dressed up!

Portland, Oregon, Got its Name with the Flip of a Coin
Portland’s got its name in a coin toss. Yep. If the coin had landed on its other side, the city would have been named Boston instead. The momentous flip happened in 1845 when two politicians, originally from New England — Asa Lovejoy from Massachusetts and Francis Pettygrove from Maine — each wanted to respectively name the city Boston and Portland. The coin went up and it was all decided as it came down.

Crater Lake is the Deepest Lake in the United States
Located in south-central Oregon, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in all of the United States and one of the top 10 deepest lakes in the world. Crater Lake is is famous for its water clarity and deep blue color. The lake was formed when a volcano collapsed more than 7700 years ago. Crater Lake is approximately 2,000 ft deep. It’s home to two islands: Wizard Island (a cinder cone near the western shore) and Phantom Ship (a natural rock pillar near the southern shore).

The Oregon Flag has TWO designs
The Oregon flag is the only state flag that has a different design on each side. The front of the Oregon flag has the escutcheon from the state seal in blue and gold. The other side of the flag has a gold beaver, the state animal. See the flag here.

The Largest Living Thing on Earth is in Oregon
Can you guess what it is? it’s a GIGANTIC mushroom! More specifically, it’s a specific honey fungus and measures more than 2-miles across. You’ll find in Oregon’s Blue Mountains.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Things are looking up. The CDC has lifted the mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals and while Oregon is following this guidance, some inns may still be requiring masks to be worn in some situations. Please check with individual B&Bs to inquire about their specific policies. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of our individual counties, inns and businesses. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

And there you have it, five facts about Oregon!
native american food

Native American food is becoming increasingly more popular in the U.S. Come savor indigenous food in Oregon at these authentic spots.

Head to the Native American-owned Brigham Fish Market for freshly caught Columbia River salmon as well as hot chowder, fish ‘n’ chips, and much more. The Brigham sisters are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and come from a fishing family. Get your food to go or eat at a nearby picnic table overlooking the river. 681 Wa Na Pa St in Cascade Locks.

For berry interesting coffee, visit Bison Coffeehouse. This is Portland’s only Native-owned coffee shop. It serves many homemade berry-baked goods, even coffee a la huckleberry mocha latte. 3941 NE Cully Blvd in Portland.

Pop by Salmon King Fisheries, a Warm Springs-based company owned by Tribal Members of The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon and The Nez Perce Tribe, that harvests and processes its own salmon and meats. You may also place an order online. 3240 Walsey Lane, Suite #2 in Warm Springs.


The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

For a digital version of the map click here.

oregon waterfalls map request

NEXT: Click on each image below to create your own epic Oregon road trip! Click here to view a digital map with interactive links.

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oregon trail game online

The Oregon Trail game online continues to educate and entertain people to this day!

The iconic Oregon Trail game from the ‘70s taught kids about the life of a 19th century pioneer on the Oregon Trail. Do you remember playing the role of wagon leader and guiding your group of settlers along the Oregon Trail? Go to VisitOregon online and click on the first game image to launch The Oregon Trail game and play it online now!

Here’s a video of someone playing the Oregon Trail game.

History of The Oregon Trail Game

Oregon Trail is an older, very popular computer game that was developed by Bill Heinemann, Don Rawitsch, and Paul Dillenberger back in 1971. It was then put out on the market in 1974 by MECC. The game is simple and was created to teach school children about the life of a 19th century pioneer on the Oregon Trail. You get to play the role of a wagon leader and guide your group of chosen settlers from Independence, Missouri, to the Willamette Valley in Oregon while traveling along the Oregon Trail in 1848. The game has since been released multiple time on multiple platforms by various game makers and publishers who acquired the rights.

The Oregon Trail is a game that was created by Bill Heinemann, Don Rawitsch, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971. In 1974 it went to market by MECC (the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium; later Corporation).

The Oregon Trail is a simple game. It was developed to teach kids in school about the life of a 19th century pioneer on the Oregon Trail. In the game, you’re assigned the role of wagon leader and it’s your job to guide your group of settlers from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The idea is you’re making the treacherous trek back in 1848. The game became incredibly popular and has since been released many times on many different platforms by many different publishers who over the years acquired the right to the game.

While The Oregon Trail became the most famous of the games, though MECC also created: The Yukon Trail, Number Munchers, Storybook Weaver, The Secret Island of Dr. Quandary, Lemonade Stand, Word Munchers, and DinoPark Tycoon.

And MECC took the production of these games very, very, seriously. All of their games had to do four things, according to an interview the creators granted to Smithsonian Magazine:
1. The information in their games had to historically accurate.
2. The learning had to be woven throughout a game, it could not be parsed out.
3. Each game had to include detailed documentation for teachers to use in class.
4. The games had to be fun!


Questions About the Oregon Trail Game

Can you play Oregon Trail online for free?
Yes, you can play the Oregon Trail game online for FREE! The game runs on your web browser, so you won’t even need to download anything!

Where can I play the Oregon Trail game?
You can play the Oregon Trail game for free here.


The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

For a digital version of the map click here.

oregon waterfalls map request

 


PS – Best of luck as you play the iconic The Oregon Trail game online!