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Start Planning Your Oregon Vacation with the help of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild’s Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

There’s no one right way to plan your Oregon Vacation, that’s why we’re creating Socially-Distance adventures with a doodle map, encouraging you to fill your tanks, hit the road, and seize the summer – one waterfall at a time.

The map will also highlight various bits of information, like the many Oregon food trails and pods, Instagram-worthy drives, popular in-state movie spots, scenic bikeways and more. Follow our blog, book your stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast, hit the road less traveled, then show us how you’re making Oregon vacation memories. Simply snap a photo of your next Oregon adventure, upload it to Instagram, and use the hashtag #oregontravelofwaterfalls.

The focus on the front of the Oregon map is on the waterfalls in Ore.gon 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.

You’ll also find the following informative panels:

Come Out and Play!

Don’t let summer pass you by, it’s time to make it one you’ll never forget! Peruse through our blog for ideas for hiking, biking, eating and more.

Oregon B&Bs Draw Doodle Map of Must-See State Waterfalls for Socially-Distant Adventures

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is putting pen to paper to draw a doodle map and encourage you to fill your tanks, hit the road, and seize the summer – one waterfall at a time.

Start Planning Your Oregon Vacation with the help of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild’s Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

The Oregon Trail of Waterfalls, as it will be called, will be a beautiful, limited edition, double-sided map. The huge piece of art measuring 24-inches across and 18-inch down will be carefully folded and mailed free-of-charge to travelers upon request, while supplies last.

The map will also highlight various bits of information, like the many Oregon food trails and pods, Instagram-worthy drives, popular in-state movie spots, and scenic bikeways.

Watch this space for the map release is coming soon. Or if you’d like to request one hot off the press email us at info@obbg.org to get on our mailing list.

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 and each Oregon county, depending on its vaccination and case numbers, will adjust their regulations accordingly. That means Oregonians and our guests who are fully vaccinated may no longer need to wear masks or social distance in most public spaces. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of our individual counties and businesses. While it’s almost safe enough to climb aboard that travel train it’s still a little scary but we’re ready when you are! 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.

Steelhead Falls and waterfall wednesday

Steelhead Falls and Waterfall Wednesday in Oregon

Steelhead Falls It’s only about a half mile from the trailhead to Steelhead Falls on the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. But in geologic time, it’s a few million years. Colorful grooves decorate cliffs and show the erosion of time. Wildflowers dot the slopes in the spring and golden eagles soar overhead. Hike down for a picnic, fish in the Deschutes River and explore the rocky shores. A serene spot to let the sound of the falls erase the world around you.

Oregon B&Bs Draw Doodle Map of Must-See State Waterfalls for Socially-Distant Adventures

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is putting pen to paper to draw a doodle map and encourage you to fill your tanks, hit the road, and seize the summer – one waterfall at a time.

The Oregon Trail of Waterfalls, as it will be called, will be a beautiful, limited edition, double-sided map. The huge piece of art measuring 24-inches across and 18-inch down will be carefully folded and mailed free-of-charge to travelers upon request, while supplies last.

The map will also highlight various bits of information, like the many Oregon food trails and pods, Instagram-worthy drives, popular in-state movie spots, and scenic bikeways.

Watch this space for the map release is coming soon. Or if you’d like to request one hot off the press email us at info@obbg.org to get on our mailing list.

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. Each Oregon county, depending on its vaccination and case numbers, are also adjusting their regulations accordingly. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of our individual counties, inns and businesses. While it’s almost safe enough to climb aboard that travel train it’s still a little scary but we’re ready when you are! 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.

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. Please complete the form below to receive your free limited edition map now, while supplies last! If you prefer to view a digital version of the map or if you’re outside the U.S. or Canada, click here.

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

While these must-see eateries are largely on wheels, thees 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!


Food Cart Pods Portland – Popular Questions

How many 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. Please complete the form below to receive your free limited edition map now, while supplies last! If you prefer to view a digital version of the map or if you’re outside the U.S. or Canada, click here.

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oregon movie locations

Move over Hollywood, in Oregon movie locations abound!

If you love movies, you’ll love visiting these must-see movie spots across Oregon! If you’re wondering what movies were filmed in Oregon, we have a wealth of information. Below are some highlights.

More than 450 movies and TV projects have been shot over the past several decades in the state, according to TravelOregon. So, be sure to make time for The Oregon Film Trail and the Oregon Film Museum! On the museum’s website you can search a list of featured movies filmed in Oregon, a movie map, and much more. If you want to see movies and shows currently in production in Oregon, click here. If you were more interested in watching movies and shows about Oregon, click here.

These are some of the top movies filmed in Oregon:

Wild
Wild is a drama based on the 2012 bestselling memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, written by Oregonian Cheryl Strayed. While Wild has story lines in California, Minnesota, and Oregon, all but seven of the movie’s scenes were filmed in Oregon.

Wander Mount Hood and you might just spot the location from the film’s famous boot drop; not the actual boot of course, as someone already found that! Danner, a shoe factory in Portland, made countless pairs of the infamous boots for the movie (since Reese Witherspoon, who played Cheryl, had to record a scene where she tosses a boot several times). Here’s where you can snag a pair of the boots for yourself. Make sure to visit these nine iconic film locations. Here’s an article from The New York Times where a reporter tackles parts of the trek. Stay at: Brookside Bed & Breakfast and Old Parkdale Inn.

The Goonies
Hey, you guys! RememberThe Goonies? The movie about a group of misfits that discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a long-lost treasure was a staple of childhood for many. It also launched the careers of Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Jeff Cohen. The movie was largely filmed in Astoria, with scenic shots from other coastal towns, like Cannon Beach. See the actual beach seen in the flick or climb your way to the cliff where the Goonies pull up on their bikes at Ecola State Park, and more! Roadtrippers.com has a whole trip route for movie buffs, take a look.  Stay at Cannon Beach Hotel.

Stand By Me
This movie starring Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell and the late River Phoenix is about a writer retelling his childhood journey with friends to find the body of a missing boy. It was a humongous hit in the ’80s. Parts of Stand By Me were filmed in Brownsville, which stood in for the fictional town of Castle Rock. The town has several plaques to mark movie locations for photo opps. In fact, Brownsville holds a yearly festival each year in the film’s honor. Plus, July 23, 2021, there will be a special 35th anniversary celebration, visit the Linn County Historical Museum website for details. Stay at C’est la Vie Inn.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest where a criminal (Jack Nicholson) pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution and causes a stir, was filmed almost entirely on location in Salem, at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem and included active participation of hospital patients and staff. Now known as the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, several rooms of the old hospital have been preserved and converted into a museum. Stay at: MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast and Airlie Farm.

National Lampoon’s Animal House
One of the most successful comedies of all time, National Lampoon’s Animal House, was filmed at the University of Oregon in Eugene in 1977. The movie launched the career of the late John Belushi and told the story about college fraternity misfits who battle with their dean and a rival fraternity to keep their spot on campus. Two fraternities also agreed to allow their buildings to be in the film. The city of Cottage Grove, about 20-miles south of Eugene, even closed down Main Street for three days to film the homecoming parade scene. While the location known as Delta House was torn down in the late 80s and replaced by another building but a plaque near the sidewalk marks the site. The other two locations on 11th Avenue still stand and are incredibly popular among fans. Today, the film has is part of the university’s culture and movie locations are highlighted on campus tours. Stay at C’est la Vie Inn.

Want to make a cameo appearance at a local movie spot? Ask your innkeeper for more Oregon film locations.


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oregon scenic bikeways

Oregon scenic bikeways are THE place for avid cyclists!

Did you know Oregon has the ONLY Scenic Bikeway program in the United States? We have 17 scenic bikeways in Oregon! Get ready to ride across desert highways, pedal past geological wonders, and marvel at the sea.

Listed first are the bikeways closest to our B&Bs. After, you’ll find the other bikeways, as well as info on the famed Oregon Timber Trail and the Oregon Coast Bike Route. Ask your innkeeper for insider details.

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Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway: This family-friendly 36-mile Oregon bicycle loop leads to several covered bridges, including Chambers Bridge, a historic railroad bridge; Cottage Grove, a historic downtown district; and a bike/walk-only path along the north side of Dorena Lake. Stay at C’est la Vie Inn.

  • See info SPECIFIC to Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway here.
  • Get the Covered Bridges Bikeway map & cue sheet.
  • View the Covered Bridges Bikeway on RideWithGPS.com.
  • Download the Oregon Scenic Bikeway map here.

Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway: For days of jaw-dropping landscape and jam-packed adventure, nothing beats the geologic splendor, fossil beds, and many varied routes on this 161-mile loop (loop and out and back options). Stay at Wilson Ranches Retreat B&B.

  • See info SPECIFIC to the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway here.
  • Get the Painted Hills Bikeway map and cue sheet.
  • View the Painted Hills Bikeway on RideWithGPS.com.
  • Download the Oregon Scenic Bikeway map here.

Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway: Bike past vineyards, dairy farms, and more as you take in the views of the Tualatin River on this moderate 51-mile course that’s very popular with foodies. Stay at The Fulton House.

  • See info SPECIFIC to the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway here.
  • Get the Tualatin Valley Bikeway map and cue sheet.
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  • Download the Oregon Scenic Bikeway map here.

Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway: Nestled in the fishing hamlet of Port Orford, the oldest town on the Oregon Coast, this moderate, 61-mile, route lets you finish your trek in a day or break it up into several out-and-back rides. Stay at WildSpring Guest Habitat.

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  • Get the Wild Rivers Coast Bikeway map and cue sheet.
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  • Download the Oregon Scenic Bikeway map here.

Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway: Make your own history by cycling the first official Scenic Bikeway in the United States! This 134-mile, one-way, course takes you past vineyards and through quaint towns as you trace the Willamette River. Stay at: Airlie Farm, A’Tuscan Estate, Bella Collina Bed & Breakfast, The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast, C’est la Vie Inn, Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast, Franziska Haus B&B, La Bastide Bed and Breakfast, MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast, R.R. Thompson House, The Setting Inn – Willamette Valley, The Willows Bed & Breakfast, Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast, and Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn.

  • See info SPECIFIC to the Willamette Valley Bikeway here.
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  • View the Willamette Valley Bikeway on RideWithGPS.com.
  • Download the Oregon Scenic Bikeway map here.

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To view more Oregon scenic bikeways visit TravelOregon.com.

Click here for an Oregon scenic bikeways map with all 17 bike routes. For more information on mountain biking in Oregon, click here. You’ll find information on Oregon mountain biking rides in Bend, Ashland, Oakridge, Baker City/La Grande and Mt. Hood.

More seasoned bikers who’d like to experience Oregon by bike from top to bottom? Take the 669-mile Oregon Timber Trail through the Cascade mountain range. Stay at Prospect Historic Hotel Bed & Breakfast Inn – Motel and Dinner House. The trail has organized its rider resources into three sections: Mountain Bike rides, Tier Loops, and Long Distance. Below is information on each.

Best mountain bike rides on the Oregon Timber Trail (aka best MTB rides on the Oregon Timber Trail):

Rides in the Fremont Tier 
Rides in the Willamette Tier
Rides in the Deschutes
Rides in the Hood Tier 

Best Tier Loops on the Oregon Timber Trail:

Fremont Tier 
Willamette Tier
Hood Tier

Best Long Distance on the Oregon Timber Trail:

Gateway Communities
Fremont Tier
Willamette Tier
Deschutes Tier
Hood Tier

If you’d rather bike along the coast, pedal 370-miles along sweeping vistas on the Oregon Coast Bike Route. To see the official Oregon Department Of Transportation map of the Coast Route, click here.


Oregon Biking Resources

Traveling to Oregon with bike? Travel Oregon has detailed information, whether you’re arriving via train or plane. The tourism commission also has information on Oregon bike concierge services, shipping a bike to Oregon, shuttle companies, and public transit. As well as a huge list of Oregon bicycling maps and Oregon guide books by region.

You can also learn all about Oregon bike shops, cool programs like Portland by Cycle where you can explore urban neighborhoods on guided bike tours, or take part on a bike race, regardless of your skill level, through the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association.


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. Please complete the form below to receive your free limited edition map now, while supplies last! If you prefer to view a digital version of the map or if you’re outside the U.S. or Canada, click here.

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oregon food trails

There are nine Oregon food trails and several Oregon food loops that serve local fare with scenery on every side.

All the growers and crafters along these trails are committed to sustainable practices and supporting the agricultural legacy of their regions. So, go ahead — eat your heart out!

Here are the nine food trails in Oregon listed alphabetically:

  • Central Coast Food Trail
  • East Gorge Food Trail
  • Great Oaks Food Trail
  • Great Umpqua Food Trail
  • Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail
  • North Coast Food Trail
  • Rogue Valley Food Trail
  • South Willamette Valley Food Trail
  • Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail

Below you’ll find information on each regional food trail, as well as links to their websites, Oregon food trail maps, print-at-home brochures, and Oregon food trail itineraries.

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Central Coast Food Trail: This is the newest addition to the Oregon Food Trails! It showcases locally sourced seafood, wild-foraged ingredients, small farms and ranches, and artisan experiences. Stay at: Baywood Shores Bed & Breakfast and Brey House Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn.

East Gorge Food Trail: This trail boasts many family-owned farms and family experiences, like orchard u-pick, canneries, and farm-to-table dining. You’ll also find crafted cider, beer, and wine on your route. You can also enjoy this trail car free! Stay at: Brookside Bed and Breakfast.

Great Oaks Food Trail: Once the nation’s largest hop-producing county, you can still see hops growing on this self-guided culinary journey through many quaint towns within the Willamette Valley. Stay at: MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast and Airlie Farm. Get the printable Great Oaks Food Trail brochure. Before you go, check out these Great Oak Food Trail itineraries!

Great Umpqua Food Trail: Forty-five stops filled with epicurean delights make up the Great Umpqua, with no shortage of wineries, breweries, u-pick farms, cafes, and more. Stay at: C.H. Bailey House. Get the printable Great Umpqua Food Trail brochure. Before you go, check out these Great Umpqua Food Trail itineraries!

Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail: This trail leads to historic farms that grow fresh produce, hops, grapes, and more — even the wool used in clothes. Get the printable Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail brochure. Stay at Airlie Farm and MaMere’s Guest House.

North Coast Food Trail: There are 80 stops to savor the bounty on Oregon’s North Coast on this trail. From breweries and wineries to farmer’s markets, bakeries, and more… your next farm-to-table meal is around the corner. Stay at: Thyme & Tide, turtlejanes bed & breakfast and Cannon Beach Hotel. Get the printable North Coast Food Trail brochure. There’s also a North Coast Food Trail map you may print and use right now.

Rouge Valley Food Trail: A self-guided adventure to farms, artisans and restaurants in Southern Oregon. This region grows more than 70 varieties of grapes! Stay at: Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel & Dinner House. Get the printable Rogue Valley Food Trail brochure.

South Willamette Valley Food Trail: This trail includes more than 50 stops, including valley grazing and family-friendly farms, as well as world-class wine. Get the printable South Willamette Valley Food Trail brochure.

Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail: Berries and bagels and more — much more! There are 43 stops to tempt your tastebuds along Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast. Stay at: WildSpring Guest Habitat. Get the printable Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail brochure. Before you go, check out these Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail itineraries!

Must-See Oregon Food Loops

Hood River Fruit Loop: This scenic 35-mile drive takes you through the Hood River Valley past more than two dozen stands offering wines, ciders, fruits, veggies, and more. Stay at: Brookside Bed & Breakfast and Old Parkdale Inn. Get the printable Hood River Fruit Loop map.

Union County Farm Loop: This 55-mile loop which stretches from La Grande to Union, covers 500-acres of orchards, plus farms, ranches and more. Stay at Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast; particularly if you’re en route to fishing for trophy-sized fish in Joseph. Get the printable Union County Farm Loop brochure.

River to Hills Farm Loop: Follow segments of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Oregon Trail between Boardman and Pendleton on this 60-mile loop. You’ll pass farms, kid-friendly museums, secret gardens, fields of lavender, and tasty Oregon-made treats. Stay at Wilson Ranches Retreat B&B. Get the printable River to Hills Farm Loop brochure.

Marion Farm Loop: This route spans from Donald to Jefferson and has 24 different stops, from family-owned farm markets to gardens and wineries. Stay at: Chehalem Ridge B&B, The DreamGiver’s Inn, The Setting Inn – Willamette Valley, The Willows Bed and Breakfast, and Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast. Get the printable Marion Farm Loop map.

Yamhill Farm Loop: This is the newest loop! Pass vineyards, nurseries, pick up hyper-local natural foods, and more. Stay at: A’Tuscan Estate, Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn, The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast, R.R. Thompson House, Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast, Franziska Haus Bed & Breakfast, and La Bastide 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. Please complete the form below to receive your free limited edition map now, while supplies last! If you prefer to view a digital version of the map or if you’re outside the U.S. or Canada, click here.

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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.


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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


The 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. Please complete the form below to receive your free limited edition map now, while supplies last! If you prefer to view a digital version of the map or if you’re outside the U.S. or Canada, click here.

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oregon trail

The Oregon Trail and Native Heritage are woven into Oregon history in many varied ways.

The Oregon Trail History

The Oregon Trail was a 2,170-mile, large-wheeled wagon route, from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, used by hundreds of thousands of American pioneers to emigrate west in in the mid-1800s. The trail was filled with peril – potential accidents, ailments, and steep climbs, and crossing through Indian territories – but it paved the way for the United States to expand to the west.

Contrary to popular Hollywood depictions, most Indians were tolerant, helpful even, of the pioneer wagons that drove through their lands, at least initially. Over time, relationships between the Indians and pioneers deteriorated. The passing of the Oregon Donation Land Act, encouraged settlement into the area in 1850. Slowly relations improved. Today Interstate 84 passes through towns originally established to serve those using the Oregon Trail. There are currently nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon: Burns Paiute of Harney County; Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians; Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; Confederated Tribes of Siletz; Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Reservation; Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians; Coquille Indian Tribe; and Klamath Tribes.

To learn more about Oregon’s native heritage of the land, check out:

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, located on the Umatilla Reservation, about 15-minutes from Pendleton, is the only tribal-run museum that highlights the history and culture of Native Americans along the Oregon Trail. While there, visit the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts – it’s the only fine-print studio on a reservation.

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails. The outdoor wagon encampment, trails and access to the historic ruts are open daily. Located five miles east of Baker City, on Highway 86, Exit 302 from Interstate 84, 125 miles northwest of Boise, 95 miles southeast of Pendleton.

The Museum at Warm Springs houses a large collection of North American Indian artifacts. 2189 US-26 in Warm Springs.

Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center tells the story of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde — the community, Tribe, and culture that has persisted despite the challenges. 9615 Grand Ronde Road
In Grand Ronde.

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Center for Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum has a Native American art collection with 3,500 prehistoric and historic objects created by some 200 cultural groups from throughout North America. 1219 SW Park Avenue in Portland.


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