While modern travelers consider Oregon to be rich in recreation and tourism opportunities, settlers from the eastern United States first came west in search of natural resources and farm land. While some of the mining and timber towns grew into big cities like Ashland and Bend, others faded into obscurity as settlers left to pursue riches elsewhere. Consequently, Oregon boasts more ghost towns than any
Pacific Northwest culture calls for outdoor recreation, good eats, and a ton of festival-going. Fall is the perfect time to visit the PNW for so many reasons—farmers markets, fall foliage, and less-crowded trails—and on top of it all are the festivals that range from holiday gift markets to music festivals to local food extravaganzas. Remember, if you choose to attend the craft beverage festivals, choose
If you’ve been to one city, you’ve been to them all. Fancy bars, dive bars, an urban park, a hipster neighborhood and a museum or two. Unless you’re talking about Portland. With a town slogan like “Keep Portland Weird”, who wouldn’t want to spend their time here? From pods of food trucks to outdoor recreation and cafes that double as motorcycle shops, there is something
The Pacific Northwest is packed with popular destinations, ranging from natural wonders like Mount Hood to urban eateries like Voodoo Doughnut. However, if you’re looking to break away from the typical tourist spots, explore these 7 hidden gem destinations in the Pacific Northwest today in your ROAMERICA campervan rental. 1. Ape Cave If you want a true underground adventure, look no further than Ape Caves on the
Oregon does not fall short of options for a road tripping agenda. If anything, with so many choices, deciding what route to take and where to go may be overwhelming. Fortunately, we’ve been around the state a time or two and have you covered. Our favorite quintessential Oregon road trip loop will take you outside of the bustling Stumptown epicenter to the state parks, sleepy
Words by Sarah Ramm All photos courtesy of Sarah Ramm and Chris Ramm Originally posted by Expedition Portal, on October 31st, 2018 Oregon was calling, and I knew it was time for us to go back. The summer heat had been getting the better of us for a few months, and the cool, crisp air of the Pacific Northwest seemed dreamy. As we started to plan our next
Oregon and the Pacific Northwest has been on our “must-see” list for a long time, so when our friends moved to Portland, it seemed like we finally had a perfect excuse to make the trip! When Bryce and Paul announced that they had purchased a campervan on the West Coast, we got serious with our planning and started brainstorming ideas about how to make a
Just a short drive outside of Portland, Oregon, is the state’s highest peak. Mount Hood is 11,239' and it’s the perfect destination for your next weekend adventure. Mount Hood is one of the most climbed glaciated peaks in the world; it’s estimated that between 10,000 and 20,000 people attempt to reach its summit per year. The most popular way up the mountain is via the Hogsback Route on
Oregon sounds a lot like 'are-u-goin'?And man, do we recommend you go explore this gorgeous state. It's Friday! We, the Roving Dears, whipped out the Oregon atlas — while scarfing burgers — and decided to head south to the sand dunes. Over 40 miles of seashore and dunes reaching 500 feet above sea level, this is the largest stretch of coastal dunes in North America. Plus, we'd never been!
This time of year getting outside in the Pacific Northwest has its advantages. Cooler temperatures make being active more enjoyable as well as thinning out the crowds of your favorite trails. Recently photographers Alec Carrier and Mike Branscum headed out to enjoy mountain biking Hood River, Oregon with some buddies to capture exactly what this shoulder season psyche can look like.