Synopses & Reviews
Written by a longtime resident, Frommer’s Oregon is a highly personal guide, full of the author’s favorite finds and off-the-beaten-track discoveries. We’ll show you the best of Portland, and then take you along the coast to explore the most charming resort towns and hike past otherworldly rock formations on the beach. It’s all here: the unbelievably blue waters of Crater Lake; the world-class Oregon Shakespeare Festival at Ashland; hiking, mountain-biking, and skiing at Bend; art galleries and craft shops; microbreweries and fabulous seafood; and a host of incresingly renowned wineries. You’ll find a wide choice of accommodations, from romantic inns on the coast to wilderness lodges in the pristine forest. With Frommer’s in hand, it’s easy to design the Oregon adventure that’s right for you.
Tourism is Oregon's third-largest industry. In 2006, revenue from travel and tourism reached almost $8 billion.
Frommer's. The best trips start here.
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.
Detailed reviews of what to see, including Willamette Valley wineries and the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.
Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com
About the Author
Karl Samson lives in Oregon, where he spends his time juggling his obsessions with traveling, gardening, outdoor sports, and wine. Each winter, to dry out his webbed feet, he flees the soggy Northwest to update Frommer’s Arizona. However, he always looks forward to his return to the land of good espresso. Karl is also the author of Frommer’s Washington, Frommer’s Seattle, and Frommer’s Portable Portland.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What’s New in Oregon.
1. The Best of Oregon.
2. Planning Your Trip to Oregon.
3. Suggested Oregon Itineraries.
5. The Willamette Valley: The Bread (& Wine) Basket of Oregon.
6. The Oregon Coast.
7. The Columbia Gorge.
8. The Cascades.
9. Southern Oregon.
10. Central Oregon.
11. Eastern Oregon.
Appendix: Oregon in Depth.