Synopses & Reviews
If you think Oregon is the land of eternal rain, think again. It's a place of wide-open spaces, with just 3.6 million inhabitants in nearly 100,000 square miles. It's a land that contains at least seven ecosystems—from the damp territory west of the Cascades to the high deserts of the Great Basin, from towering volcanic peaks, to the mighty Columbia River estuary. With lots of elbow room and a relaxed atmosphere, Oregon offers something fro everyone: wilderness and wine country, the rich heritage o many Native American peoples, a colorful and quirky cultural sense, and a history of westward expansion. Oregon: An Explorer's Guidegives you all the tools and information you need to explore this great state, with lodgings for all budgets and preferences, dining options for every taste, and activities of all kinds. No matter what you're looking for, you're sure to find it in the Beaver State and in the pages of this comprehensive guidebook.
Here eleven National Forests cover 17.5 million acres; there's a long list of designated Wild and Scenic Rivers; and 22 national wildlife refuges and 22 state refuges protect all sorts of habitats and species, from sea lions to butterflies.
If you want the insider's take on this stunning part of the American West and a strong grounding in history and nature, look no further: Longtime Oregon resident and writer Denise Fainberg shares the best places to hike, bike, climb, bird-watch, raft. dine, museum-hop, and more. Her exhaustive research will help you find yourself amid pristine rivers, rain forests, glaciers, and hot springs; relish fine local wines and beers and the fresh, innovative cuisine of the Pacific Northwest; and enjoy artsy and educational pursuits in funky and friendly cities. Oregon is truly a great destination.
New color highlights make it easier to find the info you need: activities jump off the page; find lodging, dining—and more—town by town at a glance; helpful hints such as community information and local guidance are easier than ever to see; highlights stand out. Includes: getting there, getting around, what to see, what to do, green space, family activities, where to stay, where to eat, entertainment, selective shopping, special events, and more!
A comprehensive visitor's reference profiles hundreds of eateries from roadside diners to four-star restaurants, makes specific recommendations for a wide range of places to stay, covers historic and cultural sites of interest, and includes additional recommendations for visitors with pets, families, and other special needs. Original.
With three All-American Roads and five National Scenic Byways, Oregon is made for road-tripping.
This fully-updated second edition of the most comprehensive guide to the state steers travelers to the many attractions to be found along its scenic coastline, up spectacular peaks, through sagebrush deserts and wildflower valleys. Explore hidden ghost towns down deserted highways; tour the agricultural riches of the Willamette Valley; visit historic sites along the Lewis & Clark Trail; take in the cultural attractions of Portland; and sample the region's best lodging and dining choices.
- Hundreds of dining recommendations, from roadside diners to four-star restaurants
- Opinionated listings of inns, B&Bs, hotels, vacation cottages, and campgrounds
- 10 up-to-date regional and downtown maps
- An alphabetical "What's Where" subject guide to aid in trip planning
- Handy icons that point out places that cater to families, welcome pets, and provide handicapped access.
- 100 black & white photographs, 10 maps, index
There's always fun brewing in Oregon! Now with color highlights inside!
About the Author
Denise Fainberghas called Oregon home for over two decades. The author of Washington: An Explorer"s Guideand Oregon: An Explorer's Guide, her articles have appeared in the New York Timesand elsewhere.