Synopses & Reviews
A complete traveler's guide to Oregon, providing fascinating commentary on local history and culture as well as authoritative recommendations on things to see and do and where to stay and eat. From its earliest days, when it was mapped by Lewis and Clark, Oregon has been made for road-tripping. In fact, it has more scenic byways than any other state, boasting three All-American Roads and five National Scenic Byways, offering rewarding exploration for locals and visitors alike. This comprehensive new guide to the state steers travelers to the many attractions to be found along its dramatic 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. Features include:
Hundreds of dining recommendations, from roadside diners to four-star cuisine
Opinionated listings of inns, B&Bs, hotels, vacation cabins, and campgrounds
100 black & white photographs, 18 up-to-date regional and downtown maps, index
Calendar guides to annual events and celebrations
An alphabetical "What's Where" guide for trip planning
Handy icons point out places that offer best value, cater to families, welcome pets, and provide handicapped access
Continues the expansion of the successful Explorer's Guide series into the western U.S.
An independently researched guide; no paid listings
New interior design is more user-friendly and packs in even more information
Highberger captures Oregon at its best with his fresh views of towns off the beaten path ...[A] lively portrait. (Jeff Petersen, The Observer
About the Author
Mark Highberger, a freelance writer and writing instructor, writes a weekly travel column that appears in many Oregon newspapers. He has contributed articles to magazines including Old West, American History, Gray's Sporting Journal, and Northwest Travel. He lives in the remote northeastern Oregon town of Wallowa.