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Jet Blue Airlines Expands Portland, Oregon Flights Jet Blue Airlines recently announced plans of expanding its service at PDX in Portland, Oregon, adding new nonstop service to Anchorage, Alaska

Oregon Wine Country Thanksgiving a Giant Feast for Senses Three days of awesome wine get paired with killer scenery and fabulous food at the Oregon Wine Country Thanksgiving this week

Portland, Oregon Gets Prime View of Orion Spacecraft Launch On December 4, the famed museum hosts a live, big screen broadcast of the first launch of Orion, Exploration Flight Test-1

Oregon Astronomy: Lunar Eclipse Party Just East of Portland An event just east of Portland on the morning of October 8 will let you get downright stellar: getting a good view of the lunar eclipse.

Airline Travel News: Iceland to Portland, Air Canada, Air China Increased service from Beijing to London, a change in bag check-in's for Air Canada and a new connection between Portland, Oregon and Iceland are in the news this week

Recent Astronomy Finds: Hubble Finds Companion Star, Early Galaxy Astronomers utilizing NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently happened upon two more remarkable revelations

Space Travel This Week: Asteroid Will Buzz the Earth NASA said this week our homeworld will have a close encounter with a sizable asteroid on Sunday – September 7

Top 10 Reasons to Visit San Diego This Fall The shoulder season for tourism is coming up in southern California and the San Diego Tourism Authority is touting the multifarious aspects of the big town for visitors in the fall

Hubble Astronomers Study Distant Planets, Other Odd Finds Astronomers from around the world studying data from the Hubble Telescope have made two remarkable discoveries recently

Oregon AAA Travel Predictions: Higher Gas, More Cars, Cheaper Airfare AAA is making its travel predictions for the Fourth of July weekend, and it looks like higher gas prices, a few more people on the roads, higher hotel costs but slightly lesser air fares

Fourth of July in NW, Southern, Eastern and Central Oregon Much is happening all over the state for Fourth of July, from tons of displays on the Oregon coast to Portland, eastern Oregon, southern Oregon, the Gorge and central Oregon

Why Are There No Dinosaur Bones in Oregon? Surprising Science You may be wondering why you never hear about dinosaur bones being found in Oregon. No T Rex. No Triceratops.

Be Your Own Ragnar or Floki: Viking Tourism in N. America It turns out, several sights in North America may have some Viking visitation remnants – although the sad news is only one is confirmed to be so

Oregon Wine Country Lodging: A Most Delicious Bit of Travel Advice For those venturing out to this lush and lovely land of vineyards, hills and wide open skies, here's a few suggestions on where to stay.

Oregon Star Parties for Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15 Get ready for a pair of OMSI Star Parties of a spectacular sort where you'll get a distinctive view of a total lunar eclipse

Chilean Quake Means No Tsunamis for US West Coast, But Scientists Watching Currently, data indicates there is no danger to Hawaii, but there are still a few hours before scientists will know how large any wave will turn out to be

Oregon Had Intense Mixed Bag of Weather This Year, Say Scientists Major snow events in Corvallis and the wettest September on record didn't offset a general condition of drought.

Two Comets in One Portland-Area Viewing Party Two big comets are coming into view this weekend, and OMSI will host a comet viewing party in Estacada to help celebrate this stellar event and give people a chance to check out the two space travelers.

Pet Travel Day Brings Advice, Tips These days, travelers more often than not take their four-legged friends along with them. Experts offer pet travel advice

A Look at the Unseen and Seriously Creepy in Portland, Oregon The everyday things that lurk around you in Oregon's biggest city may not be what they seem when the lens examines them at night

Trailer Park Boys' Secret Gigs in Oregon, Chicago, Minneapolis Trailer Park Boys will actually be appearing live at a special screening of their new movie The Swearnet Movie at Portland's Cinema 21 Tuesday night

Oregon, Pacific Northwest Winter Predictions from One Forecaster If one forecaster is correct, Oregon and Washington will be in for a fairly average winter but with some serious mood swings here and there

Rain Records Smashed All Over Oregon, Portland Area Wind gusts over 40 mph and rainfall that exceeded four inches in some spots

Portland, Oregon Lightning Storm Makes a Fiery Show The thunder rolled and the lightning flashed for a few hours over the course of late Monday night into Tuesday, firing off to the northwest and the southwest of Portland

Oregon Astronomy: Surreal Planetary Alignment, Meteors Look for a fascinating and slightly surreal alignment of planets with the moon and a small meteor shower

California Coast Travel: Giraffes, Beach Butlers and Eco Tours Southern California and the northern California coast are presenting to travelers some new attractions – some a bit on the wild side and some in the upscale realm

Beer, Wine Competition on Tap for Oregon State Fair Oregon officials are putting out the called to state winemakers and home brewers to compete for top honors at the Oregon State Fair's Amateur Wine Competition and Homebrew Beer Competition

Engaging Outdoor Activities at Northwest Oregon Parks Offered Through Summer Oregon state park rangers in the northwestern part of the state offer up a summer-long program of organized hiking, birding, disc golf and paddling experiences.

International Travel from U.S., Oregon: Engaging European Tour Deals Some tempting travel deals are being offered right now for parts of Europe

Heat Advisory Issued for Oregon, Portland Through Tues Temps in the mid 90's will create some dangerous situations for those working outside or with no access to air conditioning, creating this advisory that is in effect through Tuesday

Oregon Good for Birdwatchers, Eagles Right Now Near Portland, Corvallis Officials at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) are touring the bird amenities of areas around Corvallis, Silver Creek Falls and Portland's Sauvie Island

Oregon Entertainment Review: The Office Finale The Office said goodbye, with a megalithic, non-stop flood of laughs, tears and twists and turns

Dinosaurs Take Over Canadian Town in June One town in Alberta, Canada is getting ready to roar back into the Jurassic era. Drumheller, Alberta is preparing for its 2013 DinoFest, June 7 to 9

Oregon's Willamette Valley Wildlife Report: Birds of March, Spring Some spots around Eugene and Corvallis are excellent for checking out geese, waterfowl and raptors

Tour Group Offers Trips to Biblical Conference in Ethiopia A seminar coming up in November in Ethiopia will be – quite literally – of biblical proportions, and one U.S. tour company is offering travel programs to the event

Winter Solstice in Oregon: An Astronomy Delight, and Proof the World Won't End Winter begins on December 21, this week, and contrary to an out-of-control urban legend of sorts, there's proof the world will not end

Latest Travel Warnings from U.S. Department of State There are more travel restrictions which can be seen here. Keep checking this page for further updates from the U.S. Department of State.

Catching Sight of the Super Tiny Moon Above Portland, Oregon This morning saw the coming of the “Super Tiny Moon” above Oregon, happening approximately 6:46 a.m.

Oregon's Mt. Bachelor Opens for Skiing, Snowboarding Mt. Bachelor opened for skiers and snowboarders on Thanksgiving, and is currently reporting a 34-inch mid-mountain depth

Colorado Travel: Fun, Funky and Spooky Fests for Fall at Estes Park The town's visitor bureau has just a released an intriguing list of upcoming happenings, from wildlife and mountain themes to downright paranormal

For Cyclists, Canada's Comox Valley Rolling Over Other Areas The area halfway up Vancouver Island's eastern coast is quickly gaining quite the rep among cycling enthusiasts

Near-Record Heat in Oregon Eases This Weekend Friday still sweltered close to 100, but this weekend brings a kinder, gentler weather pattern.

Esoteric New Ways to Look at Beaverton, in Oregon's Washington County Even most Beavertonians don't always know what lies around them, at least at certain hours

Second Oregon Berry Festival Comes to Fruition in Portland Next Week All that dreary spring rain may have paid off as now Oregonians can revel in the bounty of the season: the oh-so-coveted berries and sweet berry season

OMSI Star Parties in Coast Range, Gorge OMSI will host two Star Parties in Oregon on June 30, one at Rooster Rock State Park and the other at LL Stub Stewart State Park in the coast range

New Travel Accessories, Gadgets for Summer Roaming Going abroad or just wandering the U.S. means more than sunscreen and beachwear.

Historical Sites Could Become Recognized in Southern Oregon, Corvallis, Portland The next big tourism hotspots in Oregon could be born soon, as state officials mull over historic status for various locales in La Pine, Corvallis, Enterprise, Medford and in Portland.

Oregon, Washington Gas Prices Continue to Drop The Oregon AAA said pump prices in Oregon, Washington and California have dropped to below $4 a gallon

A Big Fail for FB: Facebook is the New MySpace Now that FB has imposed its retool on everyone, the overwhelming response seems to be of disdain

Spring Break Astronomy: Celebrate the Dance of the Planets in Oregon This Month Some interesting sights around the state just as OMSI gets ready to host a pair of star viewing parties

Oregon Weather: Portland Rain, Snow Advisory for Cascades The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the south Washington and north Oregon Cascade mountains

Portland Gets a Snow Day - Or Two or Three In Portland, an urban green space became an urban white space

Meteor Showers Reach Peak Tonight in Oregon Clear conditions through most of the state should yield decent views of the peak of the Geminid meteor showers

New Facebook Bugs Likely to End Usefulness in Travel Biz This change presents a great hurdle for travel businesses that rely on such a feature to promote their area via photographs

Impressions from the Ousting of Occupy Portland Whatever you may think about the Occupy Portland encampment, it became its own odd kind of tourist attraction

Oregon Eyes Look Up for Another Crashing Satellite That Can Be Viewed The German satellite ROSAT can be seen above Portland this week before it crashes

Latest Portland Restaurant News and Reviews: Indian Holiday, Beer Cuisine, More Sparkling wines will be featured at one local restaurant in great abundance, a unique beer pairing feast is coming up and India's Diwali gets a Portland twist

Cosmic Coincidence: Meteor Spotted Over Portland, Oregon Skies For a little bit, it seemed as if at least one person in Portland saw the last lights of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite above Portland

Latest in Portland, Oregon Restaurants, Including Beaverton A famed Greek spot celebrating one year, another Middle Eastern joint changing names, results from the Wild Game Cook Off and some frighteningly good treats coming for Halloween

Canada Travel: British Columbia's Granville Island a Hotspot in Ever Colder October October boasts a bevy of highlights in the Vancouver, B.C. district of Granville Island

Idaho Creates Wine Event for Boise in November Sippin' in the City event to take place at the Linen Building in Boise on November 17

Hazy Air and Smoke Alerts for Portland Cloud Holiday Weekend The situation could last until Monday

Hurricane and Holiday Cause Gas Prices to Rise in Oregon, U.S. Gas prices are up for the Labor Day holiday weekend, partially because of the extra travel demand but also due to Hurricane Irene

More Fun and Funky Stellar Phenomena Above Portland Jupiter is in the sky now and the Persied meteor showers are coming, if not already here.

Oregon Tourism: Bikeway Hearing, Historic Preservations Appointee Two new developments in Oregon's tourism world are taking place this month

Goofy Portland Summer Weather Creates Stunning Night Scenes Summer sometimes waits until the sun goes down to wow you

Portland Fireworks Display Video and Time Lapse Most interesting here is watching the half moon sink quickly

Holiday Travel Predictions, Gas Prices for Oregon, United States AAA is predicting a smaller amount of travel for the Fourth of July weekend coming up next week compared to last year

New Upscale Resort for Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula Amanruya will open in a quiet valley on Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea in August 2011

Space Station Beaming Images to Oregon Lab Images of Earth's coastal region are being beamed straight into a lab at Corvallis, Oregon’s Oregon State University

Oregon Parks, National Parks on Sale Day-use permits at Oregon's state parks are on sale this month, and national parks can be accessed at a bargain price for this week only

A Sampling of Columbia Gorge Lodging - Oregon Places to stay, hotels, motels in the Columbia Gorge

More Deluxe Cabins at Oregon State Parks on Coast, Prineville Swanky new digs are at Prineville Reservoir State Park in southern Oregon, Fort Stevens and Cape Lookout

Costa Rica Offers Budget Friendly, Family Friendly Travel Options - During Green Season, discounted rates and packages can be had at any of the six Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality-managed resorts, hotels and ecolodges in Costa Rica or Nicaragua

Visions of Super Full Moon Above Portland: a Stellar Event Some freaky fun happened in the skies over Oregon this weekend, as the Super Full Moon emerged for a decent amount of time

Some Breaks for Travelers at Portland Airport For Spring Break

Various Ways to Inexpensive Travel, Says Travel Deals Website Founder One expert is offering some tips on cutting the costs of whooping it up in style abroad or around the nation.

Celebrity Chefs Hit St. Croix at Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort for Food Fest St. Croix's Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort will host close to 1,000 culinary enthusiasts and some rock stars of the kitchen for A Taste of St. Croix

Weird Travel News: Norway, England, Strange Tourism Jobs, Portland Brighton, England; cruise ships from Norway; Portland, Oregon

Most of Oregon in for Snow, Freezing Temps This Week: Portland, Valley, South The majority of Oregon is likely to get freezing temperatures and some amounts of snow throughout the week

Oregon Travel This Week: Highway Delays, Coast Road Open, Wine Country Oddities Including a kind of Wine Country virtual tour

Oregon Wine Country a Combo of Secret Roads, Geologic Wonders and La Dolce Vita Oregon's wine country meanders on through what surely must be hundreds of miles of dirt roads, paved highway and bucolic countryside that is part farmland, part primeval forest

OSU Scientists: More Snow in Store for Oregon This Week Scientists from the Oregon Climate Change Research Service at Oregon State University say the season is back with a vengeance, but it will be a good thing for the snowpack after an unusually dry January.

Spring Travel Packages Bloom for France, Italy, U.S., Caribbean, Puerto Rico One group has offered some tantalizing suggestions for beaches to travel to, while tempting packages have been offered for other places in Europe and the United States

U.S. Travel: Gas Prices Up Around Nation and Oregon This Week More bad news for those looking to fill their tanks around the nation. The Oregon office of the AAA said gas prices rose in Oregon and around the United States

Travel Packages for West Indies, Ireland, California Some hot deals have popped up on the world travel stage, for Ireland, the West Indies and California.

Spend St. Pattie's Day at a Real Irish Castle Ashford Castle is inviting guests to the Emerald Isle for the ultimate Irish celebration - complete with a visit to the 5th-century church of St. Patrick himself

Euro Travel: Luxury Packages for Spas in Hungary Hungary has a centuries-old tradition of spas and thermal baths.

Fun and Funky Romance Travel Packages for West Coast U.S. The season of romance is cause for celebration in some particularly lovely and tasty ways on the west coast of the United States, in California and in Washington.

Oregon Scientists Involved in Deepest Ice Core Drilling in Antarctica The work involving Oregonians is an impressive accomplishment and an important step forward for climate science

Ashland Area Inn Celebrates Anniversary with Elegant Dinner About a half hour drive east of Ashland, the inn is part of a small community that specializes in culinary feats and getaways

Portland, Oregon Bridge a Local Icon At night, the bridge is a bit of visual poetry, with lights reflecting on the water, spires of light shooting up into the sky

Romance Package in Oregon Wine Country Allison Inn & Spa, a resort in Oregon wine country that is located on 35 hillside acres, has created a Valentine’s package

Portland Wine Auction Features Extravagant Art Items The gala auction happens on March 5, 2011

Mystery Colors of Stars in Oregon Skies Explained These long, long exposure shots reveal some unusual things upon closer examination: the star trails contain different colors.

Oregon Astronomer Reveals Tricks of Star Streaks The stars are out in full force, creating a stir throughout much of Oregon

Oregon AAA Gives Travel Tips for 2011; Travel Trends The Oregon office of the AAA said it believes the travel outlook for this year is strong, after a year of unsettling decreases during major holidays

Central California Coast Offers Hot Winter Travel Deals San Luis Obispo offers several travel package solutions to warm up every body and soul

Egyptian Artifacts and Real Mummy Coming to Portland OMSI will soon unearth a new exhibit that takes you on a trip back in time to ancient Egypt, with Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science.

T. Rex Has Just Days Left in Portland, Oregon; Weathermen Gathering There A massive dinosaur will soon be leaving OMSI in Portland, and the science attraction has scheduled a huge gathering of meteorologists there in January

Oregon Group Warns of Invasive Species in Firewood Moving firewood can increase the risk of introducing new invasive species that kill native trees.

Oregon Scientists Surprised by Whale Being Tracked Near Russia You too can track the whale via satellite through the Hatfield

Asia Tourism Group Offers Spa Travel Highlights Tour spas in China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand

Bighorn Sheep Released Around Oregon As the herds get established in these two locations over the next few years, visitors will find viewing and eventually, hunting opportunities for the sheep.

New Trip Deals for Egypt Pyramids, Nile Cruise Friendly Planet Travel recently introduced five new 2011 departure dates for its nine-day Pyramids and Nile Cruise

Canadian Hotel Listed Among World's Best by Conde Nast For the fifth time, Hotel Le Germain-Dominion celebrates ranking

Oregon Officials: Stay Clear of Aumsville; Flood Warnings Issued Traffic may be impeded by debris and downed power lines

Oregon Researchers: Tornadoes Here are Unusual Damage caused by Tuesday's twister caught many people by surprise

Tornado Warning for Parts of Oregon Tuesday The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a tornado warning for parts of Clackamas and Marion counties, in effect until about 12:30 p.m.

Odd Oregon Lunar Eclipse Event at OMSI on Dec. 20 The Full Moon will slide through the dark shadow of the Earth and for 73 minutes the only light hitting the Moon will be a reddish glow

Oregon State Parks Permits on Sale Permits are now $25 instead of $30

Oregon, Washington To Host Sturgeon Meetings Members of the public will get their first look at a new sturgeon conservation plan and be asked to weigh in on management of sturgeon in the lower Columbia and lower Willamette rivers

Scientists Deliver Sobering Climate Report for Oregon A report released Tuesday seems to point to increased climate problems in Oregon

Some Thanksgiving Travel Problems in Oregon Mountains, Highways Thanksgiving travel around Oregon is mostly not a problem, unless you're heading through the mountain passes.

New Book Spotlights Portland's Forest Park Readers have a chance to learn more about the Rose City's treasured park in a new edition of a familiar book

Oregon Holiday Travel Likely Up This Year The AAA is projecting the number of Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday will increase 11.4 percent from 2009, with approximately 42.2 million travelers

Oregon Gas Prices Hitting Highs for Travel Season Oregon AAA said that gas prices in Oregon are starting to hit highs for the year

 

Portland's St. Johns Bridge In An Ethereal, Otherworldly Mood A foggy weekend turns the Portland landmark into something almost paranormal

Portland Building Takes on Strange, Unexpected Look in Rainstorm KOIN Tower looked like something out of Batman, or maybe the end of the Ghostbusters movie

Winter Hospitality, Tourism Courses Offered in Bend, Oregon Hospitality and tourism leaders are invited to attend the courses taught by Cornell faculty

Winter Advisories for Cascades, Southern Oregon, North California The Oregon Cascades are about to get hit with a winter advisory, for anything above 3500 feet

Watching Two Portland, Oregon Attractions Become Surreal in Fall Two Portland hotspots literally became like another world, another reailty, at times

Group Works to Promote Israel's Dead Sea Travel The Dead Sea is one of 27 finalists in the New 7 Wonders of Nature online competition

Getting Lost in Oregon's Fall Colors It's the rural drives that are really the kick in the eye

Guided Hikes Every Sunday Through Wilderness Near Hong Kong Hong Kong beckons hikers and nature lovers with mountains, valleys, coastlines and picturesque walking trails

Southern Oregon Coast To Get Hit with Massive Waves

Portland Eatery Offers India Version of Thanksgiving While East India Co. will not be open on the holiday, it hosts an intriguing take on turkey

Oregon Studded Tire Season Starts at Usual November 1 Studded tires will not be allowed on Oregon highways until November 1, which is next week

Mount Hood Resort Readies for Season with Special The Resort at the Mountain is offering the Calling All Powder Hounds package for skiers and snowboarders who love dropping in on fresh powder

West Coast Travel News: Corn Maze in Washington, San Diego Ranked Number Two Harris poll put San Diego at the top of the list of favorite travel spots

Portland Breakfast Dining Moment: Canyon Grille, Beaverton Mind-boggling breakfasts are the big secret of this secret spot

Curious Weather: Frosty Nights, Sunny Days for Oregon This Week The weekend and much of the week look to be extra sunny and pleasant during the day, but chilly at night throughout Oregon

Southwest Airlines Announces Deals for Nevada, Vegas, Florida, California, Arizona

Robots Do Battle at Portland Science Attraction OMSI hosts a day of mechanical madness at the Robotics Showcase, happening October 23

Oregon Media Watch: Music, TV Fall Schedule, Political Ads, Video Games Copyright issues between countries, viscious political ads, Vampire Diaries, The Event, Half Life 2, Manic Street Preachers

Space Travel: Video of Harvest Moon, Stellar Events Portland - indeed the rest of the world - was abuzz this week with the massive display of the Super Harvest Moon

Oregon Officials Raise Bag Limit on Willamette Area Streams Anglers may keep an additional coho salmon on several Willamette Valley area streams under temporary fishing rules

Irish Castle Goes All Harry Potter for Halloween Harry Potter's magical world of witches and wizards will materialize this Halloween at Ashford Castle

Travel To Germany's Black Forest, London Changes the Soul

International Travel Developments: South African Villas, Israel's Dead Sea

Three Kooky, Unusual Oregon Attractions It's no surprise that this state is full of surprises in its attractions

Oktoberfest for a Cause Comes to Portland Heathman Restaurant It will be held Thursday, October 21, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Heathman Restaurant & Bar

Antarctica Within Reach at New York Hotel Buckingham Hotel in New York City lets you experience the thrill of the adventure

Odd Travel News: Paranormal in Missouri, Caribbean Scuba Diving The travel news is hot for those looking for something a little different in their vacation plans

Wine Tours Set for South America, Italy and Portugal Cruise the Douro in Portugal, visit rural Italy and tango and sip wine in Argentina with Wine Lovers Tours in 2011

National Park Resort Returns with 'Best of Northwest' Travel Package It combines lodging at Lake Quinault Lodge, Kalaloch Lodge, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and Lake Crescent Lodge

Oregon Officials Warn Boaters About Weekend Safety Labor Day Weekend promises congestion and a touch of chaos on the waterways around Oregon

Oregon Hunters Urged to Follow Rules to Prevent Disease Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected in some Oregon wildlife

Picasso Influences Special at Seattle Hotel The Maxwell Hotel is announcing the Celebrating Pablo package

Oregon's Sandy River Mapped, Detailed Guide Produced Oregon has a new water trail with signs and a guide mapping the lower 38 miles

Oregon Travel Fun: Festival of Bugs, and a Festival of Wine on Mount Hood Fall will bring a massive art, wine and music festival to the tourism hot spot of Mount Hood, while a festival full of bugs will invade Beaverton at the end of August

Volunteer Travel Puts New Slant on Holidays Projects Abroad volunteers have experienced a variety of holiday incarnations across the world

Oregon Expands Highway Adoption; Lane County Traffic Restrictions The program now includes removal of nuisances, lane restrictions near Waldport

Central California Coast Gourmet Getaway and Giveaway San Luis Obispo's Savor the Central Coast food and wine event happens September 30 - October 3

Oregon Officials Offer Tips to Avoid Bear Problems Black bears are being seen more frequently in western Oregon this summer

Latest in Portland Travel: Dinosaurs, Tree Adventures, Meteor Showers and Northern Lights A dinosaur exhibit rules the Oregon Zoo, and you can now hop through the air from tree to tree near Hillsboro

Atlantis Resort Offers Fall Getaway Special It must be booked by August 22 for travel August 15 through December 22

Traffic Restrictions on Central Oregon Coast, Survey Work Near Corvallis Projects include work on the bridge in Florence

Oregon Coast Events: Lincoln City August Calendar Eating stuff off the beach, theater, puppets, art and more

Resort on Mount Hood Boasts Numerous Summer Events From festivals to winemaker's dinners, these events embrace and celebrate the beauty

Eastern and Oriental Express Start Journeys to SE Asia This November, Orient-Express is introducing the Chronicles of Southeast Asia

Traffic Restrictions and Changes for Albany, Oregon Coast Problems near Florence and changes in lanes in Albany

SW Portland Eatery Finds Delicious Ways to Cool Off The heatwave hitting Portland and northwest Oregon is only providing inspiration for one tiny eatery in the Beaverton area

Summer Travel: Jamaican Beaches Beckon with Temperate Climates, Specials Many special packages are offered throughout the summer and fall months

Yacht Tours Of Turkey, Greek Islands Announced The tours explore the coast of Turkey and Greek islands of the Aegean - the Turquoise Coast

Summit for Foodies Comes to Portland The popular Foodportunity networking event hits the road this fall to venture into Portland's hot food scene

Cherokee Nation Offers Tours, Workshops, Specials At Hard Rock Cafe The Oklahoma organization has created fun for groups of 10 or more during a pleasurable day-trip, weekend getaway or weeklong vacation

Washington Summer Travel for Twilight Fans, No Sales Tax at Hotel Fans of the Twilight series have a new reason to go bonkers in the northwest town

Experience Truly Wild Yellowstone in Idaho It begins with a half-hour cabin cruiser ride across Yellowstone Lake, the nation's largest lake at over 7,500 feet above sea level

Three Major Festivals Fill Ten Days in Oregon's Columbia Gorge Three events, Fort Dalles Rodeo, Jammin’ July Streetfest, and Historic The Dalles Days, have combined into one 10-day celebration

Hotel Offers Biking Through Boulder Package Experience the city's enthusiastic biking culture with the Millennium Harvest House biking package

Oregon Fourth of July, Independence Day: Small Towns Still Rule Celebrations in eastern, southern and central Oregon, the coast, Willamette Valley and wine country

Summer Travel: Ireland for Dad, Jimmy Buffet's Hotel An awesome travel idea for Father's Day at a castle in Ireland, while a new hotel opens in Florida in association with singer Jimmy Buffet

Summer Music Fest Kicks Off in Oregon's Columbia Gorge The Dalles' 2010 Music in the Park concert series kicks off in City Park on June 23

Twilight Travel Package Something You Can Sink Your Fangs Into The Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort in Illinois is back with what they call 'another fang-tastic package'

South Oregon Coast Theater Now on National Historic Registry The Egyptian Theatre in downtown Coos Bay is Oregon's latest entry in the National Register of Historic Places

Strange Wet Weather to Hit Oregon, Washington More weird weather for June is hitting northwest Oregon and southern Washington, according to the National Weather Service

Southwest Airlines Puts San Diego, Hyatt Hotels and Tampa On Sale Southwest Airlines recently announced a bundle of summer travel specials that include Hyatt Hotels, attractions in San Diego and some cities in Florida.

Travel Firm Offers Harry Potter Tour of Europe

Oregon Travel Alerts: Park Flooded, New Left Turn Signals Albany is getting new left turn signals in several places, and a park near Salem was flooded over the weekend

Portland, Oregon Science Museum Spotlights Einstein The new exhibit Einstein opens June 26 at OMSI

Oregon Senate Confirms New State Parks Commission Member The Oregon Senate has confirmed Governor Ted Kulongoski's appointment of Davis Moriuchi of Portland to the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission

NASA Astronauts Visit Portland, Oregon Science Attraction OMSI welcomes NASA astronauts Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Jim Dutton on June 12

Freaky Kentucky Caves are Longest in U.S. This summer, escape the summer heat and head underground to explore the country’s longest cave system

Summer Travel: Girlfriend Getaways in Utah; Food and Wine in Idaho Savor Idaho Festival happens June 13, while Utah hosts a variety of outdoor adventures for gals

Oregon Campsites Still Available, Says State Parks Weather has spooked many campers and cancellations abound

AAA on Oregon Memorial Weekend Travel: Gas Prices, Airfare The Oregon office of AAA is predicting a growth in travel in the northwest for the Memorial Day Weekend, and yet gas prices seem to be staying level

Of the Final LOST, Love and Maybe Oregon Frustration with a lack of answers, but there connections to Oregon that could linger

Dinosaurs and Secret Artists Havens in Canada's British Columbia BC is now dino-country as well as cloistering a handful of artist hangouts that never fail to surprise

Oregon Travel News: Gas Prices Lower, Biggest Loser Show in Portland NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" will be in Portland this weekend.and fueling up just got a little cheaper

Oregon Travel: Bridge Back Open, Gas Prices Steady The bridge near Harrisburg and Eugene is back open after repair work

Eco Ship Travel Company Has New Person at the Helm Ecoventura serves the growing dive market in the Galapagos and elsewhere

Manhattan Hotel Package Geared To International Travelers Affinia Manhattan is offering a Red Eye Removal package for guests flying into the city late

Australia's Queensland Offers Mix of Wilderness and Luxury A new and striking travel trend in the region is its retreats, which offer a mixture of the wild and luxurious

Work on Oregon Bridge Begins Immediately; Detours Involved It was damaged May 3 when it was struck by a boom truck traveling northbound across the bridge

Construction, Lane Restrictions on Oregon's 99E Near Eugene and Albany Two parts of Oregon highway 99E will have some travel restrictions in the coming days and weeks

Adventure Lodge in Canadian Rockies Offers Season Opening Incentives Cathedral Mountain Lodge in the Canadian Rockies opens for the summer season on May 21

Booksigning for New Best Places Portland on May 18 Author and Portland resident Elizabeth Lopeman will be appearing at a booksigning/happy hour party for her new guide, Best Places Portland 2010

See Space Shuttle Atlantis Final Launch at Oregon Attraction OMSI will offer front-row seats on Friday, May 14, to watch the final launch of NASA's space shuttle

Oregon Travel: Highway Between Corvallis and Newport Detours in May From May 14 to May 17, Hwy 20 will be shut down for blasting work, but detours are plentiful

Oregon Airline Company Snags Kansas Route DOT recently announced the selection of SeaPort Airlines as the new essential air service provider for Salina, Kansas

Construction, Blasting to Create Delays Between Corvallis and Newport A construction blast will result in lane restrictions on US 20, near Eddyville this week and could result in a road closure lasting several hours

Oregon Aquarium to Become a Swampland

New York Travel Packages for First-Timers, Baseball Fans The Big Apple has some enticing packages for who have never visited New York or those who love baseball.

Celebrate Nature and Independence in Maine and Washington State Two opposite sides of the U.S. coastline are coaxing visitors with some fun and interesting features

May Clean-Up Event Targets Lake in Oregon's Gorge On Saturday, May 8, The Dalles Young Professionals are hosting a 'Save Taylor Lake' clean up project from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Southwest Airlines Sale: 50 Percent Off Destinations, Hotels

New Attractions and Adventures for Israel, Canada, Australia A massive garden has opened up in Israel’s Emek Hefer area, a new platypus is making waves in Brisbane, Australia and those who love snow sports with helicopters will now love parts of Canada even more.

Hawaii Travel News: Organic Amenities, Car and Breakfast Specials One resort on the Kona coast is offering breakfast with a car rental, while a new garden-inspired restaurant and a new day spa feature ingredients made from Hawaii’s natural resources.

Oregon Travel News: Camping Back Online, Gas Prices Up While gas prices still seem to be slowly edging up, there's great news for those wanting to make online reservations for camping at state parks

Portland’s OMSI Celebrates Its Volunteers Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will honor its more than 500 volunteers during, April 18 - 24

Massive Music Fest Set for Wisconsin This Summer Milwaukee’s massive Summerfest is coming back, happening June 24 - July 4 this year. 

State Parks Announces Changes for Central Oregon, Cascadia Park Diseased trees will be removed from Cascadia state park and there's a new food and supplies vendor for Lake Billy Chinook

Southwest Adds New Destinations, Kentucky Derby Package Southwest Airlines has announced 26 new destinations across the United States for its vacation packages

Falconry Family Adventure At Irish Castle

Oregon Gas Prices Steady, Campsite Reservations Offline Gas prices are holding steady but campers trying to reserve a spot will have an extra hoop to jump through

Castle Attractions Opening in U.S. Include Harry Potter and Medieval Fortress A medieval fortress in Arkansas and a bit of Harry Potter on U.S. soil in Florida

Toronto Hotel and Restaurant Pair Up for Delicious Packages The Hotel Le Germain Toronto and its neighboring Victor Restaurant are creating some waves

Travel News This Week: Mexico Warnings, Culinary Fests, Sea Turtles and Cruises

Dubai Tour Shows Off Modern Luxury and the Ancient Experience the intersection of traditional Islamic culture and contemporary luxury for around $1500

Sailing and Cruise Deals for Greece and California One cruise company has put together a thrifty yet extravagant package for sailing in Greece, while another California outfit is offering a deal on fun on the waves near Redondo

Costa Rica Travel: Sustainable Tourism and Eco Tours with Chocolate One Costa Rican resort recently won some awards for its sustainable tourism approach, while a new eco-tour in the Limon province involves a forest tram and chocolate

Culinary Events, Festivals Fill British Landscape Throughout Year There are many unique local food and drink festivals throughout the country in 2010

Machu Pichu Hotel Caters to Savings El MaPi is a new hotel specifically designed to cater to travelers seeking exceptional value and savings

Portland Restaurant Announces Spring Performance Lineup Andina will once again host a series of intimate music and dance performances by acclaimed local artists and ensembles

New Orleans Food and Drink Festivals Make for Culinary Ragers Three major festivals of food and mixology are planned in New Orleans this year

Greek Eco-Tourism Adventure Includes Working with Sea Turtles The Zakynthos Humanitourism experience includes a sea turtle conservation project in June

U.S. and Oregon AAA Issue Spring Travel Alerts for Mexico The problem has been heavy violence by Mexican drug cartels, which have killed thousands in the last year throughout the country

Central Coast Spring Break Offers Mix of Events and Nature Two lighthouses, various family events, a massive working bayfront and more whale watch vantage points than anywhere

Colorado Town Blooms with Events in May Whether you are a wine lover, a cyclist, a runner or a patriot, Montrose, Colo., is the place to be May 14 to 16.

Make a Trip to Morocco with Special Tour Price See Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, and more for under $199 a day, plus an optional extension to Rome

Company Holds 'Love' and Swinger Events at Jamaican Resort LoveVoodoo takes on adult travel from a new angle

Tours Offered of Dam in Oregon's Columbia Gorge The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer guided tours this spring and summer of The Dalles Lock and Dam powerhouse

Spring Break Deals Aplenty in Colorado Lodging properties in Grand Junction, Colorado are offering 'Spring Into Grand Junction' specials throughout March

Travel Deals From CheapOair Celebrate Saint Patty's Day Specials include a flight to Ireland itself, but mostly to major blowouts in U.S. cities like Savannah, Boston, New York and San Francisco

Paranormal Travel: A Haunted BnB in Iowa

Shopping Deals Are Annual Rite of Spring in Amish Country

Paranormal Travel: Ghost Ship Of Block Island, Rhode Island

Southwest Airlines Offering Extensive Hotel - Flight Travel Packages Book a flight plus hotel package to any of Southwest's destinations and save up to $200

Dude Ranches Partner with National Parks Around U.S. DRA represents over 100 dude ranches in the western United States with locations next to popular destinations

Portland Eatery Celebrates Indian Holiday East India Co. Grill & Bar will show its 'colors' with a colorful spread of spring-inspired dishes in a special Holi men

The Dalles Hosts Literary and Music Fest in May

Portland's OMSI Sends You to Hubble Telescope

Hawaiian Agency Creates Tsunami Info Center Many on the island were evacuated to higher ground early this morning, but nothing more than some tidal surges were reported.

Meeting Packages on Sale at Hawaii Hotel

Flights to Jamaica On Sale

South Africa Hosts Tourism and Economic Meeting Meanwhile, Voyageprive.com announces the launch of a U.S. website

Oregon Coast Town Sees Small Economic Boom Each February With around 17,000 visitors over its three-day run, cannot be pulled off without the economic help of its many sponsors and volunteers

Group Announces Awards for World's Best Airports

Travel Deals: Italian Gelato Tour Includes Spa Italian tour operator TourCrafters is offering a new 7-day/6-night 'Eat Your Gelato in Italy' package that starts at US$1,119

Two Oregon Structures Named to National Historic Registry A log home in Portland and a railroad station in Salem have become part of the National Register of Historic Places

New Italian Luxury Hotel says 'Define Your Lifestyle' A new luxury hotel has opened up in the spectacular Mediterranean town of Vietri sul Mare – in southern Italy

Friendly Planet Travel Sends Travelers on Taste of Vietnam Tour Friendly Planet Travel's Taste of Vietnam tour goes for just $1,199

Wild Adventures in Nicaragua Announced Wildland Adventures has lined up two unique itineraries to Nicaragua in 2010

Oregon State Parks Joins Forces with National Alliance

Oregon, Washington Wine Countries Get Runners and Charity Events

Galapagos Nature Expedition Offers Savings on March 5 Trip

Bizarre Geologic Landmarks of Oregon

Vancouver B.C. Officials Offer Agenda of Happenings

New Calgary Hotel Opens February 15

Germany Prepares to Get Wild Yet Arty

San Diego Explodes with Valentine Packages

Wild Amore Possibilities in New York or Rome

Valentine's in Portland: Dinner, Chocolate and a Movie About Dinner

Experience Weightlessness in L.A. on Valentine's Day

San Francisco Hotel and Nightclub Host Valentine's for Singles

Portland Science Event Looks at Bio-Chemistry of Love

Wild River Rafting Takes Over Southern Oregon Resort

Winter Games Getaway Between Seattle and B.C.

Dominican Republic Resort Boasts Romantic Getaway for February

Oregon Parks Dept Seeks to Honor Historic Preservationists, Assist Old Cemetaries

Explore Future of Space Travel at Portland, Oregon Museum

AAA Examines Coming Travel Trends for Oregon

Jamaican Airline and Tourism Officials Cajole U.S.

Portland Bartenders Shake It Up for Charity

'Voluntourism' Group Announces Packages for New Year

Oregon Travel: the Coast is Clear, Gas Prices Steady

Ancient Discovery in Nazareth Sparks Heavy Interest

New Year's Eve in Oregon

Jolly Man in Red Makes Apparent Emergency Landing on Oregon Beach

Winter Vacation Apartments in New York on Discount

Wild Gift Ideas for the Extreme Traveler

North Carolina Travel Hotspot Wins Awards

Oregon Film Office Wraps Up Best Year Ever for Filming

Portland Restaurant Partners Provide Double Dose of Italy

New York City Hotels Engage with Winter Promotion 15 luxury hotels will participate in the Signature Collection Third Night promotion this winter

Holiday Charities Abound in Portland, Oregon Coast Businesses on the coast and Portland are assisting their local causes

Dreaming of No Snow? Air Jamaica Offers Deals

Israel Announces Online Holiday Fun, Music Fest

Oregon, California Bracing for Cold Blast, Flooding Possible California will get lots of rain, while Oregon will be in a windy freeze

New and Old International Hotels Make the Scene

Putting Hawaii Under the Christmas Tree Check out Hawaii.com for some unbeatable holiday gift ideas - some practical, some luxurious.

Portland's Metrovino Debuts Winter Menu

Australia and Ireland Offer Unique Travel Packages

BnB's Offer Fun, Quirky Holiday Travel Alternatives

Oregon Coast Restaurant Icon Found in Numerous Towns

Ship Made of Gingerbread Makes Splash in Florida

Portland’s Genoa Restaurant Returns After Year Closure

Oregon Thanksgiving Travel: Stable Gas Prices, Higher Traffic Gas prices aren't likely to increase as travel will increase 1.4 percent, much of that by car.

Traveling Music Reviews: Ian Anderson, Portland; Manic Street Preachers, Seattle Ian Anderson in November at the Schnitz in Portland, cerebral punk/pop outfit Manic Street Preachers in Seattle back in September.

Animals Figure Big in San Diego's Travel Industry

Copenhagen Boasts Happiest City with Travel Packages

Holiday Fest on Oregon Coast Spotlights History

Travel Developments in Israel Include More Tourists, Historical Finds

Oregon Wine Country Celebrates with Tour of 163 Wineries This annual event is held the weekend after Thanksgiving, November 27-29

Freak Oregon Storms Bring Tornado, Minor Floods and Mountain Snow A series of storm systems brought good and bad news to various parts of the state

Friendly Planet Travel Announces Detailed Argentina Tours The company's 11-day Incredible Argentina tour goes for $1,599

Travelers Can Vote for Their Favorite Small U.S. Town Do you think your town is cool, or remember a special town from your travels?

Portland Restaurants Boast New Menus and Approaches One boasts a new menu, while a cutting edge Indian restaurant keeps a popular prix-fixe feature.

Upscale Oregon Destinations Celebrate in Wine Country, Mount Hood One is a major award for a resort at the bottom of Mount Hood, and an Oregon wine country favorite celebrates 20 years of culinary and vino fireworks

Paranormal Tourism Big in Small Oregon Town One tiny town on the Oregon coast is gaining popularity for strange legends

Atlantis Resort Lets Guest Get Face-to-Face with Marine Life Visitors can interact with giant manta rays and sea lions, along with the more than 50,000 marine animals.

Movies and More 'Leverage' to be Filmed in Oregon Director Gus Van Sant has announced his latest film will be made in Oregon, and the TNT series renews its filming commitment in Portland

Irish Castle Gets Spirit of Christmas and Harry Potter It's a double-whammy for the holidays from the Irish destination Ashford Castle

Encyclopedia for Paranormal Tourists Updated Encyclopedia of Haunted Places offers dozens of new locations from all over the globe

Southwest Airlines Offers Specials Deals for Milwaukee, Salt Lake City skiing and various upscale hotels

Portland Connects With France Via Auction, Fine Wines When the first cases of Beaujolais Nouveau arrive in Portland, the Heathman Restaurant will be at the top of the list

     

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