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Oregon . . . beautiful coastlines, uncrowded
           OREGON                                                                  canyons, hills, forests, valleys, wheat fields,
                                                                                   ocean beaches, rushing streams, deep river
                                                                                   fertile farmland, hillside wineries, rangelands,
                                                                                   peaceful country roads, scenic historic sur-
                                                                                   roundings, the Oregon Trail . . . there is no
                                                                                   shortage of things to do and see here.
                                                                                     Northwestern Oregon with its beautiful
                                                                                   coastlines was the destination of Oregon’s
                                                                                   earliest explorers.  Almost every community
                                                                                   has a museum devoted to the history of the
                                                                                   Pacific Northwest, many filled with artifacts
                                                                                   brought to the region by pioneers traveling in
                                                                                   the great mid-nineteenth century Oregon Trail
                                                                                   wagon train migration. The northwestern
                                                                                   coast features resorts, charter fishing areas,
                                                                                   the largest Oregon coastal port Newport,
                                                                                   the ever popular kite flying areas of Lincoln
                                                                                   City and Oregon’s largest cheese plant in
                                                                                   Tillamook, attracting over 800,000 visitors
                                                                                   each year.
                                                                                     Peaceful country roads take you to the
                                                                                   eastern areas of Oregon, where the visitor
                                                                                   will find the Snake River and the gorge carved
                                                                                   between Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains and
                                                                                   Idaho’s Seven Devils range.  The Wallowa
                                                             Bend Oregon hot air balloons
                                                                       photo by:   Mountains form an impressive cluster of
                                                                   Oregon Chamber  10,000-foot peaks at the end of the highway,
                                                                                   east of La Grande.

                                             Lincoln City  Visitor and Convention Bureau,   Bandon-by-the-Sea
                 OREGON COAST                801 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR  97367;   Location: On Highway 101. Population:
                                             Phone:  (541) 994-2164.              3100.  Visitor  Information:  Bandon-by-the-Sea
      Astoria                                                                     Chamber of Commerce, 300 S.E. 2nd, Bandon,
        Location: Highways 30 and 101, 90 miles west of   Officially formed in 1965 with the incorporation of   OR 97411; Phone: (541) 347-9616
        Portland, 17 miles north of Seaside.  Population:   five  small  communities,  Lincoln  City  was  Oregon’s
        10,050. Visitor Information: Astoria-Warrenton   first  Honeymoon  Destination  over  one  hundred  and   Bandon-by-the-Sea is a delightful place to enjoy
        Area Chamber of Commerce,  111  W. Marine   twenty-five years earlier, in 1837.   beachcombing, sunset, bird and whale watching,
        Drive, Astoria,  OR  97103;  Phone:  (800)  875-  With seven miles of Oregon coast, Lincoln City   clamming and crabbing, or just relaxing to the sound of
        6807 or (503) 325-6311.            is a great place for adventure. Guests to the area can   the breaking surf. The historic seaport offers a cheese
                                           boat, fish, golf, cycle, camp, surf, picnic, hunt agates,   factory tour, great surf fishing and the original West
      Seaside                              canoe, kayak, windsurf, watch for birds and whales   Coast Game Park walk-through Safari, where visitors
        Location:   Hwy 101 North;  4 miles north   and beachcomb.               can pet, film and walk among hundreds of free roaming
                                                                                 wild animals.  There are also two National  Wildlife
        of  Junction  of Hwy 26  &  101;  79 miles  to                           Refuges  to  explore,  at  Oregon  Islands  and  Bandon
        Portland; 185 miles to Seattle and 135 miles to                          Marsh.
        Salem. Population: 5,400. Visitor Information:
        Seaside Chamber of Commerce, 7 N. Roosevelt,
        PO Box 7, Seaside, OR  97138; Phone: (503)                                        INLAND OREGON
        738-6391 or (800) 444-6740.
      Rockaway Beach                                                            Columbia River Gorge
                                                                                  Location: The Columbia River Gorge National
        Location:  Highway  101  in  Tillamook  County,                           Scenic  Area spans southern  Washington and
        14  miles  from  Tillamook.  Population:                                  northern Oregon, encompassing 292,500 acres
        1,200.   Visitor   Information:   Rockaway                                between the Sandy and the Deschutes River.
        Beach  Chamber  of  Commerce,  103
        First Street at the Little Red Caboose, PO Box                            North America’s second largest river, the Columbia
        198,  Rockaway  Beach,  OR  97136;  Phone:                              winds through a spectacular geological wonder replete
        (503) 355-8108 or (800) 331-5928; Email:                                with countless gorgeous waterfalls, including two-;  Website:  www.                                 tiered Multnomah Falls at over 600 feet in height. The                 Newport / South Beach                area  offers  year-round  recreation  such  as  camping,
      Tillamook                              Location:  On Highway 101, 26 miles to Lincoln   hiking, biking, golf, whitewater rafting and kayaking,
                                                                                windsurfing,  boating,  skiing  and  riverboat  cruises.
        Location:  Highway 101, 74 miles southwest   City.  Population:  10,000. Visitor Information:
        of Portland and 74 miles west of Salem.     Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, 555   The Dalles
        Population:  4,100.  Visitor  Information:  S.W.  Coast  Highway,  Newport,  OR;  Phone:   Location: On Interstate 84 and Oregon Hwy 30,
        Tillamook Chamber of Commerce, 3705 Hwy   (800) 262-7844.                 75 miles east of Portland. Population: 13,620.
        101 North, Tillamook, OR  97141; Phone: (503)                             Visitor Information:
        842-7525.                          Florence                             Bend
      Lincoln City                           Location:  Hwy 101 about 80 miles south of   Location: At the junction of Highways 97 and
        Location:  On Highway 101, 30 miles to   Newport. Population: 8500. Visitor Information:   20. Population: 81,000.  Visitor Information
        Newport,  89  miles  to  Portland,  52  miles  to   Florence  Area Chamber; Phone: (541) 997-  Center: 750 Lava Road Suite #160; Phone: (541)
        Salem. Population:  6,280. Visitor Information:    3128;  Website:  788-3628; Website:

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