Attractions

Visiting old friends at DiamondStone Guest Lodges

City: 
La Pine

By Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

While traveling, the best places I have found are the ones that slow your blood pressure; you can feel your body relax.  DiamondStone Guest Lodges are those kinds of places. DiamondStone feels like a stay with old friends. 

Region: 
Central Oregon

Pools And So Much More

City: 
Bend

By Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

The Juniper Swim and Fitness Center is filled with surprises.

Region: 
Central Oregon

Yes, there are waterfalls near Bend

City: 
Bend

By Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

Region: 
Central Oregon

About as close as you can get to farm-fresh food

City: 
Aurora

By Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

I am a sucker for any business that gives away free samples.

Now if the free samples are good, I am basically a customer for life.

Region: 
Willamette Valley

A Bookstore Evolved

City: 
Gleneden Beach

By Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

The Oregon coast offers a plethora of activities and sites to see that will keep anyone busy. However, some of us go to the coast to find a calm, quiet time to read, watch the waves, play games with family with the picturesque setting in the background.

Region: 
Central Coast

Want to know the whole story of Oregon history, visit Newell House

City: 
St. Paul

By Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

Anyone who has done even the cursory look into Oregon’s rich history, knows the big names. I mean who hasn’t heard of Lewis & Clark, right?

Region: 
Statewide
Region: 
Willamette Valley

Quality all around at Heirloom Roses

City: 
St. Paul

By Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

Sitting quietly on a bench, listening to the birds and insects, it’s hard to imagine that you aren’t sitting in the center of “The Rose City.”

Region: 
Statewide
Region: 
Yamhill Valley

Games, games and more games at Big Al’s

City: 
Beaverton

By Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

We have all been to those fun centers where it’s utter chaos and parents are left standing around watching children run around like ferrets on quadruple espressos.

Big Al’s is different.

In fact, think of it as a fun center that caters to spending time with your kids, instead of just chasing them around.

Region: 
Metro Portland

Fine art in the heart of wine country

City: 
Newberg

By Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
Art is one of the fundamental elements of the Yamhill Valley wine country experience, which is why I totally get the name of the Art Elements Gallery.

Region: 
Yamhill Valley

Find something unique at Tollen Farm

City: 
Wilsonville

By Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

Personally, my favorite tourist attractions are ones where you can do a number of things at once. It just feels like a better use of time when you visit a business or park, and you get a couple of activities in, instead of just one.

Region: 
Willamette Valley
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