Attractions

See what life was really like on the Oregon Trail

City: 
Baker City
Oregon Trail Interpretive CenterBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
Hiking, history and heritage, that’s the theme of the Oregon Trial Interpretive Center just East of Baker City.
 
Region: 
Eastern Oregon

Carnegie Library finds new life as art center

City: 
Baker City
Carnegie Art Center in Baker CityBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
Ginger Savage, executive director of the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, knows the minute someone walks up the stairs, whether they are there to enjoy the artwork, or the architecture of her building.
 
Region: 
Eastern Oregon

Baker City history walk shows the transition of “Queen of the Mines”

City: 
Baker City
Baker City Historical WalkBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
Despite being a town of just over 10,000 residents, Baker City feels significantly larger – an if you look into its history, you can understand why.
 
Region: 
Eastern Oregon

Craft at your fingertips in the Pearl

City: 
Portland
Portland Museum of Contemporary CraftBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
One of Portland’s oldest cultural organizations is also one of its most interesting.
 
The Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft is a must see for any art lover looking to spend a few hours seeing some of the best current craftwork in the Northwest or internationally.
 

Harry & David tours offer great smells and treats

Harry & DavidBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
The first thing you notice when you walk into the candy and confection area of the Harry & David tour is the smell: The sweet aroma of chocolate.
 
One of the first things that Kay Armstrong, tour director tells groups of people touring the Harry & David plant in Medford is that inside the building, calories don’t count.
Region: 
Southern Oregon

Rogue Creamery - Come for the cheese, stay for the history

Rogue CreameryBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
Making the perfect cheese isn’t just about finding the right ingredients.
 
You have to have the perfect humidity levels, the proper setting, but most of all, you need time.
 
Region: 
Southern Oregon

Historic theater great reason to visit downtown Medford

Craterian Ginger Rogers TheaterBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
While Southern Oregon might be known for hiking, fishing and Harry & David, there is one attraction you simply can’t miss when in Medford: The Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater.
 
Region: 
Southern Oregon

A whole new experience for your taste buds

Lillie Belle FarmsBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
There might not be jumpy castles, go-carts or batting cages, but make no mistake, Lillie Belle Farms, located in Central Point, is a fun center for your taste buds.
 
Owner Jeff Shepherd, a long-time chef, didn’t start out wanting to be a chocolatier. He actually wanted to grow organic fruit.
 
Region: 
Southern Oregon

Old Mill sees new life

Butte Creek MillBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
A lifetime of collecting antiques has served Bob Russell well.
 
Now the former Lake Oswego resident has the biggest antique he has ever collected – a circa 1872 water-powered mill and his restoration efforts are on display seven days a week.
 
Region: 
Southern Oregon

Oregon Garden - Come visit Oregon’s garden spot

City: 
Silverton
Oregon Garden in Silverton OregonBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com
 
Photos courtesy of the Oregon Garden

As you head out of Silverton’s residential area heading toward Stayton, it’s hard to miss the Oregon Garden.
 
Region: 
Willamette Valley
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