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BAKER CITY, OREGON__Crossroads Carnegie Art Center announces a fantastic cultural tourism event, set to open on First Friday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m. Eight venues/galleries in Baker City will open simultaneously to sell art created by over 160 local and regional artists, for just $40 a work. The show is scheduled to hang for the...
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JOSEPH, OREGON__The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, Oregon is honored to present their second annual juried exhibit of “Wild Landscape” photography from Northeast Oregon. The opening reception is Saturday, August 6, at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. With 45 photographs by 14 photographers, the exhibit is the second of this...
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There’s room on the boat for most of the Hells Canyon Adventures‘ jetboat excursions this week, so book your seats and be ready for a fun adventure! Departing from just below Hells Canyon Dam at the south entrance of Hells Canyon, these jetboat trips are a great way to see the most rugged and remote...
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Whether visitors or residents of the area, people wondering where they can find fresh, locally grown produce, meat and flowers will want to know about a new self-guided farm tour of gardens, farms and ranches in Northeast Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley. The Cove-Union Farm Loop provides a self-guided scenic drive through a series of backyard...
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Baker City, Ore. – A special exhibit at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (NHOTIC) explores the roles that native plants and pollinators play in an ecosystem. “The Native Landscape: Plants & Pollinators of Sagebrush Country” opens July 19 and will be on display through December 12 of this year. Visitors to the exhibit...
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ELGIN, OREGON__Every wonder what it looks like over the next ridge and down the tumbling rivers, far from the highways in byway country? The Eagle Cap Excursion Train has a busy schedule under way June through October, with plenty of opportunities for passengers to enjoy the beautiful and ever-changing scenery along the route. Departing from...
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BAKER CITY, OR__Several special interpretive presentation programs are available for visitors to the National Historic Trail Interpretive Center in June. Visitors and families can enjoy the outdoors and learn about the Old West during their vacations. June 15 programming focuses on Wild Horses. BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialists will provide information on adopting wild...
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The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is hosting a Wild Horse and Burro Day on June 15, 2016. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., specialists with the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program will discuss how the program is structured and operated and showcase wild horses available for adoption...
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Hells Canyon Adventures offers jet boat rides, rafting, and fishing adventures at the south entrance of Hells Canyon, on the Snake River. It is an amazing time to experience canyon thrills, wildlife and awe-inspiring views of the rugged canyon walls and towering mountains above. This week’s schedule is below. All tours operate on Pacific Time....
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We are gearing up for a big weekend in Northeast Oregon! Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial opening of the tourism season in our neck of the woods and we are excited to welcome you to explore and enjoy all that the beautiful area has to offer. We encourage you to slow down, relax and...
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VALE, OREGON__The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City is offering two days of special programs featuring historic re-enactors and demonstrations of frontier life on Memorial Day Weekend! Saturday and Sunday May 28 and 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, interpreters will demonstrate skills such as quilting, black powder shooting,...
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Arts East is delighted to have been asked back to participate in the 11th Annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival! They will once again collaborate with Friends of Ladd Marsh and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to help promote and celebrate birds, birding, and the natural beauty of the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area through...
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If you have ever considered a visit to the magnificent Wallowas of Northeast Oregon, you really must take a look at Joe Whittle’s blog on TravelOregon.com. If you once called our corner of Oregon home and are homesick for the scenic beauty and amazing recreational opportunities here – you really must see the photos and...
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Whether visiting the area or a Northeast Oregon resident, families will want to check out the special activities the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City is offering during Spring Break—March 21 through 24. The workshops are in addition to the Center’s acclaimed permanent exhibits. One-hour workshops will be offered that detail what...
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The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway and the Wallowas received lots of attention in 2015, from people just discovering the region’s beauty and from those who are long familiar with its incredible landscape and charming towns. Now, the attention is showing up in videos and articles. Here are links to videos from two companies that found...
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With a 100% all-natural 20” base, and more snow forecasted this week, Anthony Lakes is ready to open for the 2015/2016 Winter Season. All amenities will be in full swing including the café, Starbottle Saloon, Rental Shop, Learning Center, Retail Store and the Nordic Center. Groomed runs will include Broadway, Variety, Vista, and Road Run....
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Wednesday, October 15, was a day of celebration for Northeast Oregon. Officials gathered at Lake Fork Campground beside the FS Road 39 for a ribbon cutting and ceremonial opening of the 13-mile section of road that has been under construction for over two years. The new smooth, black pavement was the star of the day...
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The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and Trail Tenders volunteer group are hosting a Dutch Oven Cook-off on Saturday October 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the outdoor Wagon Encampment. The Cast Iron Chef Cook-off is a fun team competition celebrating open air cooking, community, and the local harvest. Ten teams of...
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The tourism industry has seen a strong growth in people wanting to know where their food comes from and having a desire for authentic rural experiences. Nature has provided Eastern Oregon with all of the ingredients needed to meet that demand. Businesses interested in developing and marketing culinary and agricultural tourism for visitors now have...
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Following is a guest post by Chuck Anderson, Oregon’s Alpenfest WALLOWA LAKE, Oregon__Alphorns – those 12-foot-long horns popularized in Ricola cough drop commercials – made history during the 37th edition of Oregon’s Alpenfest, Wallowa County’s annual Swiss-Bavarian festival. The traditional Swiss horns were played all over the Wallowa Lake area, known to many as Oregon’s...
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  Grant McOmie, a popular Portland, Oregon, news man, visited Hells Canyon Scenic Byway country in August and put together a great segment on the Joseph Branch Railriders and the Eagle Cap Excursion Train for his Grant’s Getaways program on KGW TV. Watch this segment, then take the time to explore Oregon through his eyes....
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Travel writer and editor Eileen Garvin found lots to love and many great ways to experience Hells Canyon in a recent post on Travel Oregon’s website. Read her tips and plan an awesome adventure of your own! This photo was taken at Granny Viewpoint by a fellow Hells Canyon fan.
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The tourism industry of Eastern Oregon extends its heartfelt concern for the residents, and communities that have been impacted by the recent wildfires throughout the region including, and especially those that have endured loss of property, and in some cases livelihood. However, visitors to the east side of Oregon should be aware that most events...
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Baker City, Oregon__The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will be re-enacting an Oregon Trail Pioneer Wagon Encampment on September 5 and 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the encampment, located outdoors in a circle of replica covered wagons, historical re-enactors cook meals over open fires, and offer samples of the types of...
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Early in August, Portland, Oregon, cycling enthusiast Jonathon Maus spent some time exploring northeast Oregon and the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway by bike. His resulting blogs on BikePortland.org will leave you yearning to park the car, hang up the keys and use just two-wheels to experience our beautiful corner of the state. Following is the...
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BAKER CITY, OR. – The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is hosting performances by the roots music group “Parlour” of Bend, Oregon. “Seeing the Elephant: Songs Inspired by the Oregon Trail” will be presented on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 with shows at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on both days....
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Celebrate everything Celtic! The Eastern Oregon Celtic Festival and Highland Games takes place in La Grande at the Union County Fairgrounds this Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, dance, highland games, food and more at the 8th Annual Celtic Festival & Highland Games. For more information, see the website. Tiller’s Folly,...
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will move to Phase C Public Use Restrictions effective midnight tonight. These restrictions are also in place for all Oregon State Parks properties across Oregon. Baker City, OR: Forest officials will implement Phase C public use restrictions at 12:01 AM on Thursday, August 20, 2015 on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest due to...
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Fans and residents of Eastern Oregon know this corner of the state has some pretty incredible beer. Our microbreweries are national and international award-winners, many times over. So it was no surprise to us that three of them were selected by Thrillist as among Oregon’s sixteen best brew pubs outside of Portland. Beer lovers (and...
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Hey, all of you cyclists out there! Have you heard about Oregon’s 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders? It is probably the most ingenious publicity stunt ever conceived! By now you know about the 7 Wonders of Oregon campaign and you are just itching to get going and visit every one of them. Well, seven of...
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