Posts Tagged ‘ Oregon ’

Open for business

Sep 5th, 2018 | By

I suspect that the news coverage largely affected domestic tourists because Britons and other Europeans would have booked their trips some time ago and probably still made their trips albeit with some possible changes

Saturday snippets: August 5th 2017

Aug 5th, 2017 | By

in some places tourism is causing problems like the Isle of Skye. In others such as the Cook Islands a new marine reserve may attract many more. They are part of Adrian’s look at some of the tourism stories of the week.

Portland’s Japanese garden

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By

Outside Japan, few Japanese styled gardens are large but the largest of those is to be found in the US city of Portland in the state of Oregon.

Pinot bingo

Jan 2nd, 2017 | By
A vineyard in the Willamette Valley of Oregon

As a way of encouraging you to visit the vineyards of South Willamette Wineries in the US state of Oregon, organisers in Lane County have developed a game – Pinot bingo – that is strictly for adults.

Saturday snippets:16th of July 2016

Jul 16th, 2016 | By

Adrian summarises the stories you might have missed in a week that saw yet another tragic attack that will reduce the number of tourists visiting France but, hopefully, not for long.

Distillery Row

Feb 2nd, 2016 | By

Adrian looks at the booming distilleries of Portland in the Us state of Oregon.

Celebrate American Independence Day

Jul 4th, 2015 | By

July 4 is Independence Day – that most patriotic of American holidays. Can’t make it to the States? Celebrate by eating that classic American brunch staple: biscuits and gravy

Saturday USA snippets – July 5th 2014

Jul 5th, 2014 | By

This week, Adrian gives over the snippets column to American stories as Just about Travel continues its celebration of July 4th – which actually lasts longer than one day over there!

Nine wineries for $20

Nov 4th, 2013 | By

In Portland, Oregon, there has been a growth in wineries, micro-breweries and innovative offers to visitors.

Dull and Boring

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

We’ve all been to places that we considered a little dull. Or a bit boring. But would you announce the fact? Two villages thousands of miles apart have.

Eugene and a $200,000 dog called Tom

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

One man can value his dog more than many. Tom – a Lagotto Romagnolo dog – has found 200lbs of Perigord truffles in his time. At between $1,000 and $2,100 per pound, Tom is worth between $100,000 and $200,000. He isn’t even a local. He comes up to join in the seasonal hunt for the perigords

Four fab ski resorts in the US

Mar 12th, 2012 | By

Europe or America? For Megan, the overcrowded Alps can’t compete with the winter sports experience that can be had the other side of the Atlantic. Here she reveals her four favourite US ski resorts exclusively with CD-Traveller readers

Riding the Coast Starlight: part two

Feb 26th, 2012 | By

Adrian rides the rails with Amtrak. Read about his rail journey – arguably the best way to cover America’s huge distances – exclusively on CD-Traveller

Butch Cassidy and Hamley’s toyshop

Feb 9th, 2012 | By

What could be more British than the toy store in London’s Regent Street? But how does it relate to famed outlaw, Butch Cassidy. The answer is via a single family – Hamley. One of the family went west. To the wild west and that’s how there is an American saddlery, bar and restaurant in Pendleton, Oregon called Hamley.

Charlie & the chocolate banana cake

Feb 8th, 2012 | By

Why would you run a B&B? Long hours; continuous cleaning; getting up early to prepare breakfasts; pandering to the whims of guests. It’s not something that appeals to me. In the UK we are using to seeing signs in seaside resorts and at farms. But it is becoming increasingly popular in America. Except that there it’s slightly different.

Bicycling In Portland, Oregon

Jul 9th, 2011 | By

As a cheap and quick way to get around, bicycling takes some beating. Not every place can make it as safe as people would wish. Those cities or areas in built up urban centres sometimes don’t have road space that’s wide enough and “wars” break out between motorist, bicyclist and pedestrian. But Portland on America’s western coast has managed to keep all happy.

The Place You Go After You’ve Seen The Rest

May 23rd, 2010 | By

Where is it?
It was described to me so. This is the place where not too Brits or Irish go yet. It’s where California was 25 years ago. This is where you go to see America as it was. Very neighbourly. A place to explore at your own pace. It has deserts and year round snow-topped mountains where can ski 12 months of the year at the high levels, 363 miles of world class beaches and untouched wilderness. Golfing, fishing and skiing, rafting and biking are just some of the pastimes and sports to be enjoyed. More than anything it’s the outdoors that is to be enjoyed and marvelled at.
Oregon is the United States in a microcosm