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Oregon Handbook

This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide contains a wealth of information on outdoor recreation, including windsurfing the Columbia Gorge, rafting the Rogue, and climbing the peaks of the Cascades. Also detailed are specifics on local and regional cultural events, such as Ashland's Shakespeare Festival and Eugene's Bach Festival. From the bustling urban center of Portland to the rugged isolation of the high Cascades, Oregon Handbook covers it all.


Discovering Oregon's Wilderness Areas

A complete guide to the wilderness area of the state of Oregon. Everyone intending to learn more about Oregon's wilderness areas, either for vacationing or just to know, will enjoy this book.


Hidden Oregon: Including Portland, the Coast, Cascades, and Columbia River Gorge

Now in an expanded edition, this handbook includes even more out-of-the-way places that make the state a joy to explore. This traveler's companion leads to coastal inns where the only traffic is the passing parade of migrating whales, hiking trails where the only noise is from cascading waterfalls, and small towns where rush hour means that the morning muffins are hot out of the oven down at the town bakery. Illustrations and maps.


Exploring Oregon's Historic Courthouses

The author introduces readers to twenty-one courthouses from Astoria to Enterprise. Each profile includes a look at the county seat, past and present; a history of the courthouse; a detailed description of the building as it stands today; and tips on what to see. Exploring Oregon's Historic Courthouses combines local histories and their intriguing anecdotes with valuable information on the state's architectural heritage. It offers visitors and readers new opportunities to encounter history and historic architecture in the guise of these living buildings.


Green Afternoons: Oregon Gardens to Visit

This convenient guide to more than six dozen gardens throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington includes not only traditional gardens but also plantings of interest in such places as parks, college campuses, farms, and community gardens. Each garden listing includes seasons of interest, a section on background and history, and a detailed description of what to see. Indexes by plant name and topic allow for ease in locating plant specialities and such features as gardens for the blind and composting exhibits.




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