Destination Oregon: Oregon Coast Railriders

There’s a stretch of railroad on the Oregon Coast that is no longer used by trains, which is good news for those who enjoy a little exercise and sightseeing near Tillamook.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, Dave Jones takes us along for the ride with the Oregon Coast Railriders.

Thanks to the folks at Oregon Coast Railriders for showing us around. A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Destination Oregon: Fox-Tail Cider and Distillery

The fertile Hood River Valley has produced a bounty of delicious fruit for well over a hundred years. One farm on the famous Fruit Loop near Hood River has jumped on the hard cider bandwagon, and now they’re also producing vodkas and brandies.

For this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Bi-Mart, Dave Jones takes us to Fox-Tail Cider and Distillery.

The Great Outdoors: Shed Hunting

It’s long been an annual rite of spring and late winter in Central Oregon, but some who enjoy shed hunting say it’s become so popular that it might need to be regulated in the near future.

Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings takes a look at the issue in this week’s The Great Outdoors.

Thanks Brian for that report.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Destination Oregon: Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

The old saying goes “April showers bring May flowers,” but in the Willamette Valley springtime comes a little early. And in the case of one colorful farm, springtime arrives in an explosion of colors.

For this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn.

Thanks to the folks in Woodburn for showing us around. A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and historic places across our state with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night.

Destination Oregon: Historic Town of Jacksonville

What has 2800 residents, 30 independently-owned shops, 13 restaurants and looks just like it did in the 1970s? In this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to the historic southern Oregon town of Jacksonville.

Thanks to the folks in Jacksonville for welcoming us with open arms. A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and historic places across our state every Thursday night in a new edition of Destination Oregon.

Destination Oregon: The Prodigal Son Brewery

Pendleton is probably best-known as the Round-Up cowboy town and some might also call it a “Bud Light” town when it comes to quenching an eastern Oregon thirst, but the times are changing.

For this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to a brew pub in Pendleton that proves you can go home again.

Thanks to the folks at The Prodigal Son for showing us around and a special thanks to our brand new Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the tastiest and most interesting destinations across our state every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Destination Oregon: Exit 33 Rest Stop in Central Point

When traveling up and down Interstate 5 in western Oregon, there are dozens of rest stops. In this week’s Destination Oregon report, Dave Jones takes us to what might just be the best of all those rest stops, if you like chocolate, cheese and wine.

Thanks to the folks at Lillie Belle Farms Handmade Chocolates, Rogue Creamery and Ledger David Cellars for showing us around and join us every Thursday night for another new edition of Destination Oregon.

Destination Oregon: Whale Watching in Depoe Bay

Next week is spring break, and coincidentally, it’s also whale watching week on the Oregon Coast. Volunteers will be on hand up and down the coast to help vacationers spot gray whales as they migrate.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, our Dave Jones takes us on land and sea in search of these great mammals. Special thanks to Dockside Charters in Depoe Bay for taking us whale watching.

Destination Oregon: Smithfields Restaurant

“Beef… It’s what’s for dinner.”

We’ve all heard that marketing phrase, but in Ashland there’s a restaurant that takes that sentiment to the exotic and delicious extreme with all kinds of meat. For this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to Smithfields Restaurant.

Thanks to the folks at Smithfields Restaurant for showing us around and join us every Thursday night for another new edition of Destination Oregon.

Destination Oregon: Pelican Brewing Company

Everyone has their favorite place to visit on the Oregon Coast. In this week’s edition of Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to a business on the coast that does it’s best to out-do beauty of it’s location.

Thanks to the folks at Pelican Brewing Company for showing us around and join us every Thursday night for another new edition of Destination Oregon.