Destination Oregon: Rafting on the Deschutes River

People come from all over the world to enjoy Central Oregon’s great outdoors. In this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us just down the road to enjoy one of the region’s most scenic, exciting and wet experiences, whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River with the Seventh Mountain River Company.

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: Freebridge Brewing in The Dalles

It’s not unusual to find new uses for old buildings. It happens all the time. In The Dalles two local entrepreneurs recently opened the town’s first brewery and you won’t believe what the building was originally built to be. 

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, sponsored by Bi-Mart, Dave Jones takes us to Freebridge Brewing in The Dalles.

 

Destination Oregon – Museum of Mental Health at the Oregon State Hospital

The Oregon State Hospital in Salem has been treating people with mental health issues since the 1880’s. The original building is still in use, not for treatment, but to house offices and a museum. The Museum of Mental Health at the Oregon State Hospital is a look back at how we have treated the mentally ill in Oregon.

Some of you might recall that the iconic and controversial feature film, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed at the Oregon State Hospital.

In this week’s “Destination Oregon” report, sponsored by Bi-Mart, Dave Jones takes us the place where McMurphy, “Chief” and Nurse Rachet came to life.

Destination Oregon: Balch Hotel

A short two-hour drive north of Central Oregon can take you back in time to the early 1900’s. In this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to Dufur, Oregon and a historic old hotel that is designed to help you unplug and relax.

Thanks to the folks at the Balch Hotel 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: The Willamette Queen

There’s a place in Oregon where you can float back in time aboard an old stern-wheeler riverboat. Getting there is easy–it’s just a few blocks from the state capitol in Salem.

For this week’s Destination Oregon, Captain Dave Jones takes us aboard the Willamette Queen.

Thanks to the folks aboard the Willamette Queen 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: 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.