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: Mt. Angel Sausage Company

In the Mid-Willamette Valley town of Mt. Angel, there is a unique restaurant that reflects the Bavarian personality of the town. For this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to the famous Mt. Angel Sausage Company.

Thanks to the folks at Mt. Angel Sausage Company for showing us around, and feeding our crew.

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: State Capitol Tour

Did you know that you can walk into the Oregon State Capitol and get a grand tour, free of charge? In this episode of Destination Oregon, Dave Jones says that you can see our government in action and get a workout at the same time.

Thanks to the folks in Salem 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: 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: 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.