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Travel Resource: West

Oregon
Views from Above
rom the pine forests in the east to the redwood groves in the west and the Cascade Mountain Range to the high desert, Oregon’s vastly diverse geography draws visitors from around the globe. And what better place to take in some of these amazing views than from some tall attractions? The Astoria Column in its namesake town on the Pacific Northwest coast rises 125 feet atop Coxcomb Hill. Once visitors walk up the 164 steps, they’ll be treated to views of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. This bird’seye perch also makes for stunning photos of the Cascade Range and Saddle Mountain. Originally built as a lighthouse and modeled after Trajan’s Column in Rome, the sides of the column are decorated with scenes from Oregon’s past. Along with following ships on the waterways below, visitors can see Mt. Rainier on a clear day. For a less physical way to take in views from above, head to Portland’s Aerial Tram at Mount Hood. With two 79-passenger cars, the tram zips up the mountain at 22 mph, rising 500 feet.

Three spots to take in the state’s rugged landscape

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The tram connects South Waterfront terminal to the Kohler Pavilion at Oregon Health and Science University. For a spot where clients can take in the Oregon views all day and stay at night, check out Sunriver Resort in the central part of the state, close to the Cascade Mountain range. This family-friendly destination offers activities throughout the year, with skiing and snowboarding in the winter to

kayaking, fishing, and bicycling in warmer months. Also, the resort’s 63 holes of golf courses regularly tops the best lists.
✱ Astoria Column | (503) 325-2963 www.astoriacolumn.org ✱ Travel Portland | (503) 275-9756 www.portlandtram.org ✱ Sunriver Resort | (541) 593-1000 www.sunriver-resort.com

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SAVE THE DATE

JUNE 4
New Orleans R&B legend Allen Toussaint will perform with the American Metropole Orchestra at Western Oregon University’s Rice Auditorium at 7:30. ✱ (503) 838-8333

JULY 8-10
More than 20 classical music artists perform during the three-day Yachats Music Festival at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church. ✱ www.yachats.info/ymf

JULY 16-30
Throughout the multi-week, multi-city Oregon Coast Music Festival, several musical styles will be played, including blues, jazz, Celtic, and classical. ✱ www.oregoncoastmusic.com

BILL GRAMI/COOS BAY / NORTH BEND VCB

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http://www.astoriacolumn.org http://www.portlandtram.org http://www.sunriver-resort.com http://www.yachats.info/ymf http://www.oregoncoastmusic.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - March/April 2011

Destinations Magazine - March/April 2011
Contents
Where Art Thou
Record Numbers
Flat Pete
Save the Date
Safe Keeping
Tour du Jour
A Matter of Faith
President’s Corner
From the Hill
Transportation Reauthorization
Meet the Board
Marketplace Wrap Up
Taste for Travel
To Market, to Market
Kentucky
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Nevada
Oregon
Washington
Dining
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