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Oregon Frugal Travel Guide and Photos

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A beautiful diverse western state with progressive cities, mountain wilderness, the Columbia river, beautiful beaches, and so much more. A wonderful destination for the whole family. This is a guide about Oregon frugal travel guide and photos.


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April 26, 20130 found this helpful

Portland, Oregon

This page has tips, photos and guides for traveling to Portland, Oregon. This laid back city is known as the City of Roses. This beautiful city has parks, a zoo, museums, and a good public transportation system. It is also a good place for river activities.


April 26, 20130 found this helpful

Coquille Lighthouse in Bandon, Oregon

This page has tips, photos, and guides for traveling to Bandon, Oregon. Bandon is a coastal town in southern Oregon. It is known for its scenic beauty, beach activities, and golf courses.



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August 19, 2007

Has anyone ever been to Cascade Locks in Oregon? We are going there and plan on seeing the waterfalls, Bridge of the Gods and the lavender fields. We are wondering if there is anything historical there or anything we shouldn't miss. Thank you.

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August 21, 20070 found this helpful

Cascade locks is a great little place, nice heritage places along the way, close to Bonneville Dam and they have lots of fish related ponds and lots of history museums around every corner. Hood River and that area lots of Indian history. Wind Surfing in Hood River. Cascade locks has great char hamburger. Anywhere along the Columbia River gorge from The Dalles to Cascade Locks and the old Highway and falls, including Multnomah Falls great scenery and historic places. Beware of car prowlers, take everything of value with you, do not merely hide with a blanket in car. Lots of little by ways to stop and see. Peruse the librarys near you or AAA or Online. and look up the Indian tribes, Celilo Falls that is now coverd by the Dalles Dam. Lots of fruit industry, maybe take home pears and apples!Across Columbia River is the Maryhill Museum and a Stonehenge replica. Watch for snakes. I have grown up with this information and a lot I take for granted maybe someone else can add more color! Have Fun!

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August 22, 20070 found this helpful

Hi, sounds like you have a busy day already planned out. It is a great area. If you take Old Columbia Hwy, you can go to Crown Point (which you will just see from below otherwise). The highway goes up to the point which just recently completed major renovations.

http://www.oreg  org/park_150.php

If you do take Old Columbia Hwy, starting at Troutdale, it is a beautiful, scenic drive and much slower than I-84. It will wind you through the waterfalls and hiking trails and come out at Multnomah Falls. You can then drive I-84 back.

Have fun in Oregon.


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September 23, 2010

In 2007, I had a chance to spend a whole day just driving. The sun was amazing, the trees were in full October bloom, and the memory stick was empty and ready to be filled!


There is a small place where you can get off the Highway 22 corridor, and I took many shots of the road. It's so quiet, and there are several small houses tucked away where retired folk are lucky enough to live.

When you reach the end of the road, you are at the Santiam River and getting there is half the fun! For those in Oregon, now is the time to visit the area just out of Salem, heading East, between Mill City and Gates. If you have the time, go all the way to Detroit Lake, as the little towns and scenery are amazing!


By Sandi

deciduous forest road

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September 27, 20100 found this helpful

Wonderful picture's! Autumn is my favorite time of year.

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September 12, 2011

Growing in the shadowy edges of Shore Acres State Park on the Oregon Coast, these blossoms always take my breath away. The vibrant yellow with the perfectly placed red spots are always great eye candy. The bees love these bright flowers. They're so colorful, you'd think they belonged in the tropics!

By Chelle152 from Coquille, OR

Yellow Iris LIke Flower with Red Spots

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September 17, 20110 found this helpful

Wow! I've never made it to OR and may never do so. Thanks for sharing a piece of it with us. Thumbs up!

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May 18, 2010

Photo of river with evergreen trees in background reflecting on the surface.

This is a picture we took on Mother's Day. It's on the Minum River in Eastern Oregon. We consider this the lost Garden of Eden.


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September 30, 2011

Large Vibrant Purple Starfish

I found this starfish while beach hopping with my husband near Sunset Beach here on the Oregon Coast. We love to hit up Sunset, hike the trails above the beach, and create our own journey from there.


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May 11, 2010

river scenery

Pretty views of the Rogue River, first thing in the morning at sunrise.


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December 12, 2012

Rainbow over a wharf in Astoria.

I was driving around and stopping to take pictures. What a beautiful place Astoria is!


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September 8, 2011

Pink and Blue Panorama of Oregon Coast

This is a panoramic shot of Whiskey Run Beach on the Oregon Coast. It's my definition of escape! The beach is where I go to clear my head and pink is my favorite color, only a couple reasons I like this shot.


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June 21, 2011

A vivid Oregon coast sunset with a silhouette of a man to the left.

We live on the water, and within walking distance to the ocean. Every single night I see a new sunset. I was at the stoplight. I usually carry my camera because I never know what I might see with all this beauty around me.


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August 3, 2007

mountain and lavender

I took this picture last weekend at a lavender farm in Hood River, Oregon, the dark purple is Grosso Lavender which is best known for oils. Grosso is a hybrid and must be started by propogation.


June 28, 20060 found this helpful

Wahkeena Falls, OR

Picture of Wahkeena Falls in Oregon.

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