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Simple all-American country life still exists here in Lake County.

Blessed with the natural beauty. you can come and enjoy an authentic homegrown adventure and then

Kick Your Boots Off & Stay Awhile

The Alger Theater was built in 1940 and has retained it’s art deco style and charm as a movie theater and venue for a variety of events. Alger is managed by Lakeview Community Partnership.

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e r o Do M r u o y h w it ! D n e k e we Roseburg is the heart of the scenic and recreational paradise known as the Land of Umpqua. Here you can discover a wide array of activities to make for a memorable stay. Stroll through our historic downtown, with unique shops and galleries and outstanding brewpubs and restaurants. Venture out into the surrounding wine country or get back to nature exploring the wonder of the North Umpqua Trail, a one-stop recreation spot ideal for fishing, kayaking, hiking and biking. Whether on land or water, on foot, wheels or rapids, you’ll find a new adventure every time you visit. Roseburg offers plenty of choices for comfortable accommodations too, so stay and enjoy one of Oregon’s treasures. Start your visit at the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. For a free visitor guide call (800) 440-9584.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING? King of the Rogue Whitewater Challenge

Winter Wings in Klamath Falls

The ultimate whitewater challenge happens every summer in Gold Hill. The King of the Rogue Competition features river races in kayaks, rafts and even stand-up paddleboards. Entrance categories include youth and masters as well as general entry. Proceeds from the event benefit the Gold Hill Whitewater Park, including the hope of the creation of an Olympic slalom course. In 2019, the event is scheduled for July 13. goldhillwhitewater.org

The Winter Wings Festival had its 40th anniversary this year. Presented by the Klamath Basin Audubon Society, the festival celebrates the largest wintering population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states, as well as the abundance of birds that make the Klamath Basin home. One of the largest all-volunteer run festivals in the nation, Winter Wings is held each February in Klamath Falls, drawing hundreds of bird enthusiasts to our region for bird watching, family activities, photo contests and more. See winterwingsfest.org

Crater Lake Ride the Rim 2019 It’s no secret that Southern Oregon’s Crater Lake is a geologic treasure and a gorgeous gem. What better way to see the lake than by cycling around its rim? Two days a year, Crater Lake National Park closes the East Rim Drive to vehicles. It’s the perfect opportunity to cycle and sightsee without worrying about traffic. This year, Ride the Rim days are scheduled for September 14 and 21. The route is approximately 25 miles and not for the weak-hearted—expect 3500 feet of climbing and approximately a four-hour period to complete the ride. Registration is required. ridetherimoregon.com

Winter Wings Festival

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100th Annual Lake County Roundup Labor Day Weekend 2019, Lake County will be celebrating 100 years of rodeo, entertainment and community. The Lake County Roundup celebrates a century in Lakeview Friday August 30 through Monday September 2. The first year of the roundup, tickets were $3 and a jazz band from Reno came to play for the crowd of 4000 that gathered. This year, expect rodeo events from bareback riding to barrel racing, singer Chris Janson from Nashville, a fair, destruction derby, metal mulisha show, food, friends and much more. See lakecountyroundup.org

Ashland Culinary Festival

Lake County Roundup

Ashland Culinary Festival

For four days each November, Ashland celebrates food. This year marks the 13th annual Ashland Culinary Festival. Culinary events abound, from mixology competitions to chef dinners to workshops for participants. The signature event, the Ultimate Top Chef Dinner, includes a five-course dinner and pre-dinner appetizers prepared by past Top Chef winners. Each course is paired with a local wine or brew. From the Top Chef and Junior Chef competitions to tours and getaway packages, it is all things culinary. Produced by Travel Ashland. See travelashland.com

One of the biggest community events for Grants Pass and Southern Oregon is set to dazzle visitors again this July. Back to the 50s is a week-long celebration of events culminating with the classic car show and cruise—one of Oregon’s largest gatherings of classic cars and car enthusiasts. Events include a special Concert in the Park, Sock Hop, Diner Night & Poker Run, 50s concerts and outdoor movie. This event is presented by the City of Grants Pass, local sponsorships and volunteers that donate their time to make this such a great community event. See www.travelgrantspass.com

The Great Umpqua Nutcracker Bike Race Bigger, tougher, more intimidating and a heck of a lot more fun, the Nutcracker Mountain Bike Race, scheduled for its second year on Saturday September 2, brings the heat to the Umpqua region. Stretching from the high Cascades to the lower reaches of the North Umpqua River, this IMBA Epic Trail provides a much greater variety of terrain and difficulty than the most well-known river trails in the West. The Umpqua River Trail follows the river for over 70 miles, traversing some of the most rugged country a mountain biker could wish for. See thegreatumpqua.com

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The Great Umpqua Nutcracker Bike Race

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Concerts in the Park (ongoing through August) Grants Pass travelgrantspass.com

Brats, Blues & Brews Klamath Falls

Art Along the Rogue Grants Pass artalongtherogue.com

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (through October) Ashland osfashland.org

Summer Arts Festival Roseburg visitroseburg.com Medford Beer Week Medford medfordbeerweek.com

JULY Back to the 50s Grants Pass travelgrantspass.com Britt Festival (through August) Jacksonville brittfest.org

Blackberry Festival Sutherlin blackberry-festival.com Oregon Wine Experience Jacksonville theoregonwineexperience.com

Holiday Bazaar Medford mednaz.com

Tour de Outback Lakeview lakecountychamber.org

Festival of Lights & Holiday Village Roseburg visitroseburg.com

SEPTEMBER Klamath Independent Film Festival Klamath Falls klamathfilm.org

Klamath Falls Freedom Celebration Klamath Falls klamathfc.org

Ride The Rim 2019 Crater Lake National Park ridetherimoregon.com

Sutherlin Stampede Rodeo Weekend Sutherlin vsitsutherlin.com Music in the Park Myrtle Creek myrtlecreekchamber.com/ musicinpark

Southern Oregon Harvest Fair, Brew Fest & Battle of the Bones Central Point attheexpo.com Favell Museum Art Show Klamath Falls favellmuseum.org Ride The Rogue Cycling Event Rogue River ridetherogue.com The Vineyard Tour Bike Ride Roseburg thevineyardtour.com Fort Umpqua Days Elkton elktonbutterflies.com

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Pioneer Days Canyonville canyonvillechamber.org/events

Music on the Half Shell (ongoing through August) Roseburg visitroseburg.com

Music Off Central (ongoing through August) Sutherlin visitsutherlin.com

Klamath Basin Potato Festival Merrill klamathbasinpotatofestival.com

42nd Annual Rogue Valley Railroad Show Central Point rvmrc.net Ashland Culinary Festival Ashland ashlandchamber.com/ culinaryfestival

DECEMBER Timber Town Toyland Parade Sutherlin visitsutherlin.com D.R. Johnson Memorial Timber Truckers Lighted Parade Myrtle Creek/Riddle myrtlecreekchamber.com/ lightparade

FEBRUARY Winter Wings Festival Klamath Falls winterwingsfest.org

Greatest of the Grape Canyonville visitroseburg.com Oregon Chocolate Festival Ashland oregonchocolatefestival.com Oregon Cheese Festival Central Point oregoncheesefestival.com

APRIL Pear Blossom Festival Medford pearblossomparade.org A Taste of Ashland Ashland atasteofashland.com Glide Wildflower Show Glide visitroseburg.com Ashland Independent Film Festival Ashland ashlandfilm.org

MAY Art in Bloom Medford art-in-bloom.com Applegate Valley Uncorked Applegate Valley applegatewinetrail.com Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo Central Point wildrogueprorodeo.com


EdenVale Winery

2310 VOORHIES ROAD, MEDFORD OREGON OPEN DAILY 11 TO 6 WEEKENDS AND EVENTS HAVE EXTENDED HOURS

A FAMILY-OWNED WINERY THAT PRODUCES WINE WITH A DISTINCT PASSION TO THE CRAFT -- TIME, CARE AND METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAILS MAKE OUR WINE UNIQUE IN ITS CLASS.

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WELCOME TO ADVENTURE Southern Oregon is rich with a diverse landscape, varied culture and deep heritage. Five major regions comprise this part of the state. From the lush Rogue Valley to the south to the scenic Umpqua Valley to the north, the vast Klamath Basin and rugged Oregon Outback to the east and stunning Southern Oregon Coast to the west, scenery and adventure await at every step.

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RICH CULTURE SURROUNDED BY INCREDIBLE SCENERY Southern Oregon is an adventureland full of contrasts and delights. Outdoor adventure, historical exploration, cultural thrills and dining delights are around every corner. Whether you’re looking for wideopen spaces or cities to savor, you’ll find it here. Wherever you go, you’ll find incredible destinations for your family to explore and welcoming, friendly people to show you the way.

Nature From seashore to desert and river to mountain peak, natural beauty is at its best here. This region’s most famous wonder is Crater Lake, that sapphire jewel and geological marvel nestled in the mountains. But Crater Lake is just the beginning. Southern Oregon is home to wildlife refuges, lovely rivers, publicly owned beaches and designated historical sites. Boat or hike the Rogue, Umpqua or Illinois, all designated Wild and Scenic Rivers. Salmon fish the Pacific Ocean. Watch the sky come alive with birds, catch a trophy redband trout, or paddle 15,000 acres of calm water in the Klamath Basin. Gaze upon geologic wonders or soak in a hot springs in the high desert of the Outback.

Crater Lake National Park

Culture Nature isn’t the only element to impress around here—the people have accomplished amazing feats, too. From the earliest days of settlement to the modern era, Southern Oregon has been home to visionaries. Visit gold rush towns captured in time, river valleys settled during the Oregon Trail era, hamlets in the forest built on timber and villages home to generations of fishermen.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

PHOTO TOP JUSTIN BAILIE, OPPOSITE PAGE RICK SCHAFER

Within each, find a rich cultural undercurrent. Consider the Britt Festival, the first outdoor music festival in the Northwest, still going strong after fifty-five years. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival was founded in 1935 and has grown to become an internationally renowned repertory theater. Native American history and culture are alive at the Favell Museum in Klamath Falls, or visit the art deco Ross Ragland Theater downtown for performing arts.

Culinary After you’ve immersed in history, culture and nature, satisfy your hunger and thirst with bites and sips from local purveyors. The wine and dining scenes are thriving here, and why wouldn’t they be? The land is rich and made for growing wine grapes and delicious foods, and the rivers and ocean run with fish and seafood.

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SCENIC BYWAYS Enjoy the journey as much as the destination on these lovely drives.

ROGUE-UMPQUA SCENIC BYWAY The Rogue and the Umpqua rivers are two of Oregon’s finest stretches of water, each renowned for fishing, rafting and scenery. The RogueUmpqua Scenic Byway first travels up the North Umpqua River from I-5 at Roseburg, then journeys down the Upper Rogue River to Gold Hill. The 172-mile tour delivers views of massive fir forests, whitewater rapids, waterfalls and gorges carved into mountains.

UMPQUA RIVER SCENIC BYWAY This sixty-six-mile journey takes in the lower Umpqua River on its path to the sea. Travel through historic towns known for rich natural resources that attracted fur traders, loggers, fishermen and farmers more than a century ago. Follow the highway along the river through the beautiful forests of the Coast Range, ending in Reedsport and the Pacific Ocean.

OREGON OUTBACK SCENIC BYWAY The views in Oregon’s section of the Great Basin stretch across sagebrush as far as the eye can see. Geologic wonders, wildlife and alkali flats distinguish this 171-mile scenic drive, which travels from La Pine south through Lakeview to the state line, passing Fort Rock, Picture Rock Pass, Summer Lake, Abert Rim and Old Perpetual Geyser on the way.

PACIFIC COAST SCENIC BYWAY The Oregon Coast is famous for expansive views and a diverse landscape, and this byway travels along its entire glorious 363-mile stretch. Journey past sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, scenic tidepools, crashing waves and charming beach towns full of culture and character. Perhaps you’ll spot a migrating grey whale making the journey alongside you.

VOLCANIC LEGACY SCENIC BYWAY This 500-mile journey from volcano to volcano provides not only a glimpse of this region’s volcanic past, but also opportunity for adventure, exploration, nature and culture. Beginning at Lake Almanor in the south and traveling to Crater Lake in the north, the byway passes Mount Shasta, Lava Beds National Monument and much more.

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CRATER LAKE Welcome to Oregon’s crown jewel. Almost 8,000 years ago, Mount Mazama erupted in a cataclysmic explosion. Rock and lava collapsed into the mountain’s center, creating a massive caldera in place of what had been a 12,000-foot peak. This caldera filled with rain and snow over centuries to become the scenic wonder Crater Lake, Oregon’s only national park.

Tour the thirty-three mile Rim Drive, stopping at viewpoints and interpretive signs along the way. Or forego the driving and take the Crater Lake Trolley tour. Visit historic Crater Lake Lodge, built in 1915 and perched 1,000 feet above the lake surface. Explore Steel Visitor Center or Rim Village Visitor Center to learn more about the park and its natural wonders. Take a boat tour to Wizard Island, a cinder cone within the caldera that rises from the lake. Hike along trails that lead to stunning views of the lake and its surrounding region.

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Crater Lake

PHOTO BOTTOM CLAYTON COTTERELL

Thousands of visitors each year peer into the impossibly blue, pristine waters that fill Crater Lake. At nearly 2,000 feet deep, it’s the deepest lake in the United States and the second deepest in all of North America. The park is open year-round, but receives a remarkable fortyfour feet of snow annually. Only the south entrance is plowed to the rim in the winter.


THE CIRCLE OF DISCOVERY A driving tour of natural wonders Southern Oregon and Northern California are home to seven national park sites, which protect not only North America’s deepest lake, but also its tallest trees, steamiest hydrothermal areas, finest marble caves and most dramatic waterfalls. This is the Circle of Discovery, a multiday family road trip full of adventure and fun. Begin your journey in Redwood National Park on the Northern California coast. The coast redwood has existed in this region for 20 million years, can live 2,000 years, grows from a seed the same size as a tomato’s to reach heights of up to 367 feet and can have a width of twenty-two feet at its base. Walk among the impressive trees in misty coastal air. Oregon Caves National Monument

From the Redwoods, go north sixty miles into Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountains to the Oregon Caves National Monument. Eons of acidic rain seeped through the soil in this ancient forest to erode the rock underneath, resulting in some of the few marble caves in the world. Ranger guides take you underground. From Oregon Caves, travel 150 miles through the rich Rogue Valley to Crater Lake National Park. The south entrance is open year-round. In winter, call on the visitor’s center and peer into the snow-surrounded waters of the lake. In summer, drive the rim and have lunch at the historic Crater Lake Lodge.

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Redwood National Park

Drop south from Crater Lake sixty miles through the outdoorcentric town of Klamath Falls. Another ten miles south is Tule Lake National Monument, the site of the Tule Lake Segregation Center, where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. (Open by tour only.) Thirty miles farther is Lava Beds National Monument, where volcanic eruptions over a half-million years created a fascinating landscape. Explore one of this area’s 700 lava tube caves, selfguided or on a tour, and don’t miss many examples of Native American rock art throughout the landscape. Lassen Volcanic National Park is 140 miles south of Lava Beds NM. Lassen Peak and the surrounding area shelter every kind of volcano found in the world. Explore hydrothermal sites such as bubbling mud pots, fumaroles and spurting steam vents.

Lava Beds National Monument

Finish the Circle of Discovery at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, where the history of the California Gold Rush is surrounded by lakes, waterfalls and creeks.

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ROGUE VALLEY The fertile Rogue Valley is as diverse as it is beautiful, with history, culture, arts and natural beauty everywhere you look. From Crater Lake, the incredibly scenic landscape descends along the Rogue River into the Rogue Valley. The small community of Union Creek on the Upper Rogue River is like a summer camp captured in time, offering rustic cabins, ice cream cones and a hike along the scenic canyon known as the Rogue Gorge. Continue south to Shady Cove, where in the summer hundreds of eager river rafters float the calmer waters of the majestic Rogue.

the Britt Music & Arts Festival, the Pacific Northwest’s premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. Jacksonville is also a gateway to the Applegate Valley, an early settlement of Oregon and, today, burgeoning wine country. The Illinois River springs from the Rogue west of Grants Pass to travel south. Do some world-famous fishing, stop for jerky at Taylor Sausage in Cave Junction and visit the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, known as the marble halls of Oregon, and the adjacent historic beauty Chateau at the Oregon Caves.

Grants Pass also sits on the Rogue River and is a launching point for jet boats racing into Hellgate Canyon. Fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular here. Medford is the largest city in the region and a hub of activity and commerce, as well as home to the Rogue Valley Airport with 40 flights a day. All of the charms of the Rogue Valley are here, from theater to breweries to farm-to-table dining to fine art to friendly people. Soak up the rich landscape and great climate.

PHOTO BOTTOM SEAN BAGSHAW

Journey south to Ashland, where a charming historical downtown serves as the hub of theater, fine dining, art galleries and shopping. Home of the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, here theatergoers take in performances indoors and out from spring until fall. Southern Oregon University is here, too, giving Ashland that college-town feel. Outdoor adventure is on hand, with trails right in town coupled with easy access to nearby mountains and lakes. History is alive in Jacksonville, founded in 1851 as a gold rush town. More than 100 historic buildings mark main street. This is home to

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Umpqua River

UMPQUA VALLEY The Umpqua Valley descends from alpine peaks to sandy shores, delivering scenic beauty and recreational abundance every step of the way. Begin your Umpqua tour high in the Cascade Mountains at Diamond Lake, where year-round outdoor play complements the alpine scenery and views of majestic Mount Thielsen. In the winter, Diamond Lake is about snowmobiling, tubing and skiing. In the summer, pursuits turn to hiking, cycling, swimming and lots of fishing for rainbow trout. Journey downriver on the Umpqua Scenic Byway, taking in short hikes to some of the corridor’s incredible seventeen waterfalls. Looking for bigger adventure? Try whitewater rafting for a splashy good time. Or hit the trail—the Umpqua River Trail is seventy-one miles of rugged singletrack perfect for the avid mountain biker. The Umpqua is perhaps most famous for fly-fishing opportunities. Cast a line for the legendary steelhead in spring and fall; hire a guide or wade the waters on your own.

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Diamond Lake and Mount Thielsen

Roseburg is the Umpqua Valley’s big city, with riverfront parks, farm-to-table dining and a plethora of wineries to explore. Live music lights up the waterfront in summer for Music on the Halfshell at Stewart Park. The historic downtown is alive with tree-lined sidewalks, friendly shops and restaurants and a couple of craft breweries. Take the self-guided Roseburg Blast tour to learn about the explosion that leveled part of downtown in 1959. The small town of Winston is home to Wildlife Safari, Oregon’s drive-thru zoo, where lions and tigers and bears are up close and personal. Winston also nurtures award-winning wineries, including Abacela and Spangler. Canyonville offers a slice of excitement at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort, where gaming and entertainment are on hand. Dive into this small city’s history at the Pioneer Indian Museum, the historic covered Milo Academy Bridge and the Applegate Trail Interpretive Kiosk. The marvelous Umpqua River journeys through the Coast Range along Highway 138, traveling through Sutherlin and Elkton. Elkton is a small town with big maple trees and bigger charm. Visit cafes, bakeries, general stores and more wineries. Take in the simple beauty of insects and flowers at the Butterfly Pavilion and Garden, dedicated to education about the native Monarch butterfly.

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KLAMATH BASIN

Lake of the Woods

The Klamath Basin is a breath of fresh air in Oregon. This wide-open region is full of oversized lakes, birds on the wing, expansive skies and more than enough space for every outdoor pursuit you can think of. Start your tour at Lake of the Woods, a high mountain resort retreat, perfect for a family getaway complete with camping, fishing, boating and more. Choose from thirty-four cabins and grab a meal at the restaurant and bar overlooking the lake. Spend the day hiking or boating, or simply soak up the remote beauty. Journey north to Rocky Point Resort, which sits on Pelican Bay on the west shore of Upper Klamath Lake. Towering Ponderosa pines and a clear blue lake mark this longstanding lakeside fishing resort. Kayaking and canoeing are popular here.

Born a campout for the Klamath tribe, Chiloquin later became a bustling timber and railroad center in the state. Today, the outpost is home to the Train Mountain, Two Rivers Art Gallery & Visitor Center, the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino, and a small town Fourth of July parade. Klamath Falls is the region’s primary city, located on the banks of Klamath Lake and the Klamath River. Take in the historic downtown, where entertainment in dining, theater, arts and shopping abound. Embark on the downtown walking tour to discover local history and architecture. Buildings in Art Deco and Gothic Revival illustrate downtown, as do artistic murals. Visit the Klamath County Museum

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Downtown Klamath Falls

to learn about life in the basin over the years and the Favell Museum to immerse yourself in Native American artifacts and Western art. Nature abounds here, too. Ride the many mountain biking trails, explore Moore Park or stroll a portion of the OC&E Woods Line State Trail, a rail-to-trail conversion. In February, check out the country’s oldest birdwatching festival, the Winter Wings Festival.

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Upper Klamath Lake and the nearby Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge and Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge are in the heart of the Pacific Flyway, the largest migratory bird route in the west. This region attracts more than 350 species of birds, including sandhill cranes, pelicans and hawks.


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OREGON OUTBACK The sky dominates in the Oregon Outback. The wide-open blue hovers over a rimrock and sage landscape, a breathtaking expanse as far as the eye can see. Some people might think there isn’t much out here, but others would say that’s the point. It’s peaceful and beautiful, with plenty to explore in culture, history and geology. Lakeview is the region’s anchor, located at Oregon’s southernmost end of Highway 395. Boasting the title of the tallest town in Oregon, Lakeview sits at 4,800 feet on the flanks of the Warner Mountains, with a view of the valley. Lakeview is known for its summer rodeo and round-up, with barrel races, country music and rodeo queens. 2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Lake County Round-Up.

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Just north of Lakeview is Warner Canyon Ski Area, one of Oregon’s best-kept secrets for lovers of snow and slopes. Since 1938, this little hill has been a local labor of love, with one lift and twenty-one runs. From the 6,400-foot summit, view the grassland valley below. East of Warner Canyon, wind through the mountains to Plush, the home of Oregon’s state gemstone. The sunstone is born under the desert floor here, in the shadow of the steep flanks of Hart Mountain. Dig for your own sunstones in a public mining area or purchase some from a miner or store. Hart Mountain is largely designated as a wildlife refuge that shelters antelope and sage grouse. A hot springs is perched on top of the mountain, too. The town of Paisley hosts an annual mosquito festival, in a friendly nod to one of the town’s “residents.” Just north is Summer Lake Hot Springs, a developed retreat offering several soaking pools, camping and lodging options. Summer Lake is an alkaline lake that glimmers under the shadow of Winter Rim, both named by John Fremont during his mapmaking exploration of Oregon. Christmas Valley is a small town known for its sand dunes, attracting ATV enthusiasts year-round. Oregon Outback country’s northern boundary is marked by Fort Rock, an immense volcanic tuff ring visible from miles away. Stroll around and take in the scenery and that wide-open sky.

Summer Lake Hot Springs

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SOUTHERN OREGON COAST Crashing waves, sandy beaches, scenic vistas and clam chowder. The Oregon Coast is grand seascapes and comfortable beach living in all of its majesty. Jaw-dropping beauty can be found on all 363 miles of the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway. The southern section is known for its rural, rugged and craggy demeanor—all scenery and few people. Start your tour just over the Oregon-California border in Brookings. Visit Azalea Park for lush floral gardens and Harris Beach State Park to see offshore sea stacks that are home to a variety of nesting birds, including the tufted puffin. Old-growth redwood forests, art walks and kite festivals are more Brookings discoveries. Gold Beach is the next city north, named for the gold found in the beach sand here in the 1850s. The gold is no more, but riches remain. Fishing for salmon, jet boating on the Rogue River and crabbing are popular activities. Catch a festival here, from classic cars to brews to art. The oldest platted town site on the Oregon Coast is Port Orford, with a rich history that is easy to experience. Visit Battle Rock Historical Park, the site of a famous battle between Native Americans and early settlers. Port Orford is also well-known for terrific art galleries, fine seafood dining and the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, the oldest and most westerly lighthouse in Oregon. Cape Blanco Lighthouse

The Southern Coast’s largest cities and biggest population bases are Coos Bay and North Bend. The historic logging and fishing communities are surrounded by natural beauty, and Cape Arago and Shore Acres State Parks are scenic don’t-miss natural destinations. Watch for whales and storms from these rugged cliffs. Reedsport, a little city at the mouth of the Umpqua River, is the heart of the Oregon Dunes. Find direct access to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a forty-seven mile stretch loved by hikers and ATV enthusiasts alike.

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Bandon Beach

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Bandon was first famous for cheese, and more recently, for golf. This picturesque small city boasts world-class links-style golf courses that attract visitors from all over the world. The cheese is still excellent here, as are the cranberries that come out of local bogs.


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From the sandy seashore to the expansive high desert, the outdoors is where life in Southern Oregon ought to be. Come out and play on river rapids, mountain trails, ocean waves, desert playas and forest acres. Whether you’re looking for wild adventure or a picnic in the park, it’s all here in Southern Oregon.

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Ou t d o o r s Natural Phenomenon The Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve was created by eons of acidic water seeping into marble rock, forming caves. The Rogue River Gorge is a deep canyon cut through basalt. Abert Rim rises 2,490 feet above the high desert, one of the highest fault scarps in the country. Upper Klamath Lake is the largest in Oregon.

Beaches Humbug State Park is popular for camping, windsurfing and scuba diving. More than eight miles of trails cover Cape Blanco State Park, also home to the historic Cape Blanco Lighthouse. Shore pines and sandy beaches mark Bullards Beach State Park, as does the historic Coquille River Lighthouse. At Cape Arago State Park, rugged cliffs meet splashing waves.

Parks Lithia Park in Ashland is ninety-three acres of manicured grounds and forested canyon surrounding Lithia Creek. Roseburg’s Riverfront Park stretches more than a mile along the Umpqua River. Klamath Falls waterfront parks follow the banks of Klamath Lake and the Klamath River.

Wildlife Refuges See hundreds of migrating birds fly overhead in the Pacific Flyway at Summer Lake Wildlife Area and Klamath Marsh Wildlife Refuge. At Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, the American pronghorn is the star; a variety of fish and birds are here, too.

Ski Areas Warner Canyon Ski Area is tucked into the remote Warner Mountains. Mt. Ashland Ski Area boasts four lifts in the beautiful Siskiyou Mountains. Hardcore enthusiasts cat ski Mount Bailey. Nordic skiing tours are at Diamond Lake, Lake of the Woods and Crater Lake.

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Volunteer, Klamath Trails Alliance Drew Honzel is a Klamath native who spent time in Portland before returning home. Now retired, he splits his time between various non-profits as a volunteer, primarily with the Klamath Trails Alliance, which oversees stewardship for 90 miles of trails in the area. “We’re on a mission to lead the charge in local trail development.”

Favorite day trip The ride from Klamath Falls to Ashland is great on a road bike. It’s about 65 miles along low-traffic Highway 66, through scenic forests and past a bubbling spring. Have lunch at a brewery in Ashland and shuttle home!

Hidden gem Brown Mountain offers amazing skiing and snowshoeing in winter, hiking and biking in summer. Expect views of Mt. McLoughlin, old growth forests and lava flows.

Don’t miss Twenty-eight miles of trails are developed so far on Spence Mountain, with a total of 60 miles planned. The trails have been professionally designed and built for mountain biking, with options for all ability levels. Views of Klamath Lake and Crater Lake are incredible.

Get your ATV speed thrills in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The Rogue River is famous for jet boating tour opportunities. Diamond Lake is your destination for winter snowmobiling.

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Oregon pioneered the Scenic Bikeway program, and some of the best of these road-cyclist-friendly routes are located in Southern Oregon. Each showcases gorgeous scenery, history and community, made easy for cyclists to experience by way of printable maps and on-road signage.

The iconic, must-ride Oregon cycle tour is the Rim Drive of Crater Lake, boasting thirty-three miles of challenging, awesome alpine road cycling with a view of Oregon’s majestic natural phenomenon. Keep your ears open for news of vehicle-free days, when the rim is closed to cars but open to bikes, usually in the spring or fall.

CASCADE SISKIYOU SCENIC BIKEWAY Begin in Ashland and climb 5,000 feet through oak savannah into fir forests in the Siskiyou Range on this fifty-five mile loop classified as “extreme.” The challenge will be worth it when you reach spectacular views of the Bear Creek Valley and Pilot Rock, a 25-million-year-old volcanic plug.

OREGON OUTBACK SCENIC BIKEWAY In far south Central Oregon, the high desert basin and range meets the forest. This eighty-nine mile loop is a challenging one, rewarded with views of lakes frequented by pronghorn, wetland birds, bighorn sheep and sage grouse.

WILD RIVERS COAST SCENIC BIKEWAY The fishing town of Port Orford is your starting point for this ride, which travels along the Pacific Ocean and the Wild and Scenic Elk River past cranberry bogs, basalt sea stacks and vast ocean views.

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Klamath County offers twenty-five mapped cycling routes from easy to extreme. Meander through mountains, farmlands and the high desert on two wheels.

Mountain Bike Trails The Oregon Timber Trail debuted a couple of years ago, adding to the countless outdoor experiences to be had in the state. The 670-mile backcountry mountain bike route begins in Lakeview and travels north to the Columbia River Gorge. Make it a day trip or pack up those panniers for a rugged multiday backcountry trip. Check out one of Oregon’s newest backcountry routes in Coos County’s Beaver Hill, Seven Devils Unit mountain biking trails. The North Umpqua Trail is famous for rugged singletrack opportunties. To the southeast, in the desert, try Spence Mountain. Just fifteen miles from Klamath Falls, the trails offer varied terrain and views of Klamath Lake.

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HIT THE TRAIL Landscapes like these beckon for a hike. Journey across landscapes, to the ocean and along rivers, taking in amazing scenery as you go. The Rogue River Trail is one of the most famous in the state. Built for gold miners and their pack mules, the forty-mile trail covers the rugged terrain of the scenic Rogue, with historic sites, plenty of pine forests and cliffs, and even a lodge with a bed and meal along the way should you so desire. The North Umpqua River Trail is another legendary Oregon trail, with seventy-nine miles of forested, riverfront beauty begging for a long walk. Some sections are more difficult than others to traverse, but all are gorgeous and rarely crowded. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, including elk and osprey. The Oregon Coast will make you want to slow down...way down. The incredible 382-mile Oregon Coast Trail journeys across sandy beaches, through forest corridors and over majestic headlands, every bit of it hikeable. Choose a section and soak up the coast.

Jacksonville Woodlands Trails pass through the 1,100-acre Forest Park, one-mile west of downtown in the hills overlooking the historic town. Twenty miles of trails offer grand vistas, small creeks, interpretive markers and signs of old mining activity. The JackAsh Trail is a community effort to connect the already existing trail systems in Jacksonville, Ashland and the Applegate Ridge. This non-motorized system includes Bald Mountain, Point Mountain and Anderson Butte. Simply seeking a stroll? Historic Lithia Park in Ashland has miles of gravel and paved trails through both landscaped and wild grounds. Meander along Ashland Creek, enjoy the Japanese garden and don’t miss the sycamore grove. Lithia Park also connects to numerous trails and fire roads for those looking to hike further afield, surrounded by nature, beauty and peace.

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Southern Oregon is a great place to swing your clubs. Terrific course design, amazing scenery, talented pros and great choices for the 19th hole make this your next golf trip destination.

Klamath Falls’ Running Y Ranch Resort boasts Oregon’s only awardwinning Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. Winding through lush forests and scenic wetlands, this course has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest.

Grants Pass Golf Club highlights the gentle rolling hills, towering pines and scenic views of the Rogue Valley. The traditional layout was carved into a former horse ranch and is balanced by pristine fairways and smooth-running greens.

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Ou t d o o r s RAFTING AND FISHING

PADDLE AND FLOAT Southern Oregon is famous for world-class waters. The majestic Pacific Ocean and awe-inspiring Crater Lake may be the most well-known bodies of water in the region. In between the two are dozens of lakes and rivers that have long inspired aficionados of the wild outdoors. Around here, it’s raft, fish, swim, kayak, play, repeat. Begin your exploration of Southern Oregon’s waters with the Rogue River, which carries a special lore all its own. From the early days of the gold rush through the modern era of the Wild West, this river has been renowned and adored as a wild, gorgeous frontier. The Rogue springs from the flanks of Crater Lake’s caldera. The Upper Rogue is rugged and wild, inspiring sightseeing as well as kayaking and steelhead fishing. The Lower Rogue is a sought-after destination for whitewater rafting, with would-be permit holders lining up months in advance for a slot to float the river. Salmon fishing as well as more steelhead fishing is to be had on the Lower Rogue all the way to the mouth at the Pacific Ocean.

legendary for steelhead fishing, with stories of the anadromous fish found here dating back more than one hundred years. The Umpqua is great for boating too, from kayak to raft to drift boat. The Illinois River, a wild and scenic beauty, is where fly-fishing for steelhead, chinook salmon and coho salmon rules. This remote tributary to the Rogue can be a bit tough to access, but the rewards of fishing in such serene solitude are worth it. The 100-mile Williamson River boasts trophy trout and empties into Oregon’s largest freshwater lake, Upper Klamath. The Klamath River is sometimes called an upside-down river, for it begins in the desert and flows toward the mountains before reaching the sea. Known for generous-sized trout and excellent whitewater, the Klamath is a gem. Lakes aplenty can be found for anglers of all levels of experience, including Lake of the Woods, Upper Klamath Lake, Diamond Lake, Odell Lake and Crescent Lake. Cast a line from the shore or a boat and kick back until the fish bite.

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FUN FOR ALL AGES Bring the kids. And the grandparents. The region is full of possibilities for family exploration and fun, from cultural immersion to outdoor adventure to an up-close meeting with a cheetah. Inquisitive minds will find plenty to discover here. The ScienceWorks Hands on Museum lets kids tinker, experiment and play in Ashland. Kid Time Discovery Experience in Medford is hands-on fun. In Klamath Falls, interactive science and nature activities can be found at The Children’s Museum of Klamath Falls. For a wow-factor with supernatural thrill, visit The Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery in Gold Hill. This glimpse into a strange world where physical facts reverse and perceptual phenomena prevail will blow your mind.

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Foodie families will enjoy a tour of Southern Oregon-born Harry & David, where fruit-based treats are created from scratch. Tour one of the Rogue Valley’s many farms, where apples, pears and berries grow alongside wine grapes and flowers. Looking for speed and thrills? Stop by Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV in North Bend for information and rentals for the Oregon Dunes. In Klamath Falls, zip down the flanks of a former ski area with a view of Klamath Lake at Crater Lake Zipline for adults and Sasquatch Hollow, Oregon’s only kid’s zipline adventure. Rogue Valley Zipline delivers its own zippy fun in Central Point. Catch some air via trampoline at Rogue Air Park in Medford. Raft the Rogue River in the summer, or enjoy water slides at Emigrant Lake near Klamath Falls. In the winter, zoom down a ski hill at Mt. Ashland, Warner Canyon Ski Area or Willamette Ski Resort.

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Is nature your family’s favorite venue? Wildlife Safari in Winston is Oregon’s first drive-thru zoo, featuring wild animals galore. At Wildlife Images in Grants Pass, visitors can see animals native to the Pacific Northwest that have been rescued and rehabilitated. For a beautiful sight, visit the Butterfly Pavilion at the Elkton Community Education Center, where monarch butterflies flutter on the wing. Nearby is the historic Fort Umpqua, a trading fort circa the 1880s. Visit the Siskiyou Field Institute on the Illinois River to learn about the Klamath-Siskiyou region.


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Klamath Falls

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Golf

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Klamath Falls

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Klamath Falls

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Chiloquin

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Medford

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Golf

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Eagle Point

100 Eagle Point Dr.

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Golf

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Grants Pass

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Zoo

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Gold Hill

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Ashland

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Museum

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Medford

106 N Central Ave.

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Ashland

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Merlin

325 Galice Rd.

541-479-9554

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Ashland

693 Washington St.

541-482-2897

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Noah’s River Adventures

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Orange Torpedo Trips

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Rafting

Ouzel Outfitters

Adventure

Rogue Jet Boat Adventures

Rafting

Rogue Rafting Company

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Rogue Valley Family Fun Center

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Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure

Museum Museum

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541-488-2811

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Grants Pass

210 Merlin Rd.

541-479-5061

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63043 Sherman Rd.

800-788-7238

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Central Point

131 N Front St.

541-414-4182

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Gold Hill

207 Upper River Rd.

541-855-7080

rogueraftingcompany.com

Central Point

1-A Penninger Rd.

541-664-4263

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Central Point

9450 Old Stage Rd.

541-821-9476

rvzipline.com

Scienceworks Hands-On Museum

Ashland

1500 E Main St.

541-482-6767

scienceworksmuseum.org

Wildllife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center

Grants Pass

11845 Lower River Rd.

541-476-0222

wildlifeimages.org

541-584-2692

elktonbutterflies.com

Umpqua Valley Museum

Elkton Community Education Center

Casino

Seven Feathers Casino

Zoo

Wildlife Safari

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15850 Hwy. 38 W

Canyonville

149 Chief Miwaleta Ln.

541-839-1111

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Winston

1790 Safari Rd.

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CULTURE BORN ON THE WINGS OF HISTORY More than 100 years ago, some big dreamers brought some big culture to Southern Oregon. The first Chautauqua lectures began in the 1890s, and things only grew from there. Today, Southern Oregon is home to the longest-running outdoor music festival in the Northwest, an internationally famous theater festival and even an orchestra that performed on the rim of Crater Lake.

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DREAMERS AND DOERS From the very beginning of Southern Oregon’s roots, arts and culture were firmly lodged in people’s hearts. Consider Peter Britt, who arrived in Jacksonville in 1852 with $5 in his pocket and a wagonful of photography equipment. He ended up chronicling fifty years of life and growth in the fledgling pioneer community in beautiful photos. Sixty years after his death, Britt was immortalized as the namesake of Southern Oregon’s premier outdoor concert series, the Britt Festival, which entertains thousands each year from the grounds of Britt’s former home. Or think of Angus Bowmer, who came to Ashland in 1931 to teach English at Southern Oregon Normal School. A few years later, he persuaded the city to support an outdoor production of the works of Shakespeare. His legacy is the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, with three theaters, a company of hundreds and thousands of plays presented over the past eighty-seven years. Today, the dreamers endure. In 2016, a collaboration between the Britt Festival, the Klamath Tribes and Crater Lake National Park brought an entire orchestra and choir to the rim of Crater Lake. The 100th anniversary of the national park system was celebrated with an outdoor performance of a musical composition created just for the event. Now, that’s cultural overachievement.

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Executive Director, Elkton Community Education Center Five years ago, Marjorie Hamann took the lead at the Elkton Community Education Center, a 30-acre site celebrating cultural and natural history on the Umpqua River, featuring a native plant garden, butterfly pavilion, library, gift shop and replica of Fort Umpqua. “ECEC is the story of a community coming together to turn a sheep field into an education center and tourist destination.”

Favorite day trip A great history-focused day trip begins at the century farm in Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park, near Oakland, to see old structures on the site where Mildred farmed and ran a dairy from birth to death. Drive north to the Applegate House in Yoncalla, built in 1852 and one of Oregon’s remaining pioneer houses. Return to Elkton and the replica of Fort Umpqua, which operated as a trading fort in the 1800s.

Hidden gem Arlene’s Restaurant in Elkton is the place to get tips on hunting and fishing straight from the locals.

Don’t miss The Blooms and Butterflies celebration each June at ECEC includes the 5K Butterfly Run, in which people dress up like butterflies. Real Monarchs and Painted Ladies are here then too, and you can buy plants to encourage their habitat in your own yard.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ross Ragland Theater

Oregon Cabaret Theatre

THEATER

AS YOU LIKE IT For some, “Southern Oregon” and “theater” are synonymous. Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the granddaddy, but the greater region is chock full of creative theater productions.

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Each regional theater is a little bit different, but what they have behind them is a passionate, talented and dedicated community. Many theaters have been brought back to life after decades of neglect. Their renovations have been triumphs. Several are Art Deco designs rejuvenated to serve as community centers. All provide a stage for talent, local and national, to entertain, educate and inspire. In Ashland, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival runs March through October on three stages. This rotating repertory company showcases plays written by William Shakespeare, as well as other playwrights who’ve penned plays from classics to contemporaries. The festival’s reach is international and brings the town of Ashland to vibrant life each season with thousands of visitors. Also in Ashland is the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, where dinner

comes with the show. Musicals and music acts are served along with delicious meals at this entertainment hub in the heart of town just steps from the Shakespeare festival campus. Twenty years ago, the community of Medford rallied around a historic community theater. Today, the Craterian Theater presents dozens of plays, musicals and performances each year. Also in Medford is the Holly Theatre, a historic Spanish Colonial Revival theater built in 1930. Currently undergoing a renovation, the Holly will host national music acts, classic films and more for years to come. Camelot Theater took up residence in an old feed store in Talent in 1990, and the rest is history. This 104-seat theater hosts musicals and plays year-round, now in the new state-of-the-art, Art Decostyle James Morrison Collier Theatre building. Rogue Theatre in downtown Grants Pass is another historic art deco gem, built in 1938. Today, the venue is host to local and national music, dance, film and plays. Downtown Klamath Falls has the Art Deco beauty and community hub the Ross Ragland Theater. In Gold Beach, it’s the Ellensburg Theatre in the historic Rogue Playhouse that entertains guests.

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HERITAGE

A FUSION OF HISTORY AND CULTURE The strength of character, independence and passion that define Southern Oregon began with this region’s Native Americans and pioneers. Many institutions around the region bring these twin histories and cultures to life, alongside that of the rich natural resources that have defined Southern Oregon’s growth and prosperity. The Favell Museum in Klamath Falls is dedicated to regional Native American culture. Native American artifacts and contemporary Western art found here include arrowheads, cradleboards, miniature guns and more. Collier Memorial Logging Museum is home to the largest collection of logging equipment in Oregon. Klamath County Museum is the region’s main history hub. The Fort Klamath Museum, north of Klamath Falls, is a small gem with interesting artifacts from the era when hundreds of soldiers were stationed there.

In the late 1880s, the Applegate Trail became an important alternative to the main Oregon Trail route to the Willamette Valley. Many settlers chose sunny Southern Oregon as their new home. The Applegate Trail Interpretive Center in Sunny Valley depicts the stories of the covered wagons, gold, and rail and stage lines that defined the settlers’ experiences. Just up the road in Wolf Creek is the Wolf Creek Inn, built in the 1880s as an oasis for weary travelers. Today, the inn still serves meals and provides beds to sojourners. In Medford, the Southern Oregon Historical Society showcases antique fire engines, women’s fashion, renowned photos by famed photographer Peter Britt and a historic farm that guests can even rent for special events. Roseburg’s own little historic time capsule is the Douglas County Museum. In addition to artifacts showcasing the history of mining, fishing, farming and timber, the museum has one of the largest plant collections on display in the Northwest, providing a glimpse of the diversity of the forests that surround this special region.

Fort Rock Homestead Museum

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In the Outback, don’t miss a stop at the Fort Rock Homestead Museum, with a collection of homestead-era buildings including a church, school and cabins filled with historic items. On the coast, Coos History Museum brings to life maritime history, the history of fire on the Oregon Coast and more than 250,000 images of the widely captured Southern Oregon coastline.


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Britt Festival

Schneider Museum of Art

MUSIC & ARTS

VISUAL AND PERFORMING From fine art to folk art, symphony to pop music, historical artifacts to film, Southern Oregon is filled with music and arts.

Each spring, the Ashland Independent Film Festival brings independent film to Ashland. Immerse yourself in this five-day event that has been described as “magical” and a “dream you’ll never want to leave.” Artistic films and their makers descend on this small town for a community-driven, cultural experience. On the other side of the Siskiyou range, the Klamath Independent Film Festival in Klamath Falls brings shorts and features to town each September.

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Umpqua Valley Arts Association

On the campus of Southern Oregon University is the Schneider Museum of Art, showcasing fine visual arts in a changing exhibit format. Past exhibits have included fine and contemporary art and serve as a vital force in the intellectual life of the college and the city. In Roseburg, the Umpqua Valley Arts Association presents the Arts Center. By working with student, regional and resident artists, along with six galleries, the Arts Center supports the local community. The Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, north of Cave Junction, diplays art in many mediums from regional artists, including glass, ceramics, jewelry and more.

PHOTO LEFT BRIAN PRECHTEL, RIGHT TOP JORDAN BOYD

The hills are alive with the sound of music. Once upon a time, Portland conductor John Trudeau and his friend Sam McKinney visited Southern Oregon with the dream of starting a music festival. They found the hillside estate of Jacksonville photographer Peter Britt, and a harmonious match was made. The slope of the Britt hill not only creates perfect acoustics, it also offers stunning views of the Rogue Valley in the distance. With performances from orchestra to mainstream headlining acts, the Britt Festival is the heart of Jacksonville and an aesthetic treasure in the state.


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Name

City

Address

Phone

Website

Coast Coos History Museum

Coos Bay

1210 N Front St.

541-756-6320

cooshistory.org

Egyptian Theatre

Coos Bay

229 S Broadway

541-269-8650

egyptiantheatreoregon.com

Ellensburg Theatre Co.

Gold Beach

94196 Moore St.

541-247-4382

ellensburgtheater.org

The Dolphin Playhouse

Coos Bay

580 Newmark Ave.

541-808-2611

thedolphinplayers.webs.com

Klamath Basin Collier Memorial Lodging Museum

Chiloquin

36941 S. Chiloquin Rd.

541-783-3039

tmrr.org

Crater Lake Lodge

Klamath Falls

565 Rim Dr.

888-774-2728

craterlakelodges.com

Favell Museum

Klamath Falls

123 W Main St.

541-882-9996

favellmuseum.org

Fort Klamath Museum

Fort Klamath

51400 Hwy 62

541-381-2230

klamathcountymuseum.squarespace.com

Klamath County Museum

Klamath Falls

1451 Main St.

541-882-1000

klamathcountymuseum.squarespace.com

Linkville Playhouse

Klamath Falls

201 Main St.

541-884-6782

linkvilleplayers.org

Ross Ragland Theater

Klamath Falls

218 N 7th St.

541-884-0651

rrtheater.org

Chiloquin

36941 S. Chiloquin Rd.

541-783-3039

tmrr.org

541-576-2251

fortrockoregon.com

Train Mountain Museum

Oregon Outback Fort Rock Homestead Museum

Fort Rock

Old Fort Rock Rd.

Rogue Ashland Independent Film Festival

Ashland

325 A St. #4

541-488-3823

ashlandfilm.org

Britt Festival

Jacksonville

PO Box 1124

800-882-7488

brittfest.org

Butte Creek Mill

Eagle Point

402 N Royal Ave.

541-690-5356

buttecreekmill.com

Camelot Theatre

Talent

101 Talent Ave.

541-535-5250

camelottheatre.org

Collaborative Theatre Project

Medford

555 Medford Center

541-779-1055

ctpmedford.org

Craterian Theater

Medford

23 S Central Ave.

541-779-3000

craterian.org

Grants Pass

229 SW G St.

541-479-3290

gpmuseum.com

Holly Theatre

Medford

226 W 6th St.

541-772-3797

hollytheatre.org

Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Ashland

241 Hargadine St.

541-488-2902

theoregoncabaret.com

Oregon Caves Chateau

Cave Junction

20000 Caves Hwy.

541-592-3400

oregoncaveschateau.com

Ashland

15 S Pioneer St.

800-219-8161

osfashland.org

Grants Pass

143 SE H St.

541-471-1316

roguetheatre.com

Schneider Museum of Arts

Ashland

125 Siskiyou Blvd.

541-552-6245

sma.sou.edu

Southern Oregon Historical Society

Medford

106 N Central Ave.

541-773-6536

sohs.org

541-957-7007

umpquavalleymuseums.com

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Rogue Theatre

Umpqua Valley Douglas Co. Museum

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Roseburg

123 Museum Dr.

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EXPLORE Southern Oregon OREGON CABARET THEATRE

Explore science with your family at Southern Oregon’s science center, ScienceWorks! Interact with displays exploring the properties of light, or learn to whirl and swirl using your own momentum. Check website for seasonal hours of operation.

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre has provided first-class entertainment and dining in the Rogue Valley for more than thirty years. A remodeled church located one block from OSF, the Cabaret’s venue oozes with the old school charm of the jazz era. The restaurant produces exceptional dishes and the dining pairs well with the Cabaret’s professional productions.

1500 E MAIN ST., ASHLAND, 97520 • (541) 482-6767 SCIENCEWORKSMUSEUM.ORG

241 HARGADINE ST., ASHLAND, 97520 • (541) 488-8349 OREGONCABARET.COM

SCIENCEWORKS HANDS-ON MUSEUM

CAMELOT THEATRE

“Where Broadway meets Talent,” Camelot is professional community theatre serving Southern Oregon and the Rogue Valley, performing elaborate live orchestra Broadway musicals, dramas, comedies and exclusive musical spotlights. Now in it’s 37th Season, in the new James M. Collier Theatre Building. A state-of-the-art, 164-seat theatre. 101 TALENT AVE., TALENT, 97540 • (541) 535-5250 CAMELOTTHEATRE.ORG

Regional to International Art Exhibitions

GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART 229 SW G St, Downtown Grants Pass

& GALLERY ONE

Local art by 60+ artists

OPEN TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS 10 AM - 5 PM, FREE ADMISSION

Visit gpmuseum.com or call 541-479-3290

OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

You’re sure to discover something to love at OSF! The eight month season—which opens in March and runs through October— includes 11 productions, featuring a combination of world premieres, Shakespeare, classics and musicals that are produced in inventive ways by a diverse company. Come immerse yourself in an experience that connects to all the senses!

15 SOUTH PIONEER ST., ASHLAND, 97520 • (800) 219-8161 OSFASHLAND.ORG


2 Hawk Vineyard and Winery

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It naturally follows that a land so rich in rivers, forests and farms would produce innovative foods and wines from its fruitful soils. A passionate group of vintners, chefs and restaurateurs have turned Southern Oregon into a foodie paradise, dotted with excellent restaurants and scenic wineries delivering bountiful local dishes and awardwinning wines to sip with a view.

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Larks Restaurant

DELICIOUS DELIGHTS INSPIRED BY LAND AND SEA

Today, visitors can barely find a restaurant in Southern Oregon that isn’t taking advantage of this region’s selection of seasonal, local foods. Creameries, orchards and farms deliver delicious local flavors to a community hungry for delectable meals. Fish from the rivers, crab from the sea, vegetables from the earth, wild game from the forests and organic meats from local ranches are all transformed into dishes prepared with creativity and love.

Choices, Choices Dining destinations in the region run the gamut, from fine dining to outdoor barbecue. Choose from casual burgers to perfectly crafted plates served on white table cloths. Eat fish and chips fresh from the boat at the Crazy Norwegians Fish and Chips in Port Orford, enjoy

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Cowboy Dinner Tree

a steak as big as your head at the Cowboy Dinner Tree near Silver Lake, or dine on barbecued ribs and chicken at an old homestead known as the Hellgate Riverside Lodge along the Rogue River during a jetboat trip with Hellgate Jet Boat Excursions.

White Tablecloths For gourmet foods with rave reviews, Gogi’s in Jacksonville is a favorite for Italian. Larks Restaurant serves dishes like five spice duck breast from its light and cheerful dining room in the Ashland Springs Hotel. In Medford, Porters has been delivering fine foods from an old train station for a couple of decades. Grab a cowboy ribeye steak at Nibbley’s in Klamath Falls.

PHOTO BOTTOM MELISSA WHITNEY

A bit of a culinary revolution has overtaken Southern Oregon in the past couple decades. As the farm-to-table movement spread across the nation, Southern Oregon was already at the head of the trend. Established farms and creative chefs have long been making magic with what the land produced.


Cul i na r y

Common Block Brewing

ANDREW SHROYER WOLF CREEK

Innkeeper, Wolf Creek Inn Andrew Shroyer and his wife Gesi took over as concessionairres of the historic Wolf Creek Inn in 2018. It’s Shroyer’s mission to bring the Inn back to life as a community gathering place and a visitor destination. “It’s a magical place,” he said. A tap room, parlor, ball room and dining room call for exploration here, and don’t be surprised if you run into a few ghosts. Built in 1883, the Inn has a rich past.

Don’t miss Golden State Heritage Area is a nearby ghost town that was once a booming 19th century mining town. Explore a schoolhouse, church and a small house, read signage interpreting the site’s history and have lunch with your family by the creek.

The Rogue River is absolutely stunning. From Wolf Creek, we take Coyote Creek to the river put-in at the beginning of the Rogue Wilderness. It’s primo flyfishing and rafting, and so beautiful right where the river begins to get rocky and fall into a canyon.

Hidden gem Wolf Creek Inn, built in the 1800s to host guests on the Applegate Trail, is the longest-operating hotel in the state of Oregon. Still, the Inn was closed more than open for the past 30 years and remains unknown to many travelers. Old-timers remember the annual Oktoberfest celebration that drew up to 5000 people. Last year, we brought the festival back, drawing about 300 people. It’s a start! The Inn is open year-round and the restaurant is open seasonally. Come and visit us!

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Standing Stone Brewing Co.

Brews and Libations From the moment that Standing Stone Brewing Co. began brewing beer using natural thermal energy, innovators have been doing things a little bit differently here. There are dozens of breweries to explore, from Winston’s modest tasting room Lookingglass Brewery to Wild River Brewing with three locations in the Rogue Valley to Ashland’s Caldera Brewing Company to Klamath Basin Brewing Co in Klamath Falls. Medford’s Common Block Brewing is a community-focused brewpub with fresh food in the heart of downtown, as is BricktownE Brewing Company, with beers from IPA to stout. Craft cider has popped up, too, including Bandon Rain at the seashore and Apple Outlaw Cider south of Applegate in the rugged valley. And don’t forget the spirits. Immortal Spirits in Medford was the region’s first single malt whiskey distillery, but surely not the last.

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Favorite day trip


Steamboat Inn North Umpqua River

Lodging and Fine Dining on the River thesteamboatinn.com 541.498.2230

Steamboat Inn operates under a special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest


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Green Blade Bakery

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Adel Store

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City Address Klamath Basin

Bakery

Klamath Falls

1400 Esplanade Ave.

Nibbleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe

American

Klamath Falls

Roosters Steak & Chop House

American

Klamath Falls

Ruddy Duck

American

Thai Orchid

Phone

Website

541-273-8999

green-blade.com

2424 Washburn Way

541-883-2314

nibbleys.com

205 Main St.

541-850-8414

roosterssteakhouse.net

Klamath Falls

5500 Running Y Rd.

541-850-5582

runningy.com

Thai

Klamath Falls

900 Main St. D

541-273-0707

The Waffle Hut

American

Klamath Falls

106 Main St.

541-273-1444

Wubba's BBQ Shack

Barbecue

Klamath Falls

3930 S 6th St.

541-273-4227

wubbasbbqshack.com

ORegon Outback Market

Adel

1 Hwy 140

541-947-3851

Cowboy Dinner Tree

Barbecue

Silver Lake

50836 E Bay Rd.

541-576-2426

cowboydinnertree.net

Flyway Restaurant

American

Summer Lake

53460 Hwy 31

541-943-3993

lodgeatsummerlake.com

Lakeview Lockers

Barbecue

Lakeview

207 N L St.

541-947-3789

Pioneer Saloon

American

Paisley

327 Main St.

541-943-3289

Tall Town Cafe and Bakery

Breakfast

Lakeview

1028 N 4th St.

541-947-3521

Alchemy

American

Ashland

35 S 2nd St.

541-488-1115

alchemyashland.com

Ashland Food Co-Op

American

Ashland

237 N 1st St.

541-482-2237

ashlandfood.coop

Aqua

American

Ashland

31 Water St.

541-488-2782

aquarestaurantandbar.com

Asian

Medford

970 N Pheonix Rd. #106

542-608-7545

tigeroll.com

Becky's Pies

American

Prospect

56484 Hwy 62

541-560-3565

unioncreekoregon.com

Bella Union Restaurant & Saloon

American

Jacksonville

170 W California St.

541-899-1770

bellau.com

Blondie's Bistro

American

Grants Pass

226 SW G St.

541-479-0420

blondiesbistro.com

Brickroom

American

Ashland

35 N Main St.

541-708-6030

brickroomashland.com

Brothers'

American

Ashland

95 N Main St.

541-482-9671

brothersrestaurant.net

Bakery

Medford

310 Genessee St.

541-973-2336

buttercloudbakery.com

C St. Bistro

American

Jacksonville

230 E C St.

541-262-7638

cstbistro.com

Caldera Brewing Company

Brewery

Ashland

590 Clover Ln.

541-482-4677

calderabrewing.com

pioneersaloon.com

Rogue Valley

Bambu

Buttercloud Bakery & Cafe

Chadwicks Pub & Sports Bar

Pub

Medford

2300 Biddle Rd.

541-770-1234

chadwickspub.com

Chateau at the Oregon Caves

American

Cave Junction

20000 Caves Hwy

541-592-3400

oregoncaveschateau.com

Italian

Medford

1251 E McAndrews Rd. #110

541-776-3500

cicilys.wordpress.com cougarlane.com

Cicily's Pastaria & Grill Cougar Lane Lodge

Barbecue

Agness

04219 Agness Rd.

541-247-7233

Cucina Biazzi

Italian

Ashland

568 E Main St.

541-488-3739

Dassh Bakery

Bakery

Grants Pass

102 SW 5th St.

541-474-1380

Downtown Market

American

Medford

231 E Main St.

541-973-2233

downtownmarketco.com

Elements Tapas Bar

Spanish

Medford

101 E Main St.

541-779-0135

elementsmedford.com

Pub

Medford

126 W Main St.

541-779-4455

4daughtersirishpub.com

Gogi's Restaurant

American

Jacksonville

235 W Main St.

541-899-8699

gogisrestaurant.com

Greenleaf

Vegetarian

Ashland

49 N Main St.

541-482-2808

greenleafrestaurant.com

In-N-Out Burger

Hamburgers

Grants Pass

124 NE Morgan Ln.

800-786-1000

in-n-out.com

In-N-Out Burger

Hamburgers

Medford

1970 Crater Lake Hwy.

800-786-1000

in-n-out.com

Jacksonville Inn Dinner House

American

Jacksonville

175 E California St.

541-899-1900

jacksonvilleinn.com

Jasper's Cafe

American

Medford

2739 N Pacific Hwy.

541-776-5307

jasperscafe.com

Jimmy's Classic Drive In

American

Grants Pass

515 NE E St.

541-479-3850

jimmysclassicdrivein.com

Kaleidoscope Pizzeria & Pub

American

Medford

3084 Crater Lake Hwy.

541-779-7787

kaleidoscopepizza.com

Four Daughters Irish Pub

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EXPLORE Southern Oregon SOUTHERN OREGON WINE INSTITUTE

SOWI overlooks the North Umpqua River and surrounding mountains. Enjoy our elegant tasting room, with relaxing fireplace and patio while choosing from crisp whites and robust reds. Tasting room opens Saturdays 12 to 4 p.m. Academic information at www.umpqua.edu/sowi 1140 UMPQUA COLLEGE RD., ROSEBURG, 97470 • (541) 440-SOWI SOWICELLARS.COM

BUTTE CREEK MILL

A Fall 2019 opening is planned for the Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point, after being partially destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, 2015. This is one of the few water powered gristmills in the U. S. and sits on the banks of Little Butte Creek. We will continue grinding grains on our historic millstones, reopen the store, and give tours of this National Historic Landmark! 402 N ROYAL AVE., EAGLE POINT, 97524 • (541) 690-5356 BUTTECREEKMILL.COM

THE TWISTED CORK

Experience Southern Oregon’s finest Bistro and Wine Bar! Tour the best wine the Pacific Northwest has to offer paired with award-winning cuisine without leaving historic downtown Grants Pass. We are open Tues-Sat 11 a.m. through dinner. No minors, reservations for parties of 8 or more only. Meet you at The Cork! 210 SW 6TH ST., GRANTS PASS, 97526 • (541) 295-3094 THETWISTEDCORKGRANTSPASS.COM

HOSPITALITY, PEERLESS STYLE!

Welcome to Peerless Hotel & Restaurant in beautiful Ashland, your gateway to Oregon Shakespeare Festival, world class Rogue Valley wineries, and amazing array of outdoor adventures. Voted one of the “Ten Best Wine Country Hotels” in the United States by USA TODAY. Located just a garden apart from our Peerless Restaurant & Bar, one of Ashland’s premier dining destinations. 243 4TH ST., ASHLAND, 97520 • (541) 488-1082 PEERLESSHOTEL.COM

ORGANIC. FRESH. LOCAL.

Southern Oregon's first and only certified organic retailer

Artisan meats and cheeses, robust wine & craft beer selection, local produce, ready to eat entrees made in our kitchen, and more

Serving Indian Dishes from

Traditional to Vegan Vegetarian

to

Lunch Buffet 11am - 3pm 3am every day Monday Night Dinner Buffet 5pm - 9pm Menu & Dinner Service Every Day 5pm - 9pm 541-488-5900 • 31 water st (above aqua) www.tajindiancuisine.com

lunch • dinner • appetizers big screen tvs • live music • deck seating burgers • tacos • salads • soups

24 beers and full bar

live music

come see what’s new!

Open daily 7AM to 9PM

237 N. First St., Ashland, OR • (541)482-2237 • www.ashlandfood.coop

541-488-AQUA 11am to 11pm daily

open

31 WATER ST. (BELOW TAJ)


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City Address Rogue Valley

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Website

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Larks

American

Ashland

212 E Main St.

541-488-5888

larksrestaurant.com

Larks

American

Medford

200 N Riverside

541-774-4760

larksrestaurant.com

Liquid Assets

American

Ashland

96 N Main St., #201

541-482-9463

liquidassetswinebar.com

Luna Cafe and Mercantile

American

Ashland

2525 Ashland St.

541-482-3372

lunacafeashland.com

Ma Mosa's

American

Grants Pass

18 NW E St.

541-479-0236

mamosas.com

Italian

Ashland (2 locations)

28 E Main St.

541-482-1918

martollis.com

$ $$ $ $$ $$ $$ $$$ $$ $$$

Alexander's Greek Cuisine

Martolli's

Northwest

Ashland

265 4th St.

541-488-6067

peerlessrestaurant.com

Pie + Vine

Italian

Ashland

358 E Main St.

541-488-5493

pieandvine.co

Pomordori Bistro & Wine Bar

Italian

Medford

410 E Main St.

541-779-4162

pomordoriristorante.com

American

Medford

147 N Front St.

541-857-1910

porterstrainstation.com

Powderhorn Cafe

American

Grants Pass

321 NE 6th St.

541-479-9403

Prospect Historic Hotel Dinner House

American

Prospect

391 Mill Creek Dr.

1-800-944-6490

River's Edge

American

Grants Pass

1936 Rogue River Hwy

541-244-1182

theriversedge.us

Sammich

Italian

Ashland

424 Bridge St.

541-708-6055

sammichashland.com

Sesame Asian Kitchen

Asian

Ashland

21 Winburn Way

541-482-0119

sesameasiankitchen.com

Si Casa Flores

Mexican

Grants Pass

202 NE Beacon Dr.

541-956-9254

floresfamilyrestaurants.com

Smithfields

smithfieldsashland.com

Peerless Restaurant & Bar

Porters

prospecthotel.com

American

Ashland

23 S 2nd St.

541-488-9948

Soo Rah Korean Cuisine

Korean

Medford

38 N Central Ave.

541-816-4141

Standing Stone Brewing Co.

Brewery

Ashland

101 Oak St.

541-482-2448

standingstonebrewing.com

Auntie Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hawaiian Cafe

Hawaiian

Medford

130 E Main St.

541-245-0555

auntiecarolshawaiiancafe.com taj-indiancuisine.com

Taj

Indian

Ashland

31 Water St.

541-488-5900

Takaro Asian Tapas Bar

Asian

Grants Pass

414 NW 6th St.

541-474-7108

Taylor's Sausage

American

Cave Junction

525 W Watkins St.

541-592-4185

taylorsausage.com

Texas Roadhouse

Steakhouse

Medford

1720 Delta Waters Rd.

541-772-2052

texasroadhouse.com

Fusion

Ashland

84 N Main St.

541-482-8058

thaipepperashland.com

Pub

Grants Pass

121 SW H St.

541-474-4991

thehaulgp.com laughingclam.com

Thai Pepper The Haul The Laughing Clam

Pub

Grants Pass

121 SW G St.

541-479-1110

Wine Bar

Grants Pass

210 SW 6th St.

541-295-3094

thetwistedcorkgrantspass.com

Asian

Ashland

62 E Main St.

541-488-7108

umamiashland.com

Wild River Brewing

Brewery

Cave Junction

249 N Redwood Hwy

541-592-3556

wildriverbrewing.com

Wild River Brewing

Brewery

Grants Pass

595 NE E St.

541-471-7487

wildriverbrewing.com

Wild River Brewing & Pizza Co.

Brewery

Medford (plus 4 locations)

2684 N Pacific Hwy

541-773-7487

wildriverbrewing.com

Wild River Pub

Brewery

Grants Pass

533 NE F St.

541-474-4456

wildriverbrewing.com

Wolf Creek Inn

American

Wolf Creek

100 Front St.

541-866-2474

wolfcreekinn.com

Greek

Roseburg

643 SE Jackson St.

541-672-6442

Brix Grill

American

Roseburg

527 SE Jackson St.

541-440-4901

Burrito Vaquero

Mexican

Roseburg

850 NW Garden Valley Blvd.

541-672-9850

burritovaquerorestaurant.com

Italian

Roseburg

404 SE Jackson St.

541-673-0848

dinosristorante.com

Twisted Cork Umami

Umpqua Valley

Dino's Ristorante Italiano K-Bar Steak House

Steakhouse

Canyonville

146 Chief Miwaleta Ln.

800-548-8461

sevenfeathers.com

McMenamins Roseburg Station

American

Roseburg

700 SE Sheridan St.

541-672-1934

mcmenamins.com

Parrott House

Northwest

Roseburg

1851 SE Stephens St.

541-580-0600

parrotthouseroseburg.com

The Steamboat Inn

American

Idleyd Park

42705 N Umpqua Hwy.

541-498-2230

thesteamboatinn.com

True Kitchen + Bar

American

Roseburg

629 SE Main St.

541-900-1000

truekitchenandbar.com

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“Ledger David Cellars...the most exciting, memorable, engrossing, game-changing...wine in years.” —The Pour Fool, (Nearly) SpeechleSS iN Seattle, July 2017 Wine Tasting Daily Noon to 5pm. Just 2 miles off I-5, left at exit 35. Next to the world famous Rogue Creamery.

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join us in exploring all that the Southern Oregon wine country has to offer. Oregon wine is being discovered all over the world. Our goal is to show you unique characteristics of our region and feature the people and their wine in a casual learning atmosphere. We feel these individual wineries will showcase the diversity of this region and the reasons it’s gaining respect on the world’s wine stage.

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e i n W FROM GRAPE TO GLASS You may be surprised to learn that Southern Oregon produces some of the most diverse wine varietals of anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest. That has a lot to do with the climate and the terrain. Southern Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latitude and prevailing oceanic winds create a seven-month growing season. Wide diurnal temperature swings and mountainous topography produce dozens of microclimates. The result is award-winning wines that draw thousands to the region.

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UNDER THE VINES Southern Oregon cultivates more than seventy different grape varieties. This makes this region more like Europe than other locations on the West Coast. Wine Enthusiast named Southern Oregon one of the Top 10 Global Destinations in 2016.

LINDA DONOVAN

At the same time, Southern Oregon is still relatively undiscovered when it comes to viticulture. That means that you can make a weekend of a leisurely wine tasting trip, complete with gourmet meals and sips of tempranillo and cabernet, without worrying about fighting the crowds.

TAKE A TOUR Southern Oregon has five wine regions: Rogue Valley, Applegate Valley, Umpqua Valley, Illinois River and Elkton. How best to explore them all? There are so many delicious ways. Bike-touring has become one popular option, with destinations supporting cyclists with paved roads flanked by rolling vineyards, bike racks and overnight accommodations for you and your bike. Via Bike Tours offers a Southern Oregon Wine Country Bicycle Tour that handles all of the details and navigation for you. Hire a personal concierge, driver and tour guide with Bravo Outings. The tour company leads a multitude of getaways, with private tastings, wine and food pairings, cellar tours, and more in the Rogue and Umpqua Valleys. Wine Hopper Tours is another great option for a wine tour in the Rogue and Applegate Valleys. Hop aboard their comfortable van for tours, complete with loads of wine education.

GRAB A BITE Some of the region’s wineries don’t stop their quest for excellency with the grape. Delicious bites are to be found at many wineries, too. Locally sourced meals taste even better while drinking wine from the earth beneath your feet and gazing at the vineyards that produced what’s in your glass. Try the woodfired pizza at Dancin Vineyards near Jacksonville, an indulgent burger at Schmidt Family Vineyards, or the always changing, ever-delicious seasonal sample menu at Belle Fiore in Medford.

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ROGUE VALLEY

Owner, Pallet Wine Co. and Urban Cork Linda Donovan moved to the Rogue Valley after learning the wine business ropes in Napa Valley, Sonoma and Australia. She founded Pallet Wine Co., a custom crush facility for winemakers. “We make the wine, bottle it, and return it to the wineries to sell.” Two years ago, Donovan opened a tasting room in downtown Medford.

Favorite day trip I love the Southern Oregon Coast. It’s where I go to clear my head and get away. My dog and I walk on the beach, and then I visit the wharf for fresh crab or track down some of the best seafood chowder.

Hidden gem The Crater Rock Museum in Central Point is one of my favorite places to take visitors. They have an incredible collection of rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and Native American artifacts on display. Visit the gift shop and take a little bit of Southern Oregon home with you!

Don’t miss The Urban Cork in Medford serves 120 varieties of wine in a comfortable and classy space. A flight of five wines is rotated every two days, giving visitors the opportunity to explore different varietals. It’s a great place to begin your exploration of Southern Oregon wines.

Regional wineries are prime destination event locations. Book a wedding or reunion on one of these gorgeous private grounds and it’s memorable. Many wineries offer regular music and entertainment. Catch live music by the Applegate River at Red Lily Vineyards, wine and music series at RoxyAnn Winery in Medford and the summerfest concert series at Delfino Vineyards in Roseburg.

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EXPLORE Southern Oregon DELFINO WINERY

Delfino Winery is the home of estate grown award winning wines. Our vineyards produce quality grapes that yield wines of unique character and perfect balance. Come enjoy our vintage tasting room, stunning views and warm country hospitality. RV parking. Picnics. Consider a stay in our 5-star wine country B&B while touring the area. Open daily April-Sept 11am–6pm and Oct-March 11am-5pm.

ABACELA

Abacela, founded by Earl and Hilda Jones, was first to commercially grow and produce wine from Spain’s Tempranillo and Albariño grapes in the Pacific Northwest. Abacela’s variety site-climate matching has identified several novel grape varieties that are currently used to produce wines across the region. Abacela is a beautiful destination to enjoy tapas, views, and wines!

3829 COLONIAL RD., ROSEBURG, 97471 • (541) 673-7575 DELFINOWINES.COM

12500 LOOKINGGLASS RD., ROSEBURG, 97471 • (541) 679-6642 ABACELA.COM

FOON ESTATE VINEYARD

MELROSE VINEYARDS

Come on in. The wine is always fine. Embrace a truly rare experience... Just beyond the welcoming wine bar and shoppers’ paradise filled with tempting gifts and delectables, sits a strategically situated outdoor balcony. The ultimate room with a view, this hot spot yields a panorama of the estate grounds and vineyards that is certain to inspire awe.

Foon Estate wines are made of earth and sky, terroir and sunshine, sweat, passion and time. Our fruit ripens in the lap of the Umpqua Valley at the foot of an ancient mountain. Wines are hand-crafted; vinted, bottled and aged on site. Get to know Foon and enjoy our hospitality and our award winning estate produced wines. Tasting room hours noon-500 PM, Thursday-Sunday.

885 MELQUA RD., ROSEBURG, 97471 • (541) 672-6080 MELROSEVINEYARDS.COM

340 BUSENBARK LN., ROSEBURG, 97471 • (541) 817-7768 FOONESTATEVINEYARD.COM

The rich valleys of the Umpqua, with their diverse landscapes, complexity of soils, and ideal growing conditions produce more than 40 different varietals of wine grapes. Come and taste our award winning wines of distinctive quality and character as you travel through Southern Oregon. Visit our website to see upcoming events, download our mobile app,

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and explore the many wineries found along the Umpqua Wine Trail.


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UMPQUA RIVER

River's Edge Winery Lexème Wines

U mpqua Vall ey & Elkton

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Brandborg Winery Bradley Vineyards Anindor Vineyards

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MarshAnne Landing Winery

Misty Oaks Vineyard

Triple Oak Wine Vault

Spire Mountain Cellars

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SUTHERLIN

Henry Estate Winery Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards NORTH UMPQUA RIVER

Mustard Seed Cellars TeSoAria Vineyard Ferraro Family Vineyard HillCrest Vineyard Melrose Vineyards

Southern Oregon Wine Institute Cooper Ridge Vineyard

Season Cellars Foon Estate Vineyard Delfino Vineyards & Winery SOUTH UMPQUA RIVER

Chateau Nonchalant

99

ROSEBURG

Paul O'Brien Winery Trella Vineyards Tasting Room

Spangler Vineyards Abacela 99

Girardet Vineyards & Winery

Wild Rose Vineyard

Freed Estate Winery


Um pq u

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The Umpqua Valley AVA is bordered by the Oregon Coast Range to the west, the Cascades to the east, the Willamette Valley’s winegrowing region to the north and the Rogue Valley to the south. Two sub-appellation, Red Hill Douglas County and Elkton Oregon, are within the Umpqua Valley AVA. Scenic and rural, friendly and welcoming, most Umpqua Valley wineries are family owned and operated, offering visitors a personal experience at their tasting rooms and vineyards.

HISTORY Umpqua Valley wine dates back to the 1880s, when German immigrants planted the first vineyard in the valley. In 1961, Richard Sommer established Oregon’s oldest estate winery still in operation today, HillCrest Vineyards, located in the hills west of Roseburg. The Umpqua Valley AVA is Oregon’s oldest viticulture region, established in 1984. Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards

Delfino Vineyards

LANDSCAPE Roseburg is the heart of the Land of Umpqua, and the largest city within the Umpqua Valley AVA. The Umpqua River flows through town, from mountains and waterfalls to covered bridges towards the Pacific Ocean. Umpqua territory is drier and warmer than the Oregon wine regions to the north, and cooler than the Rogue and Applegate wine regions to the south. With temperatures varying as much as 60 degrees in the summer, the Umpqua Valley wine region is comprised of three distinct climatic sub-zones. The northern area around the town of Elkton enjoys a cool, marine-influenced climate. The central area to the northwest of the city of Roseburg has a transitional, or intermediate, climate where both cool and warm varieties do quite well. The area south of Roseburg is warmer and more arid, similar to the Rogue and Applegate valleys to the south. A series of valleys and hills on the same latitude as those running directly through some of Europe’s greatest grape-growing districts define this AVA.

VARIETALS More than 40 different wine varieties are planted in the Umpqua Valley AVA. The cooler valleys allow grapes such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling to flourish while the warmer valleys produce outstanding Syrah, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. This climate lends itself well to the Rhone varietals such as Viognier and Grenache and the Spanish Albariño and Graciano. Other popular varietals include Merlot, Zinfandel, Baco Noir, Cabernet Franc and Gewurztraminer.

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E lkton The Elkton AVA sub-appellation of the Umpqua AVA is one of the newest wine regions in Oregon. The misty hills and cool valleys of the coastal mountain range are perfect for cool weather grapes. Under the boughs of the Douglas fir, the Elkton area produces great wines only forty miles from the ocean.

HISTORY

Winegrowing in Elkton dates back to the early 1970s with the planting of cool climate whites and Pinot Noir. Thirty years later, in 2002, Brandborg Vineyard and Winery opened as the area’s first winery. In 2013, the Elkton Oregon AVA was established to recognize the area’s distinct climate and geography within the larger Umpqua Valley AVA.

LANDSCAPE

Ocean breezes frequently blanket the coastline west of Elkton in the thickest marine layer in Southern Oregon, keeping Elkton’s vineyards cooler, moister and foggier than those in Oregon’s other southern appellations. With an average rainfall of 50 inches a year, it’s also the coolest and wettest region within the Umpqua Valley.

VARIETALS

The conditions are ideal for the planting of cool weather grapes, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Baco Noir, and Riesling.

Name

City

Address Umpqua Valley

Phone

Website

Abacela

Roseburg

12500 Lookingglass Rd.

541-679-6642

abacela.com

Chateau Nonchalant

Roseburg

1329 Larson Rd.

541-679-2394

chateaunonchalantvineyards.com

Cooper Ridge Vineyard

Roseburg

1389 Old Garden Valley Rd.

541-671-2373

cooperridgevineyard.com

Delfino Vineyards & Winery

Roseburg

3829 Colonial Rd.

541-673-7575

delfinovineyards.com

Ferraro Family Vineyards

Roseburg

272 Capital Ln.

541-784-7275

ferrarofamilyvineyards.com

Foon Winery

Roseburg

340 Busenbark Ln.

541-817-7768

foonestatevineyard.com

Freed Estate Winery

Winston

430 Hooten Rd.

541-236-4993

freedestatewinery.com

Girardet Vineyards & Winery

Roseburg

895 Reston Rd.

541-679-7252

girardetwine.com

Henry Estate Winery

Umpqua

687 Umpqua Creek Rd.

541-459-5120

henryestate.com

Hillcrest Vineyard

Roseburg

240 Vineyard Ln.

541-673-3709

hillcrestvineyard.com

MarshAnne Landing Winery

Oakland

175 Hogan Rd.

541-459-7998

marshannelanding.com

Melrose Vineyards

Roseburg

885 Melqua Rd.

541-672-6080

melrosevineyards.com

Misty Oaks Vineyard

Oakland

1310 Misty Oaks Ln.

541-459-3558

mistyoaksvineyard.com

Mustard Seed Cellars

Roseburg

1645 Brozio Rd.

514-900-0564

mustardseedcellars.com

Paul O’Brien Winery

Roseburg

609 SE Pine St.

541-673-2280

paulobrienwines.com

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards

Roseburg

960 Cal Henry Rd.

541-459-6060

reustlevineyards.com

Season Cellars

Roseburg

305 Melrose Rd.

541-784-7831

seasoncellars.com

Southern Oregon Wine Institute

Roseburg

1140 Umpqua College Rd.

541-440-7694

Spangler Vineyards

Roseburg

491 Winery Ln.

541-679-9654

spanglervineyards.com

Spire Mountain Cellars

Oakland

774 Hidden Meadows Ln.

541-580-1999

spiremountaincellars.com

TeSoAria Vineyard

Roseburg

707 Hess Ln.

541-671-7956

tesoaria.com

Trella Vineyards

Roseburg

642 SE Jackson St.

541-671-2018

trellavineyards.com

Triple Oak Vineyard

Oakland

137 Locust St.

541-743-1885

tripleoakvineyard.com

Wild Rose Vineyard

Winston

375 Porter Creek Rd.

541-580-5488

wildrosevineyard.com

Anindor Vineyards

Elkton

1171 Vintage Dr.

541-584-2637

anindor.com

Bradley Vineyards

Elkton

1000 Azalea Dr.

541-584-2888

bradleyvineyards.com brandborgwine.com

Elkton Brandborg Winery

Elkton

345 1st St.

541-584-2870

Lexème Wines

Elkton

325 2nd St.

541-802-6016

lexemewines.com

River’s Edge Winery

Elkton

1395 River Dr.

541-584-2357

riversedgewinery.com

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REAL WINES. REAL PEOPLE.™ “if

you can only visit one oregon winery it must be hillcrest.” r. parker

“dyson and susan demara are producing the best wines in southern oregon.” frommers

“Oregon’s oldest estate winery and the birthplace of Oregon Pinot Noir” HillCrest is the PNW’s only state historic site. Founded by the “Father of Oregon wine Richard Sommer,” today our family produces wines from all dry farmed hillside sites where they are fermented in our patented concrete fermentors. Aged 2-5 years in European cooperage including our new “Botti”. Specializing in French, Italian and Spanish varieties.

Historic Wine Site • Open for tasting daily from 11-5 Not sold in stores •

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umpqua’s only winery recognized by slow wine

240 Vineyard Lane, Roseburg OR 97470 541- 6 73-3709 hillcrestvineyard.com


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Cliff Creek Cellars

Kriselle Cellars Bayer Family Estate

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ROGUE RIVER

Del Rio Winery 140

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Rellik Winery

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Daisy Creek Vineyard South Stage Cellars Quady North Winery

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APPLEGATE RIVER

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MEDFORD JACKSONVILLE DANCIN Vineyards

Rocky Knoll RoxyAnn Winery Pallet Wine Company The Urban Cork 2Hawk Vineyard & Winery

Old Ninety Nine Cellars EdenVale Winery StoneRiver Vineyard Aurora Vines Pebblestone Cellars Simple Machine Trium Wine Parkhurst Wine Cellars Upper Five Vineyard

Jaxon Vineyards Paschal Winery Long Walk Vineyard 99

Dana Campbell Grizzly Peak Eliana Wines Belle Fiore Winery

Weisinger Family Winery

Irvine & Roberts Family Vineyards Platt Anderson Cellars


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Ro gu e

Va l l ey

The cultural and economic heart of Southern Oregon beats in the Rogue Valley, which includes the communities of Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass. The Rogue Valley is also the location of the greatest concentration of wineries in Southern Oregon. The Rogue Valley AVA offers a rich diversity of climate and a wide variety of grapes, making it an incredible destination for a full-spectrum winetouring experience.

HISTORY

RoxyAnn Winery

Rogue Valley’s wine history dates back to the 1840s when European immigrants began planting grapes and eventually bottling wines. In 1852, an early settler named Peter Britt joined in on the grape growing adventure. He later opened Oregon’s first official winery, Valley View, but that venture closed in 1907. It wasn’t until after an Oregon State University professor planted an experimental vineyard here in 1968 that winemakers rediscovered Rogue Valley as a superb winegrowing region. Rogue Valley AVA became an official appellation in 1991.

LANDSCAPE The convergence of three mountain ranges of varying ages and structure define the Rogue Valley. The Klamath Mountains, the Coastal Range and the Cascades surround the valley. Vineyards have been planted at elevations of 1,200 to 2,000 feet, usually on the region’s rugged hillsides rather than on the valley floor. The Rogue Valley AVA is home to a couple of dozen wineries. Green valleys and rolling hills full of merlot to malbec are here for the sampling.

Similar to France’s Bordeaux region, the Rogue Valley’s warm dry climate benefits Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Tempranillo and Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. To the west end of the Rogue Valley, you’ll find cool-weather varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Muscat and Gewürztraminer. Dolcetto, Grenache and Zinfandel are among other varietals found here.

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Wi ne

Name

City

Address Rogue Valley

Phone

Website

2Hawk Vineyard & Winery

Medford

2335 N Phoenix Rd.

541-779-9463

2hawk.wine

Anchor Valley Wine Cellar

Jacksonville

150 South Oregon St.

541-601-9053

anchorvalleywine.com

Talent

2287 Pioneer Rd.

541-897-0592

auroravines.com

Ashland

100 Belle Fiore Ln.

541-552-4900

bellefiorewine.com

Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden

Jacksonville

1665 Eastside Rd.

541-899-6876

cowhornwine.com

Cricket Hill Vineyard & Winery

Jacksonville

2131 Little Applegate Rd.

541-899-7264

crickethillwinery.com

Daisy Creek Vineyard

Jacksonville

675 Schafer Ln.

541-899-8329

daisycreekwine.com

Dana Campbell

Ashland

1320 N Mountain Ave.

541-482-3798

danacampbellvineyards.com

DANCIN Vineyards

Medford

4477 South Stage Rd.

541-245-1133

dancinvineyards.com

EdenVale Winery

Medford

2310 Voorhies Rd.

541-512-2955

edenvalleyorchards.com

Eliana Wines

Ashland

158 Gaerky Rd.

541-690-4350

elianawines.com

Cave Junction

654 Kendall Rd.

541-592-3752

foriswine.com

Grizzly Peak

Ashland

1600 E Nevada St.

541-482-5700

grizzlypeakwinery.info

Irvine & Roberts Family Vineyards

Ashland

1614 Emigrant Creek Rd.

541-482-9383

irvinerobertsvineyards.com

Jaxon Vineyards

Medford

5709 Hughes Rd.

541-512-1514

jaxonvineyards.com

Ledger David Winery

Central Point

245 N Front St.

541-664-2218

ledgerdavid.com

Long Walk Vineyard

Ashland

1800 N Valley View Rd.

541-552-0534

longwalkvineyard.com

Old 99 Road Beer & Wine Shop

Medford

18 W Stewart Ave.

541-772-0303

Pallet Wine Company

Medford

340 N Fir St.

541-779-1788

palletwine.com

Parkhurst Wine Cellars

Talent

806 S Pacific Hwy.

541-324-4851

parkhurstwine.com

Paschal Winery & Vineyard

Talent

1122 Suncrest Rd.

541-535-7957

paschalwinery.com

Pebblestone Cellars

Talent

1670 Pioneer Rd.

541-512-1655

pebblestonecellars.wine

Ashland

357 E Main St.

206-714-3345

ashlandwine.net

Quady North

Jacksonville

255 E California St.

541-702-2123

quadynorth.com

Rellik Winery

Central Point

970 Old Stage Rd.

541-499-0449

rellikwinery.com

Rocky Knoll

Medford

711 E Main St.

541-773-2800

rocky-knoll.com

Roxy Ann Winery

Medford

3283 Hillcrest Rd.

541-776-2315

roxyann.com

Talent

717 S Pacific Hwy.

541-897-0688

simplemachinewine.com

South Stage Cellars

Jacksonville

125 S 3rd St.

541-899-9120

southstagecellars.com

Stone River Vineyard

Talent

2178 Pioneer Rd.

541-631-9583

stonerivervineyard.wordpress.com

Trium Wines

Talent

203 E Main St.

541-625-9100

triumwines.com

Upper Five Vineyard and Winery

Talent

1125 Morey Rd.

541-285-8359

upperfivevineyard.com

Urban Cork

Medford

330 N Fir St.

541-500-8778

theurbancork.com

Weisinger Family Winery

Ashland

3150 Siskiyou Blvd.

541-488-5989

weisingers.com

Aurora Vines Belle Fiore Winery

Foris Vineyards Winery

Platt Anderson Cellars

Simple Machine

Upper Rogue Bayer Family Estate

Eagle Point

11663 Agate Rd.

541-826-8953

bayerfamilyestate.com

Cliff Creek Cellars

Gold Hill

1015 McDonough Rd.

541-855-5330

cliffcreek.com

Del Rio Winery

Gold Hill

52 N River Rd.

541-855-2062

delriovineyards.com

Kriselle Cellars

White City

12956 Modoc Rd.

541-830-8466

krisellecellars.com

541-545-1204

12ranchwines.com

Klamath basin 12 Ranch Wines

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Bonanza

4550 Burgdorf Rd.


EXPLORE Southern Oregon BELLE FIORE WINERY

Overlooking lush vineyards and sweeping views of the Rogue Valley, Belle Fiore Winery’s Old World Elegance inspires feelings of magic and romance. Our beautiful French and Italian style interiors will transport you to another world, where you can enjoy delicious wine, and food pairings thoughtfully prepared by our winemaking and culinary team. 100 BELLE FIORE LN., ASHLAND, 97520 • (541) 552-4900 BELLEFIOREWINE.COM

DANCIN VINEYARDS

EDENVALE WINERY

Enjoy tasting premium barrel and bottle-age red wines and crisp whites along with our heritage orchard’s organic award-winning pear cider. We are located on the oldest commercial farm-land in southern Oregon and home to the beautiful and gracious Voorhies Mansion. We are open daily for tastings and have wide open spaces to linger and enjoy light bites with a bottle of wine. Close to freeway exits in south Medford or Phoenix. 2310 VOORHIES RD., MEDFORD, 97501 • (541) 512-2955 EDENVALLEYORCHARDS.COM

CLIFF CREEK CELLARS

Selected as the 2017 Oregon Winery of the Year by WPNW and the 2018 & 2019 Favorite Winery by Southern Oregon Magazine, we invite you to experience DANCIN. Just minutes from Ashland & Jacksonville, with views of Table Rocks & Mt McLoughlin, we have the perfect setting to enjoy our selection of fine wines, wood-fired pizzas & other delectable bites, all served tableside! 4477 SOUTH STAGE RD., MEDFORD, 97501 • (541) 245-1133 DANCINVINEYARDS.COM

Visit the end of the rainbow. Our vineyard sits behind the table rocks and is a picturesque place to enjoy award winning wines. We focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese and combine all of these varietals to make great blends as well. Sit amongst the vines, bring a picnic and drink in the goodness. From our vineyard to your table...enjoy! 1015 MCDONOUGH RD., GOLD HILL, 97525 • (541) 855-9819 CLIFFCREEK.COM

where

agriculture meets artistry

From lush valley floors to steep terraced hillsides, vineyards are planted on all kinds of topography in countless wine regions around the world. While wine country is always picturesque, few settings are as strikingly beautiful as the Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon. In what Sunset Magazine called “Wine country the way it should be,” here you’ll find a group of 18 unique wineries producing a diverse array of outstanding wines.

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Come visit the Rogue Valley and wine'd your way through the Upper Rogue Wine Trail!

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Two locations WOOLDRIDGE CREEK WINERY IN THE Oregon’s first winery, creamery & charcuterie. APPLEGATE VALLEY Open daily. 818 Slagle Creek Rd., Grants Pass www.wcwinery.com

VINFARM Tasting room — defining Southern Oregon’s wine country cuisine. Open daily. Historic Downtown Grants Pass I-5 EXIT 55 111 SE G St. • www.wcv.farm


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Soloro Vineyards MEDFORD Schmidt Family Vineyards Rosella's Vineyard 238 JACKSONVILLE Walport Family Vineyards Guzzo Family Vineyard Troon Vineyard Wooldridge Creek Schultz Wines Augustino Estate Deer Creek Vineyards John Michael Champagne Cellars APPLEGATE DeVitt Winery & Vineyard The Plaisance Ranch 238 Academy Red Lily Vineyards Valley View Winery LongSword Vineyard Cricket Hill Vineyard & Winery

CAVE JUNCTION Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery Foris Vineyards Winery Augustino Treehouse Estate

Schmidt Family Vineyards

Wild Wines Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden


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The Applegate Valley stretches along the Applegate River 50 miles north from the California border to the Rogue River, just west of Grants Pass. Secluded state Highway 238 and its tiny side roads wind along the bubbling Applegate River through a steep and scenic valley, dotted with lovely vineyards delivering offering tasty wines.

HISTORY Peter Britt, the namesake of the famous Britt Festival and an early settler to the region, was the first to plant wine grapes in the Applegate Valley, in 1852 on his property in Jacksonville. A few years later, the celebrated photographer and horticulturalist opened Valley View Winery, Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first official winery. While the original winery closed in 1907, the Wisnovsky family took on the Valley View Winery name in 1978, opening as the first winery of the new era in the Applegate Valley AVA. The appellation, also part of the Rogue Valley AVA, became official in 2001.

LANDSCAPE The Applegate Valley has a moderate climate that generally enjoys a warm, dry growing season with hot days and cool nights perfect for warm-climate varieties. The steep terrain of the protects the terroir from coastal breezes, resulting in the pleasant temperatures and moderate climate that drew early pioneers. This rugged, beautiful valley is full of rural scenery, friendly people and winemaking talent.

VARIETALS

The Applegate Valley produces a rich variety of wines, from Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Reisling, Roussanne and Zinfandel.

Red Lily Vineyards

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Red Lily Vineyards Enjoy Award-winning Spanish wines along the beautiful Applegate River! Wine Garden and Tasting Room in Historic Jacksonville

28 Different Grape Varietals From Bright Whites to Vintage Reds Live Music Three Times a Week!

125 S. 3rd Street, Jacksonville, OR southstagecellars.com â&#x20AC;˘ 541-899-9120

Open Daily, 11-5 11777 Hwy 238, Applegate OR www.redlilyvineyards.com/541.846.6800


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The Illinois Valley AVA is a sub region of the Rogue Valley AVA. The river it’s named for carves a path through the forested mountains of the Siskiyou Mountains to the south and the Oregon Coast Range to the west, via Highway 199 from I-5 to Highway 101 on the Pacific Ocean. This tranquil, rural setting is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and simply relax.

HISTORY The Illinois Valley is home to one of the oldest existing vineyards in Oregon, planted in 1969. Winemaking took off in the 1980s with the arrival of family growers including Bridgeview Vineyards and Winery owners Lelo and Bob Kerivan, with their well-researched European grape-growing practices.

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LANDSCAPE The valley is bordered by the Siskiyou Mountains to the south and the Oregon Coast Range to the west. The town of Cave Junction, at the heart of the valley, is the gateway to one of our state’s greatest treasures, the Oregon Caves National Monument, one of the world’s few marble cave formations. With a high elevation and ocean breezes that spill over the coastal mountains to the west, the valley is perfect for cool-weather varietals.

VARIETALS Burgundian varietals such as pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot blanc thrive in the Illinois Valley.

Address Applegate Valley

Phone

Website

The Academy

Grants Pass

18200 Hwy. 238

541-846-6817

Augustino Applegate Estate

Grants Pass

16995 N. Applegate Rd.

541-846-1881

augustinoestate.com

Apricity Vineyard

Grants Pass

5719 Jerome Praire Rd.

530-640-0910

apricityvineyard.com

Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden

Jacksonville

1665 Eastside Rd.

541-899-6876

cowhornwine.com

Cricket Hill Winery

Jacksonville

2131 Little Applegate Rd.

541-899-7264

crickethillwinery.com

Selma

2680 Deer Creek Rd.

541-597-4226

deercreekvineyards.com

Deer Creek Vineyards DeVitt Winery & Vineyard

Jacksonville

11412 Hwy 238

541-899-7511

devittwinery.com

Guzzo Family Vineyard

Grants Pass

1386 Murphy Creek Rd.

541-862-8617

guzzofamilyvineyard.com

Hellgate Cellars

Grants Pass

966 SW 6th St.

541-245-9463

hellgatecellars.com

John Michael Champagne Cellars

Jacksonville

1425 Humbug Creek Rd.

541-846-0810

johnmichaelwinery.com

LongSword Vineyard

Jacksonville

8555 Hwy 238

541-899-1746

longswordvineyard.com

Williams

16955 Water Gap Rd.

541-846-7175

plaisanceranch.com

Red Lily Vineyards

Jacksonville

11777 Hwy 238

541-846-6800

redlilyvineyards.com

Rosella’s Vineyard

Grants Pass

184 Missouri Flat Rd.

541-846-6372

rosellasvineyard.com

Schmidt Family Vineyards

Grants Pass

330 Kubli Rd.

541-846-9985

sfvineyards.com

Schultz Wines

Grants Pass

755 Slagle Creek Rd.

541-414-8448

schultzwines.com

Soloro Vineyard

Grants Pass

9110 N Applegate Rd.

541-862-2693

solorovineyard.com

Troon Vineyard

Grants Pass

1475 Kubli Rd.

541-846-9900

troonvineyard.com

Valley View Winery

Jacksonville

1000 Upper Applegate Rd.

541-899-8468

valleyviewwinery.com

Vinfarm

Grants Pass

111 SE G St.

541-226-2664

wcv.farm

Walport Family Cellars

Grants Pass

470 Slagle Creek Rd.

541-846-9463

wfcellars.com

Wild Wines

Jacksonville

4550 Little Applegate Rd.

541-899-1565

enjoywildwines.com

Wooldridge Creek

Grants Pass

818 Slagle Creek Rd.

541-846-6364

wcwinery.com

541-596-2818

augustinoestate.com

Plaisance Ranch

Illinois Valley Augustino Estate Treehouse Tasting Room

O’Brien

400 Brown Rd.

Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery

Cave Junction

4210 Holland Loop Rd.

877-273-4843

bridgeviewwine.com

Foris Winery

Cave Junction

654 Kendall Rd.

800-843-6747

foriswine.com

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EXPLORE Southern Oregon ANGELICA DAY SPA & BOUTIQUE Honoring the Art of Aging Gracefully At Angelica Day Spa, we have a profound desire to educate, nurture and help heal your skin. We allow compassion & intuition to be our compass with each and every person who graces the spa. We take great honor in empowering and supporting you on your own path of self-care. Natures Healing Sanctuary in the Heart of Downtown Jacksonville 260 S. OREGON STREET, SUITE A, JACKSONVILLE, 97530 • (541) 899-0300 ANGELICADAYSPA.COM

THE ENGLISH LAVENDER FARM

Join us for a whole host of lavender treats & activities on our farm in the beautiful Applegate Valley this summer. Take part in paint & sip art classes, lavender wreath making & wood block printing, enjoy delicious lavender ice creams & lemonade, & pick your own fresh lavender while it’s in full bloom. A weekend treat for all the senses. June-July, Fri-Mon, 10am-4pm. 8040 THOMPSON CREEK RD., APPLEGATE, 97530 • (541) 846-0375 ENGLISHLAVENDERFARM.COM

SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS

Established on the 75-acre Bennett Ranch in the Missouri Flat section of the Applegate Valley. Estate-crafted wines have won big. From standard varietals such as the 2015 Merlot winning Best of Class, 2019 SF Chronicle Wine Competition to rare varietals like the Touriga Nacionale 91-points and Editor’s Choice award from Wine Enthusiast. Tour the estate through acres of beautiful gardens and ponds! Bring the whole family and order a wood-fired pizza, a burger, or appetizers! Open Sunday-Thursday 12-5 and Friday 5-8.

330 KUBLI RD., GRANTS PASS, 97527 • (541) 846-9985 SFVINEYARDS.COM

INDIGO GRILL

We are located in Ruch Oregon along the Applegate wine trail on highway 238. We serve a wide variety of fun and adventurous food sure to please anyones taste buds. Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday Thursday and Friday brunch on Saturday and Sunday and live music on Saturday nights. Wed-Thurs 11-10 | Fri 11-midnight | Sat 8-midnight | Sun 8-8 7360 HIGHWAY 238, JACKSONVILLE, 97530 • (541) 702-2320

THE MINERS’ BAZAAR

The Miners’ Bazaar, a Project Cafe, Bar, and Boutique. Within the walls of this 150 year old house, there are opportunities to create functional and decorative artwork, enjoy tasty local fare, and find unique handmade gifts. Our DIY menu consists of projects friendly to all skill sets from beginner to advanced. Come in and stay awhile. We have something for all! 235 E. CALIFORNIA ST., JACKSONVILLE, 97530 • (541) 702-2380 THEMINERSBAZAAR.COM

VALLEY VIEW WINERY

Southern Oregon’s premier winery! Established in 1976, Valley View produces a variety of wines which will please every palate. Valley View specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, Tempranillo and Rogue Red, Oregon’s best selling red blend. Visitors are welcome at the beautiful wine pavilion open every day. 1000 UPPER APPLEGATE RD., JACKSONVILLE, 97530 • (541) 899-8468 VALLEYVIEWWINERY.COM

PLAISANCE RANCH

The Ginet family has a rich history in the ranching and vineyard business that spans over hundreds of years and across two continents. My grandfather, Joseph Ginet, immigrated from Savoie France to Jacksonville, Oregon in 1898 and planted the Monduese grape. Today we grow Mondeuse and 41 other selections of grapes along with UDSA Certified Organic, Grass Fed Beef. “With great pleasure” Plaisance. 16955 WATER GAP RD., WILLIAMS, 97544 • (541) 846-7175 PLAISANCERANCH.COM

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Since 1861

400 Brown Rd. O’Brien | 541.596.2818

Hotel Rooms and Luxurious Cottages within walking distance to the Britt Music Festival & Winetasting rooms. The Inn has provided lodging to many distinguished guests including a U.S President andFirst Lady.

Highly acclaimed restaurant that has served three U. S. Presidents and Provided Catering for two U. S. Presidents. Private Dining rooms and outdoor patio dining are available.

Wine Shop with daily tastings featuring over 2,000 wines.

Jacksonville is a historic town that was founded after gold was discovered in 1851. The town has been designated a National Historic Landmark. It is located in the of the Southern Oregon Wine Region and is at the entrance to the Applegate Valley Wine Trail. Southern Oregon Magazines’ Readers’ poll voted the Jacksonville Inn as “Best Fine Dining, “ “Best Inn/B&B,” “Best Restaurant Service, “ and “Best Desserts.”Walking distance to Britt Music Festival

(541) 899-1900 JACKSONVILLEINN.COM

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WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SLEEP TONIGHT? Do you prefer your lodging with a view of a desert, a forest, a winery, a farm, an ocean, a river or a vibrant city downtown? Southern Oregon has them all, with many more choices in between. If you have a tough time choosing, better make your trip longer so you can stay at one of each.

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L o dg i n g AMAZING ACCOMMODATION ABOUNDS Historic If history calls to you, you’ll find one of Oregon’s oldest lodgings in Jacksonville. Built in 1861, the Jacksonville Inn is rumored to be haunted, but that doesn’t stop guests from booking its rooms solid through the season. This bed and breakfast has been named one of the most romantic places to stay in Oregon. Second-oldest to the Jacksonville Inn in the region is the Prospect Historic Hotel Dinner House. The original lodging in the Upper Rogue River region was built in 1889 to accommodate travelers to Crater Lake, and still serves guests meals and comfortable lodging in the woods by the river to this day.

The glory days of Americana in Southern Oregon is on display at The Chateau at the Oregon Caves, another historic lodge. In Cave Junction, the lodge is set into the hills of an old-growth forest in the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. Visit the 1930s-style coffee shop, with handmade milkshakes and burgers that hit the spot after a day of exploring.

Ashland Springs Hotel

Jacksonville Inn

Riverfront On the lower Rogue River is Galice Resort, with cabins for families of any size. Run by the same family for four decades, the resort has a restaurant and provides guided whitewater rafting trips or fishing trips on the Rogue. Anglers, pay attention: tucked away on a bend of the Umpqua River, the Steamboat Inn has charming cabins and suites that are a perfect romantic retreat. Near Roseburg along the South Umpqua is Seven Feathers Resort, opened by the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. A thirty-three-foot bronze bald eagle called Skookum Hyak welcomes visitors upon arrival to this hotel and casino.

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Another historic beauty can be found in Ashland. The Ashland Springs Hotel has been a landmark since it opened in 1925 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Completely restored to its original style, the hotel’s stories rise into the sky above Ashland, providing a luxury lodging experience. Just outside of downtown Ashland, tucked away on four acres of manicured gardens, is Lithia Springs Resort and the Waterstone Spa. This is the place to experience healing waters from a mineral hot spring pumped into private soaking tubs in each room.


Running Y Ranch

Ranch Find a getaway experience at the Running Y Ranch Resort in Klamath Falls. The resort has a grand lodge as well as vacation rentals. Basecamp here for adventures including miles of hiking and biking trails as well as fishing on nearby rivers, or stick close and golf the course and enjoy the fine dining restaurant.

Iconic An unparalleled seasonal jewel is Crater Lake Lodge, perched on the rim of the pristine lake at Oregon’s only national park. From May to October, stay within the park at this historic lodge, which opened in 1915 and has been completely restored to its original rustic charm.

Inns A charming bed and breakfast destination in Roseburg, C.H. Bailey House is a fifty-acre tree farm with country views. The Winchester Inn, the Iris Inn and Abigail’s B&B Inn in Ashland are other small inns with a complimentary breakfast. On the banks of the Rogue River in Grants Pass is the Weasku Inn, a historic fishing lodge.

Lakeside Cabins and Camping Up in the mountains are lovely lakeside lodgings. The natural alpine lake Lake of the Woods has a destination resort with three campgrounds as well as lodges to rent and RV sites. The lake is popular for boating and swimming, and there are also a variety of fish to reel in. North of Crater Lake, Diamond Lake Resort is another family-friendly lakeside destination for all seasons. Unplug and enjoy camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and horseback riding in the summer or snowmobiling, inner tubing and snowshoeing in the winter.

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Coos Bay

411 N. Bayshore Dr.

541-269-5111

bestwestern.com

Reedsport

9011 Loon Lake Rd.

541-599-2244

loonlakerv.com

North Bend

3201 Tremont St.

541-437-0757

themillcasino.com

Gold Beach

29362 Ellensburg Hwy.

541-247-6658

pacificreefhotel.com

Bandon

1865 Beach Loop Rd.

541-347-2453

sunsetmotel.com

Port Orford

92978 Cemetery Loop Rd.

541-332-0977

wildspring.com

Bandon

3250 Beach Loop Rd.

541-347-3710

windermereonthebeach.com

Coast Best Western Holiday Hotel

Hotel

Loon Lake Lodge & RV Resort

Campground

Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park

Hotel

Pacific Reef Resort

Hotel

Sunset Oceanfront Lodging

Hotel

Wildspring Guest Habitat

B&B

Windermere On The Beach

Hotel

$$ $ $$ $$ $$ $$$ $$

Klamath Basin Agency Lake Resort

Hotel

Aspen Inn

Hotel

Cabins at Mazama Village

Hotel

Cerulean Hotel

Hotel

Cimarron Motor Inn

Hotel

Crystalwood Lodge

Hotel

Crater Lake Lodge

Hotel

Eagle Crater Lake Inn

Hotel

Hoodoo's Crescent Lake Lodge Resort

Hotel

Lake of the Woods Resort

Resort

Lonesome Duck

Resort

Mazama Village Campground

Campground

Odell Lake Resort

Resort

Running Y Ranch Resort

Resort

Shelter Cove Resort

Resort

Walt’s RV Park

Campground

Whispering Pines

Hotel

The Woodsman Country Lodge

Hotel

Gipson's Warner Valley Lodging

Hotel

$ $$ $$$ $$ $$ $$ $$$ $ $$$ $$ $$$ $ $$ $$ $$ $ $$ $$

Chiloquin

3700 Modoc Point Rd.

541-783-2489

agencylakeresort.com

Fort Klamath

52250 Hwy 62

541-381-2321

theaspeninn.com

Klamath Falls

569 Mazama Village Dr.

541-594-2295

travelcraterlake.com

Klamath Falls

100 Main St.

541-882-4666

ceruleanhotel.com

Klamath Falls

3060 South 6th St.

541-882-4601

cimarroninnklamathfalls.com

Klamath Falls

38625 Westside Rd.

541-381-2322

crystalwoodlodge.com

Klamath Falls

565 Rim Dr.

888-774-2728

travelcraterlake.com

Chemult

108915 Hwy 97 N.

541-365-2235

eaglecraterlakeinn.com

Crescent

22350 Crescent Lake Hwy

541-433-2505

crescentlakeresort.com

Klamath Falls

950 Harriman Rt.

541-949-8300

lakeofthewoodsresort.com

Chiloquin

32955 US-97

541-783-2783

lonesomeduck.com

Klamath Falls

569 Mazama Village Dr.

541-594-2255

travelcraterlake.com

Crescent Lake

21501 E. Odell Rd.

541-433-2540

odelllakeresort.com

Klamath Falls

5500 Running Y Rd.

541-850-5500

runningy.com

Crescent Lake

27600 West Odell Lake Rd.

541-433-2548

sheltercoveresort.com

Chiloquin

38400 Hwy 97 N

541-783-2537

waltsrvpark.com

Chemult

94400 Hwy 97 N

541-365-2222

whisperingpinesmoteloregon.com

Crescent

136740 Hwy 97 N

541-433-2710

woodsmancountrylodge.com

Oregon Outback Hart Mountain Cabin

Vacation Rental

The Lodge at Summer Lake

Hotel

Paisley Sage Rooms

Hotel

Summer Lake Hot Springs

Hotel

Abigail’s Bed & Breakfast Inn

B&B

Ashland Bed & Breakfast Network

B&B

Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

Hotel

Ashland Springs Hotel

Hotel

Best Western Inn at the Rogue

Hotel

Bayberry Inn

B&B

$ $$ $ $ $$

Adel

17070 Twenty Mile Rd.

541-947-5344

Plush

28045 Plus Adel Rd.

541-947-3322

hartmountaincabin.com

Summer Lake

53460 Hwy 31

541-943-3993

lodgeatsummerlake.com

Paisley

441 Hwy 31

541-943-3145

Paisley

41777 Hwy 31

541-943-3931

summerlakehotsprings.com

Rogue Valley

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Ashland

451 N Main St.

541-482-4563

abigailsbandb.com

Ashland

PO Box 1051

800-944-0329

stayashland.com

Ashland

2525 Ashland St.

541-482-8310

ashlandhillshotel.com

Ashland

212 E. Main St.

541-488-1700

ashlandspringshotel.com

Grants Pass

8959 Rogue River Hwy.

541-582-2200

countryhouseinns.com

Ashland

438 N Main St.

541-488-1252

bayberryinn.com

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EXPLORE Southern Oregon LAKE OF THE WOODS RESORT The perfect getaway! This high mountain historic lake resort sits beside one of the clearest natural lakes found in the Southern Oregon Cascades. One can enjoy cabin life, comfort food, the wonders of nature, and a variety of outdoor recreational activities... summer & winter!

950 HARRIMAN ROUTE, KLAMATH FALLS, 97601 • (866) 201-4194 LAKEOFTHEWOODSRESORT.COM

DIAMOND LAKE RESORT

Diamond Lake Resort has evolved from a small fishing lodge built in the 1920s, to a modern family resort that offers year-round service. It is a favorite summer spot for fishing (rainbow trout), hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. In the winter it is famous for skiing, snowboarding and tubing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. All year round it is a wonderful place to take in the beauty of nature and of Crater Lake National Park. 350 RESORT DR., DIAMOND LAKE, 97731 • (541) 793-3333 DIAMONDLAKE.NET

APPLEGATE RIVER LODGE Family owned & operated est. ‘92 where people come together for parties, concerts, vacation or dinner. The lodge over looks the Applegate river and Historical Pioneer Bridge. We are surrounded by Southern Oregon’s finest vineyards, organic produce, cattle and herb farms we proudly support in our restaurant where we cook everything over open fire grill using red oak bark. 15100 HWY 238, APPLEGATE, 97530 • (541) 846-6690 APPLEGATERIVERLODGE.COM

ILLAHEE INN Located 17 miles east of I-5 in the foothills of the North Umpqua National forest and the gateway to fishing, waterfalls, hiking, hot springs, photo opportunities, Diamond and Crater Lakes. We are family owned and ran. We have 6 spacious rooms that are quiet and with modern amenities. 170 WILD THYME LN., GLIDE, 97443 • (541) 580-2344 ILLAHEEINN.NET

PROSPECT HISTORIC HOTEL – MOTEL

Crater Lake National Park’s closest; Historic Hotel, Bed & Breakfast Inn, Motel, Dinner House. The Prospect Hotel is a Nationally Registered Historic Hotel, restored 10 room B & B Inn with private baths, full breakfasts and handmade quilts. A 14-unit motel that is family and pet friendly. Stroll to 3 waterfalls and the Rogue River. Fabulous Dinner House, Prime Rib nightly.

391 MILL CREEK DR., PROSPECT, 97536 • (541) 560-3664 PROSPECTHOTEL.NET

WINE COUNTRY BUNGALOW

Guests will be delighted by this unique, private, air-conditioned, one bedroom bungalow, tastefully furnished with full amenities, luxurious linens, and restful country views. The bungalow includes a kitchen, living room, bedroom, private bath, and outdoor hot tub. Enjoy complimentary local Umpqua Valley wine and beer and breakfast in your kitchen to enjoy anytime. 121 MELTON RD., ROSEBURG, 97470 • (541) 315-0048 CHBAILEYHOUSE.COM

ROGUE REGENCY INN & SUITES

Located in the heart of the Rogue Valley, the Rogue Regency is a fullservice hotel with 203 guest rooms. From the Presidential Suite to our spacious guest rooms, the Rogue Regency can accommodate the most well-versed traveler. Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, fitness room, indoor pool, hot tub, masseuse, hair salon, and 24-hour shuttle are just some of our amenities. 2300 BIDDLE RD., MEDFORD, 97504 • (541) 770-1234 ROGUEREGENCY.COM

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Callahan's Lodge & Resort

Hotel

Chalets at Eagle Point Golf Club

Resort

Chanticleer Inn

B&B

Chateau at the Oregon Caves

Hotel

Cougar Lane Lodge

Hotel

Country Hill Resort

Hotel

Galice Resort

Resort

Inn at the Commons

Hotel

Iris Inn

B&B

Jacksonville Inn

B&B

Kerbyville Inn

B&B

Lithia Springs Resort

Resort

McCully House

Hotel

Morrison's Rogue River Lodge

Hotel

Oak Hill Bed & Breakfast

B&B

Out'n'About Treehouse Treesort

B&B

Peerless Hotel

Hotel

$$$ $$ $$$ $$$ $ $$ $$ $$ $$$ $$ $$ $$$ $$$ $$ $$$ $$$$ $$$

Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek

Hotel

Prospect Historic Hotel Dinner House

B&B

Riverside Inn

Hotel

Rogue Regeny Inn

Hotel

SpringHill Suites

Hotel

The Lodge at Riverside

Hotel

TownePlace Suites

Hotel

Union Creek Resort

Hotel

Weasku Inn

Hotel

The Willows Inn

B&B

The Winchester Inn

Hotel

Wine Cottages

Hotel

Wine Country Inn

Hotel

Wolf Creek Inn

Hotel

Bell Sister Flats

Hotel

The Big K Guest Ranch & Outfitters

Hotel

C.H. Bailey House

B&B

Diamond Lake Resort Summit Prarie: Fire Lookout The Illahee Inn

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City Address Rogue Valley

Phone

Website

Ashland

7100 Old Hwy 99 S

541-482-1299

callahanslodge.com

Eagle Point

100 Eagle Point Dr.

541-879-3700

resortateaglepoint.com

Ashland

120 Gresham St.

541-482-1919

chanticleerashland.com

Cave Junction

20000 Caves Hwy

541-592-3400

oregoncaveschateau.com

Agness

04219 Agness Rd.

541-247-7233

cougarlane.com

Cave Junction

7910 Caves Hwy

541-592-3406

countryhillresort.com

Merlin

11744 Galice Rd.

541-476-3818

galice.com

Medford

200 N Riverside Ave.

541-779-5811

innatthecommons.com

Ashland

59 Manzanita St.

541-488-2286

irisinnashland.com

Jacksonville

175 E California St.

541-899-1900

jacksonvilleinn.com

Kerby

24304 Redwood Hwy

541-592-4689

bridgeviewwine.com

Ashland

2165 W Jackson Rd.

800-482-7128

lithiaspringsresort.com

Jacksonville

240 E California St.

541-899-2050

countryhouseinnjacksonville.com

Merlin

8500 Galice Rd.

800-826-1963

morrisonslodge.com

Ashland

2190 Siskiyou Blvd.

541-482-1544

oakhillbb.com

Cave Junction

300 Page Creek Rd.

541-592-2208

treehouses.com

Ashland

243 4th Street

541-488-1082

peerlesshotel.com

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Ashland

98 Central Ave.

541-488-8900

plazainnashland.com

$$$ $$ $$ $$ $$$ $$ $$ $$$ $$ $$$ $$$ $$ $$

Prospect

391 Mill Creek Dr.

541-560-3664

prospecthotel.com

Grants Pass

986 SW 6th St.

541-476-6873

riverside-inn.com

Medford

2300 Biddle Rd.

541-770-1234

rogueregency.com

Medford

1389 Center Dr.

541-842-8080

marriott.com

Grants Pass

955 SE 7th St.

541-955-0600

thelodgeatriverside.com

Medford

1395 Center Dr.

541-842-5757

marriott.com

Prospect

56484 Hwy 62

866-560-3565

unioncreekoregon.com

Grants Pass

5560 Rogue River Hwy.

541-471-8000

weaskuinn.com

Central Point

3347 Old Stage Rd.

541-665-3020

willowsbedandbreakfast.com

Ashland

35 S 2nd St.

541-488-1113

winchesterinn.com

Jacksonville

830 N 5th St.

541-361-5217

countryhouseinnjacksonville.com

Jacksonville

830 N 5th St.

541-899-3953

countryhouseinnsjacksonville.com

Wolf Creek

100 Front St.

541-866-2474

wolfcreekinn.com

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Umpqua Valley Roseburg

620 SE Main St.

541-580-6302

bellsisterflats.com

Elkton

20029 Hwy 138 W

541-584-2295

big-k.com

Roseburg

121 Melton Rd.

541-672-1500

chbaileyhouse.com

Diamond Lake

350 Resort Dr.

541-793-3333

diamondlake.net

541-900-5954

summitprarie.com

541-580-2344

illaheeinn.net

Tiller Glide

170 Wild Thyme Ln.

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City

Phone

Ashland Chamber of Commerce/VCB

110 E Main St.

Ashland

541-482-3486

ashlandchamber.com

Central Point Chamber of Commerce

650 E Pine St.

Central Point

541-664-5301

centralpointchamber.org

17 Buchanan Ave. S

Eagle Point

541-826-4212

cityofeaglepoint.org

Coos Bay/North Bend Vistors and Convention Bureau

50 Central Ave.

Coos Bay

541-269-0215

Crater Lake National Park Trust

1109 Court St.

Medford

541-770-1179

craterlaketrust.org

Crater Lake Trolley

445 S Spring St.

Klamath Falls

541-882-1896

craterlaketrolley.net

Discover Klamath

205 Riverside Dr.

Klamath Falls

541-882-1501

meetmeinklamath.com

Experience Grants Pass

198 SW 6th St.

Grants Pass

541-450-6180

experiencegp.com

PO Box 2195

Grants Pass

541-944-1139

friendsocac.org

1314 Center Dr. Ste A

Medford

541-864-2278

harryanddavid.com

185 N Oregon St.

Jacksonville

541-899-8118

jacksonvilleoregon.com

PO Box 310

Jacksonville

2995 Harbor Way

Gold Beach

541-247-9737

roguejets.com

126 N E St.

Lakeview

541-947-6040

lakecountychamber.org

Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce

410 SE Spruce St.

Roseburg

541-672-2648

roseburgareachamber.org

Seven Feathers Truck & Travel Center

130 Creekside Rd.

Canyonville

541-839-3100

i5exit99.com

1310 W Central Ave.

Sutherlin

541-459-5829

visitsutherlin.com

City of Eagle Point

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Sutherlin Visitor Center/City of Sutherlin

Triple A RV Center Vacasa Waterstone Spa

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Website

101 E 8th St.

Medford

541-776-4021

travelmedford.org

938 Chevy Way

Medford

541-772-1938

triplearv.com

850 NW 13th Ave.

Portland

503-345-9399

vacasa.com

236 E Main St.

Ashland

541-488-0325

waterstonespa.com

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We share an obsession for providing the best possible customer service!â&#x20AC;? - Robynne Whitaker and Jeffrey Nagel Real Estate Brokers

There are many real estate agents and brokers you can choose from, but few who can match our level of energy, expertise, and empathy. Our passion is providing clients with concierge-level service. We know the market and the area intimately, and we always put your needs first. Whether you're buying, selling or investing in southern Oregon real estate, we should be your first call!

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Re lo cat i o n MOVE YOUR BUSINESS TO SOUTHERN OREGON Southern Oregon has been your favorite place to visit for a while now. You’ve strapped your bike on top of your car dozens of times and driven hours just to break out that ridiculously light fly rod that you paid way too much for. Now it’s time to stare down the elephant in the room. If you love it here that much, why haven’t you moved your business here? In the spirit of Letterman, here are the top 5 reasons to stop procrastinating, take off your training pants and move your business to Southern Oregon:

#5. No More Pockets Full Of Pennies. Oregon has no sales tax. This means avoiding those fistfuls of pennies handed to you every time you go to the store and the weird price results in more change than the Federal Reserve Bank. Oh, and there’s no inventory tax in Oregon. And did I mention our corporate income tax is based only on sales inside Oregon? Just sayin’.

#4. You Can Cancel Your Sirius XM Radio Subscription. Our average commute time is seventeen minutes. Depending on how long your commute is now, you could get back up to a month a year…time no longer wasted sitting in traffic. You might actually have time to break out that fly rod and catch a real trout with it.

#3. You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree. Over half of Oregon is publicly owned, including thick national forests and clear mountain lakes and streams. If you hike, bike, ski, climb, kayak, hangglide, hunt, fish or boat, you will love Southern Oregon. And cutting your own tree is cool, too (if you’re into the fresh smell of pine, that is).

#2. You Don’t Have To Pump Your Own Gas. Weird, huh? We’re one of only two states that require attendants pump your gas. What else is weird is how friendly, helpful and creative Southern Oregonians are. It’s a unique environment for doing business that you just don’t find very often. But then, most places pump their own gas.

#1. You Will Finally Be Able To Fit Your Directions On A Cocktail Napkin. When you look at a map, I-5 is a beautiful thing. Seattle? North on I-5. San Francisco? South on I-5. Your place? In between. Unfortunately, even your in-laws can figure that out. And in the time it takes you to score a chocolate macadamia nut breve, they will be calling to schedule a visit. So if you’re thinking about getting a life, give us a call. We know some people you should meet! Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (541) 773-8946 | soredi.org

ORW Architecture

Cropper Medical

ORW is the largest architectural firm in Southern Oregon and is licensed in eight states. Each of the three founding partners has a testimony of how they left a big city in search of a more balanced life style. “We work to live, not live to work” is their office motto. They cite great weather, a supportive business climate, lower development costs, quality medical care, boundless outdoor opportunities and a world-class arts culture as just some of the reasons they chose to call Southern Oregon home.

Cropper Medical manufactures high performing orthopedic devices. The founders brought their family to Southern Oregon in search of a better quality of life. “Even outside the appeal for a family, it’s great [here]. We’re so close to great trails and rivers and rafting and boating on the lakes. There’s so much to enjoy in the geography here, which ties in nicely with our products too. We’re all about helping people stay active and use their bodies.”

Met One Instruments Met One relocated from the Silicon Valley and has been growing ever since. They sell to more than 100 countries worldwide and are the largest exporter in Oregon for their business class size. “It’s easy for us to do business here. It’s easy for us to get our products shipped and it’s easy for us to get components locally if we can’t make them ourselves.”

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Lithia Auto Stores

Lithia is a publicly traded company and the fourth largest auto retailer in the nation. With 175 stores and 13,000 employees across the U.S., they believe that Southern Oregon is unique. “It’s not just the climate. We have four seasons, smart and friendly people, a great community and the proximity of skiing, mountain lakes and the coast. It’s like a little piece of heaven.”


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