Portland makes Forbes list of ‘Best Places to Travel in the U.S. in 2023′Portland made it on to Forbes list of ‘Best places to Travel in the US in 2023. Find out more here. By Julie Evensen | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Forbes released its annual round-up of the “best places to visit in America,” and Portland made the list.
The list spanned the country – including major cities, small towns, ski destinations and natural wonders.
Here’s what the article had to say about why Portland made the list:
“’Like a phoenix from the ashes, Portland, Oregon is reemerging in 2023 with unprecedented growth in the food and beverage scene, both in quality and…
Winter storm warning issued: heavy snow forecast in Oregon Cascades, some in Coast RangeHeavy snow is expected in the Cascades until late tonight. Travel safely. Learn more here. By The Oregonian/OregonLive.com
Oregon spring break travelers should expect heavy snow in the Cascades until Sunday night, the National Weather Service said in a winter storm warning.
The storm warning also said up to a foot of snow could fall in the Coast Range in areas above 1,500 feet. The warning is in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday.
In the Cascades, snow accumulations above 1,500 feet could reach 1-2 feet, with up to 4 feet of snow above 3,000.
Wind gusts as high as 35 mph are also predicted.…
These 13 Oregon towns suddenly ‘rural’ after Census rule change13 Oregon towns change from ‘urban’ to ‘rural.’ Learn more here. By Kristine de Leon | The Oregonian/OregonLiveArticle from The Oregonian/OregonLive
Just over a dozen Oregon cities, towns and unincorporated areas had their status changed from urban to rural, the result of a new definition the U.S. Census Bureau for the 2020 census.
Those places — including Mount Hood Village, Boardman and Irrigon — joined more than 1,100 nationwide, with a combined 4.2 million residents, that are now rural areas according to the bureau.
Under the old criteria, an urbanized area needed to have at…
Portland-area gas prices dip below $4 a gallon for first time since FebruaryGas prices have fallen below $4/gallon. Learn more here. By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive / David Cansler | The Oregonian/OregonLive
The price of a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen below $4 a gallon in the Portland area for the first time in 10 months.
Metro residents are paying $3.93 a gallon at the pump this week, according to AAA. Gas prices have been in a steep decline since October, when metro residents were paying $5.64 a gallon, a record high.
The relief comes as Oregonians embark on holiday road trips — and just ahead of…
Oregon Legislature will have record number of people of color in 2023In 2023, there will be 17 people of color in Oregon Legislature! Learn more here. By Julia Shumway The Oregon Legislature will again have a Oregon Capital Chroniclerecord number of people of color next year after voters elected five Vietnamese-Americans and a second Indigenous woman.
In January 2021, there were 13 people of color in the Legislature. That number will rise to 17 next year, and lawmakers are celebrating the step toward greater diversity while acknowledging that there is more work to be done to make Oregon’s legislative body look more like the state it represents.
The Legislature will remain overwhelmingly…
Oregon breweries take 18 medals at prestigious GABF competition; Washington nabs 19Oregon breweries won 18 medals at the Great American Beer Festival. Learn more here. By Andre Meunier | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Oregon breweries won 18 medals and Washington breweries won 19 at Saturday’s awards ceremony at the Great American Beer Festival, the largest and most prestigious beer competition in the United States.
Seven golds, seven silvers and four bronzes came home with Oregon’s breweries after the three-day festival, held Oct. 6-8 in Denver. Leading the contingent was Deschutes Brewery and perennial winner Breakside Brewery, which both took three awards, including one gold each, and 10 Barrel Brewing, which had two medals, including a gold. Other gold-medal winners included…
Oregon State Parks to spend $50 million on new campsites, park improvements
Start your Monday off with a little positive news; Oregon State Parks received a funding boost to improve parks and campsites, one of which is in our Backyard! Enjoy this article.
By Jamie Hale | The Oregonian/OregonLive
New campsites at Silver Falls, riverside cabins at Champoeg and a visitor center at Kam Wah Chung are all on tap, as the Oregon’s state parks are set for a $50 million upgrade over the next two years.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday released a list of upcoming projects that are slated to begin in May 2022 and March 2023, utilizing money from a bond that…