11 Unforgettable Places In Oregon That Everyone Must Visit This Winter
There are endless opportunities to experience Oregon this winter. From sipping holiday ales in Portland, to ice skating in Ashland, to taking a dog sled ride on Mt Bachelor, there’s no end to the fun and festivities to be had. Take a walk through one of Oregon’s incredible holiday light shows, shop around at artisan markets, and gear up for some epic storm watching on the coast, because this winter is going to be full of excitement and cheer.
11. Take an unforgettable sled dog ride.
The Oregon Trial of Dreams offers sled dog tours on Mt Bachelor.
10. Cozy Timberline Lodge.
Head up to Timberline for a ski day, get a room for the night, or just to relax in the cozy, wooden lodge, eating great food and enjoying the mountain views.
9. Holiday Ale Festival.
The Holiday Ale Festival is an annual winter beer tasting festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland.
8. Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink.
Head over to Ashland's wonderful outdoor ice skating rink for a fun afternoon on the ice.
7. Be sure to check out Oregon's many incredible light shows, including Zoo Lights at the Oregon Zoo....
6. The Festival of Lights in Roseburg.
Check out the Holiday Village as well, which has cookies, hot cider, arts and crafts, candies, holiday shopping, and Santa himself.
5. and Nature's Coastal Holiday in Brookings.
4. Go tubing with the family.
Tubing is a great family activity for the winter months. Mt Hood and Mt Batchelor are both great places to slip and slide in the snow. The photograph above is from Snowblast Tubing Park on Mt Bachelor.
3. Winter Folk Festival.
The Winter Folk Festival is a free two-day music festival in Florence based on folk, bluegrass, and americana music. Festivities also include a pie sale, shopping, a youth folk music competition, a photo exhibit, and more.
2. Storm watching on the coast.
Witness the sea at it's mightiest during a winter storm. There are some great lookouts at Fort Stevens State Park, Cape Perpetua, Cape Blanco, and more.
1. Oregon Winterfest.
The annual Winterfest in Bend is an event to behold! There are fire pits, ice sculpting, a marketplace, wine, hot cocoa, music, a kids area, and more.
What are some other great places to visit this winter? Let us know in the comments.
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