travel guide:oregon

  • Yes, You Can Stay in a Lighthouse — These Are the Best

    Many of us humans feel an undeniable pull to the ends of the earth — forlorn, windswept places where it’s just us and the whales and the seabirds. Everyone talks about wanting to get away from it all, and the points and promontories where lighthouses are built are about as far as it gets. But as modern navigation and automation have rendered the historic structures less necessary, savvy hoteliers have turned them into tiny or even single-room hotels. Here are ten worth adding to your life list.

  • WATCH: 36 Hours in Portland, Oregon

    Portland, Oregon’s largest little city, is a bastion of creative living, excellent food, happy inebriation, and devotion to the great outdoors. Yahoo Travel inspire you every day. Hang out with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Watch Yahoo Travel’s original series “A Broad Abroad.

  • This Old Airport Carpet Is Officially the Most Famous Thing In Oregon

    Visitors and Oregon locals lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity - a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet. Before the day was over, more than 800 photo booth-style pictures were snapped of people standing next to the segment of floor covering, hung up for an event called PDX Carpet Fest. It was classic Portland, a city known for keeping it weird: a farewell party for the airport’s trademark teal carpet, which is being replaced after three decades under travelers’ luggage wheels.

  • Driving Up the Oregon Coast Takes a Backseat to No One

    The twists and turns of the Oregon coastline are more than worth the drive. When most people think “Pacific Coast Highway,” they typically think of the Pacific Coast Highway 1 along the central and Southern California coastline. Hugging the Oregon coastline is Highway 101, which also features beautiful coastal views and is equally deserving of a Pacific Coast Highway road trip.

  • The Sweetest Treats Taking Over Instagram

    Since its New York debut in May 2013, chef Dominique Ansel’s croissant-donut hybrid has made news around the world, leaving hordes of fans and Internet attention in its wake. In addition to an inspired flavor of the month (October’s is Pumpkin Chai), Ansel has created signature pastries such as the Cookie Shot and the Pretzel Lobster Tail, a peanut-butter butter-crunch soft pretzel sprinkled with Maldon sea salt and accompanied by a brown butter-whipped honey dipping sauce.

  • Sea Lions and Ostriches and Whales — Oh Yes! 8 Animal Adventures Along the Pacific Coast

    Driving down the Oregon and California coasts it’s hard to keep your eyes on the road — the scenery is that spectacular. Beyond these quiet observations, unique opportunities abounded to get up close with the region’s awesome animals, like whales and sea lions. The self-proclaimed “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast,” Depoe Bay welcomes pods of gray whales from March through December.