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Backroads & Byways of Oregon: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend
by Crystal Wood
June 2010, 208 pages, paperback
With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled. Offering up 11 distinctive road trips and weekend getaways-from the awe-inspiring Oregon Coast to the geological wonders of Mt. Hood-this one-of-a-kind guide reveals the quirks and little-known delights of the "real" Oregon.
Destinations: Oregon Coast
by Stephanie Irving (Editor)
April 1999, Sasquatch Books, 2nd Edition, Paperback, 152 pages, (guidebook)
This opinionated guide rates the finest restaurants, accommodations, and shopping.
American Guides: Oregon
by Judy Jewell, Greg Vaughn
May 1998, 3rd edition, Paperback, (guidebook)
Explores the unique culture and history of Oregon, includes essays on mushroom hunting and fly fishing, as well as all new information on restaurants, hotels, and Portland's nightlife.
Oregon, 5th Edition (Full-Color Gold Guides)
February 2011, 420 pages, paperback, (guidebook)
Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insights and tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you're always at the helm, Fodor's offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination.
by Karl Samson, Jane Aukshunas
April 1998, 1st edition, Paperback, 339 pages, (guidebook)
Places to stay and dine in all price ranges, the best of the outdoors including fly-fishing, mountain biking, windsurfing, nature hikes, coastal drives, and more.
by Maria Lenhart
May 1999, 3rd edition, Paperback, 270 pages, (guidebook)
Out-of-the-way places that make the state a joy to explore.
Oregon: A Best Places Guide to the Outdoors
by Terry Richard
April 1998, Sasquatch Books, Paperback, 656 pages, (guidebook)
Oregon, 8th Edition
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae
May 2010, 664 pages, paperback, (guidebook)
Created by local writers and photographers this guide provides in-depth history, culture and character of Oregon's most spectacular destinations, covering everything there is to see and do plus full-color photographs; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants.
Spotlight Ashland & Southern Oregon
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae
October 2010, Paperback, 66 pages
A compact guide covering the best of Oregon's southern towns. This guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation and helpful maps.
Atlas & Gazetteer
January 2004, paperback, 88 pages
Beautiful, detailed, large-format maps of every state. Perfect for home and office reference, and a must for all your vehicles. Gazetteer information may include: campgrounds, attractions, historic sites & museums, recreation areas, trails, freshwater fishing site & boat launches, canoe trips or scenic drives.
An Explorer's Guide 3d Edition
by Denise Fainberg
June 2010, 472 pages, paperback
New color highlights make it easier to find the info you need. Includes: getting there, getting around, what to see, what to do, green space, family activities, where to stay and eat, entertainment, selective shopping, special events, and more. Color highlights throughout, 100 black-and-white photographs.
Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and
by Richard H. Engeman
March 2009, 432 pages, paperback
The A-Z handbook of over 1000 people, places, and things. This entertaining and delightfully meticulous compendium is an essential reference for anyone curious about Oregon.
by Don W. Martin, Bettywoo Martin, Bob Shockley (Illustrator)
Driving guide to the splendors of Oregon highlighting the best routes, scenic detours, hikes, and city walks. The authors describe top local attractions and pinpoint where to dine, recline, and camp in comfort. 23 photos, 11 illustrations, 25 maps.
for the Curious
by Ralph Friedman
December 1972, 3rd edition, 8th reprint, Paperback, 246 pages, (guidebook)
Specializes in those out-of-the-way places that other guidebooks never mention, and covers geology, history, and architecture. Although it is getting old, it is still a worthy supplement to a more recent guidebook.
off the Beaten Path
by Myrna Oakley
August 1999, 4th edition, Paperback, 288 pages, (guidebook)
Go beyond the usual tourist attractions to discover such hidden treasures as South Jetty, Geiser Grand Hotel, or Alsea Falls.
by Gordon Thayer Coffin
January 2001, Paperback, 290 pages, (guidebook)
Oregon: A Guide to the State's
Quirks, Charisma, and Character
by Richard Harris
June 1996, 1st edition, Paperback, (guidebook)
of the Best from Oregon Cookbook: Selected Recipes from Oregon's Favorite
Cookbooks (Quail Ridge Press Cookbook Series)
by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley
May 2002, 288 pages
From Cracked Dungeness Crab to Grilled Citrus Salmon to Huckleberry-Cherry Pie, Oregon serves it fresh. Herein lies a true cornucopia of superb recipes taking you on a tasteful tour through Oregon.
with the Wines of Oregon
by Troy Townsin and Cheryl-Lynn Townsin
April 2007, 224 pages, paperback
Cooking with the Wines of Oregon features more than 250 wineries. Much more than a wine country companion and wine guide, however, this is also an excellent cookbook, offering 100 recipes by some of the world's great chefs.
With The Family In Oregon
by Cheryl McLean
March 2000, 2nd edition, Paperback, 224 pages, (guidebook)
Activities range from Astoria Children's Museum to Rainbow Trout Farm to the Painted Hills. Accommodations and eateries are listed by city/town.
Dog Will Travel - Oregon Edition
by Barbara L Whitaker, Bob Sleeper (Illustrator)
May 1998 Paperback, 304 pages, (guidebook)
Comprehensive directory of over 700 dog-friendly hotels, motels and B&B's in Oregon. Plus 86 pages of useful information about traveling with your dog.
100 Recipes and Insider Stories from Oregon Growers, Artisans, and Chefs
by Janet Filips
March 2011, Hardback, 412 pages
This illustrated cookbook features 100 detailed recipes for every course-from entrées and side dishes to desserts and drinks. Luscious also lifts the curtain on the interesting, behind-the-scenes people.
by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Hardcover, 96 pages, February, 1999. From the crashing surf of Cannon Beach to the parks and gardens of Portland, this is a dramatic color tour of the state. Vibrant photographs reveal Oregon's most spectacular landscapes and attractions.
Nature Weekends: 52 Great Getaways
by Jim Yuskavitch
July 2000, Paperback, 208 pages, (guidebook)
From excursions for the serious naturalist to casual outings for the whole family, plus A handful of indoor adventures included for those days when the weather just won't cooperate.
Valley Wine (Images of America Series)
by MJ Daspit and Eric Weisinger
March 2011, 128 pages, paperback
Winemaking in Oregon began more than 150 years ago when Peter Britt of Jacksonville brought grapevine cuttings from California to create his Valley View Vineyard. Not until the 1970s, when Americans discovered a passion for wine, was winegrowing and winemaking in Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley reestablished.
November 1996, 2nd Edition, Paperback, 278 pages, (guidebook)
50 routes throughout the state, from a day's drive through Oregon wine country to a week-long tour to sample the mountains, the rain forests, the high desert, the legendary rivers, and the enchanting coastline. Each description provides information on travel services, camping, the best seasons, special attractions, historical points of interest, and detailed maps.
Not So Lost Mines and Treasures of Southern Oregon
by Linda Owen
June 2009, Paperback, 312 pages
A pictorial walk through the Gold Rush days of Southern Oregon. Pictures of old mines, with GPS coordinates, mapping coordinates, and descriptions of each. Also Lost Treasure Legends, and stories from the past. A Reference section with more than 3000 mines and quarries in 5 counties.
Every Bed & Breakfast: Oregon
by Carl Hanson (Editor)
August 1999, Paperback, 256 pages, (guidebook)
Planet Camper's Guide to Oregon Parks, Lakes, Forests, and Beaches
: Where to Go and How to Get There
by Lillian B. Morava
September 1995, Paperback, 226 pages, (guidebook)
by Geoff golden
February 1999, 1st edition, Paperback, 300 pages, (fiction)
The author is a former woodsman, environmentalist, and County Commissioner in the heart of spotted owl country. His contemporary historical novel set in Oregon, shows it isn't always clear who to name as the "good guys" and the "bad guys", while he lays bare the "corporate welfare program" that all but destroyed the Northwest's forests. A very readable way to get an insight into issues faced by the "timber country" of the Northwest.
Then & Now
by Benjamin A. Gifford (Photographer), Steve Terrill (Photographer), Thomas Robinson
February 2000, Hardcover, 192 pages, (photo essay)
Literally, following in the footsteps of famous Western photographer Benjamin Gifford, Oregon's own Steve Terrill has re-photographed more than 100 of Gifford's images taken in the late 19th century. A great look at what time does to a place.
by Robin Cody
April 1994, reprint edition, Paperback, 288 pages, (fiction)
A coming-of-age novel about three teenagers growing up in Calamus, a small logging town in Oregon, in the 1960s.Native American newcomer Jessie, star athlete Wade, and Wade's girlfriend, Lorna struggle to escape the physical and mental confines of their small town.
Best Places Destinations: Oregon Coast
by Stephanie Irving (Editor)
Paperback, 152 pages. Sasquatch Books, 2nd edition, April 1999.
Hiking: Oregon Coast
by Bonnie Henderson
Paperback, 320 pages. Mountaineer Books, 2nd edition, April 2007. Replaces 120 Hikes on the Oregon Coast. It includes six new hikes in a completely revamped format that includes a quick guide to the hikes and lists outings by features such as walks or hikes to hidden beaches, along bay spits, to lakes, or across sand dunes. Sidebars explore the natural history, flora and fauna, and geology of the area.
Guide to the Oregon Coast, 4th
by Lizann Dunegan
paperback, 240 pages, September 2009
This guide offers the most comprehensive information on what's happening along the more stretch of shoreline that comprises the Oregon Coast. From fishing villages to charming resort towns, discover the region's natural beauty, outdoor recreation and cultural attractions.
Oregon Coastal Access
Guide: A Mile-By-Mile Guide to Scenic and Recreational Attractions
by Kenn Oberrecht
Paperback, 342 pages. Oregon State University Press, April 2001.
Photographer's Guide to the Oregon Coast: Where to Find Perfect Shots and
How to Take Them
by David Middleton and Rod Barbee
Lively descriptions of each place are accompanied by directions and detailed maps for how to get there, plus information on seasonal timing, places to eat and stay, and other photo opportunities to explore along Oregon's coast.
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