▶️ Destination Oregon: Tillamook Air Museum

You might have noticed it from Highway 101 just south of Tillamook.

A giant building with a rounded roof, sitting in the middle of lush dairy lands.

And you might have thought to yourself, “What the heck is that?”.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, sponsored by Beaver Coach Sales and Happy Camper RV Rentals, Dave Jones finds that the answer to that question is found in the phrase, “History Housing History.”

▶️ Destination Oregon: MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar in Manzanita

A trip to the northern Oregon Coast can mean many things – clamming, beachcombing, tide-pooling.

Now you can add to that list – taking a class in the fine, delicious art of the brown liquors.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, sponsored by Beaver Coach Sales and Happy Camper RV Rentals, Dave Jones takes us to MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar, a high-end, hole-in-the-wall in Manzanita where you’ll learn each sip has its own story.

▶️ Destination Oregon: The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

There’s always something new to experience on the Oregon Coast – if you know where to look.

Good thing we have Dave Jones to show us the way.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, sponsored by Beaver Coach Sales and Happy Camper RV Rentals, Dave Jones takes us to the small coastal town of Garibaldi.

That’s where you’ll find the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad and a ride back in time.

 

 

▶️ Destination Oregon: The National Neon Sign Museum

Neon signs are a part of our daily lives.

Beer signs…OPEN” and “CLOSED” signs for businesses…many kinds of advertising.

But have you ever thought about the role neon signs have played in American culture? Probably not.

Either had we.

But that might change.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, sponsored by Beaver Coach Sales and Happy Camper RV Rentals, Dave Jones takes us to an illuminating museum in, of all places, The Dalles, where the evolution of neon sign advertising is told in colorful detail.

▶️ Destination Oregon: Fort Dalles Museum

In the mid-1800s, pioneers traversing the Oregon Trail sometimes disrupted and threatened native American populations along the way, leading to tension.

So, the government built forts to provide safe haven for the settlers.

One such fort exists in The Dalles.

It now serves a very different purpose; a reminder of the past, which informs the present.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, Dave Jones takes us to the Fort Dalles Museum.

▶️ Destination Oregon: Nichols Art Glass in The Dalles

Paintings…sculpture…photography…we all enjoy beautiful works of art.

And once in a while, we have an opportunity to observe the creation of works of art.

Such was the case for Dave Jones recently.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, sponsored by Beaver Coach Sales and Happy Camper RV Rentals, Dave takes us to a studio in The Dalles where you can watch some artistic magic happen – at 1,800-degrees! – before your very eyes.

▶️ Destination Oregon: The Dalles Mural Society

In many rural Oregon towns, it is pretty common to see large murals adorning the sides of old buildings.

One burg not far from here might have bragging rights when it comes to the sheer number of murals in its downtown area.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, sponsored by Beaver Coach Sales and Happy Camper RV Rentals, Dave Jones takes us to a mural-filled town along the mighty Columbia River.

▶️ Destination Oregon: The Oregon Outback

The Oregon Outback is an unofficial term for the High Desert range country of the south-central region of the state, an easy drive from Central Oregon.

It is an ideal place for a day trip or more.

And social distancing is pretty much a way of life in the Oregon Outback.

In tonight’s Destination Oregon report, Dave Jones gives us some highlights of this geographically and historically rich area, right in our back yard.