Featured Eastern Oregon

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by 50orsohours, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. We are very fortunate to live in this beautiful state, but I don’t think the eastern part gets enough love. I hope that those of you who haven’t had a chance to visit Oregon gets some enjoyment out of my snaps. I’d like to point out that this is just a very small area of Eastern Oregon. Drive another 50 miles in any direction and you will see something completely different but equally as beautiful.

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  4. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 10, 2013
    God I miss that part of the world...
    So true. Were lucky enough to live "in" Portland for three years and managed to make it to Eastern Oregon about twice a year. (Well, we made it into Portland maybe once a year.)
    Thanks for sharing these!
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  5. Good to see you are still around. Did you move?
  6. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 10, 2013
    Yes we did, we left Portland in 2016. :(

    Moved to Dublin for a year, but the less said about that, the better. (we're slowly recovering from that experience.)
    Now in our third month in Wellington, NZ. We enjoy it very much down here, the people are lovely and lots of nature around. Starting to take more pictures again, gotten a little out of practice...

    And yet, Oregon still has a big place in our hearts. It was "just right" for us in so many ways. :)
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  7. Orbmiser

    Orbmiser Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 15, 2017
    Fantastic Images. Lived in Portland,Or. since 1960.
    And have never been further East than Bridge of the Gods near Cascade Locks & Bonneville Dam.
    But would be a great Clicking Trip to go further!
  8. comment23

    comment23 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 26, 2016
    Hampshire, UK
    I want to go to there!
  9. Great set. These make me want to go back and really explore the area.
  10. fader

    fader Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 20, 2016
    Brest, France
    Very nice set, @50orsohours@50orsohours. The Steens mountain area and Alvord Desert down in the SE corner have long been on my bucket list. One of these days!
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  11. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 5, 2014
    Great images. I lived in Portland for many years (not any more) - and there is just so much to explore all over that state.
  12. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2013
    Great set. Keep adding. I visited the western half of the state a few years ago and fell in love with it. I hope to see the Eastern part someday. I'd love to live there and have access to the massive variety of scenery on a regular basis.
  13. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    Nice selection! Looks like you went east on hwy 26 and visited the Blue Basin, one of the three Painted Hills units. :)

    E-OR is one of our favorite places and we try to visit at least once a year in a shoulder season. We are interested in history and there is lots. My wife's family came across E-OR in wagons in 1845 and we have found the actual wagon ruts from their trip still out there.
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  14. Great images and color! And not a single image of Leslie Gulch ;) The Oregon Star Party originated at Steens Mt before shifting to the Ochocos, that provided many excursion excuses to Eastern Oregon. I have a shot from 2002 with golden larch and Aspen in the same shot, a cool pairing.
  15. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    The two biggest problems with Oregon is that I do not know which part of the sate I enjoy more - east or west of the Cascades. And there never seems to be enough time to totally get lost on a road trip throughout the state! Blessed to live so close to such an amazing place, not that Washington is lacking, but I really just feel away from it all when I am in Oregon (with a camera).

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  16. Is it for work? NZ is beautiful!!!!
  17. Thank you!

    You need to explore if you have a camera!
  18. I don’t blame you

  19. We miss your neck of the woods. Thank you.
  20. I’ve never been either but would love to. These photos are from the prairie city area