Oregon is a vast and varied piece of real estate that begins at the Pacific Ocean and stretches across the Cascade Mountains to the high desert plains of eastern Oregon. In Oregon City, the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center celebrates the brave pioneers who came across America in search of their destiny. The trail entered eastern Oregon in Vale where there is a collection of murals that reference various locations along the Oregon Trail.
In the remote southeastern part of the state Crane Union, a unique boarding school offers rural students a tight knit community in which to live and learn. Nearby, buffalo ranching with Jim Kelley. The small town of Joseph has transformed into an art center and Valley Bronze creates spectacular metal sculptures. The Pendleton Woolen Mill has been an Oregon tradition for over 100 years. Portland is the largest city in the state and a unique blend of green consciousness and offbeat quirkiness.
In December the city embraces the holidays with a parade of lighted boats on the Willamette River. Oregon's high tech industry is very much alive and a tour of Logic General shows the process of making CD's and DVD's for mass distribution. Mount Bachelor provides terrific skiing on the 9000-foot summit of a dormant volcano. Tillamook Cheese is a dairy co-op started in Oregon in the early 1900's. Along the coast, aquaculture and fishing still thrive. At Winchester Bay, Oysters are grown and harvested by Umpqua Aquaculture while fish and crab are canned at Sportsmen's Cannery. The Coast Guard practices exciting maneuvers in the breaking surf nearby. In Siuslaw National Forest, ATV enthusiasts enjoy the Oregon Dunes.
(Discoveries America Pacific Coast States 5 DVD collection includes 5% discount: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. Condensed version also available with 5 DVD's in a single case.)
DVDDAOR Discoveries America Oregon Review:
One of the perks of living near Seattle is that it's a lovely 3-hour-plus train ride to Oregon..._specifically, Portland more specifically, Powell's. After watching this entry in Jim and Kelly Watt's award-winning high-definition filmed Discoveries America series, viewers will learn that there's much more to Oregon than simply being home to the world's largest bookstore.
In fact, the 33rd state appears to have it all: the beauty of the Pacific Ocean coastline w/ miles of pristine sand dunes, the incredible Cascade Mountain range, and the high desert plains where buffalo still roam. The show begins in Oregon City, last stop of the historic Oregon Trail, before moving on to Vail, where many of the buildings on Main Street boast beautiful murals celebrating pioneer life.
Viewers will also visit a buffalo ranch, watch the incredible process of metal and bronze art sculpting at Valley Bronze in Joseph, and stop at the Pendleton Wood Mill, where old-fashioned leather belts and pulley's are still used to produce an amazing variety of beautiful wool for clothing and blankets. Oregon is also host to numerous industries, including the Tillamook Cheese factory, Logic General and Winchester Bay's Umpqua Aquaculture. Whether skiing at Mount Bachelor, riding mounds of sand in a dune buggy, or browsing the shelves at Powell's, Oregon is truly one of America's sweet spots! Recommended.dvddaor>