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Hosts Jamie Hale and Jim Ryan take you to some of the greatest destinations in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

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Hosts Jamie Hale and Jim Ryan take you to some of the greatest destinations in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

    Exploring Low Tide on the Oregon Coast

    Exploring Low Tide on the Oregon Coast

    When the tide is out, there's so much more to discover along Oregon's coastline. From tide pools to hidden treasures, we have the best things to see and do, along with tips on how to stay safe while you're out there.
     
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    Outdoor Dangers in the Pacific Northwest

    Outdoor Dangers in the Pacific Northwest

    Heading out into the wilderness is a rich and beautiful experience, but it also comes with some inherent risks. From sneaker waves to hungry bears, we'll go over all the biggest dangers people face in the outdoors, and how to stay safe while you're out there.
     
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    100 Things to do in Oregon

    100 Things to do in Oregon

    On this week’s episode of the Peak Northwest podcast, reporter Lizzy Acker joins us to discuss a list of over 100 Oregon destinations made for those looking to get back out and explore now that it’s becoming safer to do so.
     
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    Where to hike and visit on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge

    Where to hike and visit on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge

    The Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge is often overlooked in favor of the popular attractions on the Oregon side of the gorge. But the Washington side has plenty to offer in its own right. And this week on the Peak Northwest podcast, we discuss where to hike and visit on the oft-jilted side of the gorge.
     
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    The best places to visit, eat and drink in Oregon's capital city

    The best places to visit, eat and drink in Oregon's capital city

    There’s far more to see in Salem than the state Capitol topped with a golden lumberjack, and far more to do than visit the state fair. The “Cherry City” boasts a vibrant food scene, beautiful public gardens and riverfront parks, all nestled into the center of the Willamette Valley. This week on the Peak Northwest podcast, we detail the best attractions, outdoor spaces and places to eat and drink in Oregon's capital city.
     
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    Exploring Oregon's central coast

    Exploring Oregon's central coast

    It’s hard to play favorites when it comes to the Oregon coast, yet we find ourselves returning, time and again, to the central stretch of our coastline.


    Looking for natural wonders? How about Cape Perpetua and the Oregon Dunes. Want a beach town to settle into? Try Yachats, Newport or Depoe Bay. There are good restaurants everywhere and roadside attractions galore, from the Sea Lion Caves to Thor’s Well and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.


    On this week’s episode of Peak Northwest, we highlight some of the best places to see on the central Oregon coast, helping you plan your own perfect getaway out to the ocean – just don’t expect to see it all on one trip.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

beertownbill ,

Monoliths

Loved this episode. There is a similar thing going on up on Silver Star. A large metal cross was erected last spring. It was set in a concrete base. Ultimately got removed by unknown folks. I just saw on FB that it is back, and the regulars are not happy.

tibyisasome ,

Great Ideas to Explore the NW

I listen to this podcast to learn about great outdoor adventures in Oregon and tips and ideas on how to backpack safely. Enjoy the hosts sense of humor and also the 10 seconds of zen at the end.

Get it on! ,

Informative and calming

A truly great podcast. Very informative on anything outdoors in the NW (mostly Oregon). The hosts are engaging while still remaining calm and friendly. Great to listen to before bed or while relaxing.

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