Buy Moon Oregon
Eleventh Edition, May 2016
Price: $21.99 USD
Price: $14.99 USD
Moon Oregon reveals the originality, authenticity, and respect for the great outdoors that define the beautiful Beaver State.
Inside you’ll find:
- Strategic itineraries that can adapted for your schedule, whether you’re passing through Portland or taking two weeks to see the whole state, including: “Best Bike Rides,” “Day Trips from Portland,” “The Wine Route,” “Touring the Taps,” “Oregon for the Birds,” “Top Tents and Trails,” “Bend and the High Desert,” “The Oregon Outback,” and “River Running”
Full color, detailed photos and maps throughout
Expert insight from Oregon locals Judy Jewell and Bill McRae
Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around
Activities and ideas for every traveler, season, and budget: Catch a performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, shop for organic produce at a local farmers market, or sip your way through Oregon’s best wineries. Find the top spots for skiing, hiking, paddle-boarding (even kite-boarding!), soak in a hidden hot spring, and glimpse some of Oregon’s wildlife. Stroll through beautiful public parks or an eclectic art show, and discover Portland’s laid-back, flannel-clad cool factor over a pint of handcrafted local ale
Focused coverage of Portland, Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood, the Willamette Valley, the North Coast, Central Coast, and South Coast, Ashland and Southern Oregon, Bend and Central Oregon, and Northeastern and Southeastern Oregon
Detailed, thorough information including background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture
Recommendations for traveling with kids, international travelers, LGBTQ+ travelers, and visitors with disabilities
With Moon Oregon‘s practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.
Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae
Between the two of them, Judy Jewell and Bill McRae have lived in and traveled around Oregon for more than 50 years. During this time, they’ve also strayed out of state to research and write Moon Handbooks to Montana, Utah, and southern Utah’s national parks (like Zion and Bryce).
Asked to revise and update Moon Oregon, Bill admitted that he’d been dying for an excuse to go to the John Day Fossil Beds. And Judy reckoned that it was high time for her to revisit Brookings, where she’d worked for the Forest Service back in the early 1980s. The list of favorite destinations began to tumble out of their mouths: The Wallowas! Frenchglen! The Crooked River! Sign us on, they said…we’re ready to hit the road!
Judy graduated from Reed College and worked at Portland’s renowned Powell’s Books for 14 years as a book buyer and manager, until she decided to leave to write travel books. When she’s not traveling around the West, she now works as a technical and scientific editor and a yoga teacher.
Bill has written for Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, and Mobil Guides, and has provided content for 1000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die. He has also edited books for National Geographic and provided content for websites like GORP and Expedia.
Judy and Bill both live in Portland, Oregon.