OTE - Oregon Travel Experience

Seeking 2023 Heritage Tree Award Nominations!

Posted on: December 1st, 2022 in News & Press |

The Oregon Heritage Tree Committee is seeking nominations for two heritage tree awards. Do you know someone who has done an exceptional job educating the public about the value of heritage trees and promoting the appreciation of trees in Oregon? Help us honor their contributions! Please submit your nominations by February 14. Awards will be determined in March and awardees recognized in April at a statewide dedication ceremony.

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2022 Deep Roots Available Now!

Posted on: May 18th, 2022 in News & Press, Roadways and Waysides |

While a lot of the events and projects were put on hold for most of the past two years the Historical Markers and Heritage Tree programs have been hard at work still looking for interesting and diverse stories of Oregon’s history to tell. It was quite a task to try and condense all of the amazing work being done by these committees and community volunteers into four pages, but we …

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TIC is Hiring! Multiple Positions Available

Posted on: March 23rd, 2022 in News & Press |

The Travel Information Council is hiring for multiple positions, in multiple locations around the state of Oregon.

Are you seeking an opportunity to shape the quality and features of Oregon’s Highway Rest Areas to tangibly improve the experience for the millions of travelers who use them each year?

Here is a list of all of our current open recruitments:

Rest Area Specialist – Full-Time at Weatherby Rest Area Location Rest Area Technician- …

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Newly Completed Williamson-Abbot Heritage Tree Video now available!

Posted on: March 11th, 2022 in News & Press |

Heritage Tree Committee member David Hedberg has completed another great video about the newly inducted Williamson-Abbot Tree located in Whispering Horse Camp in the Deschutes National Forest. He worked in collaboration with the forest service and Dr. David Lewis to tell the complex story that made this tree notable.

TIC and the Heritage Tree Committee are very excited to be able to share this story and the excellent work done …

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Now Hiring – Fill-in Rest Area Technicians -$18.00

Posted on: January 26th, 2021 in News & Press |

TIC is Hiring Rest Area Technicians at locations statewide: Near Hood River (Memaloose),  Albany (Santiam), Wilsonville (French Praire), Gates (The Maples),  Corvallis (Ellmaker), Eugene (Oak Grove & Cabin Creek), Madras (Cow Canyon), Pendelton (Deadman Pass), Terrebonne ( Peter Skene Ogden).
Rest Area Technicians are fill-in employees who are not scheduled to work regular hours, but are available to perform fill-in work as needed; rest areas are staffed every day of the year, …

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The Electric Highway- vehicle charging locations

Posted on: May 2nd, 2019 in News & Press |


Planning a trip with your electric vehicle? Curious about where to find charging stations?
Plugshare has an interactive map of locations all over the world.
To find out what the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is doing to support electric vehicle infrastructure here.

The 2019 Heritage Brochure is now available!

Posted on: April 25th, 2019 in News & Press |

The 2019 edition of the Historical Marker and Heritage Trees is fresh off the presses! We have given the cover a bit of a face lift and have updated it with all of the most current information.
If you would like a copy we would love to send you one, just email jessicac@oregontic.com with your name and address.

GeerCrest Orchard Dedicated as Oregon Heritage Trees

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 in News & Press |

Hawthorne Apple

On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program dedicated the GeerCrest Orchard as new Oregon Heritage Trees in Salem.
The year 1837 saw the beginnings of mass immigration to the Willamette Valley from the Eastern United States. The Willamette Valley, described to Americans in the East as an “Eden of the West,” had been shaped by millennia of active land management by a diverse native population including the Kalapuyan, …

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Yang Madrone Dedicated as an Oregon Heritage Tree

Posted on: June 27th, 2018 in News & Press |

News Release from The Travel Information Council 
On Friday, July 13, 2018, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program dedicated the Yang Madrone as a new heritage tree in Corvallis, Oregon.
The large Pacific Madrone tree overlooking the Yang house was planted by Hoya Yang to complement the house his wife, Edith Yang, designed. In 1954, Edith became the first female minority architect licensed in Oregon. She designed many buildings in the area …

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Grove of the States dedicated as Oregon Heritage Trees on their 50th Anniversary

Posted on: September 8th, 2017 in News & Press |

On August 28 2017, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program celebrated the induction of Oregon’s Grove of the States, a historic arboretum containing trees for each US state and the District of Columbia.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, ODOT director Matt Garrett and members of the Oregon Travel Information Council joined the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee to commemorate the day and induct the Grove as Heritage Trees. The local Boy Scout Troop …

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