On August 6, 2015, a new Oregon historical marker was dedicated by the community of Pendleton and Oregon Travel Experience. The marker’s installation and historic text revision was sponsored by the 2015 Leadership Pendleton Class. A brief ceremony took place in front of the new marker on the eastern end of Pendleton, along Highway 30.
OTE’s Annie von Domitz and Oregon Historical Marker Committee member George Forbes attended the dedication and …
The Travel Information Council is hiring at our Beaver Marsh Rest Area.
OPENING DATE/TIME: 1/14/2021 01:00 p.m.
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 2/01/2021 01:00 p.m.
The TIC is hiring for a full-time Specialist for the Beaver Marsh location. Our Rest Area teams oversee all aspects of rest area operations and maintenance, from cleanliness to interacting with travelers. The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a rest area. You …
The Travel Information Council is now hiring a full-time specialist for its Weatherby and Ontario locations.
OPENING DATE/TIME: 1/14/2021 09:00 a.m.
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 2/01/2021 08:00 a.m
The TIC is hiring for a full-time Specialist for the Weatherby location. Our Rest Area teams oversee all aspects of rest area operations and maintenance, from cleanliness to interacting with travelers. The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a …
Sightseeing at the mouth of Coos Bay
Whether you are a history buff, a naturalist of a visitor who loves it all, Coos Bay offers something for everyone. Spend the day exploring and you are certain to find something you enjoy!
Crossing the Bar
While the natural harbor of Coos Bay has been a shipping hub since the 1850s, the bar at its entrance was a challenge to navigators, Bar pilot Capt. James …
Dunes are an ever-changing landscape
The Coos Bay dune field is one of ten different sand due sheets spreading across half of the Oregon coast. The Coos Bay dune field, directly across the bay in front of you, is the southern end of a 60-mile-long dunes sheet that runs north to Florence. How and when did these dunes form?
Layers of a Dune “Sandwich”
The Coos Bay dunes consist of layers of ever-changing …
Life comes from the land and water
Here stood the Hanis Coos village of Qaimisiich. Along with their neighbors, the Miluk Coos, the Hanis Coos lived along Coos Bay, south to the Coquille River, and east to the Coast Range.
Experts in a sustainable life, the Coos people hunted, fished, and gathered here for many centuries. They traded with other tribes to obtain goods they could not find locally, such as …
The Oregon Heritage Tree Committee has created a brand new award! The Heritage Tree Hero award recognizes individuals and groups that view Oregon’s history from the perspective of the trees that witness/are witnessing it. Tell us about an inspirational individual or organization that is engaging communities through education about the importance of trees and raising awareness about Oregon’s history told through trees and forests. We encourage nominations that tell the …
For more than a century, loggers used rivers, especially the Willamette, to move millions of board feet in logs. Until ground transport became more economical in the 1970’s, men walked the logs, assembling huge rafts with long pike poles that tug boats pulled down the river. Cables wrapped around the trees along the bank tethered the rafts to shore while they waited for access to mills, sometimes for several months.
In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect employees and the public, the Travel Information Council central office in Salem will be closed to the public until further notice.
Staff are still working and can be reached by phone during regular business hours, but in-person interactions between staff and the public will be by appointment only. The central office number is: 503-378- 4508
All TIC-managed …
In 1943, The African-American 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion was formed. The “Triple Nickles” -as they spelled it- were the first black paratroopers in the segregated US Army during World War II.
In 1944- 1945, Japan launched incendiary balloon bombs across the Pacific to set US west coast forests ablaze and cause civilian panic. In May 1945, the military ordered the 555th on a classified mission, “Operation Firefly,” to counter this threat, …
TIC is Hiring Rest Area Technicians at locations statewide: Near Albany (Santiam), Corvallis (Ellmaker), Eugene (Oak Grove & Cabin Creek), Madras (Cow Canyon) .
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, and fill-in employees are frequently scheduled to work weekends and holidays. While technicians are hired for …