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LOOKINGGLASS Considered a suburb of Roseburg, this unincorporated area had some fame in the 1970’s as tourists came to visit its two-horse parking meter, fire hydrant, and phone booth. MEDFORD As the seat of Jackson County, this city is the center of activity and commerce for the surrounding agriculture and business communities. Known nationally for its pears, each April the city celebrates the Pear Blossom Spring Fair. The community gathers for food, a parade, entertainment, and hundreds of art and craft vendors. For more information, contact: Chamber of Medford/Jackson County 101 East 8th Street Medford, Oregon 97501 541-779-4847 business@medfordchamber.com www.medfordchamber.com MERLIN If you are looking for untouched, wild, and rugged river adventure, Merlin is the gateway to 84 miles of the federally protected Rogue River area, where you'll find excellent whitewater rafting, fishing, and hiking trails. MYRTLE CREEK Covered bridges, fishing on the Umpqua River, and golfing are a few of the things you can look forward to in lovely Myrtle Creek. Area attractions include a wildlife safari park, a resort and casino, and an award-winning history museum. For more information, contact: Myrtle Creek-Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 31 Myrtle Creek, Oregon 97457 (541) 863-3037 president@myrtlecreekchamber.com www.myrtlecreekchamber.com MYRTLE POINT Surrounded by groves of fragrant Myrtlewood, this town is home to the Coos County Logging Museum, Coos County Fair and Rodeo, and the September Harvest Festival. NORTH BEND Surrounded by water on three sides, this city sits upon a peninsula on the Coos River. North Bend is the gateway to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in the Suislaw National Forest. Popular pastimes include fishing, swimming, and hiking, as well as shopping at the large mall complex. For more information, contact: Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 145 Central Ave. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 54 541-266-0868 timmslater@oregonsbayarea.org www.oregonsbayarea.org OAKLAND Visiting Oakland is like taking a step back to the 1880’s. This small town, immersed in nostalgic charm, has many activities to choose from such as antique shopping, visiting the pioneer cemeteries, walking tours of the historical downtown district and homes, as well as community parks, local theater, and covered bridges. This small town is family-friendly and a great place to escape the fast paced life of a large city. PHOENIX Central to many regional attractions like the California Redwoods, Pacific Ocean, and Mount Ashland Ski area, this small town has many amenities to offer guests. Wine tasting, theater productions, community parks, and local boutiques are sure to meet the diverse needs of each visitor. For more information, contact: Phoenix Chamber of Commerce 205 Fern Valley Road, Suite M-1 Phoenix, Oregon 97535 (541) 535-6956 info@phoenixoregonchamber.org www.phoenixoregonchamber.org POWERS A close-knit logging community, thi s small town of approximately 800 residents is nestled in the forest of the Coast Range. Guests can visit the railroad museum, stay at the nearby RV park, and ride along the Powers-Glendale Bike Route. ROGUE RIVER Rogue River anglers will be delighted with the salmon, trout, and steelhead fishing in the local waterway. Hiking, boating, sailing, and skiing are also easily accessed in this charming town that is in the heart of the Rogue River Valley. ROSEBURG Festivals, tours, and scenic beauty sum up the fabric of Roseburg. From whitewater to wineries, there is an abundance of outdoor recreation, historical richness, and cultural opportunities. Music, dance, and theater is available year-round, allowing visitors ample opportunities to take in a local concert or a live stage production. For those searching for outdoor recreation, be sure to visit the thousands of acres of open space dedicated to fishing, golfing, hiking, and biking. For more information, contact: Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce 410 Spruce St. Roseburg, Oregon 97470 (541) 672-2648 www.roseburgareachamber.org OREGON TRAVEL AND RECREATION GUIDE