MULTNOMAH FALLS, Ore. – Your summer plans at the Columbia Gorge might include a fee this year. ODOT has a new pilot program that charges for trips in personal vehicles in certain parts of the historic Columbia Gorge Waterfall Corridor ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – Travel overall is still down in the Rogue Valley. However, compared to the national scale we’re above average. Rogue Valley International Airport told NBC5 News it’s taking it as a win. While the airport said the year ...

ASHLAND, Ore. – With Oregon Shakespeare Festival announcing its 2021 season, Ashland businesses told NBC5 News a return to normalcy can’t come soon enough. Retail and restaurants rely on tourism dollars, with COVID-19 restrictions, last year was a roller coaster ...

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Roseburg is suspending its Tourism Grant Program for this fall and winter. The program will be re-evaluated in Spring 2021, after which City staff will make a determination on ...

ASHLAND Ore. – Ashland businesses and residents have been concerned with a drop in tourism this summer. However, in August, which traditionally is a slower month due to wildfires, has seen tourism pick up recently. “I see parking lots on ...

ASHLAND, Ore.— Restaurant owners and chefs in Ashland are trying to find a way to bring more business to Ashland during the pandemic. They created the website: Ashland on a Plate. It allows businesses to create small, COVID-19 friendly events, ...

ASHLAND, Ore. —  As tourism suffers during the pandemic, a celebration to drum up more support for local businesses was in full bloom today (Sunday.) It’s a strange sight on a summer Sunday in Ashland with several empty chairs and ...

ASHLAND, Ore. – The pandemic is having Rogue Valley hotels shift the way it markets to prospective visitors. With staple events, such as the Britt and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals postponing their 2020 seasons hotel operators say there are less large ...

BANDON, Ore. — On the Oregon coast, several businesses have reopened their doors but that doesn’t mean their financial struggles are over. Steve and Susan Dimock have owned ‘La Kris Inn’ in Bandon since 2004. The 12-unit inn relies on ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Many of our local businesses are prepping to open this Friday, but no one has the green light just yet. Jackson County commissioner Rick Dyer says the county is still waiting for approval for a phase ...

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