tourism

Rest area to open this month in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – When you cross the Oregon border you will soon be greeted with a new rest area and welcome center in Ashland off I-5. Travel Oregon and ODOT put on the rest area’s ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, June 7. While it’s …

Smoke impacting local businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — With all the wildfires this summer in Southern Oregon, many businesses across the Rogue Valley are taking a hit. It’s especially difficult for the industries that rely on summer tourism to turn a profit. “I saw the lighting and …

Baja Fresh restaurant opens in Medford

Medford, Ore. – A new Mexican restaurant hosted its grand opening Thursday at the Medford Center. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill is part of a re-branding project for the shopping center. The owner said she hopes it will help bring more tourism to the …

Boatnik draws thousands to Grants Pass

  Grants Pass, Ore., — While the main event is the boating, Boatnik also features carnival rides, a concert and more. The festival always draws in tourists from all over. But one local restaurant says business is slower than in years past. …