October 28, 2018
The Oregon Mural Trail
By: Mary Pellegrini
The videos of Travel Oregon's 'Oregon, Only Slightly Exaggerated' reveal whimsical scenes of enchanting forests, vineyards, rivers, mountains and more, and share with you that magical feeling of being in Oregon.
Now the captivating artwork of Travel Oregon's Oregon, Only Slightly Exaggerated campaign has come to the real world, proudly hand-painted on walls in Oregon where the illustrations represent the destinations.
The featured mural was dedicated yesterday in The Dalles,Oregon. A historic city on the sunny eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge, The Dalles is fortunate to have easy access to rivers, hiking trails and scenic drives. The Oregon is Magic mural joins 16 other stunning murals in The Dalles, 13 of which have 'voice boxes' that allow the visitor an oral interpretation of The Dalles history. The Dalles Mural Society was organized in March 1993 with the mission of pictorially preserving the epic historical events that have occurred in our area.
Let the Oregon Mural Trail inspire you to get outside and experience the wonders of each community. Take photos of the murals and use the hashtag #OregonIsMagic in social posts to share the love. And while you’re there, visit the landmarks and businesses that makes The Dalles and surrounding area just so magical.
Let us be home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and Mt Hood National Forest. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with a glass of wine from a bottle you picked up at a local winery or our wine cabinet. We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like.
Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound. We partner with Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Areas allowing us to offer discount lift tickets to our guests. Stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.