Portrait of Portland & Seattle: Plan a Weekend Exploring Ashland, Oregon

In Southern Oregon, the weather is balmy, the landscape lush, and the cities alive with activity. Local foods abound, the wine culture is booming, and art and theatre are around every corner. Ashland, home to the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is the cultural epicenter of this region. A beautiful small college town with great dining, lodging and outdoor opportunities, Ashland makes a great multi-day getaway. Here are some of our favorite destinations and adventures to be found in beautiful Southern Oregon.