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WILL THE CORONAVIRUS DOOM ONE OF OREGON’S “FOUR FOOD GROUPS” TO EXTINCTION?

WILL THE CORONAVIRUS DOOM ONE OF OREGON’S “FOUR FOOD GROUPS” TO EXTINCTION?

After moving to Eugene in January of 2017 I jokingly told friends from California (and elsewhere) that I had discovered that Oregon had “Four Official Food Groups”:

  • Beer (locally brewed and served in brewpubs and sold in bottles in stores)
  • Wine (a shop near my home carries 500-plus Oregon Pinot Noirs)
  • Coffee (no, Seattle doesn’t “own” coffee bars that serve espresso drinks)
  • Everything Else

But these days it has become, at least for some residents of Eugene, more difficult to get their RDA (“Recommended Daily Allowance) of lattes and mochas.

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Oregon Begins To “Reopen”

Oregon Begins To “Reopen”

As elsewhere in the U.S., Oregon has been subject to coronavirus “Stay-At-Home” orders and restrictions on travel, closure of restaurants and bars, and very importantly for Oregonians, access to its state parks.

Beginning on Friday, May 15, 2020, Oregon Governor Brown approved the applications of 31 of the state’s 36 counties to enter “Phase I” of “reopening.

Counties surrounding or near Portland did not apply to “reopen” (presumably because none believed they could meet the criteria to ease the coronavirus restrictions) and ironically, Marin County where Salem, the state capitol is located, did not have its application approved yet.

Oregonians (at least those living in urban areas) are encouraged to limit travel to no more than 50 miles from home but that means at least for some, visiting state parks is now possible, including at least some in the state’s popular coastal areas.

And others may venture into state parks east of the Cascades, such as Smith Rock State Park, especially if they reside in cities like Bend or Sisters.

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THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON RECENT AND FUTURE TRAVEL

THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON RECENT AND FUTURE TRAVEL

 

(This story was last updated on July 29, 2020)

There is no question that the spread of the coronavirus around the world has affected not only travel in the short term but will continue to do so for at least a year or two into the future.

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Here is a collection of stories, arranged from latest to earliest, written since early March of 2020 about the impact of the coronavirus on travel for Tales Told From The Road or published elsewhere. Many of these stories have been posted on the Tales Told From The Road Facebook Page.

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