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Twelve segments of Oregon highways have been designated as official Scenic Byways. Highways are nominated by local residents, businesses and agencies that are interested in preserving and enhancing scenic roads. To qualify as a scenic byway, a highway must have high national or statewide appeal. In June, 2000, the Federal Government announced that the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway has achieved its designation as an All-American Road, one of only 57 in the country. Previously named to this top category were Historic Columbia River Highway and Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.

The first Oregon Scenic Byway was Highway 101 from Astoria to Brookings. The more recent byways are

Century Drive | Highway 20 | Highway 22 | Highway 26 | Highway 99W | South Fork Alsea River | Steens Mountain Driving Loop | Whitman Route Overlook | Blue Mountain Scenic Byway | Cascade Lakes Highway | Elkhorn Scenic Byway | Highway 101 | Highway 36 | Highway 395 | Journey Through Time Scenic Byway | Three Capes Loop |
Cottage Grove Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour Route |
Echo Corral Springs |
Hood River Columbia River Gorge Nat'l Scenic Area |
Lane County Highway 58 |
North Bend Growing Forest Driving Tour | Location: Oregon Dept of Transportation, Salem Oregon 97310 Telephone 503-986-4261

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12/07 Coming to The Salem area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.