All In A Day's Drive

Prime time for prize-winning crabs on the Oregon Coast

Prime time for prize-winning crabs on the Oregon Coast »Play Video
The 2009 Legislature designated the Dungeness Crab (Metacarcinus magister) ´╗┐as the official state crustacean. The action followed petitioning by the 4th grade class of Sunset Primary School in West Linn. Common to the Pacific coastline from the Alaskan Aleutian Islands to Santa Cruz, California, Dungeness Crab is considered the most commercially important crab in the Pacific Northwest.

Fall is prime season for catching Dungeness crab on the Oregon coast.

'Just because Labor Day calls for the end of summer doesn't mean it's the end of summer'

'Just because Labor Day calls for the end of summer doesn't mean it's the end of summer'
The McKenzie River offers a great rafting adventure for families

Many families consider Labor Day to be the last big weekend on the water. But with around three weeks of summer left, there's still time spend an afternoon outdoors.

Pedaling for Pinot in Lane County

Pedaling for Pinot in Lane County

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the fruit of Lane County. Besides berry picking, you can also taste a few vintages at several of the county's wineries. And there are a handful within biking distance from Cottage Grove.

All in a Day's Drive: Oakland and Sutherlin

All in a Day's Drive: Oakland and Sutherlin

Two small towns south of Eugene offer a fair share of history and charm. And you don’t have to venture far from the interstate to find them.

Pacific City: Surf, fly or ride the Oregon Coast

Pacific City: Surf, fly or ride the Oregon Coast
Surf. Fly. Ride.

On a foggy afternoon, the beach at Cape Kiwanda may appear ominous at first glance. But if you ask people in Pacific City, they'll swear up and down that this can be an ideal place to conquer your fears.

All in a Day's Drive: Mom on the mind

All in a Day's Drive: Mom on the mind
Joel Porter says a getaway trip to the ocean may trump a card and flowers.