Oregon State Police urge extreme caution
Multiple motor vehicle crashes have been reported on I-5 between Salem and Eugene due to the winter weather and hazardous road conditions. Motorists should seek alternate routes and or except significant delays.
If you are nervous about your vehicle’s operation or your experience driving in icy or snowy conditions, consider stopping …
When the going gets tough, emergency radio operators rule
Story idea submitted by Government Camp Rest Area Assistant Supervisor Barry Reed
In early November, Clackamas County Amateur Radio Emergency Services set up a temporary broadcast station at the OTE rest area in Government Camp. Radio K7OSX’s Jim Titus and Steve Jensen were participating in a bi-agency disaster …
Thanksgiving holiday weekend safe travel urged on Oregon’s highways
Police and transportation safety officials are prepared for Friday’s “Civil War” game day and urge those traveling to or through the Eugene/Springfield area to do the same. Everyone’s game plan should include extra travel time, patience, use of safety restraints, alertness to traffic and road conditions, and …
Update – Weatherby Rest Area now Open
November 23, 2013 – 1:41 p.m.
We are now open and fully functional at the Weatherby rest area. Be safe and have a good travel weekend!
Rest area staff have reported that due to a broken water pump, the Weatherby rest area (near mile post 335 on I-84) will be closed …
Oregon Travel Experience’s governing body is known as the Oregon Travel Information Council in Oregon Statute. Ten members are appointed by the governor and one position represents the Oregon Transportation Commission. Their mission is to create a great visitor experience by providing directions to destinations, connecting travelers with Oregon’s resources, and ensuring safe and convenient travel. Find out when our governing council will meet next or review minutes from the last meeting.
We thought you might enjoy a little history about our agency and the many ways we’ve grown over the years. We produced our digital 2012 Annual Report to help reduce paper mass. (Stop the report at any point by clicking on the pause button.)
All of us at OTE are committed to making your Oregon highway experience a great one. From the men and women ensuring your safety at our rest areas to the people helping you navigate a highway logo sign application, OTE employees agree that customers come first.
We know what it’s like to be on the other end and traveling with our family or friends–you want where you stop to be clean and safe, and you want to find your way easily without having to search for the information. And, you expect to have a great time.
It’s a big road out there and we’re here to help. If you would like to learn more about us, our bios are posted on the OTE staff page.
The following links connect you to our main programs:
Highway Business Signs: A cost effective tool for local businesses to gain exposure along busy highways. Blue logo signs direct motorists to essential services and nearby attractions.
Rest Areas: Oregon Travel Experience supervises 20 rest areas across the state. Stop and rest, walk the dog and let the kids jump and run. See where Oregon Travel Experience’s rest areas are located and why we take your safety seriously.
Sales Programs: From travel plazas to TripCheck.com, Oregon Travel Experience connects you with the latest traveler information. Both businesses and motorists benefit from exposure in our travel information centers.
Heritage Trees: Want to learn more about these spectacular beauties? Come visit our map and detail pages and listen to an audio tour.
Historical Markers: A venerable program handed down through the generations, Oregon’s historical markers can be the focus of a weekend family outing.
Places to Stop: Use your mobile device and check out these hidden gems. Our highway sign customers run some of the most unique businesses in Oregon. These Sunday-living styled articles can help you find the perfect place to stay, eat, or have fun.
Go on a Field Trip with OTE
It's as easy as one, two, three... just click on the Field Trip icon above, and download the app for free. It's available for Android or iOS platforms. Receive push notifications about OTE's heritage sites when you're on the road, bike, or taking a hike through your favorite Oregon city or town.