Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the most pristine. Now, small groups can experience its awe-inspiring beauty. Explore Southern Oregon is offering new guided day trips to Crater Lake National Park for groups of up to 10. Choose between a full-day tour or half-day West Rim tour, or kayak in the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge or in the national park combo tour.

For another Crater Lake experience that will leave groups breathless, consider Crater Lake ZipLine. Participants in the three-hour zipline tour fly high into the tree canopy on nine ziplines at heights of up to 100 feet, traverse two skybridges, and conquer two controlled rappels. Also offered is Skyak, which combines a zipline experience with kayaking at nearby Malone Springs and includes a picnic lunch between activities. Both experiences and lunch take about seven hours from beginning to end.

From making her kids’ Kraken Halloween costumes inspired by Seattle’s National Hockey League team to chasing the sun in eastern Washington looking for spots to camp, Kelly Saling’s love for the Pacific Northwest is apparent in all aspects of her life—including her career. Promoted to senior vice president and chief sales officer at Visit Seattle in September 2021, Saling pulls from this personal appreciation to plug people into the region’s array of venues, natural landscapes, and everything in between.


Comfortable, familiar, and adorned with the color tones and tapestries of Peru, Portland’s Andina restaurant, housed in a historic onetime abattoir and warehouse in the city’s Pearl District, serves up modern Peruvian cuisine. 


Built in the vision of streamline modernism and art deco in 1941, the Vogue Theatre has become a hotspot in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district—a region known for its progressive hospitality and historic charm. “It’s a national registered historic site in Canada,” says Matt Friesen, general manager of the theater. While it is primarily a concert venue hosting artists such as Steve Lacy and Steve Earle & The Dukes, the Vogue’s nearly 10,000 square feet of space and mission to offer the utmost friendly customer service makes it a perfect venue for your next event.