PLAN your Perfect Getaway Full-color guide • Make your trip to Oregon unforgettable with illustrated features, 52 maps, and color photos.
Customize your trip with simple planning tools • Top experiences • Restaurant and hotel Best Bet charts • Easy-to-read color regional maps
Explore Portland, the Willamette Valley Wine Country, the Coast, and beyond • Discerning Fodor’s Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more • “Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor’s travelers • Illustrated features on wine tasting and tours, whale watching, and adventure sports • Best wineries, breweries, beaches, sport outfitters, shopping, and nightlife
Opinions from destination experts • Fodor’s Oregon-based writers reveal their favorite local haunts • Frequently updated to provide the latest information
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.