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Oregon cities such as Portland and Eugene are notoriously liberal, and gay and lesbian travelers will generally feel very welcome in these cities. In Portland be sure to pick up a free copy of Just Out (tel. 503/236-1252; www.justout.com), a bimonthly newspaper for the gay community. You can usually find copies at Powell's Books, 1005 W. Burnside St. Another publication to look for is Portland's Gay & Lesbian Community Yellow Pages (tel. 503/230-7701; www.pdxgayyellowpages.com), which is also usually available at Powell's.

For a list of gay-friendly accommodations in the Portland area, go to the Purple Roofs website (www.purpleroofs.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.