The Eastern Oregon Visitors Association (EOVA) is a regional non-profit association, representing the eleven counties and two tribes east of the Cascades. We welcome visitors from all over the world but our greatest numbers are from Portland, Southeast Washington, Boise, and Seattle. Our guests are active and outdoorsy with a strong interest in cultural heritage who enjoy road tripping through our region. They are seeking undiscovered destinations and experiences that are genuine and down to earth – a complete 180 from their urban life – while nevertheless retaining an expectation of good food, fine wine, beer and brew pubs, intellectual stimulation, and convenience.
With the recent events of COVID19, our industry partners and stakeholders are ready to reestablish top of mind awareness for Eastern Oregon once the public is able to safely travel again. There is likely to be huge pen-up demand, but we imagine that travel will initially be localizes to visiting destinations and regions within a managble driving distance.
We would like to bring a greater awareness to our region’s wineries and culinary experiences, paired with our unparalleled landscapes. With our established Farm Loops as a guideline for key points of interest, EOVA would like to highlight the wineries and culinary experiences in each of our four subregions: Oregon’s Rugged Country (Morrow & Umatilla Counties), Northeast (Baker, Union, & Wallowa Counties), Southeast (Malheur & Harney Counties), and JDRT (Gilliam, Grant, Sherman, & Wheeler Counties).