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Literary Oregon

The Oregon Author Adventures Trail includes a national park, a sculpture garden, a public library, a ginormous bookstore, and an exhibit at a college library.  Follow the trail to find out how a science fiction writer, an author of children’s books, a poet, and a couple of explorers have left a literary legacy in this beautiful state in the Pacific Northwest.

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A. William Stafford, Portland

B. Powell’s Books, Portland

C. Beverly Cleary, Portland

D. William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, Astoria This stop can also be added to the Washington Author Adventures Trail via the Astoria-Megler Bridge, which stretches 4.1 miles between Astoria, Oregon, and Point Ellice, Washington. Discover “Literary Washington” here: Washington Author Adventures Trail.

Of note is that major author Barry Lopez long made Oregon his home, though it is not open to the public. Read about Barry Lopez at Barry Lopez in Alaska and Barry Lopez in Texas.

Bestselling and critically acclaimed fantasy writer Ursula LeGuin also lived in Oregon; her home is not open to the public.