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Plan a Trip to Grand Ronde, Oregon

April 16, 2013

We invite you to visit Grand Ronde, only 65-mile drive from Portland and on the way to the beautiful Oregon Coast. This community is named for the French translation of “Grande Ronde,” which literally means “fine large valley.” The climate in this valley is fairly temperate year-round, with regular mild winters and dry summers.  Located in the Oregon Coast Range, one of the wettest places in the U.S., Grand Ronde’s precipitation keeps the land fertile and lush.

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (CTGR) maintains miles of hiking trails and campgrounds around the community for everyone to enjoy. Camping is welcome, but be sure to grab a permit first. Free permits and maps are available at the Natural Resources Office located on 47010 SW Hebo Road.

The CTGR also took great pride in establishing a world-class Veterans’ Memorial in Grand Ronde. This spectacular memorial is dedicated to those who have served the U.S. in the many wars that have played out in American history in the four branches of the armed forces. The memorial, designed by Tribal member Steve Bobb, features a man and woman dressed in traditional clothing side-by-side and reaching for the sky. Four pillars surround the couple, one each for the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, and showcase the names of Grand Ronde Tribal members and veterans from the Grand Ronde, Willamina and Sheridan communities.

Along the eastern border of the Grand Ronde, Fort Yamhill was established to aid during a time of transition for the people of the Northwest. The fort served to ease tension between settlers and native tribes, protect both populations and control traffic between them in the 1850’s. Today, 108 acres of open land welcomes more than 81,000 visitors annually. Fort Yamhill Park includes the old fort site and an original officer's quarters on a ridge above the Yamhill River.

Nestled in the tree-lined valley, Spirit Mountain Casino is owned and operated by the CTGR and operates as the premier regional destination for entertainment in the Northwest. The casino ranks as the top casino in Oregon for its great dining, plethora of slots, variety of table games and hot Poker action. Only 30 minutes from the brisk air and long beaches of the Oregon Coast, Spirit Mountain is also host to local festivals and events throughout the year.

Come out to Grand Ronde and experience art, culture, history and more in one fantastic community.


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