John Day River Territory

The Rural Tourism Studio offers skill building, planning and product development workshops to bolster the tourism economy in this region.

Upcoming Workshops:

2017 Tourism Business Marketing Workshop

June 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall (128 S. Main Street, Condon, Ore.)
Notes (check back after session)
Presentation (check back after session)

Community members of the John Day River Territory region are invited to attend a Travel Oregon Tourism Business Marketing Session on Thursday, June 15th from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the Memorial Hall at 128 South Main Street in Condon. Spurred by the John Day River Territory Rural Tourism Studio that was held in the region five years ago, the session will focus on marketing opportunities and programs the JDRT area can put into action over the course of the next year. Those currently involved or interested in supporting tourism in the area are welcome to join us for a chance to network, learn and brainstorm. Please RSVP here.

2010 – 2011 Community Workshop Notes:

Oct 12-13 | Community Tourism Planning
Notes, Presentation 1, Presentation 2, Presentation 3

Nov 2 | Agritourism Development
Notes, Presentation

Nov 3 | Cultural Heritage Tourism Development
Notes, Presentation

Dec 7 | Nature-Based Tourism Development
Notes, Presentation

Dec 8 | Creating & Producing High Impact Events
Notes, Presentation

Jan 11 | Rural Tourism Studio Marketing

Jan 12 | Fundraising & Teaming for Success
Notes, Presentation

Additional Program Resources:


About the Video: The Communities Powered by Travel video series highlights participants in Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio training program. This robust training program was designed to assist rural communities in sustainable tourism development. In its third entry, Travel Oregon, in collaboration with Write to Know Consulting and Maser Films, checked in with some of the community members of the vast John Day River Territory to see how the previously isolated 19 communities were able to join together under one common identity. This inspiring video documents the process and their successes.

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If you have additional questions or comments about John Day River Territory, please contact the appropriate member of the Travel Oregon staff listed below.

  1. Kristin Dahl