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Slater Smith's Quest To Visit All Of Oregon's State Parks

April Baer

Over the summer, Slater Smith dared himself to visit every state park in Oregon and create a song and video as he traveled. Smith is the front man for the Portland band, The Weather Machine. At some points, the band joined him, but much of the time he traveled with only his guitar.

The result is Back O’er Oregon.  It’s a song, a travelogue, and, soon, it will be a video that captures the beauty of Oregon’s great outdoors.

To see Smith’s song, check out this performance for 1859 Magazine:


How many Oregon state parks have you visited? Does Smith’s adventure resonate with you?


  • Slater Smith: Guitarist and singer with The Weather Machine
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