Experience Oregon began offering tours under the watchful eyes of Marian and Bud Kloster in 1991. The first day trips used a 16-passenger minibus and were inspired by the knowledge and insights the Klosters had gained from their own extensive travels. Bud was the only driver and guide. His informative and entertaining day trips gave participants history, facts, and folklore that told the story of Oregon. From their own travels, Marian and Bud knew passengers might forget to bring a jacket, so they would send extra jackets. They knew, too, that a day trip is always better if you have plenty of stops and are well fed and comfortable. So before each trip, bright and very early in the morning, Bud would make coffee and Marian would make cinnamon rolls that were served at one of the beautiful stops along the way to their destination.
Bud loved sharing his beautiful state with others who caught his enthusiasm. Marian reached out to generate community business interest and fielded calls. With Marian’s business sense and Bud's winning personality, the company grew. Now, a fleet of Experience Oregon motor coaches serves the Western United States, the Midwest, and all of Western Canada. Experience Oregon has grown to offer day trips, multi-day tours, charter and convention services, and everything in between.
In April 2018, after the retirement of Bud and Marian, Experience Oregon became part of MTRWestern, LLC. MTRWestern has been operating motor coach transportation in the Northwest for over a decade. We are excited to continue the traditions that Experience Oregon stands for: amazing destinations, experienced bus drivers and outstanding service. We look forward to many new adventures with you!