Oregon is a state of natural wonders and you will find amazing beauty throughout from historic towns and sleepy fishing villages to ski resorts and wineries. Windswept beaches, verdant forests and snow-capped peaks give way to sweeping rangelands, towering rock formations and dramatic river valleys in this incredibly diverse land.
Besides 363 miles of pristine public beaches, high-desert country painted hills and wine-producing valleys, Oregon is home to North America’s deepest river gorge (Hells Canyon), the country’s deepest lake (Crater Lake National Park) and the world’s second-most-climbed mountain (Mt. Hood), which also happens to host North America’s only year-round ski season.
Portland (Oregon’s largest city) is a hip urban hotspot with national accolades for its cuisine, vibrant arts scene, great theatres and funky shopping districts inspired by the creative spirit of the city. Whilst just a short drive from Portland, The Columbia River Gorge and majestic Mt. Hood offer year-round recreation opportunities including; skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping and biking.
Cowboy adventures, whitewater rafting, quiet mountain retreats – Central Oregon has it all too. The region’s geological history, marked by explosive volcanic activity, is showcased at several parks, and its rich cultural history is on display at the High Desert Museum in Bend. And the spirit of the West is alive and well in the high desert of Eastern Oregon, where snow-capped mountains, dusty plains and jagged red rocks look down on rolling hills of sage, wild rivers and fertile wheat fields.
Whatever your passion, Oregon’s natural and scenic variety – coast, mountains, rivers, high desert, plains, forests and valleys – lends equally to exhilarating outdoor adventure or tranquil exploration.
Come experience Oregon’s hidden travel gems for yourself – award-winning golf courses, culinary masterminds, world-class spas and tucked-away luxury properties, all in the midst of wide-open beaches, jaw-dropping waterfalls, lush forests and amazing mountain peaks.
Oregon has more scenic byways and tour routes than any other state as well as no sales tax and plenty of shopping opportunities, so what are you waiting for?
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