Some popular destinations in Oregon include...
The city of Portland is
situated approximately 70 miles from the Pacific Ocean where the Columbia River
meets the Willamette River. Aptly named the "City of Roses," Portland
contains over 200 parks and gardens, including three magnificent public rose
gardens. Tour Portland's historic old town, galleries and museums, Saturday
Market, Waterfront Park and theatre companies.
The Oregon Coast
Stretching for nearly 300 miles, the Oregon
coast is one of the most spectacular coastlines in the country. Backed by
the Coast Range mountains and alternating sandy beaches with rocky capes and
headlands, this mountainous shoreline provides breathtaking vistas at almost
every turn of the road. Seaside is Oregon's
original seashore resort and vacation destination. Seaside has spectacular ocean
views, miles of sandy beach, a mild ocean climate, numerous outdoor recreational
activities, year-round events, excellent shopping and an abundance of fine lodging
Stretching from the Columbia River in the north to the California state line
in the south, this mountain range is a natural dividing line between eastern
and western Oregon. Mount Hood Wilderness, the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, and
the Three Sisters Wilderness are the most scenic and heavily visited wilderness
areas. In the southern Cascades is the sapphire-blue waters of Crater Lake,
Oregon's only national park.
The Willamette Valley
The Willamette Valley is Oregon's
most densely populated region and site of the state's largest cities, including
Eugene, and the state capital of Salem.
The valley's farmland grows the greatest variety of crops of any region of the
United States. The Willamette Valley is also one of the nation's finest wine
regions, with vineyards cropping up along its entire length.
The centerpiece of Southern Oregon is Crater Lake National Park, Oregon's
only National Park. Whitewater enthusiasts and anglers can seek endless adventure
on the Rogue, Klamath and Umpqua rivers. Ashland,
Oregon is home to one of the world's best known theatre festivals, the Oregon