Oregon delivers an incredibly diverse landscape of quaint farms and huge woodlands, massive mountains and endless beaches. Portland is loved the world over for its avant garde culture and rebellious streak, a state of great coffee shops, independent boutiques, world-class restaurants and many microbreweries. The Willamette Valley is a fine producer of red wines and dramatic Mount Hood is perfect for hiking and skiing. What's not to like?
Love the dramatic roar of fast, white water? Silver Falls Park is your destination.
D River in Lincoln City is the world’s shortest river at just 121 feet long. Luckily there's a lot more to do here than admire a very short stretch of very dull water! Here are three of the best.
Crater Lake National Park in the breathtaking Cascade Mountains
Bustling Newport Beach resort and Cannon Beach, both with miles of sand
Newport, with its massive Pacific rollers, storm surges and many lighthouses
You can't visit Oregon without spending time in Portland. Just like Portland in Dorset, UK, it's town slogan is 'Keep Portland Weird'... and it is wonderfully weird: eccentric, colourful and rebellious.
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Start your trip in Washington and soak up the iconic music scene of Seattle, then head to Oregon’s Portland with its funky urban vibes. Embrace the old-town charm of California’s capital city, Sacramento, and treat your taste buds to the wonderful wines of Napa Valley.
There's no sales tax here. Whatever you buy, including booze, the price on the label is the price you pay. Only four other US states can say the same thing. Oregon's famous Dungeness crab season starts a week or so after Thanksgiving, and they're delicious. They're usually served simply with fresh lemon and clarified butter, a traditional Oregon dish.
Fall for Gleneden – amazing wildlife, dramatic cliffs and the wonderful Salishan Spa & Golf Resort
Love Eugene - noted for its creativity, culture and outdoor lifestyle
Visit Portland – a beautiful, tree-lined place with a famously quirky heart
Take in all three of these unique towns for an immersive Oregon experience, then head for the glorious countryside, beaches, mountains and forests for the time of your life, surrounded by natural splendour.
Oregon is home to a quarter of the nation's llamas. It also contains more ghost towns than any other state, more than sixty including a host of ghostly mining towns.
The epic-sized Willamette National Forest sits on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains, just shy of 1.7 million acres of mind-blowing natural scenery studded with volcanoes, mountains and rivers. At the opposite end of the attractions scale, the windowless Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene protects a feast of precious Asian, US and European art. You'll find the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area near Florence, a vast stretch of Pacific sand dunes running forty miles to Coos Bay. The Sand Master Park is there, where sandboarders do their thing, and north of Florence there's yet another of the Oregon coast's many historic lighthouses. It's home to the planet's biggest cheese factory. The Oregon Caves are carved out of solid marble. And Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the nation.
Head north for Hell's Canyon, the deepest in the US and mostly inaccessible unless your a hardy, experienced outdoor type. Otherwise get a flavour of it by driving the Hell's Canyon National Scenic Byway. It's like our own lovely coastal trail in Cornwall... but on steroids. The Oregon Coast Trail is a 382 mile hiking route through gorgeous ocean and land-side scenery, and you can pick it up at entry points right along its length. You'll deserve a drink after all that, so it's great to know that Oregon is at the forefront of the USA's independent brewery scene.
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