Oregon

United States of America
Crater Lake National Park which includes landscape views, mountains and island images

You’ll find stimulating views and activities from the state’sraging coastal waves and windswept dunes to inland farming and volcanic peaks.

Oregon’s Pacific Ocean coastpresents tempestuous waves and the fury of the sea while the peaks in its sectionof the Cascade Mountains hide underground geothermal activity. Spend a weekenjoying the range of dynamic activities in this Pacific Northwest state.

Arrive in Portland, the state’s northern population center. Tour the Downtown area for boutique shopping andeclectic international dining. The city prides itself on tours; take severalfor exploring foodie spots, tasting wine, visiting microbreweries, riding bikesor seeing volcanoes. For a unique horticultural experience, tour the International Rose Test Garden. Drivethrough the gardens or walk along the hilly paths to see thousands of blooms,many unavailable anywhere else in the world. Enjoy the serenity in the Portland Japanese Garden.

Inland, visit Crater Lake National Park to see a massive collapsed volcano, nowfilled with icy cold spring-fed water. Wizard Island on the lake’s west side isactually the cinder cone of a later volcano. Drive into the park to view thebright blue lake on a summer day or make a long hike on snow-shoes toappreciate its wintry mystery.

Explore Oregon’s rich farmingareas. The Willamette Valley is known for excellent Pinot Noir grapeproduction. Find a map of the area and do a winery-hopping tour for your owntaste test.

Farther south, attend the annual Bandon cranberry festival. If you’drather play than pick, enjoy several rounds on the golf courses of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, with rollinghills and majestic ocean views. Watch running golfers at the annualinternational speed golf event, with players posting competitive 18-hole scoresin under an hour. See the nearby CapeBlanco Lighthouse, in operationsince 1870, protecting ships from the treacherous shoreline.

Travel along the Oregon’s rockyshore and stop frequently to be mesmerized by crashing waves and changingweather. Watch massive groups of sea lions sunning themselves on rockyprotrusions. Find some of the best viewsof the South Oregon Coast at Port Orford and Gold Beach.

Popular cities in Oregon

Portland
Portland
Known for Shopping, River view and Theatres
Explore walkable neighborhoods and picturesque parks in Oregon’s largest city. Be sure to sample its famously delicious coffee and beer.

Reasons to visit

  • Oregon Zoo
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden
  • Powell's City of Books
Bend which includes a bridge, autumn colours and a garden
Bend
Known for River view, Biking and Hiking
Plenty of outdoor attractions, scenic views and a lively urban atmosphere make this mountain town one of central Oregon’s most popular destinations.

Reasons to visit

  • Old Mill District
  • High Desert Museum
  • Drake Park
Eugene which includes a sunset, mountains and a city
Eugene
Known for Universities, Shopping and Sports
A university city with a wide range of bars, outdoor activities, entertainment and cultural attractions. 

Reasons to visit

  • Hult Center for Performing Arts
  • Shelton McMurphey Johnson House
Salem showing a park
Salem
Known for Gardens, Universities and Wineries
Visit Oregon’s capital to discover its roots and explore its parklands. Climb to the top of the State Capitol Building to see the city from above.

Reasons to visit

  • Willamette Valley Vineyards
  • Oregon State Capitol
Hillsboro
Hillsboro
Known for Dining, Shopping and Family-friendly
Love sports, dining and live music? Get away to Hillsboro!
Medford
Medford
Known for River view, Entertainment and Theatres
Visit southern Oregon’s largest city to enjoy regional produce, including wine, and easy access to outdoor activities in Ashland, Crater Lake and the Pacific coast.