Oregon Travel Guide

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From the rugged coastline to Crater Lake, the Cascade Mountains, Columbia Gorge, and the forests and sage plains in between, Oregon is one of the most beautiful states in the U.S. It has long had a reputation for being one of the most laid-back states in the nation, especially the attitudes in towns like Eugene or Ashland. And while many of the towns and cities are filled with eco-aware residents and mindsets, cities like Portland remind you that despite the surrounding beauty there are still major cities boasting Western amenities and accommodations. And while Portland might be the gateway to modernity, there are plenty of historical and natural sights and sounds as well, from the California National Historic Trail which led over 250,000 people over the years during the gold-rush era, to Crater Lake National Park.

Oregon is probably most well-known for the Cascade Mountains, Crater Lake, and the scenery of the Oregon Coast. Most of the western portions of the state are covered in dense evergreens, Douglas firs, and redwoods, while the eastern areas are made up of pine trees and junipers, along with a bit of arid desert. The history of the state dates back at least 15,000 years, although as most Americans know it things only started around the time the Lewis and Clark expedition first arrived in what would eventually become known as the Oregon Territory and start the Oregon pioneer rush.

The majority of things to see and do in Oregon revolve around nature and the outdoors. This is absolutely a backpacker’s paradise, but experiencing the beauty of the state can also be done from the safety and comfort of your vehicle, driving through the mountains and forests on one of the many highways that wind through the state. From Mount Hood to the Willamette National Forest to the University of Oregon in Eugene, there is plenty to keep every member of the party busy for however long you intend on staying.

Portland #1 most popular location
A victory for urban planning that hides countless green spaces and easy access to the country amongst a heavy populated center, Oregon’s capital is also known as the ‘City of Roses’, an…
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Bend #2 most popular location
Bend is the largest town in Central Oregon, with a population of 75,000, and is the hub of all outdoor activities for the area. Bend is situated on the Deschutes river which runs through t…
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Eugene #3 most popular location
Eugene is a lovely little city about two hours from Portland. It is very green, with many beautiful trees and plants throughout. It rains frequently throughout the fall, winter and spring, bu…
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Medford #4 most popular location
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Lincoln City #5 most popular location
Lincoln City is located in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. It has a population of just over 8,000 residents. This coastal beach town is a favorite for tourists, who flock to see the be…
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Salem #6 most popular location
The Oregon capital has a population of roughly 130,000. It is located 50 miles south of Portland and the nearest major airport: PDX. The coast can be reached from Salem in 1 hour via Hwy 22.
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Ashland #7 most popular location
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Seaside #8 most popular location
Seaside, Oregon is located in Clatsop County and has a population of 5900 people. Seaside is a popular weekend and summer retreat for people in and around the Portland, Oregon area. Dur…
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Newport #9 most popular location
Newport is one of the larger towns on the oregon coast with a population of nearly 10,000 people. It sits on highway 101 and the highway is one big long strip of tourist activity with motels,…
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Astoria #10 most popular location
The city of Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Situated near the mouth of the Columbia River, the city was named after the American investor (and first milli…
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Klamath Falls #11 most popular location
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Grants Pass #12 most popular location
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Pendleton #13 most popular location
Pendleton is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. Pendleton has around 17,000 residents. The Umatilla River runs through the city. This city has short, cool winters and h…
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Springfield #14 most popular location
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Hillsboro #15 most popular location
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Hood River #16 most popular location
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Gresham #17 most popular location
Gresham, Oregon is 11 miles east of Portland and has a population of 97,745 as of 2000. Located in Washington County, Beaverton is the 4th largest city in the state of Oregon. Gresham was n…
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Florence #18 most popular location
Florence is a city located in Lane County, Oregon, United States. The city boasts a population of over 8,000 residents. This coastal beach town is located on the Oregon Coast at the mouth of …
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Corvallis #19 most popular location
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Roseburg #20 most popular location
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The Dalles #21 most popular location
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Albany #22 most popular location
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Beaverton #23 most popular location
Beaverton, Oregon is a city 7 miles west of Portland, Oregon and has a population of 89,803 as of 2010. Located in Washington County, Beaverton is the sixth largest city in the state of Oreg…
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Baker City #24 most popular location
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Ontario #25 most popular location
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Tillamook #26 most popular location
Tillamook is on Highway 101 situated just inland of the coast on Tillamook Bay. Highway 6 comes in from Portland and ends at Tillamook. The town is not located on the coast so if you area l…
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Sisters #27 most popular location
Sisters is a small town in Central Oregon sitting on the Highway 20 corridor heading east to west. Downtown Sisters is concentrated with lots of restaurants and tourist shops. The town h…
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Lake Oswego #28 most popular location
Lake Oswego is an affluent suburb located just 9 miles south of Portland. The town is named after the 405-acre Oswego Lake that was once the home of the Clackama Indians. Houses with views of…
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Madras #29 most popular location
Madras is a city located in Jefferson county, Oregon, United States. It used to be called the basin, after the circular valley the city is located in. This small little city has a population …
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Clackamas #30 most popular location
Clackamas, Oregon is a suburb with a population of approximately 5177 people (according to 2000 Census) 15 miles outside or of Portland, Oregon. There have been major modifications to the …
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McMinnville #31 most popular location
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Oakridge #32 most popular location
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Government Camp #33 most popular location
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Chemult #34 most popular location
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Woodburn #35 most popular location
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Yachats #36 most popular location
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Depoe Bay #37 most popular location
Newberg #38 most popular location
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Enterprise #39 most popular location
Enterprise is a very nice town of about 1900 (pretty consistent since 2000) located along Oregon Highway 82 in Wallowa County in Northeast Oregon. Evidence has been found of human occupation…
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Oceanside #40 most popular location
Oceanside is a little town, off the beaten path, on the Oregon coast near Tillamook, Oregon. To get there you take the scenic Three Capes drive off of Pacific Coast Highway 101. The town …
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Silverton #41 most popular location
Silverton is a city located in Marion County, Oregon, United States. The city sits about 12 miles northeast of Salem, and about 43 miles from Portland. The city is named after Silver Creek, w…
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Terrebonne #42 most popular location
Terrebonne is a small town of about 1,500 people north of Redmond, OR and south of Madras. Terrebonne is most well known as the town closest to Smith Rock State Park a very popular rock …
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Oregon City #43 most popular location
Oregon City is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Oregon City is located about 21 miles from Portland. This town is divided into an upper section and a lower section.…
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Otter Rock #44 most popular location
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Dallas #45 most popular location
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Mitchell #46 most popular location
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Mount Hood #47 most popular location
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Sutherlin #48 most popular location
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Burns #49 most popular location
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Cave Junction #50 most popular location
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