Oregon: beautiful coastline and wide open spaces
Oregon is as rich in scenery as it is in activities. You can explore its beautiful coastline, volcanic mountains, crystal-clear lakes and deserts that stretch as far as the eye can see. If you’re in search of world-class food and craft beers, epic adventures in biking, kayaking, windsurfing or any other activity, look no further!
Oregon's wide open spaces
The great thing about Oregon’s great outdoors is that you won’t have enough time to experience them all. Find practical tips at travelboundmagazine.com and inspiration for your trip and hike along the rugged coastline or through the Willamette National Forest.
Camp in the desert near Steens Mountain or explore the snow-capped Wallowa Mountains (also known as ‘Little Switzerland’). Rent an RV from Cruise America and settle on the volcanic foothills of Mount Hood, in the beautiful Umpqua National Forest or by a mountain lake in the Deschutes National Forest.
Oregon’s state parks offer great picnic spots, as well as yurts, tepees, rustic cottages and RV rentals.
Oregon's best spots
Known for its thriving arts scene, Portland, the nation’s premier green city and Oregon’s most populous city, is attracting more and more tourists.
Shipwrecks and old lighthouses, a life of great richness and days at the beach: this is the program of your vacation on the Oregon coast.
Lots of outdoor activities, spectacular views, a vibrant downtown: that’s what makes this mountain town one of the most visited in Oregon.
Pack your bags for Eugene! Discover a dynamic student life, great festivals and American football matches.
Medford’s calling you! Discover exciting entertainment, plays, gardens and many more activities and spots.
Salem is one of the most important spots in Oregon! Discover a dynamic student life, great festivals, art treasures and much more.
Do you love the beach, good tables and waterways?
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The Oregon area is full of surprises!
Oregon most beautiful places
Crater Lake National Park
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Columbia Gorge Landscape
Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Columbia Maritime Museum
Golfing in Oregon
The problem with golf in Oregon is that you have to choose from nearly 200 public courses. Practice your swing in the midst of spectacular sand dunes overlooking the Pacific Ocean, play in the heart of a sun-drenched wine country or take in the mountain scenery from one of the 30 courses in Central Oregon’s High Desert. Don’t miss the Bandon Dunes, voted Best Golf Course by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, and Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, where Tiger Woods won the U.S. Amateur Championship three times in a row in his youth.
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Oregon’s cuisine and gastronomy
In Oregon, gourmet artisans are at the forefront of trends and flavors. The state is home to craft breweries, micro-distilleries and 17 wineries, and offers sea salt, ice cream, cheese and other artisan products.
Unlike most U.S. states, there is no tax on sales in Oregon, which will save you 5-10% on all your purchases. Find your favorite brands at retailers like Nordstrom, Macy’s, H&M and Apple…
Native Americans' heritage
Although Europeans settled in Oregon as recently as 200 years ago, Native Americans have inhabited this region for thousands of years. Learn about their history in Oregon’s information centers and museums. Visit the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton to learn more about the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Indian tribes. Exhibits and events there will introduce you to the traditional songs and dances, art, language, clothing, religion and cuisine of these tribes.