Oregon borders Idaho, which means I’ve spent quite a bit of time there! I think all parts of Oregon are seriously gorgeous, and there are things to do there for everyone. From a big city to the middle of nowhere, Oregon truly has it all.
Portland is definitely the biggest city in Oregon, with a population of almost 700,000. Portland is known as a “hipster” city and boosts awesome little coffee shops, interesting stores, and overall a fun atmosphere. We’ll have a post soon on all the things you should check out in Portland!
Columbia River Gorge
Even though the Columbia river gorge just suffered from a devastating fire, it’s still one of the most gorgeous parts of western Oregon. It features the Multnomah Falls, which are seriously stunning in person. Much of the drive through the gorge is so beautiful and features hiking trails, camping areas and really enough land to last you a week.
Situated in southwestern Oregon, Crater Lake is certainly a sight. Crater Lake fills a caldera, which is when a volcano collapses. It used to be Mount Mazama but erupted 7,700 years ago, causing a complete change to the environment around it. It boasts beautiful campgrounds and RV parks if you’d like to stay the night there.
This picturesque rock is located on Cannon Beach on Oregon’s west coast. Many people may recognize it from the 90’s movie, The Goonies. (You can see where the Goonies was filmed in Astoria, Oregon!) Cannon beach in of itself is an adorable little area. Much of Oregon’s coast side is definitely something you want to check out as well!
Tillamook Cheese Factory
I have a literal love and obsession with all things Tillamook, so I couldn’t mention Oregon without mentioning the Tillamook cheese factory! You can sample cheeses, ice creams, and even fudge! Talk about a delicious afternoon!
Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Most of us know about the Oregon trail, and although it technically stretched all across Oregon, the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center exists in Baker City, which is in eastern Oregon. You’ll definitely want to peek into what it would’ve been like to live on the Oregon Trail.
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