Oregon is located in the area of the Pacific Northwest and it is nicknamed proudly “The Beaver State”. The region that comprises the original Oregon was once home to various tribes. These tribes were the very first natives there when the traders, explorers, and settlers began to arrive in the area. They soon started to put together a form of autonomous government in Oregon Country in 1843 and the Oregon Territory officially came into being in 1848. Oklahoma became the 33rd state of the Union on February 14th, 1859. The capital city is no other than Salem and this state has a very diverse landscape in description. Not only does it have a Pacific coastline that is often windswept, but also has a very rugged and glacial-like mountain terrain called Cascade Mountain Range. There is also very dense evergreen forests, lots of pretty waterfalls, and also high desert that makes up a good bit of the eastern area of the state. The largest and most populous of all its cities is Portland.
Want beer? Do come here. Oregon can also boast that it is home to a lot of breweries, and Portland, is the state's largest city and contains the most number of breweries for a city in the entire world. Liberty Brewery was established by Henry Saxer in 1852 and Portland's second brewery called City Brewery opened up in 1856. It was started by two men named Henry Weinhard and George Bottler. Oregon Legislature also legalized brew-pubs in 1985. So, if you want beer, do come here!
Tourism is something that is very strong in Oregon. The reason that this US does have such an evident visitor pull is due to its abundance of very beautiful and natural gifts. These natural gifts include mountains, waterfalls, forests, and lakes. The beaches of Oregon are also something extremely popular with people who come year round for them. Crater Lake National Park is a definite must-see for those who are visiting Oregon for the first time. This truly amazing US park is located in southern Oregon and is home to the deepest lake in all of America. It is also the second deepest in all of North America and the ninth deepest in the world.
Oregon has so much to offer the tourist that it is unbelievable. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is held in Ashland and is definitely a strong tourist pull for South Oregon. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival was founded in 1935 and is a non-profit professional theatre organization. The OSF takes great pride in the fact that it offers a diverse experience when it comes to its festival event. Not only do those who attend this special festival get to see a number of plays, they also get backstage tours, classes, lectures, workshops, the list goes on. Another great attraction for visitors is Multnomah Falls. Multnomah Falls is a must see for those who have never witnessed it before. This is because it is a 611 foot water wonder and the icy water falls over from the cliffs very roaring and fast. This waterfall spectacle is only a thirty minute drive from the city of Portland.
Oregon has numerous attractions that are appealing to all ages. It is also a state that is loaded with all types of fun recreation for visitors and natives alike. This recreation ranges from fishing to hiking to camping to swimming to windsurfing to skiing to beyond. This is definitely the state to vacation in if you truly appreciate nature, the outdoors, and being able to do a little bit of everything from a true fun perspective.
So, with this said, come to Oregon and get as busy as a beaver having a great time exploring Oregon!
The State of Oregon is going to present you with a wide selection of wonderful events
and activities to take part in during your visit to the Northwest. You will find
their selection of Fairs, Festivals and Special events will entice you to spend time
indoors and out for an ultimate entertainment experience that is Uniquely Oregon.
The people of Oregon come together throughout the year to celebrate and share at
festivals and events. You will love their passion. See More!
Oregon is calling you to experience events Indoors & Outdoors!
Oregon has Big Winters and Beautiful Summers - yet, even during the most extreme
times of each season - there are a wide range of options available to enhance your
visit to the State. From the beautiful pacific beaches to the towering mountains
- the southern wine country to the frigid waters of the Hood river - Oregon delivers
quality dining, entertainment, activities, tours and adventures you will long remember.
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Oregon’s Seasons offer a wide range of Visitor Opportunities!
Oregon Cycling is a Preferred and Enjoyable Experience!
Portland is a city that has been described as America’s most European city. Portland
has received this distinction because it is a great walking city with tons of public
transportation, a progressive atmosphere that celebrates the arts, a culture of great
food, artisan coffee, beer and wine and neighborhoods chock full of shops selling
handmade clothes, crafts and furniture. America The Beautiful has been there and
we’d have to agree.
Portland is a pretty amazing city to spend time in but we don’t want you to forget
about all that Portland has to do outside. Portland’s mountains, waterfalls, wine
country and other assorted outdoor activities are all a short drive away.
Portland is a city that you should make plans to see from the downtown areas to the
great outdoors - we are pretty wure you will agree that Portland is it.
Cycling in Oregon is a unique and exciting experience. Cruising along - at a speed
where you can enjoy all the sights, sounds, smells and tastes along the way. The
State of Oregon has put a lot of energy into focusing on the Oregon cyclist, and
have a number of resources to help them get to and around the state by bike.
From routes to get around the state, to flying to Oregon with your bike, to taking
your bike on a train or public transportation, they've got the answer for you on
RideOregonRide.com, our site for all things cycling. The concept of the Ride Oregon
site emerged from the creative energy of hundreds of cyclists who gather each year
for the Oregon Bike Summit with the goal of making Oregon the premier cycling state.
The need for a site like this was identified years ago, but in 2008 the #1 recreation
and tourism strategy targeted at the Summit was to develop an online epicenter for
information on cycling in Oregon, to continue progress toward making Oregon the best
place in America to ride a bike.