The Ultimate Oregon Travel Guide

The Ultimate Oregon Travel Guide

Oregon Travel Guide

Oregon: Beautiful National Parks, gorgeous waterfalls, stunning State Parks, beaches, beautiful coastline, and so much more to do and see in Oregon! Here is my Oregon travel guide outlining major Oregon attractions! 

To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Oregon travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Washington, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Oregon attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Oregon Attractions

History: Oregon was officially admitted to the union as a state on February 14th, 1859, this region was once jointly occupied by US and Great Britain. It’s called the Beaver State due to the association of beavers with the early history of Oregon. And because of the admirable qualities of intelligence associated with this animal. Oregon grows about 99 percent of all hazelnuts produced in US and is also the nation’s leading producer of Christmas trees.

Geography: The Colombia River broadly defines Oregon’s border with Washington State in the north; the Snake River forms a section of its state line with Idaho in the east, and the 42nd parallel north defines the borders with California and Nevada in the south. Oregon is home Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the US. The state is also home to deep, dense forests, volcanic peaks, valleys, plateaus, and a rugged coastline.

Getting There

Flight: Oregon is huge; based on your destination, you can fly to one of these airports: Portland International Airport (PDX), Klamath Falls International Airport (LMT), or Eugene Airport (EUG), with PDX – Portland being the most popular and economical.

Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to Oregon.

Train: Amtrak provides three rail service in Oregon – Amtrak Cascades (Vancouver, BC – Seattle – Tacoma – Portland – Salem – Eugene), Empire Builder (Chicago – St. Paul/Minneapolis – Spokane – Portland/Seattle) and Coast Starlight (Seattle – Portland  – Sacramento – Los Angeles).

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Climate: Temperatures in Oregon vary widely across four seasons and regions, Summer high temperatures ranging between 64°F – 68°F. Winters are cold, with average temperatures reaching 18°F in the mountains. Spring is mild, and autumn is pleasant and colorful. Check current weather conditions in Oregon.

Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time UTC-7 and Mountain Daylight Time UTC-6

Getting around: I would recommend renting a car, but if you’re planning to stay in the city mainly, Portland offers a Max Light Rail, Portland Street Car and bus services in the town.

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Best Places To Visit in Oregon

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls, an awe-inspiring, majestic waterfall, dropping about 610 feet, located on Multnomah Creek. Multnomah Falls is very accessible and is located just outside Portland.

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Mount Hood

Mount Hood, at an elevation of about 11,250 ft about the sea level, is known to be the highest point in all of Oregon State. Mount Hood is possibly an active volcano, last erupted in the year 1782.

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Haystack Rock

Located in Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock is an iconic rock formation, and a popular tourist attraction. The rock formation rises around 230 ft from the shore and is home to several marine creatures.

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Portland Japanese Garden

Located in Washington Park in the West Hills of Portland, the Portland Japanese Garden is a traditional Japanese garden, known to be one of the most genuine Japanese gardens outside Japan.

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the whole US, located in Oregon, is almost 2,000 feet deep and dark blue in color. The lake is very beautiful and awe-inspiring and is a must-see in Oregon.

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Silver Falls State Park

Located near Silverton, about 20 miles from Salem, in Oregon, Silver Falls State Park is the largest state park in Oregon and also known to be the “crown jewel” of all State Parks in Oregon.

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