Just 30 miles east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge and its National Scenic Area features countless recreational wonders and activities. Visitors will enjoy spectacular vistas, hiking trails, numerous waterfalls, world-class windsurfing, angling, wine tasting, brew sampling and history.
The Willamette Valley, with its meticulous orchards and fields of green, is home to more than 250 wineries and quaint towns. Stretching 110 miles, visitors will find The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, The Oregon Garden and the state capitol of Salem. Several easy day trips from Portland Oregon.
Tall and majestic, visiting Mt. Hood will take visitors alongside the basalt-lined Columbia Gorge, passing Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Dam and Cascade Locks. One of Oregon's finer hotels—Timberline Lodge—is recognized from Stephen King's 1980 film, The Shining.
Starting from the northern-most tip of Astoria and following Hwy 101 alongside the Pacific Ocean, visitors will find miles of rocky vistas and public beaches, artistic hideaways, fishing towns, family attractions, seafood, whale-watching, surfing and golf.
Oregon's High Desert Country offers endless opportunity for hiking, white-water rafting, skiing, golfing, rock climbing, biking and fly-fishing. The landscape offers rugged lava flows, high desert, snow-covered peaks, dense forests, alpine lakes and river rapids.
Visitors looking for culture, history, scenic beauty and recreation flock here. Ashland is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, while the rest of the region claims Crater Lake National Park, Colliding Rivers, the Cascades and the Rogue River for white water rafting.