It’s hard to slap a single characterization onto Oregon’s geography and people. The landscape mixes rugged coastline and thick evergreen forests with barren, fossil-strewn deserts, volcanoes and glaciers. And as for its denizens, you name it – Oregonians run the full gamut from prologging, antigay conservatives to tree-hugging, dope-growing, ex-hippie liberals. The one thing they all have in common is an independent spirit – and a fierce devotion to where they live.
Portland's best beers: seven top breweries and brewpubs
The city of Portland, Oregon, is awash in beer. With 56 breweries – more than any other city in the world – the City of Roses offers the chance to try a myriad of ales and lagers at the breweries where they were made...
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First time Portland: Stumptown's best sights
That’s it, I’m totally moving here. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself thinking along these lines after your first visit to Portland...
Oregon's secret surprises
Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US...