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.
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The Pacific Northwest's Best Trips
Discover the freedom of the open road with The Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips. We’ve selected 33 amazing road trips through the Pacific Northwest, from two-day escapes to week-long adventures, and packed them full of expert advice and...
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...
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Exploring the best of the Oregon coast on 7 easy hikes
You know those cliff-cut roads, rocky shores, surf waves and gold-sand beaches of California don't just stop cold when the state line passes by, right? In fact Oregon's stunning 360-miles of coastline is the great drive-and-hike destination of the West Coast...
Small-Group Mt Rainier Experience Including Hiking or Snowshoeing and Lunch or Dinner
One of the most iconic sights in Seattle is the snowcapped peak of the impressive Mt Rainier. On this small-group, full-day tour, experience this incredible area as you explore the glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife with an expert guide while traveling in a luxury vehicle.
Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls
On this full-day tour, you’ll see the best of the Portland area including downtown's Pioneer Square, the famous food carts, eclectic neighborhoods and the beautiful waterfalls of Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Along the way, learn about Portland’s interesting history and modern-day culture from your guide.
Adventures in the Columbia River Gorge
The state border between Oregon and Washington is notable for one thing: a river runs through it. But not just any river – the mighty Columbia, the fourth-largest river in the US, flowing through a massive gorge that’s up to 1219m (4000ft) deep and over 128km (80mi) long...