Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It features rugged rocky coastlines, dense forests, fun cities, mountains, deep canyons, and desert in the southeastern part of the state. The state of Oregon has so much to offer such as outdoor recreation, food and drink, tax-free shopping, golf, and native american heritage.
Come and check out Salem, the state’s capital city in the Willamette Valley boasting over 200 vineyards producing some of the best Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir wine anywhere. They grow produce sold at farmers’ markets that dot the historic towns and sides of the roads that can be biked and driven, which are connected by covered bridges and back roads that lead to the college towns of Eugene and Corvallis filled with cafes, bookstores, sports arenas and, of course, wine shops and wine bars where you can drink our great wine.
If you don’t like sunny days filled with adventure, you are going to be sorely disappointed if you come to Central Oregon during the 300 days of the year filled with sun. And seeing how there’s no shortage of adventure those other 65 days, you’re pretty much out of luck all year round. But if you’re into mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, fly-fishing, skiing, caving, some of the hardest rock climbing in the world or anything else you can do outside that ends in “ing” you’re coming to the right place. Cowboys, quilters, and city slickers are all welcome.
Oregon’s largest city, Portland has been described as America’s most European city. If that means 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, then we’d have to agree. As fantastic as Portland is to spend time in, it’s one of the easiest cities to spend time outside.
So whether you’re looking to spend time in or outside a great city, Portland’s it.
If you’re looking for world-class pinots, some of the best food and craft beer in the country, epic cycling, kayaking, windsurfing or just about anything else, look no further.
Oregon’s state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.
Following exploration by the Spanish and French, in the 17th and 18th centuries, Oregon was mapped by the Lewis and Clark expedition in their search for the Northwest Passage. Starting in the 1830s, many groups of pioneers travelled to the state on the famous Oregon Trail, and the U.S. began joint settlement of the area with the United Kingdom. In 1846, the border between U.S. and British territory was formally established at the 49th parallel – the part of the territory that was given to Britain would ultimately become part of Canada. Oregon was officially admitted to the union as a state on February 14th, 1859. Today, Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is considered one of the top cities in the nation in terms of quality of life, and the state is also known as one of the nation’s top producers of wine, boasting over 300 wineries.