Where should I live in Oregon

Oregon - the beaver state in the west

Oregon is in the northwestern United States and it's a state that can be breathless. On the one hand, this is due to the scenic beauty of both the Pacific coast and the mountains and lakes inland. But it is also quite simply due to the sheer abundance of sights, nature parks, cities and towns that this state has to offer.

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Location and landscapes | Outdoor attractions and sports facilities | Tickets for attractions and activities | Urban life, culture and shopping | Hotels, apartments and holiday homes


There is so much to see and do that anyone can create their own trip to Oregon à la carte. Beach vacation or skiing vacation, quiet nature experience or cultural trip, survival training or endless shopping fun; anything is possible in Oregon. Of course, a mixture of everything! However, if you want to get the most out of your vacation, you should prepare well. Otherwise he could drive past one or the other attraction.

Location and landscapes

Oregon's northern neighbor is Washington, which in turn forms the state border with Canada in the north. Oregon shares the border with Idaho to the east, and Nevada and California to the south. Finally, to the west, Oregon has a very natural and extremely attractive border - the Pacific Ocean. Inland, the state is crossed by two mountain ranges from north to south. To the west there is the Oregon Coast Range on the one hand, and the Cascade Mountains further east. The highest mountain in the country is Mount Hood, which is 3425 meters high. Between the two mountains lies one of the most fertile plains in the world. The so-called Willamette Valley is of enormous importance for agriculture and thus also for the overall economy in Oregon. No wonder, then, that this valley is where most of Oregon's population lives. The inhabitants are spread over the three largest cities in the country.

Portland is the largest metropolis in terms of area and population, while Salem is the capital. Third in the league is the city of Eugene in the Willamette Valley. While Oregon's wealth once came entirely from its forests and fertile land, today a lot of money is made with cutting-edge technology. Almost all of the companies in question have settled in the “Silicon Forest”.


Outdoor attractions and sports opportunities

Water sports on the coast; Skiing pleasure in the mountains. In a sports-loving state like Oregon, it almost goes without saying that classic sports are available in abundance. It becomes interesting where the offer extends beyond that. If you want to combine sport and nature experience on vacation, you could consider the Sunriver near Bend. The deep forests and mountains invite you to go exploring on a mountain bike; You can walk there on leisurely hiking tours (checklist for hiking holidays) or adventurous trekking excursions. Those who like it quieter might go fishing or try their luck on one of the around 20 golf courses in the area. In the nearby “Crater Lake National Park” there are spectacular views of a landscape shaped by and through volcanic activity - please don't miss it. Crater Lake may be the only national park in Oregon, but that shouldn't lead to jumping to conclusions. There are also 228 state parks, 170 of which are open to tourists.

Tickets for attractions and activities

For tickets to attractions and activities in Oregon, visit www.getyourguide.com.

Urban life, culture and shopping

As the largest city in the state, Portland is of course a must for anyone visiting Oregon. A must, however, which will not be difficult to visit at all. Despite its size, Portland is a very relaxed city and the friendliness of the residents is almost proverbial. That's why you can plan a few days here with children. Gourmets in particular will quickly get a taste for it in Portland. There are quite a number of the interesting “microbreweries” that are currently a hot trend in Europe too. Local wines and starred restaurants are just as much a part of the culinary scene as typical US dinners with short-skirted waitresses.

After so much local color, a trip to the Japanese Garden is worthwhile. This impressive complex is one of the largest and most beautiful gardens outside of Japan. Lincoln City is recommended for those who would like to vacation in the Pacific. The town is the ideal starting point for everything that is fun on the coast. Not only do the waves crash ashore here, from here you can also watch whales or catch crabs with the fishermen. As everywhere else in the country, Lincoln City is great for shopping.

Hotels, apartments and holiday homes

Find Oregon hotels, apartments and vacation rentals at www.booking.com.