Southern Oregon has America’s deepest lake, Crater Lake, the Oregon Caves National Monument, world-class fishing and rafting rivers, year-round golf, mountains for skiing, biking and hiking – only the beginning of what makes up the many pieces of picturesque Sou -thern Oregon. Indulge on chocolates to your heart’s content at the Ashland Chocolate Festival, taste world-famous artisan cheeses at the Rogue- Creamery, and explore the bounty of good wine and fine rest -aurants. The region is home to dozens of museums, including Favel Museum and Southern Oregon History Center, and a host of art galleries, theaters and antique malls.
On the coast Oregon has nearly 363 miles of pristine coastline made up of diverse terrain that changes from rugged cliffs to evergreen forests to Sahara-like dunes and boundless sandy beaches. From Ast -oria in the north to Brookings in the southern tip, follow the shore -line past a smorgasbord of one-of-a-kind attractions including scores of quaint towns with a penchant for serving up legendary seafood, historic lighthouses, breathtaking viewpoints, stunning state parks, a cornucopia of galleries and museums and a world class aquarium.
Crisscrossed by rivers, mountains and vineyards, Portland offers more than urban adventure. Within a few minutes’ drive of downtown Port -land are Pinot-producing wineries (most with year-round tasting rooms), kayak-friendly waterways that nudge wildlife preserves and, of course, the glorious foothills of Mount Hood. In Portland itself there is an effervescent arts community, dozens of urban parks and green spaces and a lively downtown.
- Discover the sights and scents of Portland’s 4 world-class gardens
- Visit Pittock Mansion for a unique look into Portland’s past
- Have a Mt St Helen’s adventure – drive and stop at the visitor centres and the fabulous Observatory
- Enjoy Washington Park and the Oregon Zoo
- Explore Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Range
- Spend time in Jacksonville, a National Historic Landmark town
- Take a trip along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway with its rugged coastline, scenic towns, hiking and birding opportunities
- Have fun shopping – it’s tax free!
- See Crater Lake – like no other place on Earth
- Explore the Wine Country – 16 regions and 72 varietals See the awesome Redwoods