Oregon

Travel Guide
Reedsport showing desert views and landscape views
Sip on artisan coffee in uber-trendy cities, hike through stunning national parks and escape to deserted beaches in Oregon, one of the coolest states in America.

There is a reason that creative types, outdoor adventurers and foodies all flock to Oregon. Come to relax in laid-back cities with artistic atmospheres or travel here, instead, for a dramatic Pacific coastline. Whatever your reason for a trip to Oregon, you will find it a welcoming and thrilling place.

American Indian nations such as the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla lived in Oregon for thousands of years before European settlers arrived. Learn about their cultures in the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute or the Museum at Warm Springs. Visit the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center at Flagstaff Hill to hear about the pioneers who arrived in the state at the end of the Oregon Trail in the 1830s.

Soak up the atmosphere in the fashionable city of Portland. Head here for artisan coffee roasters, micro-brewed beer and mouthwatering street food. Stroll around the city’s numerous green spaces, such as Washington Park and the Japanese Garden or encounter modernist masterpieces in the Center for Contemporary Art and Culture.

Portland isn’t Oregon’s only destination for an exciting city break. Mingle with academics in the university town of Eugene, where you can visit the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Bend offers the High Desert Museum and the fascinating natural attraction of lava tubes.

Put on a sturdy pair of boots and head into the mountains to hunt for waterfalls and lakes. Crater Lake National Park is an extinct volcano with a bright blue lake that becomes a popular swimming destination in summer. Roam through Willamette National Forest to find dramatic cascades or drive to the Painted Hills for hikes in a multicolored landscape.

Trek along the Oregon Coast Trail for unbeatable views of the Pacific Ocean. Destinations such as Newport and Cannon Beach are particularly picturesque.

Board a flight from destinations around the U.S. to land in Portland International Airport. Oregon’s cities can be visited in every season of the year, while the mountains offer skiing in winter and hiking in summer.

Where to stay in Oregon

Downtown Portland - South Waterfront showing picnicing, boating and a bay or harbor

Downtown Portland

4.5/5(4,488 area reviews)

Explore the Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, and Tom McCall Waterfront Park in this central business district with high-rise buildings. Enjoy walkable streets, and easily access public transportation like MAX light rail and Portland Streetcar.

Downtown Portland
Portland showing a cascade, landscape views and a bridge

Southwest Portland

Downtown Portland boasts cultural, educational, and retail hotspots, with attractions like Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland Art Museum, and Pioneer Place mall. Enjoy pedestrian-friendly streets and unique residential areas in Southwest Portland.

Southwest Portland
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Southeast Portland

Stretching from the Willamette River to Gresham, Southeast Portland boasts the scenic Mt. Tabor Park and the quirky Hawthorne district with its subculturally oriented shops. Don't miss exploring Reed College campus!

Southeast Portland
Alberta Street showing outdoor art

Northeast Portland

Inner Northeast Portland boasts shopping areas like Lloyd District and Alberta Arts District, while the area near Burnside Bridge offers a lively nightlife with bars such as The Chesterfield and music venues like The Doug Fir Lounge.

Northeast Portland
Vancouver showing heritage architecture

Downtown Vancouver

Travelers come to Downtown Vancouver for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Vancouver Farmers Market and Esther Short Park while you're in town.

Downtown Vancouver
Old Mill District showing a river or creek and kayaking or canoeing

Southern Crossing

4.5/5(173 area reviews)

While visiting Southern Crossing, you might make a stop by sights like Hayden Homes Amphitheater and Old Mill District.

Southern Crossing
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
808 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR
The price is $88 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
$88
$132 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 2 - Jun 3
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Portland. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast (surcharge), and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (1,863 reviews)
"The hotel was perfect. Updated, clean, secure, great restaurant/bars attached to the hotel. The whole downtown area was sketchy at night."

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

The Paramount Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
3.5 out of 5
550 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR
The price is $89 per night from May 27 to May 28
$89
$104 total
includes taxes & fees
May 27 - May 28
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Portland. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast (surcharge), and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (968 reviews)
"Amazing! You have a new fan! Friendly staff, every single one. Super clean room, comfy beds (ooolala!). Restaurant served until 11 pm, the limited late night menu was perfect ! GF and veg options as well as meaties. Splendid breakfast! Anthony valet is The. Bomb, Amber & Fernando in the restaurant, ..."

Reviewed on May 18, 2024

Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Portland Airport
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Portland Airport
3 out of 5
11707 Ne Airport Way, Portland, OR
The price is $83 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
$83
$97 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 2 - Jun 3
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Portland. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the restaurant and the ...
7.8/10 Good! (1,007 reviews)
"I would suggest shilo if your travel or you what a stay vac locally it's a great place super clean and spacious hotel rooms"

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Portland Airport
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Larkspur Landing Hillsboro - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Hillsboro - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
3133 Ne Shute Rd, Hillsboro, OR
Book a stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Hillsboro. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
8/10 Very Good! (1,474 reviews)
"Other than this being a dated property, it was a lovely place to stay, with a kitchenette, living area, and separate bedroom. It was close to a beautiful park on a local creek, with springtime flowers, squirrels, ducks, and bullfrogs. The staff was helpful."

Reviewed on May 15, 2024