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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.

Popular cities in Oregon

Portland featuring a skyscraper and a city
Portland
Known for Shopping, River View and Theatre

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Reasons to visit

  • Portland Saturday Market
  • Oregon Zoo
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden
Bend featuring a bridge, autumn leaves and a river or creek
Bend
Known for River View, Biking and Hiking

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Reasons to visit

  • Old Mill District
  • Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort
  • Mt Bachelor
Roseburg which includes military items and street scenes as well as a large group of people
Roseburg
Known for Safari, Lake and Wildlife

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Reasons to visit

  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Crater Lake
  • Rogue River
Medford
Medford
Known for River View, Entertainment and Theatre

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Reasons to visit

  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Rogue River
Eugene featuring a city, mountains and a sunset
Eugene
Known for University, Shopping and Sport

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Reasons to visit

  • Hult Center for Performing Arts
  • Shelton McMurphey Johnson House
Oregon State Capitol showing street scenes
Salem
Known for Garden, University and Winery

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Reasons to visit

  • Willamette Valley Vineyards