Destination: Oregon

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Looking for a travel destination that offers a view of America’s most spectacular scenery? Your next stop is Oregon. The state, known for its lush natural beauty, offers something for everyone any time of year.

The state offers a dramatic coastline with some of the most photographed sites along the west coast. Forested cliffs overlook rocky beaches. Over twenty rivers reach the ocean in Oregon, merging the hundreds of rivers that flow all through the state.

You can read more about the Oregon coast here 

If you are interested is seeing our land as the early settlers might have seen it, you can travel through the thick forests, visit one of the beautiful state parks—there are over two hundred of them, or hike to one of the abundant waterfalls. There are more than two hundred of those too.

Active in winter sports? Ski resorts like Mount Hood, are scattered from the southern border to the northern. Plenty of snowboarding, downhill and cross country skiing available.

The beauty of the Palouse, the wineries along the Columbia River, the quaint little towns that dot the state, wherever you go you will find the distinct beauty of Oregon.

Prefer the city life? Portland is one of the best and easiest cities to explore. Even for those of us who aren’t crazy about cities, Portland is great fun. It’s size allows you to walk it, with much of the most popular downtown area situated in easy city blocks. With Portland’s reputation for restaurants, you’ll have plenty of variety for foodies. Shopping is so convenient to your hotel, you’ll find it easy to drop your packages before lunch. Don’t miss Tom’s Book Store, the largest book store I’ve seen, covering an entire city block. You can grab a bite at one of the food trucks or go for fine dining. Within a few miles of Portland, you won’t want to miss Washington Park with the Japanese Gardens, the Rose Garden, Children’s Museum and forest.

It’s a state not to be missed if you want to sample some of the best of the United States. Be sure to plan enough time to explore. You’ll appreciate the time.



Merry Citarella, often writing as Merrci, writes on a wide range of topics. Recently relocated to the Oregon Coast in the northwest United States, she frequently writes travel features on the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She specializes in health and aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, food, lifestyle, and book reviews. For more information you can see her on The Writers’Door. You can read more articles here or at her websites Alzheimers HQ and Simple Living Ideas



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