Oregon is a state blessed with true natural beauty and seven natural wonders of its own, including a sleeping volcano, the deepest lake in the USA, and a dramatic coastline. Portland, one of the USA’s coolest cities is here, perfect for a city break with a friendly, villagey feel. The waters of the Pacific border Oregon on the west; Washington state is to the north, and California is to the south. This is a dream destination for those who love to explore as there are hundreds of miles of routes to bike, hike, climb and drive in.
Things to do
When you’re planning a day out on the coast or biking around Mt. Hood, be sure to pick out the best pit stops on the way. Oregon is a real foodie state; tour around the wineries in the Willamette Valley, and enjoy the local beer served in Portland’s bars. You can also sample local chocolate and cheese, and in the cities, you’ll find great coffee and doughnuts that are perfect for treating yourself after a relaxed day of shopping and people-watching.
Best time to visit: Summer, when there’s no rain and it’s pleasantly warm.
Eugene International Airport (EUG), and Portland International Airport (PDX), which is 15km northeast of downtown Portland. You can get a connecting flight to other regions in Oregon.