is the 9th largest state in the USA
, and contains some of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes and scenery anywhere. From the windswept, hauntingly beautiful coastline to the rugged Cascade Mountain Range
, the state is a mecca for outdoor adventure. Finding lodging and accommodations is easy in Salem, the state capital, or in Portland
, where condo rentals and vacation rentals abound. For the outdoor enthusiast it seems a hard task just deciding where to go and what to do, from hiking through the dense evergreen forests in the lower elevations or fishing and kayaking along the Willamette River, the choices are endless. For the Naturalist there are the majestic redwoods along the rainy Western Coast or the high desert across much of the Eastern state. Many of Oregon’s mountains are in fact extinct volcanoes, including Mount Hood, Mount Bachelor and the Three Sisters
There is something for every season, no matter if you are just there for the weekend or a family on vacation, the state offers a varied and colorful array of vacation rental, and hotel accommodation, without looking too hard you can find every type of cabin, vacation home or condo rental to suit your needs. Whether you want to mountain bike, cycle along the roads, or in town cruising, Oregon has the trails and bike paths to suit. Oregon has the only Scenic Bikeways program
in the nation. In winter there is the Anthony Lakes Ski Area
has a base elevation of 7,100 feet, the highest in the state, which brings an average of 300 inches of powder snow a year. From your accommodation or vacation rental you can ski, snowshoe, snowboard or just sip hot chocolate and watch the action on the hill.
For those with a yearning for a more urban experience, Oregon’s towns and cities offer an unending choice of experiences, activities, vacation rentals and other accommodations. Portland, Salem
, and Eugene
have something for every taste, offering, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, museums wine tasting and much more. Oregon’s population is concentrated in the Willamette Valley
stretching from Eugene in the south, the home of the University of Oregon, through Salem and onto Portland, Oregon’s largest city. Portland straddles the Willamette River near the confluence with the Columbia River. Forest Park
in Portland is the largest wilderness park within city limits in the US, encompassing more than 5000 acres. Portland also makes accommodations for the world’s smallest park, Mill Ends Park
, encompassing a two foot diameter circle. Fine dining is plentiful throughout the state, with a flavour for every palate. Portland boasts the Fish Grotto Seafood Restaurant and the Portland city Grill. Eugene welcomes you to the Ambrosia Restaurant and bar or the Oregon Electric Station and when in Salem no visit is complete without a stop at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery.
No matter where you want to go, Oregon is waiting for you to find a vacation rental or rental accommodation; take a deep breath of fresh mountain air, and start your adventure.