Oregon

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Oregon — With 30 million acres of forest, nearly half the state of Oregon is covered by wilderness. Add to that moderate temperatures and a noticeable lack of major roads (the state has only two highways), and Oregon feels like a breath of fresh air. Visitors come to explore the extreme geological diversity, from Sahara-like sand dune beaches to mountainous outposts covered in Evergreens. Outdoor activities run the gamut - hiking, fishing, kayaking, camping, spelunking, swimming, sunbathing…not to mention leaf-peeping at the beautiful foliage in fall and skiing and snowboarding the snowcapped mountains in the winter. City-folk will find the eco-friendly bustle of Portland fulfilling, with its art scene, funky boutiques, and enough culinary geniuses to make Portland-native James Beard proud. See our Portland Travel Guide.

Why Go

For the great outdoors: Evergreen forests, rugged coastline, caves, covered bridges, and vineyards.

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September 03, 2014 by Lindsay Silberman

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July 24, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

We may have missed National Ice Cream Day (it was on July 20), but National Ice Cream Month continues. Why not celebrate with a couple of scoops of something ... Read More »

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How to: Visit Portland, Oregon on a Budget

July 17, 2014 by Jessica Festa

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Breathtaking U.S. Bike Rides for Summer

July 14, 2014 by Jill K. Robinson

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“Travel by train. In most cases, it's cheaper than flying and you'll see more of the country up-close.”

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