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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Deal Alert: Kimpton Hotels from $99 This Winter

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6 Prime Whale Watching Destinations in North America

September 26, 2014 by Christine Dayao

When you think of whale watching, you might imagine sitting on a boat with a pair of binoculars, waiting for the world's biggest creatures to appear before your ... Read More »

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The Instagrammer's Guide to Fall Foliage

September 15, 2014 by Christine Wei

Blazing red and orange leaves are some of the best reasons to travel in fall, and this year we wanted to find some unexpected foliage spots. So, of course, we ... Read More »

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4 Restaurants That Let Guests Pay What They Want

September 03, 2014 by Lindsay Silberman

We're a fan of pay-as-you wish restaurants, both as a way to avoid marked-up prices and as a chance to give back to the destinations on our travels. Here's how ... Read More »

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