"There are countless ways to Plan an Oregon Vacation. From the coast to the high
desert, from the cities to the mountains, an Oregon vacation can be more than you
imagined. The sense of beauty, serenity and fulfillment will linger long after your visit
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"Albany is located in Linn County, in Oregon's Willamette Valley. If you want to
sound like a local, here are a few tips: It's "ORY-GUN", and
"WILL-AM-IT"! Any way you pronounce it, you'll find Albany a fun and friendly
place to visit. "
"Eastern Oregon is wide open for adventure. With rugged canyons. Dramatic rock
formations. Sunny pine forests. Snowcapped mountains. Sagebrush-covered plains.
picturesque lakes and rivers. And some of the freshest air in the world. You'll also find
the friendly, old-fashioned hospitality at the many fine attractions, small hotels and
cozy bed and breakfast inns throughout the region. Bathed in sunshine much of the year,
Eastern Oregon has desert sunshine in the summer and winter conditions that often blanket
the region in snow. The weather is milder near the Columbia River, and in the spring the
expansive rangelands turn lush and green."
"The communities of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston are tied together by a
common bond of commercial and recreational activity centered around the bay that links our
busy port community with other ports, cultures and businesses throughout the world. Coos
Bay, one of the world's major log and wood product seaports, the Pacific Ocean, and a
multitude of streams, sloughs and lakes bring commerce and fun to residents and visitors.
The Bay area is home to industry, serenity, rugged beauty, recreation, culture and people
who have grown to love this richness and diversity."
"Towering mountains, lush forests, wide open greenspaces, and scenic beaches form
the backdrop for a wide range of cultural events, fine dining and shopping. Beaverton
residents enjoy an extremely high quality of life."
"When we welcome you to Central Oregon, we're inviting you to experience the grand
scale recreation and hospitality of Bend. The world-class slopes of Mt. Bachelor. The
Western storefronts of Sisters. The Northwest resort atmosphere of Sunriver. And the Main
Street warmth of Redmond.
We're welcoming you to high-desert sunshine and high-mountain vistas. To rivers and
lakes and forests that cover areas as big as whole states. To more activities than you
could possibly try in a single vacation, which explains why visitors return again and
Refresh your spirits and renew your senses in Oregon's Banana Belt
The Mildest climate on the coast gives Brookings-Harbor year-round shirtsleeve weather.
Located north of the California-Oregon border, Brookings-Harbor enjoys the reputation as
one of the most beautiful areas on the entire Oregon coast. Numerous hiking trails,
beaches, parks, campgrounds, ocean and river fishing opportunities are just a few of the
highlights of this breathtaking coastal area, known as the "Home of Winter
Come to Brookings-Harbor, and experience Oregon's Banana Belt! "
"Cave Junction is a scenic, small town just north of California located on Hwy.
199. It is approximately 30 miles southwest of Grants Pass.
Cave Junction is considered the "Home of the Oregon Caves", which are located
about 20 miles east of town, off Hwy. 46.. It serves as a home base for visitors from
around the world, many of whom travel to the Illinois Valley to see the unique geologic
In addition, "Oregon hunters annually bag more than 100,000 deer and 15,000 elk as
well as a number of antelope and bear. For the bird hunter, pheasant, quail, pigeon, geese
and duck provide a sportsman's selection. The Illinois (check restrictions), Rogue River
and Applegate Rivers provide salmon, steelhead and trout, while Selms's 160-acre man-made
Lake Selmac is the state's premier trophy bass lake. A 55-mile drive to the coast affords
surfcasting and deep sea opportunities."
"With its mostly mild winters, and the vast Mt. Hood National Forest comprising
nearly half its total area, Clackamas County offers a full-course recreational menu of
mild-to-extreme activities and remarkable things to see."
"Coos Bay has been the commercial center of Oregon's southern coast since its
earliest days. Transportation systems radiated from it to inland Oregon, the Pacific Ocean
and other areas of Coos County. The mosquito fleet of small boats delivered people and
products to places of pleasure, culture and transshipment to other parts of the
world." from the Bay Area Chamber
"Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis welcomes visitors to
experience the beautiful scenery, mild seasons and plentiful activities. From mountain
biking and hiking on a network of trails to river rafting and golf, the outdoor recreation
is exceptional. There is a wealth of performing arts and festivals as well as galleries,
antique shopping, and winery tours. Corvallis is home to Oregon State University which
gives our community a youthful vitality.. "
"The Dalles and surrounding area is rich in history and recreation. Everything from
anceint petroglyphs and fossils to modern wind surfing and skiing, all located in a scenic
area that is sure to take your breath away. All this is located within a sixty mile
"Incorporated in 1973, Depoe Bay is host to many traditional celebrations such as
the Fleet of Flowers held every Memorial Day, the annual Salmon Bake in September and the
"Celebration of the Whales" with whale watching tours."
"Bounded on the north by the Columbia River, on the East by the Snake River ,on the
South by the Great Basin and on the West by the Cascade Mountains, Eastern Oregon offers a
range of climates and geographic features to satisfy anyone and everyone's taste.
From the vast mountain forests to lush green valleys, from urban college cities to
unspoiled remote wilderness, Eastern Oregon offers a broad spectrum of sights and sounds
that leaves you wanting to return again and again."
"The "City of Rhododendrons" on the Fabulous Oregon Coast
Located on the central Oregon coast along U.S. Highway 101, Florence provides convenient
access to a wealth of outdoor recreational activities and breathtaking scenery. The town
is also accessible via Oregon Highway 126 from Eugene, Oregon's second largest city, and
home of the University of Oregon. This scenic route runs from the fertile Willamette
Valley and then along the Siuslaw River, which flows through coastal mountains to Florence
and the Pacific Ocean. "
"The City of Gold Beach, Oregon is located on the edge of the Coast Range along the
shore of the Pacific Ocean. The town is just 37 miles north of the Oregon/California
border on Highway 101. This pleasantly remote area is filled with a delightful array of
recreational and lodging opportunities."
"Grants Pass, elevation 935 feet, is located on the banks of the scenic Rogue River
in Southwestern Oregon. It is surrounded by the foothills of the Cascade, Siskiyou and
coast mountain ranges, and is only 85 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Grants Pass is the
county seat of Josephine County, the headquarters for the Siskiyou National Forest and the
northern gateway to the Redwood Empire of California. Crater Lake, a U.S. National Park,
is 100 miles northeast, and the Oregon Caves, a U.S. National Monument, are 50 miles to
the southwest. Numerous outdoor recreational opportunities abound in whitewater rafting,
fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, etc."
"We have a saying around the Gresham area, "You can have it all...in an
hour." In addition to the many parks, restaurants, hotels and recreational facilities
available here, Gresham is ideally situated as a base for enjoying Oregon's scenic
treasures. The Columbia River Gorge is a ten minute drive away, while majestic Mount Hood
is a mere 30 minute trip. The attractions of metropolitan Portland are easily accessible
by car, bus, or electric train. The beautiful Willamette Valley is a 15 minute drive
"Harney County, Oregons largest, is big country - 10,000 square miles of high
dersert sage rangelands, mountains, wetlands, forests, and most impressive of all, an
infinite wilderness of sky.
The blue sky may be simply blue from horizon to horizon, winter, summer, autumn or
spring - or clouds may paint pictures across the wide expanse indicating an impeding
winter storm, a summer thunderstorm, a wind whipped spring day, or a lazy autumn Indian
Sunrises and sunsets paint vivid pictures, as the sun plays it's light show of pinks,
magentas, and purples or of gold, red, orange, and black on the mountains. Lightning
storms turn the picture to one of electric beauty and awe. "
"Malheur Lake, a major nesting and feeding stop on the Pacific Flyway, is the
centerpiece of 183,000 acre Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Nearly 250 species have been
counted on the refuge, which is 32 miles south of Burns off Oregon Highway 205. The refuge
headquarters on the south shore of the lake includes a museum displaying nearly 200
mounted bird specimens. Since the rise of the Mud & Harney Lakes, the birds have had
to find new habitat. Photographers and bird watchers can find birds in the fields between
Burns and Harney and Burns and Malheur Lake. Information and a refuge map are available at
the headquarters. "
"Mother Nature has been very good to Oregon and She was especially fond of the
beautiful northwest corner of Oregon. About twenty minutes west of Portland, nestled in
the quiet, green Tualatin Valley, a jewel of a town emerges... Hillsboro, Oregon."
"Jacksonville is located less than 30 miles north of the California border and is
easily accessible from Interstate 5. It sits in the countryside 5 miles west of Medford on
the Jacksonville Highway, nestled against the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains in
The temperature is moderate and the seasons are distinctive. Summers are warm and sunny;
winter in Jacksonville brings sporadic showers and an occasional dusting of snow. Due to
the moderate climate, this area has been called the "banana belt" of the Pacific
" Lush green meadows strewn with wild flowers and warm sunny days will lure you
outside to walk, hike, bicycle, golf, jog, white water raft, bird watch or windsurf.
Thirteen species of fish - including steelhead, salmon and trout - inhabit some 2,000
miles of shoreline along our many rivers and lakes. Or you may find that searching for
wild mushrooms is just your thing. Whatever your choice, you'll be kept busy in our great
"In Lake County, no one gets cabin fever. There is fun, enjoyment, contentment ---
something to do every month of the year ... skiing on the snow or on the water, hunting
big game or small, fishing, camping, exploring, viewing the wonderful colors and sights of
nature .. Discovering the startling hues of gem stones and lapidary rocks. Lake County's
western hospitality is a year around sort of thing; all these can be enjoyed from the
comfort of modern motels and fine restrauants, or from the rugged isolation of a mountain
"The Trolley line runs for seven miles between Portland and Lake Oswego, along the
west side of the Willamette River. The trolley travels south down the center of Moody
Avenue, until reaching the private right-of-way again at Bancroft Street. The trolley
passes through modern developments in the Johns Landing area as it continues south before
skirting Willamette Park. There are boat moorages, marinas and considerable boating
activity in good weather. South of the Sellwood Bridge the Trolley skirts Powers Marine
Park and then enters a wooded area, with the river seldom far from view. Two high
trestles, including the 686-foot long Riverwood Trestle provide spectacular views
overlooking the river and the east side. The track continues through the 1,396-foot long
Elk Rock Tunnel. The line continues south through the woods and crosses another short
bridge as it wends its way into Downtown Lake Oswego. "
"Experience the sights, the sounds, and the texture of its forest, rivers,
mountains and ocean. Discover the character of its small towns and rural settings. Find
startling white covered bridges and sparkling waterfalls amid the deep forest green. Enjoy
the friendly sophistication of Eugene and Springfield-a culturally diverse base from which
to launch your Lane County adventure. "
" 63 recreational sites covering more than 4500 acres of land throughout Lane
County. These sites offer reservoir and lake access, river access, ocean beach access,
swimming areas, boating and moorage sites, and picnicking, recreational and camping areas.
"The Deschutes River, one of Oregon's most prolific trout streams, has been
recognized by the state and federal governments for its unique and beautiful
characteristics. The Deschutes flows through the heart of Jefferson county, and lures
thousands of anglers and whitewater thrill seekers to the region every year."
"The area is forested, and at the falls site, the Little North Fork of the Santiam
River plunges over the rock outcropping about 30 feet to a pool beneath. Only minimum
development of the popular area has been undertaken. Emphasis has been placed on
preservation of the natural beauty of the site. "
"McMinnville is located in the Willamette Valley on Highway 99W, 35 miles southwest
of Portland, Oregon's largest metropolitan area. It is also 25 miles northwest of Salem,
the state capital.
McMinnville is located in the heart of Oregon wine country giving residents the chance
to sample many different wines without driving very far. Vineyards often offer concerts
and other wine tasting events for the public to enjoy.
McMinnville has a long and interesting history. There are many historical markers and
buildings located in the downtown district."
"The little hamlet of Merlin is located northeast of Grants Pass and is the
homebase for many outfitters and fishing guides. This and the fact that Merlin is close to
the 84-mile segment of the Rogue River set aside by Congress under the National Wild and
Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, are why Merlin is known as the "Gateway To The Wild &
Scenic Rogue River.""
" The forested slopes and often snow covered peaks of the Siskiyou Mountains are
reflected in the clear blue waters of Applegate Lake in the Rogue River National Forest.
In this scenic setting the U.S. Forest Service operates hike-in campgrounds and lakeshore
areas for picnicking, swimming and boating. The lake extends to the California border and
a hiking trail follows the 18 mile shoreline."
"Nehalem lies 3 miles south of Manzanita and north of Wheeler on Highway 101. The
Nehalem River runs beside the community. The community has an old-time feel that has made
is ideal for a number of antique stores."
" a unique blend of nature and progress, located where the scenic Yaquina River
meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. Newport ... a bustling coastal community where friends
have been coming for more than one hundred years to live and work, to relax, play and
"We invite you to share in the pristine beauty of our uncrowded beaches, enchanting
forests, and picturesque communities throughout the year. Whether digging for clams,
searching for agates, investigating tide pools, watching the whales or viewing the
wildlife, time seems to escape here unnoticed."
"There are a million great reasons to visit the "City of Roses." Roses
are one, we've got the nation's oldest rose test garden, which bursts into bloom each
spring and summer. We've also got the country's second-largest all-floral parade, part of
the Portland Rose Festival each June."
"The city of Rogue River, just off Interstate 5, is nestled along the banks of the
famous Rogue River in southwestern Oregon. Perched at an elevation just 1,000 feet above
sea level, the city is in the heart of a region where three mountain ranges meet. These
three ranges - the Cascades, the Siskiyous, and the Coast Range - meet in the Rogue Valley
to create an enviable climate. Warm, dry summers with cool evenings, and moderate winters
provide an opportunity to enjoy country living at its best.
The city is within two hours drive of mountain skiing, and just two hours away from the
spectacular ocean beaches of Southern Oregon. Lakes and streams with fine fishing are
barely an hour away. But many residents and visitors prefer to fish closer by, in the
stream from which the city took its name. The Rogue River's native trout, salmon and
steelhead are justifiably famous among anglers."
"Salem is centered in the heart of the Willamette Valley--one of the most fertile
and agriculturally productive regions in the world, between Portland and Eugene at the
crossroads of Interstate Highway 5 and Oregon Highway 22. Salem is the county seat of
Marion County. Also within its city limits is a portion of Polk County to the west, giving
Salem an incorporated grand total of 45 square miles. "
"Sauvie's Island is named for Laurent Sauve, a Frenchman who operated a dairy for
the Hudson's Bay Company on the island in the late 1830's. It's a community of small
farms, ranches, houseboats, and suburban homes at the mouth of the Willamette River
northwest of Portland, Oregon. The older residents refer to the Island in the plural
possesive as "Sauvie's Island" (pronounced "So - vees"), though
officially it's called "Sauvie Island" (pronounced "Saw - vee").
"A visit to Silverton recalls memories of times past, with friendly people and
interesting stores, and a chance to view life from a more simple perspective. There's a
refreshing lifestyle relaxed and unhurried - where people care about each other and take
the time to greet you with a smile.
Newcomers use many words to describe Silverton: quaint, charming, quiet, beautiful,
architecturally intriguing and more; but mostly they say that Silverton feels like home.
So welcome home to Silverton. Walk the historic streets of our community. View the
lovely homes on the hillsides east and west of Main Street. Have a quiet picnic in one of
our lovely city parks or at the reservoir. Enjoy one of our local festivals or
celebrations. Take a day to drive through our lush countryside and see what the real
Oregon is all about. There's much more here than meets the eye. Many of our newest
citizens felt just that . . . they came through on a drive, fell in love with Silverton,
"Stayton is a mid sized, rural town, Located approximately 17 miles east of salem
on highway 22, at the base of the cascade mountain range. According to the latest survey,
Staytons gross population was 5905 local residence. Stayton's economy is based largely on
many farming and logging operations in the local and surrounding areas. The towns
location, in the heart of the Willamette valley. allows easy access to many, scenic,
winter and summer recreational sites. Such as Detroit lake and Silver Falls State
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"The City of Sublimity is a rural, residential community located on the western low
foothills of the Oregon Cascades about 15 miles southeast of Salem. Sublimity is situated
north of the Santiam Highway amid gently rolling hills ..."
"Located on the southeastern edge of the beautiful Willamette Valley, the City of
Sweet Home, home of the Oregon Jamboree, lies nestled in the foothills of the Cascade
Mountain Range not far from the scenic Oregon Coast. It is recognized as the "Gateway
to the Santiam Playground" recreational area. Foster and Green Peter Lakes offer
boating, fishing and camping for the whole family. "
"Tigard is blessed with many areas of natural beauty including the Tualatin River
and Fanno Creek. Tigard parks take advantage of these natural features as well as provide
playgrounds and various sports facilities for activities such as soccer, volleyball or
"Vale lies directly on the Oregon Trail on the edge of the eastern Oregon desert.
It is the county seat of Malheur County.
Weary pioneers washed the dust off in the hot springs by the town. Today, travelers
across the desert still find Vale's hospitality welcome. During hunting season, it is a
favorite of pheasant hunters."
"One of the oldest buildings in Malheur County is the Stone House, built as a way
station on the Oregon Trail. After years of restoration efforts, the Malheur Historical
Project reopened it as a museum in July, 1995."
"Wallowa County is located in Northeast Oregon, adjacent to Hell's Canyon, and is
home to Oregon's largest wilderness, the Eagle Cap. You may explore the wilderness by
backpack, horseback, or llama trek. Hunting and fishing are popular pastimes. The Wallowa
Mountains have been compared to the Sierras and the Swiss Alps. Wallowa County is also
home to several art galleries and foundries. In addition to sculptures and original
paintings you will find limited edition prints, top quality photographs, Native American
art, and much more. "