Tourism in Oregon
Oregon is a state in northwestern United States, surrounded to the north by the state of Washington, to the south by California, to the south east by Nevada to the east by Idaho and to the west by the Pacific Ocean, and with the course of Columbia River and Snake River that serve as natural border to the east and north.
Oregon was originally occupied by: Native Americans, Bannock, Chinook, Klamath, and Nez Perce.
Located at an average altitude of 1004 meters are complex relief is not very high coastal mountains rising directly above the Pacific Ocean and innermost the Cascades chain culminating with Mount Hood at 3426 m in northern Oregon.
Due to its relief and its extension in latitude the climate is diverse: Oceanic, Mediterranean, alpine and desert.
Directly under the maritime influence of ocean the coastal region is experiencing a climate of oceanic. On the other side the east highlands of the Cascade chain experiencing a climate of both continental and semiarid.
The federal capital is the city of Salem and Portland its economic capital, a charming town surrounded by mountains, rivers and vineyards or History, Art and Nature are well aligned mixture
Separated by a natural volcanic mountains border, of the Cascade Range.
The 500 km of coastline along the Pacific are with vast beaches, breathtaking cliffs and dunes that suggest the pleasure of water sports in contrast to the interior of Oregon dry and barren land along gorges and mountains to discover the great spaces of eastern Oregon.
The west coast is characterized by its headlights, its famous beach Cannon Beach explorers Lewis & Clark but also, charming coastal towns like Florence and Newport and observation of whales migration.
Portland coastal city and the economic capital it is surrounded by mountains, rivers and vineyards.
Portland is a city of Sport and culture. It offers a variety of museums, festivals and charming shops without forgotten the Powells bookstore known in all the United States.
Located inland the city of Mount Hood near Columbia River, it is in a mountain region that allows the practice of hiking on foot or on horseback, fishing, climbing and camping. With on the banks of the Columbia River, Dalles-city is organized. Outdoor festivals, tasting days and fairs or local handicrafts offers multiple opportunities to taste their products.
The south of the state with the busy summer its offers in addition some preserved caves caving considered real treasures with one of the finest American parks, the Crater Lake National Park and the Lake District which the deepest lake in North America: with 600 meters of abyss and don’t Forgot Musics Festivals.
With the winter truffle season in the Willamette Valley home of the Oregon truffle, known as one of the best truffles in the world.
Or foodies flock to the wine region of Oregon to hunt truffles, with the market you will discover a world class truffles market or evening came the culinary chefs of region will make dinners with truffles.
Or join Corvallis for a week or culinary chefs from local restaurants show their talents by offering their best products in diners.
Once occupied by four tribes of Native Americans. The East of Oregon is rodeos area and Pow Wows that attract the crowds, with the best known being Pendleton Rodeo, this is the land of ranches and Indian art, or you can find extreme sports practice everywhere .
With about 300 days of sunshine a year the center of the state is a sparsely populated region, it offers peace and quiet. We can spend his holidays there staying in a ranch for an unusual experience. It is a paradise for individual sports, winter and summer between desert and mountain.
The economy of the state is based on the primary sector: production of cereals, fruits and vegetables, raising cattle (milk and meat) and poultry oyster and fisheries (salmon) and Forests explotations.
Feel free to discover Oregon and wine routes or whatever time of year you will always find plenty to see.