Inspiring Oregon stretches from the dramatic Pacific shoreline to the majestic Cascade Mountains to its rugged eastern outback. The state is home to a significant number of wineries and breweries as well as large corporations, including Nike and Columbia Sportswear. It is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Among its main natural attractions are Columbia Gorge, Mount Hood and Crater Lake, where skiing, mountain biking and river rafting are popular activities. Its largest city, Portland, is known for its liberal ethos, earthy citizens, and great range of culinary and cultural experiences.
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Home to the University of Oregon, this vibrant community is brimming with natural beauty, recreational opportunities, artistic expression, activist political leanings and residents with alternative lifestyles. Eugene’s slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors,” and it is also referred to as the Emerald City and Track Town USA. Nike Corporation had its beginnings in this city.
Oregon’s largest city has much to offer: an abundant variety of outdoor activities and cultural attractions, not to mention great beer, coffee and food. The city is known as the City of Roses due to its ideal climate for growing roses and its many rose gardens. Portland is also one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the world. The city is fun, upbeat and vibrant, as its large number of independent artists, musicians, microbreweries and food carts contribute to its unofficial slogan “Keep Portland Weird.”
Southwestern Oregon, with its scenic waterfalls, coastal beaches, high desert areas, raging rivers, and cultural and historical attractions, is a region that has something for everyone (except possibly for devout urbanites). Indeed, outdoor recreation – including boating, fishing, skiing, golfing and hiking – is a big part of this region. It is home to the deepest lake in North America, Crater Lake. The small towns in this region have a laid-back vibe, with art galleries, museums, quaint cafes and restaurants.