Oregon Travel Guide

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Oregon is absolutely breathtaking, there’s no doubt about it. Combine hundreds of miles of coastline, old growth pine forests, mountains, hot springs, raging rivers and waterfalls, and that’s what you get. 

Beyond the beautiful landscapes, Oregon is home to some of the coolest small towns in the United States and has plenty of opportunity for adventure.

Whether you’re just passing through, or you’re lucky enough to call this state home (like we do!), we’ve put together some detailed articles to help you plan your adventures in Oregon. 

Top Attractions

Here are the attractions in Oregon you don’t want to miss!

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Best Time to Visit Oregon

Oregon enjoys the most ideal weather from June through September. This is when you’ll have the warmest temperatures and best chance for sunny skies to enjoy all the outdoor adventures this state has to offer.

To avoid the crowds, plan your visit after Labor Day, once schools are back in session. 

If winter sports are what you’re looking for, Mount Hood provides the longest ski season in North America, open for a whopping 10 months out of the year!

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Things to Do in Oregon

From heart-pumping adrenaline sports to charming small towns, a delicious food scene and more than its fair share of epic nature, there are plenty of things to do in Oregon for every type of traveler. Here are just a few of our favorites:

  • Soak in hot springs
  • Go crabbing
  • Ski on a volcano
  • Chase waterfalls
  • Take a hike
  • Spend the night in a fire lookout

For more ideas, check out the rest of our Oregon travel guides…

Oregon Travel Resources

Best Donuts in Portland (it’s NOT where you expect!)

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50 Weirdly AWESOME Things to Do in Portland, Oregon

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10 Best Stops Along the Hood River Fruit Loop

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Floating the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon

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Smith Rock State Park: What to Expect + Best Hikes

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22 Incredible Places to Visit in Oregon

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17 Fun Things to Do in Hood River, Oregon

The picture-perfect town of Hood River offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Whether you’re interested in the orchards and wineries, epic water sports and hiking, or one of the longest ski seasons in North America, there are endless things to do in Hood River, Oregon and we are going to...

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31 Epic Things to Do in Oregon

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17 Charming Oregon Coast Towns You’ll Love

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26 Awesome Things to do in Astoria, Oregon

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11 Fun Things to Do in Yachats, Oregon

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13 Best Day Trips from Portland

Being so close to both majestic mountains and the Pacific Coast, Portland has abundant opportunities for adventure outside the city. From jaw-dropping, gorgeous scenery and waterfalls galore to heart-pounding extreme sports and diverse food and drink scenes, this list of day trips from Portland has something in store for everyone!...

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13 Cool Things to Do in Cannon Beach, Oregon

We’ve visited this Oregon Coast gem several times and have rounded up the best things to do in Cannon Beach, whether it’s your first visit to this town or your tenth. Follow this guide to find out not only what to do, but where to eat, stay and how to...

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Best Airbnbs in Portland, Oregon

Whatever your reason for traveling to Oregon’s biggest metropolis, you’ll want to check out this highly curated list of the best Airbnbs in Portland. Broken down by neighborhood, we’re sharing our favorite stays to meet every need — from budget-friendly, to the most unique accommodation, to some seriously outrageous finds!...

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Best Restaurants in Bend, Oregon (& what to order!)

If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Bend, Oregon, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve done lots of eating — err, “research” — and have put together a list of Bend, Oregon restaurants that range from cheap eats to fine dining. Plus, we’re sharing some of the best...

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34 Fun Things to do in Bend, Oregon

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Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip (+ Free Map!)

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