The state of Oregon is in the Pacific Northwest region on the Pacific Coast of the United States. It shares borders with California and Nevada in the south, Washington in the north, and Idaho in the east. Oregon is geographically very diverse offering wonderful landscapes of forests, mountains, high deserts, waterways and beaches. Oregon is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts such as skiing in the Timberline Lodge ski, rock climbing in the Smith Rock State Park and numerous hiking destinations. Along the Columbia River you will find the most outstanding scenic routes, including the Columbia River Gorge, amidst waterfalls.
The capital city of Oregon, Salem, sits in the centre of the exuberant Willamette Valley, and offers attractions such as historic sites, museums and cultural events. Portland is the largest city in the state, with around sixty percent of the state's population residing within the Portland metropolitan area. Portland lies on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, known for its bridges, parks and bicycle paths as well as a cultural hub. Nearby is the Mount Hood where you will find the famed Timberline Lodge ski area, offering the longest ski season in North America.
Population: over 4 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Portland, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Bend
Main attractions: Portland, Newport, Bend, Salem, Crater Lake National Park, Timberline Lodge ski area, Mount Hood National Forest, Portland Japanese Garden, Cannon Beach, Washington Park (Portland), Silver Falls State Park, Smith Rock State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon Coast Trail
Major Airports: Portland International Airport (PDX)