Oregon Travel Guide

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I always find it so hard to describe a trip. I guess it’s difficult because travelling for me involves most of my senses so I’ll try to describe it to you like that

SIGHT: Oregon is full of beautiful, bold hues during fall. Oranges and yellows melt together and pop against the vibrant greenery.

SMELL: Do you know what rain smells like? Rain has this delicate yet powerful smell that is seriously intoxicating. Think of moss, sage, and anything earthy.

SOUND: There is no denying that Oregon has an abundance of trees. During fall, there are streets covered in leaves and when the rain stops, all I can hear is soft crunching of leaves and twigs snapping under my boots.

TASTE: Portland is the mecca for gourmet coffee. Don’t believe me? Ask any hipster who has the best coffee, Seattle or Portland, and a majority will say nothing beats Coava’s brew in Portland. Oregon is also known for it’s kick ass donuts, breweries, and eateries. I sware all I did is eat on this trip!

TOUCH: We don’t get much rain in California, especially these past few years. I didn’t even bring an umbrella when I went to Oregon just because I love being drenched in rain. It’s cold and slick and feels amazing after spending nearly a year without rain!

 

WHERE TO EAT, WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO STAY

 

Coffee: Coava, Stumptown, and Heart Coffee Roasters.

Eat: Screen Door, Oven and Shaker,  Salt & Straw, Blue Star Donuts, Voodoo Donuts, and Pine State Biscuits

Things to Do: Visit Multnomah Falls, drive up and down the coast, walk through the Lavender Fields near Mt. Hood, get lost in Tree Tunnel, explore the Out N’ About Treehouse Treesort, and soak in a natural  hot spring.

Hike: Eagle Creek Trail, Mt. Hood, Crater Lake National Park, Opal Creek, Painted Hills, The Columbia River Gorge, and Ramona Falls.

Sightseeing: Japanese Garden, Powell’s Bookstore, Oregon Coast Aquarium, and Horseshoe Bend.

Unique Places to Stay: Out’n’about Treesort (you can stay in a treehouse!), Heceta Head Lighthouse, or a Fire Lookout.

There are so many other hikes, waterfalls, places to see and eat that I have left out. These are just a few of my favorite things. If you are from Oregon or have been, leave a comment on your experience!


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21 Comments

  1. I’ve been lucky enough to explore Oregon a few times. Such a breathtaking beautiful region of the USA!

  2. Oh wow, it looks so beautiful in Oregon. I love waterfalls and bridges like that. So scenic and peaceful!

  3. These are amazing photos! I’ve always wanted to go to Oregon, especially in the fall. We don’t get the seasons as much in Socal, so I would love to see it.

  4. Oregon is one state we have not visited yet and we just live below it (but many miles). It is on our list to travel to once my husband retires. Your pictures are gorgeous and so many things to see and do.

  5. WOW. I am gushing over all of these photos! I really need to plan a trip here. I haven’t visited yet.

  6. We are planning on visiting our friend there next year. These are some great shots!

  7. I just love how dense the forest is out there! It’s so pretty! I would love to do some hiking in Oregon.

  8. I never realized that Oregon was such a beautiful state! I’ve never been, there – but it looks like a great fall destination.

  9. This state is on my bucket list. It is beautiful from top to tail. The Northwest coast is breathtaking.

  10. This state is on my bucket list. It is beautiful from top to tail. The Northwest coast is breathtaking.

  11. WOW simply gorgeous. I must add this to my travel wish list. So beautiful. I never realized the beauty.

  12. Wow! Your pictures are awesome! I have never thought much about going to Oregon but it looks like a beautiful place to visit!

  13. I’ve never made it to that side of the country but it really is beautiful! I’m also a lover of rain and crunchy leaves, two things in lucky to have an abundance of

  14. The closeup view of the waterfall from the bridge looks breathtaking! I’ve not spent any time in Oregon, but it looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  15. I just fell in love. Every picture is absolutely beautiful! I’ve never been to Oregon before but it definitely just moved towards the top of my vacation list.

  16. I’ve always wanted to visit Oregon in order to see the beautiful scenery and nature! The pictures you shared were breathtaking! Out’n’about Treesort sounds like a blast to stay at! I’ve always wanted to stay in my own little tree house in the woods

    Sondra xx
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  17. I have always wanted to visit Oregon for hiking and outdoorsy things. Your pictures are stunning and that waterfall…I have to see it in person.

  18. Wow! First off, congratulations on your beautiful photography! It gave me chills to see this beautiful scenery! My aunt was an exchange student in Oregon, and she loved it forever. She kept in touch with her American family until the day she died, and was always talking wonders about this place!

  19. Wow..I can look at all those beautiful nature pics all day long. I’ve never been to Oregon before but I’d love to visit it after this post.

  20. Absolutely breathtaking! I’ve always wanted to go to Portland on vacay but just haven’t had the chance to. My son, though, was able to go this past Jan during winter and I was so jelly! There was so much beauty even covered in white! He was face timing us and snapping pics all the time, I loved it! I think my hubby and I just need to plan a trip to go. Problem is … Fall or Winter? 🙂

  21. oregon seems so surreal, like a land right out of a fairy tale. it looks beautiful.