Visiting Oregon

In the damp Northwest, hemmed in by the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Oregon is a land of lush forests and rocky coastline, punctuated by the Cascade Mountains and bold blue Crater Lake. Home to the corporate headquarters of Nike as well as hippie-friendly Portland, Oregon is a state with many faces. Family-friendly recreation abounds here, from Portland’s Oregon Zoo to Newport’s Oregon Coast Aquarium.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find ... Read More
In the damp Northwest, hemmed in by the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Oregon is a land of lush forests and rocky coastline, punctuated by the Cascade Mountains and bold blue Crater Lake. Home to the corporate headquarters of Nike as well as hippie-friendly Portland, Oregon is a state with many faces. Family-friendly recreation abounds here, from Portland’s Oregon Zoo to Newport’s Oregon Coast Aquarium.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Oregon

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Say Cheese! Self-guided Tillamook Cheese Tour

Written by btwood2 on 16 Aug, 2005

We pulled into the parking lot of the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) Visitor Center mid-day, mid-week, and were surprised how busy it was. Though we shouldn’t have been; more than one million visitors come to TCCA every year. A continuous stream…Read More


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Freewheeling Wheeler

Written by btwood2 on 16 Aug, 2005

Since Paradise Cove, the RV park at which we were staying, was only a mile south of Wheeler, we soon took the opportunity to check out this little town, about which we knew exactly nothing. First order of business was mailing a letter.…Read More


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Clouted at Heceta Beach

Written by btwood2 on 18 Sep, 2004

Summer 2002: our first summer of full-time living in our new motor home on the Oregon Coast! My husband Bob and I had been moving gradually up the coast in our slow, snail-like fashion, and were camped just south of Florence. We’d been…Read More


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The Columbia River Gorge Geology

Written by Migin on 16 Jul, 2004

(The following is meant to give my journal Columbia River Gorge: Geology, Myth & Legend context rather than to be an exhaustive study.) The Geology of the Columbia River Gorge has shaped a startling beautiful place. It remains as a reminder of the volatile forces that…Read More


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Growing and Spreading: The Oregon Garden

Written by Migin on 28 Sep, 2004

Oregon Garden Growing from an idea born in the 1940s to open as a 70-acre garden in 2001 (it will expand to 240-acres over the next decade) the current 80-acre Oregon Garden, divided into 20-plus specialty gardens, showcases various plants and plantings. In total there are…Read More


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Walking Through History: Silverton Mural Tour

Written by Migin on 28 Sep, 2004

It was a mural that started the whole thing. That was 1992, trickle-down economics had trickled out, the cupboard was bare. Wondering how to get people on their way to Silver Falls State Park or to Mt Angel to stop in Silverton instead of just…Read More


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Falling Water in a Temperate Rainforest: Silver Falls State Park

Written by Migin on 28 Sep, 2004

There are two reasons to go to Silver Falls State Park, the waterfalls, and then there’s everything else. Annually about 750,000 people come to the park for one thing or the other. One Thing Oregon is blessed with many waterfalls. The Columbia River Gorge (My Gorge Journal…Read More


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Day Three

Written by Brent Don on 14 Jul, 2000

Wednesday started off in Eugene City and took us up to Corvallis and Albany later in the day. •Eugene City Brew 844 Olive Street Eugene, OR 97401 Eugene City Brew is located on the lower level of a restaurant, which gives it an appropriately dark pub atmosphere — even…Read More


sisters

Written by kmikewood on 06 May, 2003

The lovely tourist town of Sisters in the high desert country of central Oregon is named for three drowsing volcanoes that delight and inspire. North Sister is Faith, and at an elevation of 10094 feet is just a smidgen taller than sibling Hope, and about…Read More


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Downtown Portland

Written by auntieanne on 14 Dec, 2000

Simply strolling through downtown Portland is an experience in itself. The downtown's short blocks and scenic fixtures make for a pleasant walk. There are also many retailers, restaurants, galleries, and specialty shops. What I most enjoyed about down town were the many…Read More


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