Oregon contains a diverse landscape including the windswept Pacific coastline, the volcanoes of the rugged and glaciated Cascade Mountain Range, many waterfalls, dense evergreen forests and high desert across much of the eastern portion of the state.
Portland is probably is the largest city in the state of Oregon. Portland is particularly famous for its rose gardens and is actually nicknamed Rose City because of attractions like the International Rose Test Garden. The capital and third largest city in Oregon is Salem. This is a good city to visit for museums, which include the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and the Mission Hill Museum. There are numerous historical buildings in this city, including some of the oldest in Oregon. One building of interest is the Oregon State Capitol with its art deco details.
Crater Lake National Park is one of the USA’s more popular national parks and the only one in the state of Oregon. It’s in the Cascade Mountains and is focused around Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States. If you enjoy the outdoor life you should also head to Oregon’s highest mountain, Mount Hood. There are plenty of hiking trails here and scenic lakes to see, while in the winter you can go skiing and snowboarding. These winter sports are also available at Mount Bachelor, as is hiking and other outdoor pursuits.
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