Oregon Things to Do

Oregon Things to Do


Things to Do in Oregon

Vacations are not always all about relaxing. You can experiment with different things go about doing new things. Relaxation also means doing something out of the norm. Hence, people go out to different places, absorb their culture and experience how it feels to be one of them. Oregon State which is situated in the central west region of America is known for its natural beauty and the long stretch of beaches. You will come across many opportunities where you can learn and enjoy the rich culture of the state. If you are planning to go to Oregon for a vacation, here is a list of things which you can include in your itinerary.

Things to Do in Oregon State

There are many opportunities for all ages to enjoy in this state. From deserts to ocean, valleys to mountains one has a vast variety of options to choose from. The most important locations which you have to go to without fail are Willamette Valley, Rouge Valley, Mount Hood Corridor and also you can visit the cities. There are also many outdoor recreations, sports activities and exquisite dines which you can go to.

Willamette Valley

It is located in the northwest region of Oregon state. The best location in this area is the Willamette river. This is also known as the Hidden Valley as it is mostly covered with the town of Corvallis. The river is the main attraction of this location. One can do fishing and try various other water sports in it. Camping and trekking is also a good option when visiting this place.

Camping in Oregon

Camping is a common activity which most of the locals also prefer doing along with tourists. There are many locations where one can go out to camp and spend some quality time with the nature alone. Some of the most popular camping sites in Oregon are Mount Hood Corridors, Abbot Creek campground, Baker Beach campground, Blue Bay campground and many more.  Most of the camp grounds are located in Lowell. You can find guides who will cruise you in the mountains or where ever you want to camp. They know the trails very well and they are trustworthy too. Most of the guides in this region do the job because of the passion they have for the land they come from.

Dining in Oregon

There are some homemade specialties of this state. Many dining places offer various homemade specialties. Below is the list of most popular restaurant in Oregon –

  • Zinger’s Homemade Ice Creams is the place where you have to go if you want to enjoy some amazing ice cream. They use all the natural ingredients to make ice creams. The size of the scoop is something which you like to keep an eye on. The size of the single scoop ice cream is as big as the double scoop.

  • Fultano’s Pizza dining is another exquisite place to fill your stomach. It specialises in  Italian cuisine. The cost of the food is also very economical which will fill your stomach all the more. They have the best pastas which costs not more than $10.

  • Nehalem River Inn which is in Wheeler is one of the places where you get amazing food. It has some of the finest meat and seafood. The place a little hidden and difficult to reach. But once you reach it, it is an amazing place to eat. The forest set up which is provided around the restaurant gives you a very calm and peaceful environment to eat. The food is also very organic.

Rick’s Roadhouse Bar and Grille is another stop which you don’t want to miss. The place is amazing if you relish having drinks with your food.  The concept of the dine is to have a closed ambience which will give you the feel as if you are in a Rocky Balboa movie’s bar set up. You have very tasty chicken dishes and an amazing tasting Italian meatball sub. All these come for a very nominal price of $8. You will also get seafood here.

Oregon's Top 100 List of things to do


  • Oregon Coast via Lewis & Clark Bridge
  • Salmon Fishing on the Columbia River in Rainier
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium (Newport)
  • Dining Out
  • Camping under the stars
  • Golfing
  • Shop Oregon
  • Oaks Amusement Park (Portland)
  • Silver Falls State Park (Silverton)
  • Sea Lion Caves
  • Crater Lake
  • Sauvie Island (Hwy 30 W. N of Portland)
  • Bonneville Lock and Dam (Interstate 84)
  • Oregon Coast Light Houses
  • Oregon Wine Makers
  • Covered Bridges
  • Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood)
  • Hiking the Cascade Skyline
  • Thunderegg Searching
  • Bird Watching in the Klamath Basin
  • Ancient Fossils
  • Oregon Trail Treking
  • Jordan Valley
  • Oregon State Parks
  • Hot Springs
  • National Forests & Wilderness Areas
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Oregon Caves National Monument
  • Portland, The River City
  • Trailblazer Basketball
  • Oregon Zoo (Portland, PDX)
  • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (PDX)
  • Pittock Mansion (PDX)
  • Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • Portland Rose Festival (PDX)
  • Columbia River Gorge (Ore. / Wa. Border)
  • Jet Boat Rides (Gold Beach, PDX)
  • State Capitol Building ( Salem)
  • Historic Oregon City (South of Portland)
  • Oregon State University ( Corvallis)
  • University of Oregon (Eugene)
  • Ashland's Shakespearean Festival (Ashland)
  • Sking (Cascade Range / Central Oregon)
  • Mount Hood (Cascade Range)
  • Sunriver (Bend Area / Central Oregon)
  • Ghost Towns
  • Get Married
  • Portland State University (PDX)
  • Watch OPB on TV
  • Rainier Days-weekend after July 4th, Rainier
  • Enjoy the Four Seasons
  • Sky Diving
  • Musuems
  • Art Gallerys
  • Oregon SandDune Recreation Area
  • Go on a Honeymoon
  • Take pictures of Oregon
  • Watch Drag Racing in Oregon
  • Buy a Home in Oregon
  • Learn about Oregon's History
  • Fly a Kite
  • Mail Postcards back home
  • Exchange Recipes
  • Star Gaze the Oregon Sky
  • Columbia River Sternwheeler Trips
  • Visit Nike Town
  • Wallowa Lake Tramway
  • Tillamook Air Museum
  • Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria
  • Astoria Column, Astoria
  • Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach
  • Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, Cannon Beach
  • Tillamook Cheese Factory, Tillamook
  • Marine Discovery Tours, Newport
  • Japanese Garden, Portland
  • Powell's City of Books, Portland
  • Mt. Bachelor Ski Area, Bend
  • Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Bend
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland
  • Oregon City Municipal Elevator, Oregon City
  • Oregon Air and Space Museum, Eugene
  • Columbia River Gorge, Hood River
  • Mt. Hood Railroad, Hood River
  • Full Sail Brewing Company Tasting Room & Pub, Hood River
  • Oregon State Capitol, Salem
  • West Coast Game Park Safari, Bandon
  • Hult Center for the Performing Arts
  • Hoyt Arboretum
  • Astoria Bridge
  • Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
  • Mt. Rainier National Park
  • Larch Mountain (Trail map)
  • Wallowa County
  • Rainier Oregon Fishing
  • Enchanted Forest, Salem
  • Oregon Whitewater Adventures
  • Willamette Queen Sternwheeler
  • Newport Performing Arts Center
  • Bomber Exhibition Center
  • World Forestry Center
  • Oregon Symphony