Oregon Travel Guide

Oregon Travel Guide

Oregon State Introduction

If you really want to have full fledged fun, then visit Oregon. From ocean to desert you will get everything. There is so much to do in Oregon.


Oregon Official Language(s) De jure: None
De facto: English
Oregon Demonym Oregonian
Oregon Capital Salem
Oregon Largest City Portland
Oregon Largest Metro Area Portland metropolitan area
Oregon Area  Ranked 9th in the US
 - Total 98,381 sq mi
(255,026 km2)
 - Width 260 miles (420 km)
 - Length 360 miles (580 km)
 - % water 2.4
 - Latitude 42° N to 46° 18′ N
 - Longitude 116° 28′ W to 124° 38′ W
Oregon Population  Ranked 27th in the US
 - Total 3,825,657 (2009 estimate)
3,421,399 (2000 Census)
- Density 35.6/sq mi  (13.76/km2)
Ranked 39th in the US
Oregon Elevation  
 - Highest point Mount Hood
11,249 ft  (3,425 m)
 - Mean 3,297 ft  (1,005 m)
 - Lowest point Pacific Ocean
0 ft  (0 m)
Oregon Before Statehood Oregon Territory
Oregon Admission to Union  February 14, 1859 (33rd)
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski (D)
Oregon Lieutenant Governor None
Oregon Legislature Legislative Assembly
 - Upper house State Senate
 - Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D)
Jeff Merkley (D)
U.S. House delegation 4 Democrats, 1 Republican
Oregon Time Zones  
 - most of state Pacific: UTC-8/-7
 - most of Malheur County Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Oregon Abbreviations OR Ore. US-OR
Oregon Website http://www.oregon.gov


  • You can go see many museums and art galleries. There are many theater performing arts.
  • Visitors can have a look on different wineries. Shopping is a fun in Oregon.
  • It has its own history and heritage. You can buy antiques and many types of art material.
  • You can enjoy your nights in casinos. This place has everything for people of every age.
  • Visitors can go to the ghost town. They are also many outdoor activities.

Where to go in Oregon

  • If you really love adventure then Oregon is a right destination for you.

  • You can enjoy camping or can make tent. You can also do surfing, and other water sports in the Hood River.

  • Visitors can have fun in climbing rocks and have other activities like hiking, fishing, rafting, and hang gliding.

  • Oregon has got great scenic beauty; nearly half of the state is covered with forest. Camping in the forest is great fun.

  • There are many state parks where visitors can stay whole night and can see few jaw dropping scenes. What else a person wants on an adventurous holidays.

  • There are lots of winter sports like tubing, boarding, skiing, snowmobiling and other snow activities.

  • High Desert Museum is a combination place of museum, zoo and discovery center.

  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is one of the most famous outdoor attraction place in the state of Oregon.

  • If you love reading books you should surely visit Powell’s City of Books.

  • Visitors can see ‘King of Roads’ Columbia River highway. It was opened in 1916. It has got remarkable scenic beauty.

  • Best time to drive on this is spring because then you will be able to see best waterfall views.

  • Art lovers will love this place as theaters and art are in bulk. Many art festivals take place here like Oregon Shakespeare Festival which is the oldest and the largest professional theaters in the state.

  • This theater performs their best shows for about half month for the public.

  • Prehistoric gardens are there where you can see replica of animal of ancient times. These animals have their scientific names and diet. They are scary for kids rather they are delightful. You can visit any time of the day.

  • Light house is one of the famous attractions in Oregon. You can go to the Heceta Head Lighthouse which is along the Oregon Coast. It is said that it is one of the most photographed lighthouse in US.

  • Visitors can see Swan Island Dahlias. It is the largest Dahlia in the whole of America.

Weather of Oregon

  • Summer in Oregon are warm the temperature reaches to 30 degree centigrade.
  • Winter are cold the temperature becomes 4 degree centigrade and in night it becomes 1 degree centigrade.
  • The time of rainfall is from October to May.