15 Amazing Places to Visit in Oregon

Oregon, also known as the Beaver State, has some of the most beautiful and spectacular sights and places to visit! Just browse through these awesome pictures I found and be amazed by it’s beauty.

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA

With a landscape like nowhere else, Crater Lake National Park lies in the Cascade Mountains in southwestern Oregon. Intensely blue and unusually deep (1,935 feet), the lake is almost exactly circular. It is the water-filled caldera of an extinct volcano, Mount Mazama, and lava cliffs rise to heights of up to 2,000 feet around the lake.

Boardman State Park 

Boardman State Park, Oregon, USA

Boardman State Park is a great starting point for anyone who wants to start exploring the natural beauty of Oregon. The park which is named after the first Oregon Parks superintendent, Samuel H Boardman is close to both Route 101 and the city of Brookings. The park boasts a few secluded small beaches, some sand dunes and stunning scenery that will take your breath away.

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon, USA

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area follows the course of the Columbia River as it cuts through the Cascade Mountain Range. Formed by the river, the gorge is known for its spectacular views and numerous waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls - the second highest waterfall in the country. The area offers a range of hiking and biking trails, plus camping facilities.

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA

A popular tourist resort, Cannon Beach is located in northwest Oregon. The beach offers a wide stretch of sand and spectacular views of jagged coastal rocks. The largest of these is known as Hay Stack Rock, thought to be one of the largest monoliths in the world.

Tulip field in Woodburn

Tulip field in Woodburn, Oregon, USA

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm dates back some 65 years ago and is a must-see for anyone visiting Oregon for the first time. Since 1985, the family that owns the farm has been opening the fields for people to enjoy every Easter weekend, and now the farm is open from the end of March to the first week in May. With 40 acres of beautiful fields to explore, Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is a brilliant day out for all the family.

Mount Hood

Mount Hood, Oregon, USA

Mount Hood is Oregon’s highest point, but the peak is so much more than that. The mountain, which was called Wy’east by the Multnomah tribe, is often described as the crown jewel of the Columbia River Gorge.

Mount Hood, one of the seven wonders of Oregon, is home to a wide range of hiking trails, while there is also skiing, snowboarding and climbing available.

The foothills of Mount Hood are well worth exploring as well, as they boast farms, wildflowers and orchards, while there are many lodges to stay in nearby too.

Washington Park, Portland 

Washington Park, Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland offers a bevy of delightful parks and gardens, but none has quite the density of attractions as Washington Park. Within park grounds, the famed International Rose Test Garden is located near the impressive Portland Japanese Garden. Each displays exceptional horticultural expertise and are favorites with green thumbs.

Tumalo Falls

Tumalo Falls, Oregon, USA

Tumalo Falls on the Deschutes River, Oregon

Tumalo Falls can be found in the Cascade Range west of Bend, within the boundaries of the Deschutes National Forest. The best way to see the waterfall is to follow the Tumalo Falls Trail, which leads to a viewing platform boasting an incredible place to experience Tumalo Falls.

Oregon Caves National Monument

Oregon Caves National Monument, Oregon, USA

This subterranean attraction centers on a marble cave, accessible only during guided tours. Stairs and narrow passageways feature in the 90-minute below ground journey.

Above the surface, the protected area offers hiking trails through old-growth coniferous forest. The monument sits at 4,000 feet elevation in the Siskiyou Mountains.

Willamette National Forest

Willamette National Forest, Oregon, USA

The vast Willamette National Forest is located along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains and covers nearly 1.7 million acres. The forest contains spectacular scenery including a number of volcanoes, mountains, and rivers.

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon, USA

South of Florence begins the dune landscape of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. It stretches along the Pacific Coast for about 40 miles before reaching Coos Bay. But in between the beaches, wind-shaped sand dunes and pocket forests offer an unusual scenic area along with the sandboarding destination of Sand Master Park. The recreation area is within Siuslaw National Forest.

Opal Creek

Opal Creek, Oregon, USA

Visiting Opal Creek is a must for anyone who enjoys exploring rugged and wild forest. Named after the wife of an early Forest Service ranger, Roy Elliot, Opal Creek is home to eight hiking trails, which take in sights such as five lakes and no fewer than 50 waterfalls.

Japanese Garden in Portland

Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon, USA

Run by the Japanese Garden Society of Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden is one of the state’s most memorable experiences. The garden, which can be found in the West Hills of Portland, is made up of five sub-gardens. The largest of these is the Strolling Pond Garden, which features a 100-year-old five-tiered pagoda lantern and a handmade moon bridge.

Oneonta Narrows

Oneonta Narrows, Oregon, USA

Oneonta Narrows is another of Oregon’s famously stunning waterfalls. Located at the Columbia River at River Mile 138, the falls are just half a mile up Oneonta Creek.

The best way for visitors to reach Oneonta Narrows is by taking the Historic Columbia River Highway, which also takes in must-see sights such as the Benson State Recreation Area, Multnomah Falls, John B Yeon State Park and Ainsworth State Park.

St. Johns Bridge

St. Johns Bridge, Oregon, USA

The St. Johns Bridge is regarded as one of the most iconic sights in the city of Portland. The steel suspension bridge, which spans the Willamette River, is the tallest bridge in Portland and the northernmost crossing of the river.

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Jupiter Rocks, Brookings

Jupiter Rocks, Brookings, Oregon, USA

Tunnel Falls Hike, Columbia River Gorge

Tunnel Falls Hike, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Painted Hills, Oregon

Painted Hills, Oregon, USA

Painted Hills, Oregon

Trillium Lake, Mount Hood

Trillium Lake, Mount Hood, Oregon, USA

Elowah Falls, Oregon

Elowah Falls, Oregon, USA

Opal Creek, Oregon

Opal Creek, Oregon

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