8 Fun Things To Do In Oregon For An Awesome Trip

By Shraddhanvita Tiwari on Jan 24, 2019
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Nestled in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States, Oregon is a uo;love-at-first-sight” for everyone who visits it for the first time. Surrounded by majestic mountains, beaches with azure blue waters and breathtakingly beautiful forests, the state of Oregon has been a perfect nature resort for a large number of tourists. While the Crater Lake National Park and Portland Japanese Garden are two of the most famous places to visit in Oregon, there are a few hidden gems like Thor’s Well and Devil’s Staircase. The presence of Crater Lake and Mount Hood offers plenty of things to do in Oregon that you would love to take part in on your Oregon trip! Want to know more? Read on and have an exciting Oregon vacation!

1. Take a guided tour of Crater Lake National Park

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Visiting Crater Lake National Park is like stepping into a paradise. Perched on the foothills of Cascade Mountains, Crater Lake National Park is home to the best of Oregon lakes- the Crater Lake, a collapsed volcano called Mount Mazama, and a volcanic island called Wizard Island. You can take a guided tour of the national park walking through its famous trail called Sun Notch or go for a ride on the Rim Drive. 

Take a wonderful Crater Lake 3-Day Tour From Portland!

2. Click pictures of Multnomah Falls

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No wonder that the incredible beauty of Multnomah Falls has got itself featured in the movies like Star Wars, The Shining, or Twilight. Multnomah Falls is, indeed, the greatest epitome of natural beauty and one of the best things about Oregon. Located in Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls cascades from the height of 600 feet making it one of the highly photographed spots in the world. 

3. Take a tour of Tillamook Cheese Factory

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One of the best things in Oregon is the Tillamook Cheese, and while you are touring Oregon, it becomes important that you visit the place where this world-famous cheese is produced. First opened in 1909, the Tillamook Cheese factory has been dedicated to providing quality milk products. Don’t forget to buy some time-tested Cheddar cheese from the factory!

Check what are some more exciting things to do in Tillamook, the cheesy town of Oregon!

4. Go Wine tasting at Willamette Valley

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Whether it’s Dundee, Carlton, Newberg, or Amity, each winery and vineyard of the Willamette Valley is sure to make your Oregon trip filled with pleasures. Do you know that there are around 300 wineries in the valley? Well, all the wine-lovers will never feel short of a wine tasting adventure while in Oregon! Besides, staying at their resort and stargazing is one of the best things to do in Oregon at night. 

Take a Willamette Valley Wine and Waterfall Tour to make the best Oregon trip!

5. Walk through the Portland Japanese Garden

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Looking for some relaxing things to do in Oregon’s Portland? Come to Portland Japanese Garden and you will feel the calm and peace like never before. Located inside the Washington Park in the West Hills of Portland, Portland Japanese Garden consists of a 12-acre area with beautiful walkways, 8 distinct gardens, and a Japanese Tea House. 

6. Enjoy skiing at Mt. Hood National Forest

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20 miles to the east of Portland, you will find a slice of heaven called Mt. Hood National Forest. While hiking through the trails inside the forest is one of the fun things to do in Oregon during the summer months, Mt. Hood National forest becomes a ski retreat in winter as its dormant volcano and alpine lakes get loaded with plenty of snow. 

7. Visit the stunning Pittock Mansion

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With 80,000 visitors every year, Pittock Mansion stands as one of the most popular Oregon tourist attractions. Built in the year 1909 in French Renaissance-style, this impressive mansion houses a museum that tells the story of Portland’s transformation into an industrial town. You can also visit their gift shop and buy some craft or history-related items as a souvenir for your loved ones. 

8. Meet the furious animals at Oregon Zoo

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Also known as the Portland Zoo, the Oregon Zoo is a perfect place to spend time with kids. Just 2 miles from downtown Portland Oregon, the Oregon Zoo is located on an area of 64 acres and houses a large number of regional fauna. You can tour the exhibits like Africa Rainforest, Fragile South American Forest, Pacific Shores Stellar Cove, Island Pigs of Asia, and more. The Oregon Zoo is also considered as the first zoo in the world to breed the pygmy rabbits. 

What is your idea of a perfect Oregon vacation? Which places did you like the most? Do let us know and enjoy your time in the gorgeous state of Oregon!

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