When most people think of Oregon, they picture dense forests and maybe Fred Armisen or Carrie Brownstein. But there’s so much more to this rugged land, including smooth Oregon wines. Check out some quirky facts about the Beaver State. Who knows – maybe one will come up at your next trivia night!
- Hell’s Canyon National Recreation Area is home to North America’s deepest river gorge. The gorge is 8,000 feet deep, and the Snake River carves a path through the mountains. This area is home to a number of recreational activities, including boat tours, white water sports, fishing, camping and more.
- Oregon has 159 yurts available for rent in its State Park system. Yurts are circular tents used for camping or everyday living, and are ideal for visitors who enjoy relaxing (with a Willamette Valley wine, of course!) and taking in the surrounding sights.
- Oregon is home to more than 750 wineries – each putting their own spin on the area’s 70 different varieties of wine grapes. It’s no wonder Oregon wines have gotten so much attention as some of the best in the world!
- Like cheese? Then you need to visit Tillamook, Oregon. Tillamook produces some of the world’s finest aged cheddars (pairs perfectly with Rainstorm Pinot Noir) and is the state’s largest cheese producer.
- Oregon loves it’s llamas. So much so, that one quarter of the nation’s llamas reside in Oregon. Alpaca you a suitcase so you can see for yourself!
- Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and is situated in the caldera, or top, of an volcano. It is world-renowned for its deep blue color and crystal clear waters.
- Every year, Portland hosts the World Naked Bike Ride, bringing together one of the largest collections of nude cyclists in the world. Not for you? Grab a glass of Pinot gris and enjoy the show!
Oregon is one of the most magical places in the world. Come see for yourself.