Why an Oregon Road Trip Should Be in Your Summer Plans

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In case you didn’t know, Oregon is amazing! We boast breathtaking coastlines, lush forests, high deserts, magnificent cities and quaint towns – and don’t get us started on the incredible gastronomic delights and the best Pinot Noirs in the country. Come enjoy the wonders of our great state.

There are lots of reasons why Oregon should make the cut as the destination of choice for your summer road trip:

  • Amazing wineries – Willamette Valley is known across the globe as a premier wine producer. Manufacturing some of the best pinot noirs and other varieties, our vineyards are behind some of the best tasting vino available.  Stop by an Oregon winery and see – or taste – for yourself.
  • Columbia River Gorge – Want to see the second highest waterfall in the U.S.? Visit the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Situated in the Cascade Mountain Range, this place is packed with natural wonders. Hiking, biking, and camping opportunities abound here, so pack your gear and prepare to be awed.  
  • Portland Japanese Garden – If you’re interested in natural beauty that’s been tamed by master gardeners, the Japanese Garden in Portland should be on your list. This 5.5-acre area located in Washington Park is a place of absolute beauty and serenity – right in the middle of the city! The cherry trees bloom in spring, but the garden is a stunning work of natural art all year long.
  • Crater Lake – Crater Lake National Park’s otherworldly landscape features towering lava cliffs surrounding the Park’s crown jewel – Crater Lake. At 1935 feet, it’s the deepest lake in the country. The park is perfect for fishing, boating, hiking, and camping.
  • Portland food trucks – One of the best cities for street foods, Portland’s food trucks serve up some of the state’s tastiest fare. Mobile chefs will satisfy your craving for Sushi, Tex-Mex, Asian fusion, even Viking Soul Food (yes, that’s a thing).
  • Cannon Beach – This Astoria beach is a must-see for any ocean-lover. Haystack Rock, tide pools, and the grandeur of the area make it a great place to spend an afternoon (or two or three).

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip now, and don’t forget to pencil in a couple of  Oregon winery stops along the way!


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