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Things to do in Oregon

If you visit in the summer you might enjoy canoeing, hiking, cycling, kayaking, or windsurfing. Oregon is perfect for individuals who love the outdoors. Fishing and hunting are also popular in Oregon.

In the winter our mountain slopes beckon skiers of all ages and proficiency. Frozen ponds are quickly converted to skating rinks. Many towns and cities offer winter carnivals with skating, sledding, and building snow sculptures.

Visit Mount Hood. Named Wy'east by the Multnomah tribe, at 11, 247 feet Mount Hood is Oregon's highest mountain and one of the tallest in North America. Whether you hike it, scale it or merely take photos of it, Mount Hood is worth the trip.

The locals call it OM-ZEE. Tourists refer to it as The Oregon Museum of Science. This science and technology museum in Portland is well worth spending a half day. The museum has some displays that you won't see elsewhere.

  • AgriVino Wine Center

  • Alberta Arts District

    This curious strip of avant-garde art galleries, funky boutiques, and affordable ethnic eateries has recently sprung up in an otherwise quiet secti... More
  • Alma Chocolate

    A black awning and sidewalk tables greet visitors to Sarah Hart’s Spanish-inspired chocolate shop, promising “(mostly) sin free chocolate.” Alma is... More
  • Antler Arts

    Come for tree-trunk tables, antler chandeliers, and hand-carved rocking chairs; everything is crafted from local materials. More
  • Bagdad Theater

    Original Debut: In 1927, Universal Studios spent $100,000 (big bucks in those days) bankrolling the Bagdad Theater in Portland’s Hawthorne District... More
  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

  • Bar Avignon

    Nancy Hunt and husband Randy Goodman opened Bar Avignon in Southeast Portland in 2008, naming their restaurant and wine bar for a French city where... More
  • Beaker & Flask

    Kevin Ludwig’s spirited restaurant and bar in Southeast Portland’s glass-fronted 720 BLDG has earned a reputation for its cocktail program since op... More
  • Bettie Ford Lounge

  • Bloomsbury Books

  • Bluehour

    A high-ceilinged, airy spot set amid the loading docks and chic galleries of the Pearl District, Bluehour is run by the same team behind chic eater... More
  • Brian's Windsurfing & Kitesurfing

    Brian's Windsurfing & Kitesurfing can point you in the right direction, and hook you up with equipment and instruction. More
  • Broken Pieces

    Kristine Cheeseman started fusing stained glass for a living in 1994, and currently sells completed pieces online and at the Portland Farmers Marke... More
  • Bruce's Candy Kitchen

  • Cacao, Portland

    Far more than a sweet shop, this chocolate boutique just a couple blocks away from Powell’s City of Books serves saucers of warm “drinking chocolat... More

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